"Canton Shrine" Chinatown Tip by Willettsworld

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The Canton Shrine was founded by a group of Chinese immigrants from Canton during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V, 1853-1910). Initially, they formed an unofficial association in 1877 and used it as their meeting place. Later in 1880, they planned to have a shrine built and sent people to China to look for construction material and decorative items for the shrine. Stone columns, staircases and statues as well as tiles were sent from China to be assembled in Thailand in accordance with traditional Chinese architectural style.

Address: Th Charoen Krung
Directions: Between Odeon Circle & Ong Ang Cana
Phone: +66 80 525 6626
Website: http://bangkokforvisitors.com/chinatown/index.php

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  • Written Oct 25, 2009
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