Chinese Temple

The Chinese Temple Guan Yin is the largest and most visited temple in Koh Phangan.
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The Chinese Temple Guan Yin found in the north of the island, is a large and impressively decorated complex with colorful architecture. It consists of some viewpoints with magnificent views of the surrounding landscape the Chaloklum area.

Visitors:

Many visit Guan Yin to pray, meditate, or simply admire the magnificent religious building in the Chinese style.

Description of the temple:

This largest Chinese temple one the island is dedicated to goddess of mercy Guan Yin, which represents feminine reincarnation of the Buddha.

Made up of 3 separate buildings. In the main building, there is the statue of the goddess of mercy – Guan Yin – with a beautiful shrine, decorated with candles, incense, ceramic figurines and flowers. Second part of the temple is complete with other Taoist deities for meditation, and the third part is for donation. A smiling Buddha, can be seen also, to promote for good luck and prosperity.

Location – South of Ao Chaloklum beach near the road leading to Thongsala.

Getting there – Easily reached by motorbike or taxi, you cannot miss the large temples venue perched on the hill as you will drive by when arriving to Ao Chaloklum.

Opening Hours – Open to the public, 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Cost – Free! However any voluntary donations are welcome.

Events – During Chinese Ney Year and other Chinese holidays there are celebrations at this temple. 3 main festivals are held during the year which are dedicated to Chinese Buddha, in January, May and August.

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