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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka


In March we spotted this Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka, when we were retunring on the boat from our visit to the U Koh Madsum resort and we saw the profilic pagoda shape looking out over the Phang Ka bay. This just asked for being visited and explored, so after landing at the pier and colecting our car, we headed out to find this well hidden temple.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

 Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; The main temple

It is not too far from Sweet Sisters Cafe and you can easily squeeze in a stop here to satsify your stomach, so we're looking at the Southern end of the island, you can find the Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka here on Google maps.
We had to ask for directiosn twice, but once you find it, it is well worth a visit. Check the previous link to help you find it.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A small pagoda near the entrance

It is well away from the throdden path, thus also very quiet and relaxed. It's also a fairly small area so it doesn't take hours to discover everything although you can easily spend hours in the quiet surroundings of this temple.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; Inside the pagoda near the entrance

Straight at the entrance to the Temple grounds, there's a pagoda and nearby you can also park your car or motorbike. From here you can walk the surroundings and visit the buildings but there are also plenty of statues to admire and explore.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A big Buddha statue

Near the sitting Buddha statue are tree trunks covered with clothes and other gifts, which gives a strange feel to that particular area of the Temple grounds. It shows once more that he Thai people in general are still very much attached to nature, the way they make merit and involve nature in this process.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A small statue of a reclining Buddha figure

This small statue caught my attention and I like it a lot. A reclining Buddha statue, very nicely done. The whole setting just looked perfect to me.
There are plenty of other statues to be explored and found, from big ones to small ones just like the one pictured above.

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka

Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka; A room with plenty of Budha statues and related relics

The Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka is really out of the way but when you decide to visit here, there are so many other things that you can check out on the way down to this quiet corner of Koh Samui, to keep you busy for more than just a day. It's well worth a visit and you can get some nice pictures to boot.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post of our trip this Chinese Temple of Guanyin in Phang Ka. Its a unique temple and it's waiting for you!

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2 comments:

Janty Kommerij said...

In a couple of weeks we will visit Koh Samui ones again. This temple will be on my to do list!

Camille said...

Janty, I'm sure you will enjoy it. It's small hidden gem!