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Guan Yu Shrine (Khlong San)

What to do at Guan Yu Shrine?

Guan Yu Shrine (Khlong San) is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Guan, the god of loyalty and morality according to Chinese beliefs. The shrine is located on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, in Thonburi. It is another go-to place in Thonburi and is easily accessible as it is only 1.5 km away from Iconsiam and only 1.4 km away from Wat Arun.

Guan Yu Shrine on Thonburi in Bangkok

Guan Yu Shrine is thought to be over 280 years old and is the oldest Guan Yu shrine in Thailand. It was built during King Borommakot’s reign during the late blooming period of the Ayutthaya era. There is a belief that King Taksin (The King of Thonburi) would come to worship at this shrine before going to battle to give him good luck.

Guan Yu Shrine on Thonburi in Bangkok

There are 3 statues of Guan Yu, the first one being the oldest shrine which has been there since the very beginning. The second shrine was brought in during the Rattanakosin era during the reign of King Rama I and the third shrine was brought in during the reign of King Rama II.

Guan Yu Shrine on Thonburi in Bangkok

The location of the shrine is easily accessible by the BTS or MRT. You can get off at Klong San Bts Station or Itsarapap MRT Station and get a 5-minute taxi from either station.

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Guan Yu Shrine on Thonburi in Bangkok
Guan Yu Shrine on Thonburi in Bangkok
Guan Yu Shrine on Thonburi in Bangkok

Guan Yu Shrine Info

Location: Thonburi
Address: 251 Somdet Chao Phraya 3 Alley, Somdet Chao Phraya, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm every day
Phone: 02 439 6309
Price: Free
Closest MRT Station: MRT Itsarapap: 1.5 km
Closest BTS Station: BTS Khlong San: 1.1 km
Established: 1743


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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!