San Chao Pho Suea (Tiger God Shrine)

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Tanao Road at the end of Thanon Mahannop
Bangkok, Thailand

NileGuide Expert tip:

Straight out the front door and nearly two blocks down on the right stop in for some great noodles in a slightly sour almost fuchsia-colored soup at Lee Heng. The sign's not in English, so look for number 128 Thanon Mahannop.


Two tiger statues guard the door to this Bangkok shrine often referred to as the Tiger Temple. At the center of the Tiger God Shrine is a statue highly regarded by locals and believed to house the spirit and bones of a tiger. Many worshipers will crowd this Taoist origin shrine to leave offerings, pray and burn incense for good luck. Shafts of sunlight often penetrate the smoky interiors giving the place a bit more mystical atmosphere. The shrine is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Buses 2,15,47,59,511,512 pass nearby.

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