San Jao Sien Khong


This is one of the city’s oldest Chinese shrines, and is guarded by a playful rooftop terracotta dragon; it’s also one of the best places to come during the yearly Vegetarian Festival, held during the first nine days of the ninth lunar month (typically September or October). It's located below the River View Guesthouse.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Chinatown attractions

1. Talat Noi

0.12 MILES

This microcosm of soi (lane) life is named after a small (nói) market (đà·làht) that sets up between Soi 22 and Soi 20, along the atmospheric Soi Wanit…

3. Chinatown Arch

0.21 MILES

This arch marks the so-called centre of Bangkok's Chinatown, and straddles a busy traffic crossing between Th Yaowarat and Th Charoen Krung. If you dodge…

4. Odeon Circle

0.21 MILES

A traffic roundabout with the accompanying Chinatown Arch monument that serves as a central landmark in Bangkok's Chinatown.

5. Holy Rosary Church

0.24 MILES

When a Portuguese contingent moved across the river to the present-day Talat Noi area of Chinatown in 1787, they were given this piece of land and built…

6. Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)

0.29 MILES

The attraction at Wat Traimit is undoubtedly the impressive 3m-tall, 5.5-tonne, solid-gold Buddha image, which gleams like, well, gold. Sculpted in the…

8. Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center

0.29 MILES

The Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center is a small but engaging museum with multimedia exhibits on the history of Bangkok’s Chinatown and its residents.