Jao Mae Kuan Im Shrine in Phuket

Phuket Town Attractions - Chinese Shrines

Jao Mae Kuan Im is a small vintage shrine on Bangkok Road in the heart of Phuket Town, just a few steps from the ‘Fountain Circle’ and the main fresh market.

The shrine celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011 and, as its name suggests, devoted to Kuan Im, the Goddess of Mercy in Taoist mythology (also known as Guanyin and Kannon). Her image is also seen on altars in Chinese shrines, households and work situations.

Read More

Highlights and Features

There are lots of pictures of her in different acts and in a variety of sizes together with other deities. The most common image of her is the one in a white flowing robe wearing pearl necklaces.

Devotees who believe in her claim that part of her supernatural power is to grant fertility, therefore it is common to see her surrounded by statues of babies and little children.

Good to Know and What not to Miss

Though the shrine is on a busy road it’s quite peaceful and has a positive feel to it once you step inside. Behind its white walls lies a neat courtyard, that helps transform the limited space into a welcoming waiting area before entering the inner hall. Looking up at the ceiling, guests will see lovely mini pagodas wind chimes, paper lanterns and hanging spiral joss sticks. A good photo opportunity!

Jao Mae Kuan Im Shrine

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Bangkok Road in the heart of Phuket Town. Just a few steps from the Fountain Circle and not far from main fresh market.
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

Phuket Chinese Shrines

Phuket Chinese Shrines

Phuket has a large percentage of Chinese residents descended from those who emigrated from southern China a few Read More...

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2017

A colourful event held over a nine-day period in the ninth lunar month, this celebrates the abstinence from meat and Read More...

Amulet Market in Phuket

Amulet Market in Phuket

A visit to the Phuket Amulet Market is similar to a cultural tour in a way as the majority of the island’s population is Read More...

Surin Beach Activities

Surin Beach Activities

Surin Beach lies on the west coast of Phuket and is a well-known location amongst high-end holidaymakers. Here, you can Read More...

Karon Beach Attractions

Karon Attractions A-Z

Karon is famous for its beautiful long beach, a wide variety of restaurants, its shopping bazaars and a handful of Read More...

10 Best Cheap Hotels in Phuket Town

Our list of the 10 best cheap hotels in Phuket Town is perfect for people travelling on a tight budget. Check out the Read More...

Best hotels around this place

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...