Phra Phothisat Kuan Im Nakhon Hat Yai2 min read
Phra Phothisat Kuan Im Nakhon Hat Yai
Phra Phothisat Kuan Im Nakhon is a shrine dedicated to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. It is located on Hatyai Park’s Hill an approx. half an hour drive from the city. It is best to self drive to Hatyai Park Hill or rent a taxi or tuk tuk. It is hard to get a public transport on top of the hill.
Phra Phothisat Kuan Im Nakhon has been around for years but since there are more attractions happening at the Hatyai Park Hill, there are more visitors visiting the place.
Most people come here to pray while some do take pictures of the enormous statue of Guan Yin painted in white. It is very visible during day due to its white colour.
The shrine also displays other Buddhist deities and within the shrine there are many small golden statues of Guan Yin.
Guan Yin with 12 Chinese Zodiacs.
One of the Four Heavenly Guards with back drop of Phra Phutthamongkol Maharaj.
The Jade Emperor statue.
Kuan Yi statue from Romance of Three Kingdoms.
A big bell donated by Malaysians in the temple.
There are also other attractions on top of the Hatyai Park’s Hill such as Phra Phutthamongkol Maharaj, Hatyai Cable Car and Hatyai Observatory.
Remember to bring a mini towel and plenty of water as it can be very hot during day.
The best way to visit Phra Phothisat Kuan Im Nakhon is by self drive. There are plenty of parking bays at the shrine and parking is free. It is a shrine or temple so there is no admission fee.
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Phra Phothisat Kuan Im Nakhon Address, Location and GPS Coordinate:
GPS: 7.04750, 100.508802