Viharn & Sien Chinese temple & museum
It is comprised of a 3 story main structure and a variety of structure halls. The Viharn Sien is integrated in sophisticated Chinese design, however the genuine destination lies inside the structure. This museum is among the very best locations in Asia beyond China itself to see some invaluable and uncommon Chinese artifacts and antiques.
The Viharn Sien is likewise called Viharnra Sien, which suggests Home of the Gods, and was integrated in 1987 for the present King of Thailand’s 60th Birthday
King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty. Among the very best Chinese art collections in Thailand Embed in a well kept location of practically 3 acres, the museum sits beside a stunning lake on the Wat Yansangwararam temple complex. The museum, which is likewise called Wihan Sian or Anek Kuson Sala houses among the very best Chinese art collections in Thailand.
Prior to going into the structure you can see a variety of Chinese mythological figures and 2 huge stone Peking lions. Inside the museum there is a collection of great Chinese pottery from a number of dynasties, among them the Shang dynasty, making this pottery a minimum of 3,000 years of ages. Likewise on display screen are the statues of 18 Shaolin monks, all showing a martial art type for which the 15 centuries old Shaolin Abbey in China is well-known.
Inside the main structure are the hand made terracotta figures of 8 arhats, who are the fans of the Buddha that have actually reached a high phase of Knowledge. A multitude of valuable antiques, paintings, statues and art work are shown here, a few of which were a present from the Chinese federal government.
This is among the extremely couple of locations where a terracotta army like this can be seen, specifically beyond China. Apart from that the museum houses a a great deal of other products, such as granite carvings, old paintings, bronze and earthenware, sculptures of Chinese Gods, Buddha statues and a jade statue of Guanyin, the Chinese Goddess of Grace. Some products are from the well-known Chinese Ming dynasty.
One area of the Viharn Sien is committed to Thai art and history. Here you can see a variety of paintings revealing the history of a few of Thailand’s fantastic Kings, such as King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and King Taksin, under whose guideline Siam was devoid of Burmese profession.
Apart from a museum, the Anek Kuson Sala, the Thai name for Viharn Sien, is likewise a location for worshipping Chinese Gods.
Food and beverages are readily available outside the museum.
Close-by tourist attractions
A journey to Viharn Sien can be preferably integrated with Yansangwararam temple and Buddha Hill (Khao Cheejan) or Nong Nooch tropical gardens, which are all near to the museum.
How to get to Viharn Sien
Viharn Sien is found on the very same premises as Yansangwararam temple complex off Sukhumvit roadway on the kilometer 160 exit. It is practically 20 kilometers from Pattaya city.
Finest method to arrive is by personal taxi; most hotels will have the ability to book one for you. Ensure you settle on the rate prior to leaving.
An option would be by songthaew, that can be chartered as a taxi, in which case you can provide your bargaining abilities a shot to get an excellent rate.
Viharn Sien is open daily from 8 am up until 5 pm.
Please dress properly.
Near kilometer 160 exit of Sukhumvit roadway
Admission charged at the ticket cubicle is (Thai Baht):