Kuan Oo Shrine

For history buffs

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According to legend, King Taksin would visit the Kuan Oo Shrine to worship before he embarked on his latest war campaign.

Set on the western (Thonburi) side of the Chao Phraya River, the Kuan Oo Shrine is unremarkable save it's riverside location.

It warrants a quick stop if you're in the area, really into shrines, or are also visiting the Princess Mother Memorial Park just behind it.

Aside from worshipping here before battle, the story goes King Taksin kept stables nearby, but we imagine they're long gone.

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Opening Hours: Daily
How to get there: Access is easiest from a pier out the front. The regular express boats don't stop here, so catch the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat or hire a long-tail.
Last updated: 17th February, 2012

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