Wat Chue Chang

Wat Chue Chang

Elaborate Chinese temple

More on Hat Yai

The elaborate Wat Chue Chang towers above the east side of downtown and symbolises the prominence of Hat Yai’s Chinese community.

Travelfish says:
The five storeys of Wat Chue Chang. Photo by: David Luekens.
The five storeys of Wat Chue Chang. Photo: David Luekens

Inside the ground floor sits a golden image of Avalokitesvara with multiple arms and heads—it’s remarkable for being the male embodiment of this bodhisattva rather than the far more common female version, Kuan Yin. You’ll also find a striking image of Guan Yu, the Han dynasty warlord who is now worshipped by the Chinese as a potent war spirit.

Wat Chue Chang’s halls, balconies and rooftops stretch over five floors topped by a large terrace surrounding a shrine. A group of locals who were chatting in a Chinese dialect told us the upper floors were being renovated, so we’ll have to save them for another trip. While not a must-see, the pagoda is one of few attractions that can be easily visited when exploring ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 100 words.)

Log in to Travelfish

Please sign in to read the rest of this page. The full text is around 100 words.

Log in now
Become a Travelfish member

Choose from a free two-day pass right through to a lifetime membership.

Find out more

Reviewed by

David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

Tours in Thailand



Our top 5 other sights and activities in and around Hat Yai

Ton Nga Chang Waterfall
Ton Nga Chang Waterfall

The seventh tier beckons

Hat Yai Municipal Park
Hat Yai Municipal Park

No ordinary park

Wat Hat Yai Nai
Wat Hat Yai Nai

A big reclining Buddha

Shopping
Shopping

Markets and malls