King Taksin Shrine

Located right in front of the Taksin Military Fort, the King Taksin Shrine might appear strange to the unaccustomed eye. It is shaped like a helmet and is a popular attraction in Chanthaburi.

The shrine and the statue of King Taksin that are enshrined within it are revered by many Thai people. They make offerings of flowers and the like to the statue, in return for blessings from King Taksin; he was known as an extremely kind-hearted monarch who always placed the betterment of his people before anything else.

The annual celebration of the King Taksin Shrine takes place on 28 December. It is a festival of large proportions where people give thanks in remembrance to the king for his kindness and for establishing the country to what it is.

getting here
  • By Car 58.1 km (55 minutes)
  • By Foot 53.2 km (10 hour 44 minutes)
  • Opening hours
    24 hours a day
  • Address
    100 Thaluang Road, Tambon Wat Mai, Amphoe Mueang Chanthaburi, Chang Wat Chanthaburi 22000, Thailand
  • Admission Fee
    Free
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