Jao Por Suea The Tiger God

Known to Thais as Jao Por Suea, or the Tiger God, Kuan Yu was an ancient Chinese general in the 2nd and 3rd centuries that played a central role in the civil wars among the warring kingdoms of China, immortalized in the Chinese epic narrative, Three Kingdoms.

Located on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya, this recently renovated shrine is just behind the Princess Mother Memorial Park. While he is sometimes called the God of War, his loyalty, integrity and sense of justice for the common man earned him the title of God of Righteousness, while his financial acumen inspires merchants and traders to worship him as the God of Commerce and Wealth. The shrine is a popular site for worship among Bangkok’s ethnic Chinese.

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