About 15km south of the seaside town of Pattaya you will find the Viharn Sian Anek Kuson Sala. This Chinese temple is now used as a museum housing a very unique collection of Chinese antiques, Chinese art, Buddha images, bronze statues and a plethora of statues of Chinese gods! One of the highlights and something which is rarely seen outside China is the permanent display of some of the Terracotta Army figures, including chariot and horses!. All the statues and exhibits are displayed both inside and outside of the 3 storey main temple building. Some pleasant views can be had over the surrounding countryside from the terrace on the 3rd floor.
Viharn Sian Anek Kuson Sala Entrance fee
The current entrance fee to this temple is now 100 baht for adults for both Thai and foreign nationalities
Viharn Sian Anek Kuson Sala Opening hours
This temple and museum is open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Getting to Viharn Sian Anek Kuson Sala
This temple/museum is situated about 15km from Pattaya. If you do not have your own transport then you can charter a taxi in Pattaya for a half-day or full-day to visit this attraction (usually worth combining with other attractions in this area) Alternatively Travel Hub offers a full-day guided tour of some of Pattaya’s main attractions which also includes Viharn Sian
There are other attractions in this area of interest which include Nong Nooch Gardens, Silverlake Vineyard, Khao Chi Chan Buddha, Wat Yanasangwararam so maybe make a full day out and include this temple/museum combined with these other attractions.