Guan Yin Shan, Hatyai

Guan Yin Shan, Hatyai

My apologies for the delay of this post! Blame it all on the recent Christmas and New Year's Eve distractions! (Excuses! Excuses!) So after visiting [Kim Yong Market ] in the morning, we returned to our hotel for a quick rest before starting our itinerary for the day at noon. It was still drizzling when we boarded the coach to go for our lunch at a local chinese restaurant during which, the sky seemed to have cleared a little. We did a bit of shopping at a local produce store (土产店)before setting off for Guan Yin Shan. Guan Yin = Goddess of Mercy Shan = Mountain So now you know how Guan Yin Shan got it's name? According to the Thai tour guide, the piece of land where Guan Yin Shan was built initially belonged to the Muslims. So, why was a chinese temple built over it then? The tour guide explained that a Datuk deity (拿督公) appeared in the dreams of the Muslims one night and ...

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