A majestic three-storey Chinese temple of Wihan Sian is both a museum and a place of worship. Situated in the vicinity of Wat Yannasangwararam, 12 kilometers south of Pattaya, the temple’s official name is Anek Kuson Sala that bestowed upon by His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej (Rama IX).
But it’s called Wihan Sian because of the collection of Chinese saints housed inside the temple (‘sien’ means saints).
It houses 3 floors of exhibits, showcasing religious artifacts from Mahayana and Theravada Buddhist sects. Among others, Wihan Sian boasts the hard-to-be-seen writing-brush calligraphy of Prince Pu Jie (Emperor Pu Yi’s younger brother), on the signboard of the building, which reads “Dan Fu Yuan”, the Chinese name of Wihan Sian.