Thian Fah Foundation Hospital
    When tourists comes Bangkok, they will never miss to go China Town at Yaowarat Road. It is interesting place.
    When you walk in Thianfah Foundation Hospital, you will see Guan Yin Shrine and will see at the back of wall and at two sides of Guan Yin shrine are the 3 precious things of Thianfah Foundation Hospital.
    1. Founder
    At the back of Guan Yin Shrine, there were 6 photos who were the founders of Thianfah Foundation Hospital. They are Liu Cong Min, Wu Miao Yuan, Liu Ji Bao, Wang Xing Zhou, Zhang Jian Shan, Gao Hui Shi. They built Thian Fah Hospital for treating the poor people.
    In 1905 the hospital of the newly founded “Thianfah Foundation Hospital" had been openned. King Chulalongkorn attended the inauguration of the hospital, which at the beginning Thianfah Foundation Hospital had 80 beds. (He also donated 8000 Baht).
    2. Teak Wood Cabinet
    Thianfah Foundation Hospital was set up in 1903, and it is the oldest charitable society in Bangkok. King Rama V gave two teak wood cabinets to Thianfah Foundation Hospital and blessed for Thianfah Foundation Hospital.
    The foundation provides free medical care to the indigent. The buildings surrounds the shrine actually house the hospital facilities.
        Every Chinese New Year, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn always comes to Thianfah Foundation Hospital for pay respect Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guanyin)
    3. Sacred object
    According to the history of Thianfah Foundation Hospital Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guanyin), the expert had already examined with the paintings at Dun-Huang City and found that it must be crafted by a highest rank artist in Tang Dynasty and was placed at An-Le Temple, Luoyang city, China for people to worship and to protect all area around. The Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guanyin) had been sent to Hongkong before The Revolution in China, Then, she was sent to Thailand and kept privately in one's house. While Mr.Chulin Lamsam, President of Thianfah Foundation Hospital's Old Session No.45-46, had been acknowledged and agreed to move the Aryavalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guanyin) to Thianfah Foundation Hospital, and all Chinese Association had already consulted and also agreed with this.
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Address: 606 The King's Birthday Celebration Arch (China Town Gate),Yaowaraj Road, Samphanthawong District, Bangkok 10100.
Thianfah's Modern Medical Department Telephone Number : 66(0)2-2330955-6
Thianfah's Office Telephone Number : 66(0)2-2372191-4, Fax Number : 66(0)2-2343278

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