The altar of the Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. A sacred statue of the sea goddess Mazu has pride of place on an altar among various other deities and divine guardians. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Bangkok sea goddess temple under threat of redevelopment, but locals say the ‘Queen of Heaven’ wants to stay put

  • The exquisite temple was once the heart of a Chinese-Thai community but landowner Chulalongkorn University is threatening to build high-rises on the site
  • Local residents are outraged and have vowed to protect the structure, with the help of a group of students who have been staging protests
Topic |   Thailand
The altar of the Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. A sacred statue of the sea goddess Mazu has pride of place on an altar among various other deities and divine guardians. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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