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Wihaan Thep Sathit Phra Kiti Chaleum (วิหารเทพสถิตพระกิติเฉลิม)

Thai. Name of a Thai-Chinese temple complex dedicated to the Taoist child-deity Nezha San Taizi. This temple is under royal patronage and is located in the tambon Ahng Silah of the amphur meuang of Chonburi. It was officially opened on 5 December 1999 to commemorate the sixth birthday cycle, i.e. the 72 second birthday, of King Bhumipon Adunyadet. All the buildings have plenty of colourful dragon pillars (fig.) and besides a large collection of Nezha statues in different poses, the wihaan also contains a unique collection of other Taoist deities. Sometimes transcribed Wihan Thep Sathit Phra Kitti Chaloem.