Loukthor Vegetarian Restaurant in Phuket Town

Loukthor Vegetarian Restaurant in Phuket Town

[toc] Loukthor Vegetarian Restaurant, located near Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town, is particularly popular during the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival. There are a few vegan and vegetarian restaurants on that same Ranong Road, but this one is excellent. They offer cook-to-order dishes such as fried rice and stir-fried noodles, and you can choose from the pictures and menu on the wall near the restaurant entrance. You can also select

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Tha Rua Shrine

Tha Rua Shrine

[toc] Tha Rua Shrine is one of the oldest Chinese shrines in Phuket, found in Thalang District on Thepkasattri Road about 800m south of the Heroines’ Monument. It’s an important site during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival when thousands of devotees come to hold ceremonies and eat vegetarian food during the event’s 9 days. Tha Rua Shrine is also an important place for local worshippers to pray for recovery from

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Kio Thian Keng Saphan Hin Shrine

[toc] Kio Thian Keng Shrine is a colourful Chinese shrine that is set on the seashore inside Saphan Hin public park in Phuket Town. It’s a place of worship for the local Chinese-Thai community and it plays an important role as the site of the final farewell to the gods during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Kio Thian Keng Shrine is one of the newer Chinese shrines in Phuket, and

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Hok Nguan Kong Shrine in Phuket Town

Hok Nguan Kong Shrine

A significant Shrine in Phuket Town [toc] Hok Nguan Kong Shrine is a Chinese temple found near the Surin Clock Circle in Phuket Town. It was founded more than 80 years ago by the Chinese-Thai community in Phuket. From the 1800s well into the 20th century, thousands of migrants from China arrived in Phuket to work in the tin mines and establish merchant businesses. Though many migrants settled in Phuket

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8 Chinese Shrines in Phuket

Chinese Temples and Shrines in Phuket

Phuket Chinese Temples [toc] The Chinese shrines of Phuket offer always an excellent opportunity for some good photo. There are quite a few around, and each of them has its own characters and unique features. The large ones are very popular during Chinese New Year in February, or the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in October, and can get extremely crowded, not to mention very loud from firecrackers. 1. Jui Tui Shrine

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Kathu Shrine – Lai Thu Tao Bo Keng

Kathu Shrine

Kathu Shrine [toc] Kathu Shrine is one of the oldest Chinese shrines in Phuket, and it’s believed by many to be the birthplace of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival nearly two centuries ago. The shrine is located in the subdistrict of Kathu in the island’s interior, between Phuket Town and Patong Beach. Though it’s not well known as a tourist attraction, Kathu Shrine is an important part of the local Chinese-Thai

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021 – October 5 to 14

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021

When is Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021? October 5 to 14, 2021 Note: This is a typical coverage from past years. In 2021, processions may still happen, but many gatherings will be limited because of COVID-19. [toc] The Phuket Vegetarian Festival (or Nine Emperor Gods Festival) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events on Phuket island. For this unique occasion, a

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Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town

Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town

Bang Neow Shrine. Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town is one of the oldest and most revered Chinese shrines in Phuket. It’s one of the main shrines taking part in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival and is a place of worship and merit-making activity for the local Chinese-Thai community throughout the year. Bang Neow Shrine is on Phuket Road, a few minutes walk away from Robinson shopping centre, at the

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Songkran 2021 in Phuket – Songkran Water Festival April 12 to 15

Songkran Festival Phuket

What is the Songkran Water Festival? [toc] Songkran Water Festival Phuket happens between April 12 to 15, 2021 (The dates vary depending on Thailand's regions). As you can expect, Songkran 2021 will not really be an event this year compared to previous years, as Phuket is still not open to international tourism. Songkran water festival in Phuket  [the_ad id="30528"] Songkran on a normal year If you choose to come

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Phuket Festivals and Events

Phuket Vegetarian Festivals at Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town

Phuket Festivals and Events [toc] Phuket festivals play an essential role in island life. The history of Phuket goes back a long way, and the whole year is peppered with many traditional festivals or newly created events. Some are celebrated nationwide, while some others have a special meaning to Phuket people. Not all the events are listed here yet, but we'll add them as we join them. [the_ad id="30528"] Songkran

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Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town (Kew Ong)

Jui Tui Shrine

Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town [toc] Jui Tui Shrine (Kew Ong) is one of the oldest and most important in Phuket Island. It plays a significant role during the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival, usually held in October and November each year. The festival dates use the Lunar Calendar and the festival exact dates change every year, so if you plan to travel to Phuket to see this event, check

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Chinese New Year in Phuket

Chinese New Year in Phuket

Chinese New Year in Phuket [toc] Phuket Chinese New Year 2021 is set to ring on February 1, with several days of festivities to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. With its large ethnic Chinese population descending from migrants to the island in the past, Phuket’s Lunar New Year festival is an important annual event. It seems to get bigger and more colourful with each passing year as the number

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Phuket Events Calendar 2020 – What’s on in Phuket?

Phuket Event Calendar

Popular Events and Festivals in Phuket [toc] This is our Phuket Event Calendar. Please feel free to submit your events, parties and festivals for review by clicking the link below. We reserve the right to select what is published, so please avoid overly commercial or not relevant events. Submit an Event! [the_ad id="30528"] Phuket Main Festivals https://www.phuket101.net/chinese-new-year-phuket/ https://www.phuket101.net/loy-krathong-phuket/ https://www.phuket101.net/new-years-eve-phuket/

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Loy Krathong Festival 2021 in Phuket – Novemebt 19th, 2021

Loy Krathong in Phuket

What is Loy Krathong Festival [toc] Loy Krathong is a significant festival occurring every year in Thailand; it is even popular in surrounding countries. Everyone celebrates it on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, which is Monday, November 19th, 2021. On this night, everyone goes to the closest river, lake, beach or even swimming pool to release a floating offering,

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Shrine of the Serene Light in Phuket Town

Shrine of Serene Light in Phuket Town

Where is the Shrine of the Serene Light? [toc] The Shrine of the Serene Light, locally known as Sang Tham Shrine, is a beautifully decorated Chinese Temple on Phang Nga Road, one of the most famous streets of Phuket Town. It used to be 'the little hidden Chinese temple' tucked away at the end of a small path, right under your nose. While most Thais knew all about it, only

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival Typical Schedule and Calendar

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Schedule and Calendar

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Typical Schedule and Calendar [toc] In case you are coming to Phuket in October, here is a Phuket Vegetarian Festival Schedule and Calendar of each day event, in which temple each event will occur, when and where the famous processions will happen. Remember to bring a mask for the smoke and ear protections as the firecrackers sound will leave you deaf for a day. Read all about

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