Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022 – September 25th to October 4th

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022

What is the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022? [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 crowd of devotees assemble in every Chinese shrine around the island, followed by an even bigger horde of photographers avid to get the shot of their life. The

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10 Chinese Shrines in Phuket ⛩️

Chinese Temples and Shrines in Phuket

Phuket Chinese temples and shrines [toc] Phuket's Chinese shrines always offer an excellent opportunity for some good photos. There are quite a few around, and each has its 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 Best known and

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Loy Krathong Festival 2022 in Phuket – November 8th, 2022

Phuket Weather in October ☁️🌧️

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, November 8th, 2022. On this night, everyone goes to the closest river, lake, beach or swimming pool to release a floating offering, hoping for good luck

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Laguna Phuket Marathon 2022 – June 11 and 12

Laguna Phuket Marathon

Phuket is ready to host its first international marathon since the pandemic this June 11 and 12 The Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to take place this year on June 11 and 12, 2022, in Bang Tao Beach. Thousands of runners will arrive in Phuket from around the world and other parts of Thailand to compete in the event’s full marathon, half-marathon, 10.5km, 5km, and 2km kids runs. The

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Phuket Festivals and Events

Phuket Vegetarian Festivals at Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town

What are the main events and festivals in Phuket? [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 others have a special meaning to Phuket people. Not all the events are listed here yet, but we'll add them as we join

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Songkran Festival Phuket 2023 – April 13 to 15

Songkran Festival Phuket

What is the Songkran Water Festival? [toc] Songkran Festival Phuket happens on April 13, 2023. The dates vary depending on Thailand's regions, and the festival can last several days in the north. Songkran festival in Phuket (how it used to be!)    Songkran festival on a normal year If you choose to come to Phuket or Thailand in April in a 'normal year', you'd better know what this event

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Sam Sae Chu Hut Chinese Shrine ⛩️

Sam Sae Chu Hut Chinese Shrine in Phuket Town

Sam Sae Chu Hut Shrine in Phuket Town [toc] Sam Sae Chu Hut Chinese Shrine is a modest and discreet Chinese shrine located near the intersection of Khaw Sim Bee Road and Mae Luan Road, on the way up to Khao Rang Hill in Phuket Town; opened in May 2002. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" size="large" ids="49215,49216,49217,49218,49220,49222,49223,49225,49226,49227"]   Sam Sae Chu Hut Map [maxbutton id="4" ] More reading https://www.phuket101.net/phuket-town-guide/ https://www.phuket101.net/khao-rang-hill/ [the_ad id="30528"]

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Chinese New Year in Phuket

Chinese New Year in Phuket

Chinese New Year in Phuket [toc] Phuket Chinese New Year 2023 is set to ring on January 22, 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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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

One of the oldest Chinese shrines in Phuket [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 nine days. Tha Rua Shrine is also an important place

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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 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 and

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Lai Thu Tao Bo Keng Shrine in Kathu ⛩️

Kathu Shrine

The Kathu Shrine [toc] Lai Thu Tao Bo Keng is one of the oldest Chinese shrines in Phuket, and many believe it was 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

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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 Phuket's oldest and most revered Chinese shrines. 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 Bang Neow

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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 on Phuket Island. It plays a significant role during the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival, usually held in October and November. The festival dates use the Lunar Calendar, and the festival's exact dates change every year, so if you plan to travel to Phuket to see this event, check the dates

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival Typical Schedule and Calendar

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Schedule and Calendar

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Typical Schedule and Calendar 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, and when and where the famous processions will happen. Remember to bring a mask for the smoke, and ear protection as the firecrackers sound will leave you deaf for a day. Events [table id=53

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