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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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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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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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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