Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town

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 are based on Lunar Calendar and the festival exact dates change every year so if you plan to travel to Phuket to see this event, check the dates before booking.

The shrine is located a bit away from the old streets of Phuket Town and trying to go on foot from the famous Thalang Road would be quite a long walk. The temple is relatively quiet on weekdays and a little busier on weekends, but if you happen to visit it during the Vegetarian Festival you will have a huge surprise.

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Not only the shrine is packed with devotees mostly dressed in white, but you might witness the devotee participating to the processions entering trance and piercing their cheeks with all kind of objects. It could be shocking, but not to worry, from the crowds, the firecrackers and the loud music, you would never accidentally witness the event.

What’s around?

The shrine is a little isolated at the end of Phuthorn Street, where one of the city fresh markets is. There is very little to do around, but you could enjoy a lunch or dinner at the very popular ‘Tammachart’ nearby, better known as ‘Phuket Natural Restaurant’.

Phuket Natural Restaurant

Phuket Natural Restaurant

Location: Phuket Town
Address: 62/5 Phutorn Road
Open: 10.30 am -11.30 pm
Tel: 076 214 037

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Jui Tui Shrine During the Vegetarian Festival

The shrine on a normal day

Jui Tui Shrine Info

Location: Phuket Town
Address: 283 Soi Phutorn, Tambon Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 213 243
Entrance: Free

Jui Tui Shrine Map