Chinese temples Phuket
Phuket Island is favorably different from other resort places with its history and the Penter community. Ethnic Composition Diverse: Maulic Thai, descendants of Chinese immigrants and peranacas, marine gypsies Moquen, Moklen and Warva, Thai Southerners and Malay Siamese. By the distribution of religion, we have 73% of Buddhists, 25% of Muslims, 2% of Christians and adherents of other religions. Buddhist temples are traditional Thai and Chinese. In Phuket Town lives 90% of Thai Chinese and Peraanan origin. It is here a lot of colorful Chinese temples.
If the traditional Buddhist temple on Thai is called "WAT", then chinese shrines – "San Chao" or shrine in english. Architecture combines Buddhist trends with Chinese and Taoist gods. Pinsy temples are distinguished by their beauty: the main colors of gold, red, green, everywhere dragons, lions and monkeys. As a rule, Chinese temples on Phuket are quiet places possessing special charm, transforming during festivals and traditional holidays. Most of the main temples that can be visited for you while walking in the city. The most beautiful are marked with hearts. Separately pointed out the place where it is worth going to the festival of vegetarians or the festival of hungry perfume.
♥ Temple Jui Tui (Jui Tui Shrine)
Temple JUY Tui – one of the most important holy places for Thai Chinese origin dedicated to the goddess of the Polar Star. During the festival of vegetarians, ceremonies are held here and arrange a free dining room. Chief Deity of the Temple – Tean Huan Soy – Patron of Artists and Chinese Opera. His big statue is installed on the main altar surrounded by other gods. In the courtyard of the temple, near the gate, there is a picturesque structure where the fireflows explode. In the temple you can see the fortune telling ceremony on bamboo sticks, only predictions are written in Thai and Chinese languages. During the festival of hungry perfumes on Ranong Street, the fair is held and exhibited tables with red turtles. For a holiday in honor of the nine imperial gods, the temple becomes the main place for rituals.
♥ Temple Put Joe (Put Jaw Shrine)
It is located through the wall from Joul Tuy’s sanctuary, was built more than 200 years ago and is considered the most old temple on Phuket. Local residents come here to worship the goddess of mercy quam them and ask for help in health problems. On the left side of the main building there is a furnace in which ritual things burn: paper money, cardboard cars and clothing. It is believed that the deceased relatives will be able to use these things in the other world. Joe’s temple is popular during the festival of vegetarians, a huge fair with food and drinks is deployed on Ranong Street.
♥ Temple TAY SHRINE (THA RUA SHRINE)
The Taoist Temple of That Fiet sees anyone who rides from the airport to Kata Beaches, Karon, Patong. It is located after the monument to the heroines of Phuket. On the territory of the complex you will see the main building with colorful dragons and a giant statue of God Guan Di, patron of warriors and writers. The sanctuary is dedicated to the God of Chinese medicine Baoshung Dadi, who was once atepowder and saved a lot of people. On one of the altars surrounded by Chinese gods, you will see a bearded figure Baoshung Dadi, closed in golden clothes. The second altar decorate the statues of the goddess of Mercy Guan Yin. The temple is one of the key places for the ceremonies during the festival of vegetarian.
Temple of Boon Kau Kong (Boon Kaw Kong Shrine)
The Chinese shrine Boon Kau Kong is located on top of the pass from the Katu area to Patong Beach. The temple was built in 1980 and still remains a revered place. Locals, driving by, signal, showing out respect. Sometimes in the evenings opposite the temple, the mini-cinema on the big screen is unfolding, where old Thai or Chinese films are shown.
♥ Temple of serenity light (The Shrine of the Serene Light)
A few years ago, the temple of the serene light was the most secret attraction of Phuket Town. It was possible to go to it through a narrow, no noticeable alley. Now the colorful gates are built, graffiti draws before entering the entrance – it became more difficult to pass. The temple was founded in 1891 as a family sanctuary. In a small courtyard there is a building with figures of Chinese gods, which every day bring offering in the form of fruits, sweets and drinks. On the territory of the temple you can take pictures, but inside is prohibited. Be sure to look here while walking in Phuket Town.
Temple of serene light
♥ Temple Kieu Tien Keng (Kiew Tien Keng Shrine)
The picturesque temple is located in the south of Phuket Town, in Sapanhan Park. He is not only one of the most beautiful Chinese sanctuations, but also the only one, located on the coast. On the festive tradition, all the Taoist gods and deities are separated from here. During the festival of vegetarians, participants in the processions rushed into this temple. The territory is the main building, the oven for burning ritual things, a gazebo with the statue of the goddess of Mercy Guan Yin and the sculpture of immortal, looking at the sea. Inside the temple, you will see many statues, among which the Chinese monk Ji Gun stands out, who lived during the Sun dynasty. By legend, he was pretty eccentric and uncontrollable, for which he deserved a nickname "Mad monk". Ji Gun dressed in rags, saw wine and ate meat, which is prohibited in the monastery. At the same time, the monk was a talented healer, helped people and had a predictor gift.
Chinese monk Ji Gun
SAMKONG SHRINE (SAMKONG SHRINE)
The temple located in the settlement of SONGONG is officially called Lim Hu Tai Su Shrine in honor of one Taoist Divine. According to legend, he lived in the royal palace and was a famous healer. When the Spirit of the Divine first united in the medium, the latter began to talk on the incomprehensible language used only in the imperial circles, and then moved to the Hockey Dialect. Local residents come to the deity for healing from diseases. During the vegetarian festival on the street near the temple, the fair is unfolded with food, and the ceremonies of extreme piercing are held here, walking along the coals and the stairs from the blades.
♥ Temple Hok Nguan Kung (Hok Nguan Kung Shrine)
A small temple near the famous clock tower was founded almost a century ago by several families of Chinese immigrants. Inside the main building installed altar with deities, the main of which Ji Su Kong. By legend, he was born more than eight centuries ago in the shepherd family. Boy since childhood showed interest in religion and at an early age became a monk. For the years spent in the monastery, Ji Su Kong has a lot of followers, and then he was appointed Supreme Patriarch under the Emperor Sun Dynasty. Church of Hawk Nguan Kung is very colorful for photos, I advise him to visit him while walking in Phuket Town. On the Chinese New Year in the courtyard install a large screen where films show.
Church of Hawk Nguan Kung
♥ Temple Katu Shrine
One of the most revered temples, where the tradition of the festival of vegetarians originate. At the beginning of the XIX century, Chinese workers were flocked to the Katu region. Year after year on the site of the jungle appeared streets with houses, tea, shops, and a temple was built. To entertain workers and earn a little, the artists of the Chinese opera sailed to the island. Several people from the troupe fell ill with an unknown disease. To cure artists began to stick to vegetarian nutrition and spend in the temple Katu ceremony in honor of the nine imperial gods. Local residents were surprised by such a wonderful healing and followed by. Since then, in Phuket, the festival of vegetarians is held annually, and the temple in Katu is key to ceremonies and rites.
♥ Temple Bang Nieu (Bang Niew Shrine)
The Taoist Temple, founded in 1904, is known under many names: Bang Niew, Bang Liao and Tao Buang Keng. It was originally located in the Alley of Rommani, but because of the fire was transferred to a new place. In the temple you will see several altars with different deities, painted doors and columns, decorated with dragons. On the right side of the main building there are stups for the explosion of Petard and the oven for the burning of ritual money and items that the dead ancestors will be able to take advantage of. During the Vegetarian Festival in the Temple of Bang Nieu, there are ceremonies of coal walking ceremonies, swimming in boiling oil and climbing stairs from blades, and in the utility rooms open a free dining room.
The main temple of the village of Sapam is also called Kuan Tae Kun Shrine. It was built 200 years ago by Chinese immigrants from Fujian Province. The main building of the temple is generously decorated with statues of dragons and dedicated to the God of War Guan Yu. In the courtyard in front of the temple there are furnace for burning ritual things and a huge dragon column. During the vegetarian festival, the main ceremonies are carried out here.
Temple of SE JU Hood: SAM SE JU HUD SHRINE)
A small sanctuary is located near the foot of the Hill rank and is distinguished by a peaceful atmosphere. The temple was built more recently, less than 20 years ago. The main building leads a staircase and a bridge over a small pond. On the territory of the temple there are furnace for burning ritual affairs and a facility for the explosion of Petard in the shape of an egg.
Temple himself SE JU Hood
Temple on the Kong (Por Tor Gong Shrine)
A small temple is a key place to celebrate the festival of hungry perfume. These days, hundreds of local residents come here, bring red turtles and gifts for dead ancestors. Near the temple unfolds fair. On ordinary days here is deserted.
Temple Chao Mae Kuan I (Jao Mae Kuan Im Shrine)
Two steps from the ring of Sakddette with the fountain there is a small Taoist temple founded in 1891. He is dedicated to the goddess of Mercy Guan Yin, who is considered a defender and patroness of the female half. Passing through a small courtyard, you will find yourself in the main building with numerous statues of the goddess. Locals come to the temple with requests for health and offspring.
Temple Chao ME Kuan them
Chirngtale Temple (Cherng Talay Shrine)
The Taoist Sanctuary is also known as SAM ONG HU SHRINE. At the beginning of the 20th century, a settlement of Chinese miners was formed in Chingtale, who worked on tin mines in the place where the complex of Laguna hotel is now located. Locals conceived to build a Chinese temple to attract the favor of gods and protect against misfortunes. The small temple was founded in 1901, when the village barber returned from his hometown to Phuket and brings the statues of deities with him. Money for construction collected throughout the community. Chorntale Temple serves as a cult place during the holidays, like a vegetarian festival and Chinese New Year.
Temple of Sui Bun Tong Shrine (Sui Boon Tong Shrine)
This temple is also called Lorong Shrine by street name. He was erected about 30 years ago by a group of mediums and ma-songs. The church does not boast picturesque decorations, the building without delights. Nevertheless, the temple is one of the main places during the vegetarian festival. On the other days it is closed. Here are the colorful aprons of ma-songs, palanquins for statues of gods and other relics. Before entering the main building you will see a laughing deity Buday with a huge belly. It is believed that you need to lose your belly, then prosperity and well-being will come to your home.
Phuket and its inhabitants can not be considered a single whole. Each city and the beach are characterized by their heterogeneity. You can compare with Russia: in St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk and Novosibirsk People are different. Get acquainted with the Phuket-Town community will help you walk around the city with visits to restaurants from local cuisine, Chinese temples and local shops. For self-excursion, download my mobile guide, where the main attractions and delicious places are marked.