Bang Neow, Phuket

Bang Neow, Phuket (must see)

The Bang Neow Shrine, also known as Thep Rasi Foundation Shrine and Tao Buang Keng was founded in 1904. It was initially a part of the shrine at Soi Romanee located in the old town of Phuket. The location of the shrine was moved on several occasions owing to various fires. The shrine complex houses 10 different buildings that lie adjacent to each other, making it unusually lengthy. The most important shrine housing the main deity is located at the centre of the structure. The interiors of the shrine have attractive printings that narrate the tales from Chinese literature and paintings that are dominated by the Chinese legendary creature, the Dragon. The columns supporting the shrine have beautifully carved dragons with details so vivid that make them seem lifelike.

The Vegetarian festival is a Bang Neow annual procession which is considered as the epicentre of the Chinese-Thai community celebrations. Firecrackers, breath-taking stunts, pierced faces and music, especially the Ma Song are some of the highlights of this festival. The pain endured by participants during acts like face piercing is considered to bring good luck to all. In addition to other events, the procession includes a parade of statues of emperor gods which gives a glimpse into Chinese tradition.

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Sight Name: Bang Neow
Sight Location: Phuket, Thailand
Sight Type: Other
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