Sanjao Sam San, Phuket

Sanjao Sam San, Phuket

One of the most-visited temples of the city is Sanjao Sam San. It was built in the late 1853 and is dedicated to the Saint Mother protector of the sailors, the "goddess of the Sea." There is a tradition respected by locals: when a new boat is going to be launched on the water, a blessing ceremony is held at Sanjao Sam San, to protect the boat from weather and to protect the sailors that are on the boat. Many people come to participate in or observe the ceremony.

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Sight Name: Sanjao Sam San
Sight Location: Phuket, Thailand
Sight Type: Religious
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