Monday, 17 November 2014

Jeng Ong Chinese Shrine

Jeng Ong is a Chinese Shrine which is on the outskirts of Phuket Old Town but is still within Phuket Town (see the map).

Jeng Ong is a temple which is tucked backed from the main road and is easily missed - it is at the end of a small road opposite Vachira Hospital. I visited it only briefly the first time because it was such a surprise to find it - now I am more used to finding things in Phuket which I was not previously aware of.

I visited this temple because of the Fire Walking which took place there during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

The Shrine has the traditional tiles on the roof and until I get a better camera this is as close that I can get.

Inside the Shrine it is traditional - with the Fortune Telling Sticks (Kau Cim), 

and the answers.

Then the Moon blocks to help answer a question.  

There are a plethora of Chinese Figures in the Shrine and I am still working on being able to name them all (here's a start).

Next to the main temple is an area where they take care of the Sedan chairs which are common in the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Sedan Chair has a Nine Emperor Statue on it and is carried through the streets being bombarded with fireworks and rocked violently outside the Chinese Shrines - mimicking the action of the rough seas that were travelled on.

Previous Visits
 1) May 2011 
 2) Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2012 - Fire Walking
 3) Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014 - Fire Walking

View Chinese Shrines in Phuket in a larger map