Wednesday, November 25, 2015

มูลนิธิกุศลธรรมภูเก็ต (Chinese Shrine and more)


มูลนิธิกุศลธรรมภูเก็ต is a Chinese shrine which I have visited previously and I thank you all for the help that I received from you all. When I visited the location on Foursquare it is actually referred to as a Spiritual Centre and Emergency Room.


This Chinese Temple, as indicated previously, may not be exactly a Chinese Shrine but on foursquare it is referred to as a Spiritual Centre and Emergency room - but it is a certainly very interesting Shrine to visit. It is physically next to a local hospital to which it is connected to - we visited here after a Phuket Vegetarian Festival - we 'sponsored' a coffin here on my birthday


มูลนิธิกุศลธรรมภูเก็ต is also near to the long which runs to Sapan Hin so this means that it is certainly an interesting place to visit.


There is a large ground floor to the shrine - which is all open which means that there is so much to see.


There are two steps up to the next floor - the left and and to the right. If you want to enter the Chinese shrine with respect you should always remove your shoes before you enter and then Wai the ground floor shrine. 

Then take the stairs on the right and then come down the stairs on the left.



Upstairs is another shrine similar to the one below and then opposite it there is a small concourse and a smaller shrine which is also used - it is a popular shrine to visit.


Then there is a traditional 'plinth' upstairs where they usually welcome the spirits during the Vegetarian Festival - but I have never seen it here.

Previous visits
 2) April 2014 

 

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Main Local Bus Hub


Phuket Transport is something which is changing very slowly in Phuket - I do not know what has happened to the monorail project and the cheap Tuk Tuk scheme...

There are a number of ways to get around Phuket Island whilst you are here;


Destinations on the top

1: Local Buses

or smaller versions


2: Pink Buses

destination inside


Previous Posts
 1) Part I - Songthaews (2012) 
 3) Part III - Airport Bus (2011) - Map 



Friday, November 13, 2015

DO NOT go to the Dolphin Prison

(image from the Phuket Gazette)



There are dolphins in Phuket in the wild if you must see a dolphin.
Contact John Gray Sea Canoe for information 
OR
this was near Maiton Island on a trip with him.



Loyung Temple



Loyung Temple was a temple which we visited on a trip off Phuket Island. But I can find nothing about the temple on the Internet - the most I could find was foursquare.



The grounds of the Temple were large - especially when compared to the Buddhist Temples in Phuket - where the cost of land is very high!




Some of the paintings of the wall simply reflected the standard 9 positions of Buddha.



The Temple seemed to have been recently been painted and I do love it when this has recently been done.




The illustrations on the side of the buildings were exquisite and it is reasonable to assume that they all mean something but I would imagine that that would be something else for me to find out - do you know how I can find out?



I recognised the meaning of this one though. 




If I had more time I would have stayed longer - next time.




Saturday, November 7, 2015

Butterfly Girls Shop?


Bird shops in Phuket and Bird singing competitions are becoming more and more common in Phuket. 


I thank Willy for the information about how it works - but that will be another post...


I really think that the shop was a clothes shop for ladies but I don't think that it worked.


So how much do all these birds go for because I don't see any price tags on!!! There was a local coffee shop next door and the coffee was strong...




Sunday, November 1, 2015

Lim Hu Tai Su Chinese Shrine



Lim Hu Tai Su Chinese Shrine is a relatively small Chinese Shrine and it is set back from the main road and I missed it the first time. It is also referred to as Sam Kong Chinese Shrine though?

The dress worn by the possessed.
The flags that are waved by the possessed


The shrine is clearly very important in the times of the Vegetarian Festival because of the amount of relevant pieces I kept coming across.

Lim Hu Tai Su is somewhere I visited during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival for the Bladed Ladder Climbing and that is always worth visiting.


There are the traditional painted 'protector doors'.


The smaller shrine adjacent to the main one.

And of course the 'sedan chairs' to carry the gods in the next Vegetarian Festival - see you there...

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