Road in Phuket Old Town to close for the Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) parade

Phuket –

A road in Phuket Old Town Road is set to temporarily close for the ‘Por Tor’ (Hungry Ghost) parade this afternoon (August 16th).

Our previous story:

The Thai-Chinese Hungry Ghost local tradition in Phuket has started.

The Phuket City Municipality has announced the Por Tor parade will mainly feature red turtle cakes. Turtles represent good health and long life while red is also the color of good luck to the Chinese.

The parade will start from the Golden Dragon statue on Thalang Road and go to – Taew Nam Intersection – Phuket Road – Surin Circle (clock tower) – Bang Naew Intersection – Bang Naew Shrine (holding Por Tor ceremony)

The Thalang Road in Phuket Old Town will be temporarily closed (From intersection near post office to Taew Nam Intersection) from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

This year the festival will be held from August 16th to August 26th . There will be many traditional Phuket food stalls, traditional shows, concerts, local products, and more.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.