Ten days annual Phuket Por Tor festival is underway

Phuket –

The annual Thai- Chinese Phuket ‘Hungry Ghost’ or Por Tor festival is being held until August 26th in Phuket Town.

A large festival is normally held at the Bang Naew Chinese Shrine on Phuket Road in Talad Yai near Saphan Hin.

Last night (August 16th) the Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and the Phuket Municipality Mayor Mr. Saroj Angkanapilart have officially launched the festival.

Phuket Governor Narong said at the opening to the crowd, “The festival is aimed to support cultural tourism, the economy, and local communities. There are many traditional Phuket food stalls, traditional shows, concerts, local products, and more at the event. Please come to join the festival.”

The Phuket Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) festival began with a parade in Phuket Town.

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


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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.