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.”