Devotees Climb on Razor Ladder at Phuket Chinese Shrines – PHOTO TOUR/VIDEO

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About sixty devotees climbed on a high sharp razor ladder at Phuket Chinese Shrines during the recent Vegetarian Festival.

On Saturday night (October 21st), a sharp razor ladder climbing ritual was held at the Bang Neow Chinese Shrine on the Phuket Road in Talad Yai in Phuket Town and at the Sam Kong Chinese Shrine on the Yaowarad Road in Sam Kong, Rassada.

There were more than 40 devotees who climbed on the high razor ladder with 72 steps at the Bang Neow Chinese Shrine and about 20 devotees at the Sam Kong Chinese Shrine.

Climbing on sharp razor ladders is to demonstrate their devotion to gods to show razors cannot hurt them as well as to relieve the burden of unlucky things and bad karma from the people who were watching the ritual ceremony.

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The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival dates were set which will be held for nine days from October 15th to October 23rd, 2023 with many rituals scheduled, farewell rituals, and street processions.

The Phuket Vegetarian festival has officially begun after the Go Teng Pole was raised this past weekend.

The first day of the vegetarian festival street procession started at the Jor Su Kong Naka Chinese Shrine in Wichit yesterday, October 16th, 2023.

Day six of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival continued with a street procession led by the Bang Neow Chinese Shrine in Phuket Town.

More than 2,000 devotees joined in with the vegetarian street procession of the famous Jui Tui Tao Bo Geng Shrine today, October 21st, 2023.

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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.