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‘Hungry Ghost’ – Por Tor Turtle Festival in Phuket

Por Tor festival is one of the religious and culturally rich festivals celebrated in Phuket, a testament to the island’s long standing Chinese Hokkien history which began when the first Chinese immigrants from Malaysia and China came to work in the tin mines in Phuket .  The Por Tor or ‘turtle’ festival is celebrated on [...]

Por Tor Turtle Festival, Phuket - Chinese temple