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Kiew Tien Keng Shrine in Phuket

Kiew Tien Keng is a spectacular shrine located at the Saphanhin Park. It is located in a unique place sitting on the seashore making it one of the most picturesque destinations. It is one of the best places to worship in Phuket and it attracts thousands of tourists every year. Being the only shrine situated near a coastline, this is a must-see attraction during your vacation in Thailand. The shrine is also a sending-off spot of all gods and deities back to heaven. This ceremony happens on the last night of the vegetarian festival which is very colorful and if you are lucky to visit the shrine during the festival period, don't miss out the ceremony.


  • Kiew Tien Keng Shrine is open daily and you can tour anyway.
  • Since the shrine is a holy place, it's recommended that you dress properly covering your shoulders and knees.
  • The best time to visit the shrine is during the vegetarian festival that happens in the month October.
  • While visiting the shrine, remove your shoes and hat at the worship area.
  • It is advisable to be respectful at the sacred area by lowering your voices and also avoid touching or pointing any holy object.

Pray At The Seashore Shrine

Kiew Tien Keng Shrine is one of the best places to say a Prayer to the gods. Apart from being undoubtedly beautiful, the location of the shrine is a clear sign of prayers gone directly to the gods. It is the kind of place you would love to worship at just sitting next to the coastline. Don't miss a chance to explore this beautiful, photogenic and a calming shrine. Some of the attractions at the shrine include sculptures, artistic images of different deities, idols, life-size statues, murals, and pictures. The quality of the materials used and the workmanship manifested here is truly amazing. There are also different beautiful temples located here. Standing tall on the promenade are impressive eight immortals looking out at the sea. The killer attraction in this shrine is a silver statue of a non-traditional Chinese monk known as Ji Gong. He was a talented medicine and who despite consuming meat and alcohol; had a big heart and was a hero for the poor. His statue is the smiling monk wearing beggar like clothes and holding funny staff with him. This is something not to miss. During the last day of the vegetarian festival, there is a colorful procession of individuals of the various shrines participating in the ceremony. All the gods and deities depart to heaven from this shrine during the last day of the vegetarian festival. The participants resume to a normal diet after devotion for nine days.


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