Hok Nguan Kung Chinese Taoist Shrine Phuket Thailand by jackie littletaylor

Hok Nguan Kung Shrine impression

Hok Nguan Kung Shrine impression

Hok Nguan Kung is next to the Surin Traffic Circle Phuket Town Thailand.  A small shrine but like all chinese shrines, lot of color.  The most important ritual object here is the crafted image of Ju Su Kong (hence locals refer to this shrine as Ju Su Kong Shrine.). His statue is made from sandalwood and is black from head to toe, so it’s not difficult to recognize him. Ju Su Kong is a deity who was born some 800 years ago in a small Chinese village. Unlike other sheep farmers, he took an interest in Buddhism and became a monk at a very young age. Over the years he gained many followers mainly because of his involvement in public works such as building roads and bridges. Later on he was titled Supreme Patriarch by an emperor of the Song Dynasty. Common folks including villagers and travelers who were touched by his kindness praised him as a deity when he passed away.    The traffic circle is also a good photo.

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