One of the most famous Chinese temples in Phuket is in the charming little town of Kathu, known as Kathu Shrine, with historical ties to the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, and this spiritual enclave is believed to be the birthplace of the event. Most shrines and temples in the region are quiet for the most part, giving visitors ample opportunity to practice some meditation and other mind training Phuket has to offer spiritual seekers. A healthy mind is also an active mind, and a healthy mix of body, mind, and spirit training is key to a healthy and active lifestyle Asia has to offer visitors from around the globe, a practice easily catered to at Thanyapura, a stylish and all-encompassing sports hotel staffed with the best sports professionals dedicated to ensuring your total body fitness. From its humble origins as a small and nondescript place of spiritual convocation, the Kathu Shrine has grown in scope to be regarded as one of the holiest and famous shrines on the island. Incorporating traditional methods, means, and materials of construction, the structure is imbued with a mystical air that transports one to another realm. Visitors are able to witness a fine array of wooden Taoist divinities hand-crafted to perfection as well as an antique collection of artefacts used to pierce the skin of devotees as part of the vegetarian festival during a particular chapter of its colourful history.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.