When it comes to the tropical splendors of Thailand, one of the country’s biggest geographical tourist attractions is the island of Phuket, the largest of the country’s islands. Lying off the west coast of Thailand, the island of Phuket has a landmass just below that of Singapore. The island was one of the most popular trading routes between India and China many years ago. Despite the many attractions possessed by the island of Phuket, there is one whose charm and intrigue stands out above all of the rest, and that is, the Amulet Market of Phuket Town.
The market in question is conveniently located in very close proximity to the Phuket’s main tourism hotspots, such as the luxurious Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao. Should you require an insight into what to expect, do consider an Anantara Vacation Club Review that would prove to be useful prior to setting out. Within an alley off Rassada Road in Phuket town, lies the market that attracts countless Buddhists from both locally and abroad. The Market is composed of a wide range of stalls, each selling their unique range of amulets and images of the Buddha. The market’s existence has lasted more than twenty years, and has changed in locale multiple times, each time however it has been in the same region.
The concept of Buddhist amulets began in temples to provide followers of Buddhism a constant reminder of the Buddha’s teachings and values. Such amulets were also widely used to commemorate the death of widely renowned monk. Nowadays the concept has evolved into a thriving business since some of these amulets are fairly difficult to obtain. The materials used to make these amulets vary greatly, ranging from gypsum and clay to gold and silver. Of recent times, the most sought after type of amulet, known as “JatukamRamatep” amulets, depict two mythical princes of an ancient kingdom.
So if you’re looking to add some heritage and good fortune to your time in Phuket, consider visiting the Amulet Market of Phuket.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.