Tag: Festivals and Events

phuket vegetarian festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

This colourful nine-day event is one of the most fascinating festivals in Phuket. Watch as throngs of devotees walk in a trance, with their faces or body parts punctured by knives and other household objects. It’s a gory sight –…

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Wet ‘n Wild: Celebrating Songkran 2016 in Phuket

Suk San Wan Songkran! Kick start the Thai New Year by getting wet and wild! Songkran marks the start of the Thai solar calendar, and celebrations are usually a week-long affair. Traditionally, the Thai New Year falls on a different date on the Gregorian calendar each year, and…

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Phuket: 5 Cultural Festivals Not to Be Missed

Cultural buffs, we bring you five cultural festivals in Phuket not to be missed! Watch on (if you dare), as participants pierce sharp objects through their cheeks, and brave the burning heat by stepping on fire. If this appears to…