Phuket: Local Festivals

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Phuket

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 

October 17-25 , Amphoe Kathu, Amphoe Muang & Amphoe Thalang,Phuket

Phuket Vegetarian FestivalThis annual event is held during the 9th Chinese calendar month in which the locals of Chinese ancestry undertake a ten-day vegetarian diet. Various rituals are performed at Chinese temples and there are processions of ascetic devotees performing remarkable feats such as fire-walking and climbing ladders with knife-edged rungs. 


Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

December , Nai Han Beach, Phuket

Phuket King’s Cup RegattaThis internationally popular regatta is held in the crystal blue waters of the Andaman Sea off Phuket. Competitors come from all over the world to vie for trophies that are awarded in several different categories. 



Laguna Phuket Triathlon  

November , Bang Thao Beach, Phuket

This internationally recognised sporting event comprising a 1800-metre swim, a 55-kilometre bike race and a 12—kilometre run attracts worId-class participants from all over the world. Qualifiers of the triathlon are able to enter the prestigious Hawaii lronman Triathlon. 

Patong Beach Carnival

November 1 , Patong Beach, Phuket

Being an internationally popular beach resort, it is only fitting that Phuket has a beach carnival as part of the variety of activities for tourists. Held at Patong Beach, this event features watersports competitions, traditional Thai foods and beverages, a Miss Andaman beauty pageant (foreign visitors only) and entertainment. 

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