Be a part of ‘Phuket Vegetarian Festival’ in October 2012
Phuket invites locals and tourists from across the globe to celebrate the colorful ‘Phuket Vegetarian Festival’ starts from October 15th – 23rd, 2012 in Phuket. The nine-day long event celebrates what Chinese community believes, the self-denial from meat and alcoholic beverages during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will assist them in attaining peace of mind and healthy existence.
The origin of the festival is not clear, however believed that an unknown Chinese group who suffered from malaria possibly bought the festival on the island during their short stay in Phuket.
The wandering Chinese community has recommended the locals to follow a strict vegetarian diet and pray to the Nine Emperor Gods who would certainly bless the locals with good health and pure mind. This belief led to the beginning of this festival on the island.
Phuket is a small yet beautiful islet positioned towards to the south-west coast of Thailand. The island is the melting point of various cultures and traditions like Muslim, Thai-Chinese, Buddhists, and even sea gypsies.
Experiencing hot and humid climate throughout the year, Phuket is the ideal place for a family vacation from November to February.
Activities to try while in Phuket: -
Diving, snorkeling, yachting, and parasailing are some of the most popular activities one can try when on a holiday to Phuket.
- Snorkeling: It is the most enjoyed activity in Phuket. One can enjoy snorkeling all around Phuket. You can head towards Kata, Patong, and Karon beaches for the best snorkeling experience. Many tour companies offer cheap holiday packages that include snorkeling among the prime activity to try in Phuket.
- Diving: Phuket is the hub for core divers in Thailand. It is among the top 10 scuba diving destination in the world. Spectacular view of the ocean floor, reefs, variety of marine life, and underwater rock formation offers many opportunities for divers to enjoy the deep blue water of Phuket.
- Sailing: The fresh and safe water of Phuket makes sailing the best water sport activity to try on the island. Phuket allows access to the amazing nearby places such as Phang-Nga bay, the Phi Phi Island and many more.