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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Posted by andypragnell on October 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Yesterday was a national holiday in Thailand to honour the date revered King Chulalongkorn died.

In Phuket it was also the conclusion of the annual Vegetarian festival, which lasts 9 days.

We didn't go, though I did accidentally see a couple of the processions when traffic was halted to let them pass.

Could certainly hear it going on last night too, there were thousands of firecrackers.

If I hadn't had such a comfortable mattress I doubt I would have been able to sleep through it all :)

The following link includes some pictures from the festival, they aren't for the faint hearted; part of the festival is about suffering pain to cleanse the soul and many people pierce them themselves with some quite large, and strange, items.

http://www.ibtimes.com/phuket-vegetarian-festival-2012-where-purity-painful-photos-850829

Andy

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2 Comments

Reply andy miller
12:09 AM on October 25, 2012 
what are your opening hours ?
Reply andypragnell
3:04 AM on October 26, 2012 
andy miller says...
what are your opening hours ?


Hi Andy,
We are open 24/7, we never close!
Take care and thanks for the question.
Andy