Phuket Vegetarian Festival 15th – 24th October 2023

So long as you don’t mind the sight of blood… the bucket loads! Then this is a colourful and exciting event to witness………..once and probably once only! This is a tradition brought over by Chinese settlers and takes place in the vicinity of 6 of the main Chinese temples scattered throughout Phuket, but they also go walks between temples and this is where most people see the processions.

You cant fail to miss them with their self inflicted piercings and mortification along with the deafening Chinese fire crackers. The sight can be disturbing for many and so best avoided if you are sensitive to this form of bizarre worship.