Category Archives: Festivals & Events

10 Tips for your holiday in Phuket, Thailand

What comes to your mind when you think about sea, sun and sand in Asia? Especially when you are thinking about the island which offers luxury accommodation, leisure activities and all the modern facilities. Most likely it will be the tropical island of Phuket, one of the most visited touristic destination and southern island of [...]

Soi Bangla, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2011

It is no wonder that so many tourists love Phuket and call this place a paradise. Great people, wonderful views, warm sunshine, and amazing festivals. There are more than 10 festivals a year held in Phuket, and this month sees the most famous festival of them all – Phuket Vegetarian Festival.  Phuket Vegetarian festival originates [...]

‘Hungry Ghost’ – Por Tor Turtle Festival in Phuket

Por Tor festival is one of the religious and culturally rich festivals celebrated in Phuket, a testament to the island’s long standing Chinese Hokkien history which began when the first Chinese immigrants from Malaysia and China came to work in the tin mines in Phuket .  The Por Tor or ‘turtle’ festival is celebrated on [...]

Por Tor Turtle Festival, Phuket - Chinese temple