Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021 – October 5 to 14

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021

When is Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021? October 5 to 14, 2021 Note: This is a typical coverage from past years. In 2021, processions may still happen, but many gatherings will be limited because of COVID-19. [toc] The Phuket Vegetarian Festival (or Nine Emperor Gods Festival) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events on Phuket island. For this unique occasion, a

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Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town

Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town

Bang Neow Shrine. Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town is one of the oldest and most revered Chinese shrines in Phuket. It’s one of the main shrines taking part in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival and is a place of worship and merit-making activity for the local Chinese-Thai community throughout the year. Bang Neow Shrine is on Phuket Road, a few minutes walk away from Robinson shopping centre, at the

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9 Chinese Shrines in Phuket

Chinese Temples and Shrines in Phuket

Phuket Chinese Temples [toc] The Chinese shrines of Phuket offer always an excellent opportunity for some good photos. There are quite a few around, and each of them has its own characters and unique features. The large ones are very popular during Chinese New Year in February, or the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in October, and can get extremely crowded, not to mention very loud from firecrackers. 1. Jui Tui Shrine

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Phuket Outlet

Phuket Outlet

Premium Outlet Phuket [toc] Phuket Outlet (Premium Outlet Phuket) has been open for more than ten years, but despite a very strategic location at the intersection of the busy By-Pass road and Thepkasattri Road (you probably will drive by when coming from the airport), it never really took off. The design is attractive with terracotta colours, a large walking-covered alley and immense parking space. It was a bit of an

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Esan Bar – Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Esan Bar Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

A great local restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Esan Bar, despite calling itself a bar, is an excellent and affordable Thai restaurant serving Isan food from the northeast of Thailand. The restaurant sits by the busy roadside on the outskirts of Phuket town, near the stadium and not far from the well-known Central Phuket Floresta Shopping Mall. The restaurant is beautiful and is mostly open-air because it has no walls,

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O Cha Rot Phuket – Noodle Soup in Phuket Town

O Cha Rot Noodle Soup Restaurant in Phuket Town

A great noodle soup shop in Old Phuket Town [toc] O Cha Rot is an unassuming local restaurant, but it serves one of the best noodle soups in Phuket Town, so good that it made it to the Michelin Guide in Phuket. The restaurant has no decoration whatsoever, white wall, stainless cooking station and stainless tables. Most travellers walk past the place without a second look, but we probably go

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Crust Restaurant Phuket

Crust Cafe & Restaurant - Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town

Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Crust Restaurant is an excellent Italian venue located on the outskirts of Phuket Town. The food is very well priced and so good that the restaurant was mentioned in the Michelin Guide for Phuket several years in a row. The restaurant is set in a beautiful and colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouse, not far from Central Festival Phuket and just next to Index Living Mall. You

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Wanlamun Phuket – Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Wanlamun Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Best Dessert Shop in Phuket Town [toc] Wanlamun is the most popular Thai sweets and Thai desserts restaurant in Phuket Town. The restaurant has been opened for decades and serves an astonishing large choice of local sweets you probably didn't even know existed. When it comes to Thai desserts in Phuket, most travellers think about banana pancakes and mango sticky rice, but you won't even find them at Wanlamun. Instead,

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Day & Night of Phuket Restaurant

Day & Night Of Phuket - Cafe, Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

Day & Night Of Phuket in Phuket Town [toc] Night and Day of Phuket is a large restaurant with impressive architecture and attractive design on Dibuk Road, close to the heart of Old Phuket Town. The restaurant serves a vast choice of creative Thai dishes, including some Phuket specialities prepared with local flavours and personal twists. With its striking visuals and attention to detail, the restaurant quickly became a popular

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Saphan Hin in Phuket Town (Sapan Hin)

Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

[toc] Saphan Hin in Phuket Town doesn't look like much during the day: a dull-looking rectangular lake, a waterfront with not much to enjoy except for a sunken boat, a vast empty parking, and a massive abandoned shopping mall once called 'Lucky Plaza' and a Chinese shrine. Now come again around 6 pm, and you will feel transported in a buzzing fitness and jogging playground city public park with hundred

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Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Exploring Soi Romanee [toc] Soi Romanee (Soi Romani), in the historical centre of old Phuket town, is a short street with a long and colourful history. Today it is home to souvenir shops, fancy ice cream parlours and small but posh guesthouses, but it wasn't always like this as long ago: the posh Soi Romanee was the red-light district of Phuket Town! We were always fascinated by the old houses

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Chillva Night Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

What to do at the Chillva Night Market? [toc] Chillva Market Phuket is one of the best weekday night markets on the island. Everyone seems to love them, Thai teenagers, more than everyone else. Every town in Thailand has a surprising amount of these shopping and eating playgrounds, and they are always packed, so it's no surprise that there are now more than 9 Night Markets in Phuket. Chillva Market

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The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town [toc] The Memory at On On Hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic and best-known heritage hotel on Phuket Island, and this is for a few reasons. Built in 1927 and called Un Un Hotel at the time, the hotel possesses a strong Sino-Portuguese personality in a very central location on Phang Nga Road, the heart of old Phuket Town.   The

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The Grind Cafe Phuket at Underwood Art Factory

The Grind Cafe Phuket

a restaurant hidden in plain sight [toc] The Grind Cafe Phuket is a surprisingly beautiful restaurant and art gallery hidden on the busy by-pass road near Phuket Town. Chances are, you probably drove in front of it and didn't know that such a special place even existed, and we didn't know either! The cafe has long been known as the Underwood Factory but only started to get noticed recently. The

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Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen – Phuket Town

Surf and Turf by Soul Kitchen in Phuket Town

Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen [toc] Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen is a small Thai-German-owned restaurant on Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town that received a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide. The menu is short but changes monthly, and Chef Tom takes great pride in composing European-Thai dishes, including some vegetarian options. Each plate is beautifully, and the food tastes delicious without being overly sophisticated. The restaurant

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Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Towm

A Michelin Restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Jadjan is a local Thai restaurant hidden on the outskirt of Phuket Town, and not many travellers know that a former chef from a 5-star hotel in Bangkok runs it. If you are familiar with Thai food, you will appreciate the unique flavours of the southern food prepared at Jadjan, which has a deeper taste than usual. The dishes are so good that

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