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Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

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Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

Visitors to Phuket at this time of year will be familiar with the Vegetarian Festival that takes place there. Visitors to Khao Lak may not be aware that this national festival also takes place n Khao Lak and nearby Takua Pa. This year it takes place in Khao Lak, mainly on the highway in Bang La On from the 5th to the 8th October. Don't miss it if you are there at this time. See details on this and other events at khaolakyellowpages.com/wp/…more-2478

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1. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

Wow, I am excited, I arrive the 5th !!! Do you know times for parades , Alan?

cheers

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2. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

you can watch Michy I will be in the pool and on the beach! I can't watch those piercings :-(

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3. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

No more information yet other than what is in the link posted. I think the most "dramatic" piercings take place in Takua Pa Old Town.

**** CORRECTION******* - the dates are 5th to 13th October. (Must go to Specsavers!)

Edited: 27 September 2013, 17:07
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4. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

I'm with Mossy on that one

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5. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

hi we watched some of this at the small temple ?shrine near the briza beach resort well worth watching in my opinion

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6. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

Including the body/face piercings????? Never seen them other tan on-line. Not sure I want to! :-(

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7. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

If this festival is anything like the Thaipusam Festival that is held in Malaysia then I am with NorwichBlue on this one its definitely worth going to have a look .

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9. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

More information on the Festival and its origins at khao-lak-magazine.com/khao-lak-vegetarian-fe…

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10. Re: Vegetarian Festival Khao Lak 2013

Just a word of warning to those who haven't been to one of these Festivals before. Because of the ritual body, particularly face, piercings, they are not for the squeamish or in particular children, as some of the pictures in the links show.

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