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The history of Phuket Island, Thailand dates back to 1025 A.D. Remains found throughout Phuket Island, Thailand is proof of the date. The actual meaning of the name Phuket Island, Thailand comes from "Tamil manikram", or the crystal mountain. For those who know more about the history of Phuket Island, Thailand; even with different names given, it was known as "Junk Ceylon" originally.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, normally October.
During this time, local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which usually falls in the month of October. The tradition originated on Phuket around 150 years ago.
It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals
Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) is held every mid of April in Phuket Island. This event will be once again marked by the water based festivities, which traditionally were limited to sprinkling some water on the head of your elders, or going to the temple for a blessing and sprinkle from a