Hotels.com suggests hotels for the upcoming Vegetarian Festival in Phuket. During the ninth lunar month (October) of every year, Phuket hosts the colorful and spiritual Vegetarian Festival. The 9-days festival accompanies the Chinese belief that restraining themselves from eating meat during that period will refresh their bodies and souls, as well as bringing them good fortune.
Surprisingly, a strong stomach is required for many visitors to the Vegetarian Festival – not for the food, more for what some may describe as the main feature of the 9-days long event. Firewalking, extreme body piercing feature, with men and women using knives and skewers to puncture various parts of their body, from cheek to chest. Participants believe these acts of self-mortification allow them to act as mediums of their Chinese gods, and that they are protected, and often little blood or scarring occurs as a result. While it’s not for the faint-hearted, it has to be seen to be believed.
The parade itself will start from the various Chinese shrines throughout the city and goes through the city center. Hotels.com recommends hotels around the clock tower in the heart of the city, the route that all parades will take, so you will never miss out on the action at affordable prices, less than 1000 THB. The recommendations include Metropole Hotel Phuket, MEROOM, Sino Imperial Design Hotel, Quip Bed & Breakfast, and Crystal Inn Phuket. For more information on the recommended hotels, please visit: http://th.hotels.com/
Recommended hotels include;
Metropole Hotel Phuket – Phuket
Rooms start from 674 THB* a night on Hotels.com
MEROOM – Phuket
Rooms start from 844 THB* a night on Hotels.com
Sino Imperial Design Hotel – Phuket
Rooms start from 729 THB* a night on Hotels.com
Quip Bed & Breakfast – Phuket
Rooms start from 822 THB* a night on Hotels.com
Crystal Inn Phuket – Phuket
Rooms start from 717 THB* a night on Hotels.com
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