Experience the serenity of Loi Krathong in November
From 28 November 2012 To 28 November 2012Address
Phuket is such a non-stop island that it can seem like there is never a moment of serenity among all of the hustle and bustle.
But this is not the case, as the island is also a perfect place to enjoy a moment to pause and have a quiet reflection on life.
A perfect time to feel this calmness away from your hotel in Phuket is during the Loi Krathong festival which takes place each November.
Occurring on 28th November 2011, the event takes place on the night of a full moon and is considered to be one of the most magical of all the Thai festivals.
The event is a stunning spectacle to behold, with small lotus-shaped boats created from banana leaves, which are known as krathongs.
These little boats are filled with small flowers, candles and incense and floated down the river as an offering to nature to thank her for the water that she gives.
Anyone who has any worries or concerns will also add a strand of their hair or a nail clipping to their boat, as it is believed their anxieties will drift away from them on-board their boat.
People in the Millennium Resort Patong are in luck if they want to see this spectacle for themselves, as the beach at Patong is one of the most popular places for people to gather, along with Saphan Hill on the outskirts of the main city.
A wedding festival will be coming to Phuket again in late June and it is well worth checking out the mass ceremony.
A horse rescue centre in Phuket will be celebrating the 19th birthday of one of its residents later this month.
Phuket will celebrate all things American on 4th July to coincide with Independence Day.
Phuket Raceweek will be taking place in July, promising four days' worth of exiting boat races and social events.
The fifth annual Kathu Street Culture Festival is coming to Phuket again next month.