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Cultural event •

@ Bang New Shrine, Phuket City   Date to be announced
Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival 2017. The 'Hungry Ghost' festival is an important merit-making event for ethnic Chinese. Food, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors' altars to 'feed the ghosts' that are said to have been released from hell for the month. Relatives pay their respects with gifts of food, with turtle cakes being the... READ MORE

Running •

@ Thanyapura   3 September 2017
King of the Mountain Phuket Trail Run 2017. One of Thanyapura's most popular races. Beginner and experienced trail runners can compete over three distances: the 4km fun run, the 8km and the 15km, along steep hilly terrain amid beautiful waterfalls of Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. www.thanyapura.com

Cultural event •

@ Phuket Town   20 - 28 October 2017
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful event held over a 9-day period in October, celebrating the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. Over the years the festival has grown and developed into... READ MORE

Festival •

@ All locations   3 November 2017
Loy Krathong It's a peaceful and significant festival of lights. Participants release pre-prepared candlelit floating vessels that they have filled with symbolic emblems. event marks the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional lunar calendar.

Triathlon •

@ Laguna Phuket   19 November 2017
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia's premier destination triathlon featuring a 1.8km swim, 55km bike and 12km run through spectacular tropical scenery. Over the past 20 years this race has attracted thousands of athletes from all age-groups, as well as triathlon legends Mark Aallen, Greg Welch, Craig Alexander, Paula Newby-Fraser, Michelle Jones, Chris... READ MORE

Regatta •

@ Kata Beach Resort   3 - 9 December 2017
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is Asia's biggest regatta. Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of the late King Rama IX of Thailand, the event has been held every year during the first week of December. www.kingscup.com
Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

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