Local Festival and Attractions Activities
Experience the local customs and traditions of Spa Sanctuary Phuket including the unique natural and cultural attractions found within close proximity to Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary Phuket.
Songkran is Thailand's New Year Festival, occurring from April 13 to 15 every year. It is one of the country's main festivals and represents a period of reflection and expression of appreciation for families. It also includes a great deal of water-related activities lasting two days and more.
Loy Krathong is Thailand's festival of lights held every year on the evening of the 12th lunar month, typically in November. It is a Thai belief that all misfortunes in the past will float away (loy), hence personal items like nail clippings and strands of hair are placed in the krathong (leaf bowl). The Thais also believe that the action of setting floating lights free across water bodies is a respectful sign of homage to the water goddess, Mae Khongkha.
The Vegetarian Festival is one of Phuket's most famous events and lasts nine days in October, the Chinese calendar's 9th lunar month. This colourful month celebrates the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.
Phuket Old Town Festival
Watch the Thalang road vicinity turn into a walking street that will see variety of stalls selling local food, crafts and showcasing live local entertainment. The Phuket Old Town Festival takes place on the weekend after the Chinese New Year festivities.
This group of islands is one of the Andaman Sea's most renowned and ranked among the world's top 10 diving sites. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the coast beyond Phuket and visit the Similan Islands by day or after nightfall.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay lies north of Phuket island and is renowned for its stunning limestone cliffs rising out of the water and evergreen mangrove forests. Enjoy the picturesque scenery during a boat trip, go kayaking through narrow sea caves and pay a visit to Koh Panyee – a sea gypsy village set on stilts over water.
Phuket's geographical location has garnered the island a rich history involving Burmese invasion, tin mining, rubber trading, various religious beliefs and tourism. Without these events and happenings, Phuket would not be the island known and loved by the world today.