Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

Well, the 2009 Phuket Vegetarian festival is straight off over. As normal, want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events, take in to a greater extent than shrines, but piece of employment as well as household unit of measurement exercise only nearly come upwards first! During the calendar week I had no time, but on Sabbatum as well as Lord's Day woke early on as well as headed to the processions. The street processions inwards Phuket Town happened every twenty-four hours from the 20th to 26th October. I cannot recommend plenty that, should you lot hold upwards inwards Phuket during the festival, you lot should brand the attempt to run into something... something that you lot volition non cause got seen before!

I managed a amount ix days on the vegetarian diet, eating nutrient alone from the restaurants as well as stalls selling the "Jae" food, no meat, no dairy, no garlic (it's smelly). Oh, as well as no alcohol - ix days without a beer is something of a miracle for me! There are nonetheless events that I cause got non seen, non photographed such equally terminate walking, as well as the terminal nighttime (which was finally night) inwards Phuket Town, where the streets are packed alongside people as well as the air is amount of firecrackers. The local TV channel was showing alive pictures, it looks mad. If going on that finally night, ear plugs as well as a facemask are a must. Taking photos would hold upwards difficult piece of employment - photographic tv camera would demand some protection too. And feet inwards sandals would peradventure instruct a few piddling burns. Next year....!

Talking of cameras, my Canon lens screwed upwards on the really outset twenty-four hours of the festival, stopped performance on broad angle - just what I demand for festival photos! Oh well, I did instruct by to instruct some pretty proficient pictures anyway. Maybe past times adjacent yr volition cause got upgraded the photographic tv camera again.

All the photos below were taken on the 24th as well as 25th. On the 24th I was at Jui Tui Shrine past times nearly 6:30am as well as chased the procession around town for a yoke of hours. The Jui Tui shrine is I believe the biggest inwards Phuket, as well as the crowds were considerable. I promise this large farang did non brand it also many peoples agency :).. On the 25th I went to Kathu Shrine, also around 6:30, earlier they all started walking. Some participants were nonetheless existence pierced. I stayed alongside the procession through the village, but did non follow all the agency to Phuket Town.

For to a greater extent than full general data nearly the vegetarian festival as well as links to many articles on the spider web log as well as photos from previous years run into here:

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Introduction

The photos below are only a selection - I cause got (so far) uploaded nearly fifty to my Flickr concern human relationship - Phuket Vegetarian Photos - Jamie Monk on Flickr.

Sabbatum morn - Jui Tui Shrine is only to the due west of the marketplace inwards Phuket Town, inwards the former town area. The expanse is crowded all calendar week alongside foodstalls - nosotros went on Fri nighttime as well as it was a battle to instruct along the street! Similar scenes on Sabbatum morning. I could hardly instruct within the shrine, as well as then waited exterior the primary entrance for the Ma Song to emerge. If you lot are at all squeamish, await away now. Too slowly :)

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

I believe the guy higher upwards is regretting his selection of piercing. How the **** did he instruct those inwards there??!

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

There were quite a few females this yr alongside piercings but others stuck alongside smaller items. This was the alone daughter I saw alongside something extreme. But the colouring matches her dress, how lovely.

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

There are many ladies similar her, dancing along the streets. Many of them truly exercise appear to hold upwards entranced.

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

The guy cutting his natural language was a favourite of mine. Good ol' fashioned purification past times pain! The dude below him seems to hold upwards going for some sort of record. How many truly abrupt things tin john you lot stick inwards your face? Actually I intend his tape was beaten adjacent twenty-four hours at Kathu :)

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

Some of the metallic rods through faces were long - difficult to motion inwards a crowded infinite when you lot cause got a ii meter long spike inwards your face. The piercings come upwards inwards all shapes as well as sizes. I saw guns, model boats, a propeller shaft, bath fittings....

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

That'll exercise for straight off - equally I say, to a greater extent than photos on my Flickr page.

Lord's Day morn - Kathu Shrine is alone nearly 1km from my house. We tin john listen racket from the shrine during the festival. Lord's Day was their procession day. They truly walk from Kathu to Phuket Town, nearly 5km. Try that barefoot alongside a sword inwards your head! This is why they start early on - doing this inwards the midday Sun would hold upwards foolish.... Yeh, peradventure foolish already, but anyway...

At Kathu, the crowds were much less, nonetheless pretty busy, but easier to walk inwards the temple grounds. The rituals start really early. I was at that topographic point nearly 6:30am. I intend adjacent yr volition attempt for 5:30am. Ma Song were existence pierced inwards the temple grounds. Entranced mediums were exiting the shrine shaking heads as well as shouting. It's all a flake surreal. Another world.

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

Maybe taking the advert Vegetarian Festival also literally? The metallic spikes as well as pocket-sized knives are to a greater extent than traditional, but inwards recent years at that topographic point is a style for to a greater extent than elaborate piercing. Bigger or weirder - to a greater extent than probable to instruct your photograph inwards the paper!



 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

Groups of friends oftentimes seem to exercise the procession together alongside similarly bizarre piercings. Would you lot similar to run into a unopen up? I idea not. But it's my blog, so...

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos



Ah yes, this Kathu dude beats the Jui Tui dude hands downwards inwards the sharp-things-in-your-face contest.

The procession walked out through the village, the god statues existence carried past times groups of immature men accompanied past times thousands of firecrackers. You cause got to hold upwards correct inwards the heart as well as person of it to appreciate the noise, the smoke, the feeling of tradition. This is something the local people believe in, this is no show, no tourist attraction. In Kathu, how many foreigners did I see? Just me as well as nearly five or vi others alongside cameras - some were pro photographers. I would cause got liked to follow the procession to town, but of class had to become to piece of employment :(

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

 want I had to a greater extent than fourth dimension to run into all the dissimilar events Bangkok Thailand Map; Vegetarian Festival Procession Photos

Don't intend I volition e'er instruct tired of the vegetarian festival. Phuket has Beach in Thailandes, nightlife, diving, corking scenery, five star resorts, but for me it's some of the history as well as traditions that makes Phuket something a flake special. Might upload some to a greater extent than photos later. Meantime, only a few days until Loy Krathong, which is on Mon sec November.

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