This is the season for Phuket Festivals, which is a great time to see the island and its people at their colorful and festive best. The Old Town Festival will once again kick into gear from January 29 to 30, which also takes in Chinese New Year kick-starting the year of the dragon.
Phuket Town Municipality will stage the event mainly at Dragon Park and Thalang Road, alongside other various locations such Phang Nga Road and Krabi Road in Phuket Town. Featuring music and stage performances, displays of local art and lots of food and drink stalls, this is your chance to see authentic an Phuket Festival in full flow.
The opening ceremony and parade will be held from Khanit Hongyok Road to Thalang Road to start the festival on January 28. The final day of the festival will be on January 30 with a candlelit ceremony at 8pm, culminating at 10:30pm with a ceremony to worship Chinese gods.
Dragon Park will be the venue for the main stage, although on Thaland Road and Phang Nga Road will host smaller stages throughout the Old Town Festival.