During the month of September, Phuket will also be the setting for the world-famous Vegetarian Festival. Also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, the colourful event will take place between September 29th and October 7th and celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstaining from eating meat during the ninth lunar month will bring forth prosperity and good health. This belief is also shared by communities beyond just people who live on the island and therefore affects city-dwellers and villagers from all over the country.
The festival itself sees individuals partaking in extreme practices like fire walking to honour the gods, which adds an element of shock and surprise to the event. However, in addition to the many street celebrations, the island also transforms into a vegetarian’s paradise with plenty of street vendors, popular stalls and restaurants choosing to alter their menu in order to offer seasonal specials that cater to the large number of people abstaining from meat.
❈Stay in a Superior room at Novotel Phuket Phokeethra
❈Breakfast included in the price
❈Booking period: Book 14 days in advance from May 2019
❈Staying period: 29th September – 7th October 2019
Phuket Old Town is where old and new exist in a harmonious balance. Its many winding streets are dotted with shrines, Buddhist temples, adorable cafes, generations-old stores, and ornate shop-houses that tell the story of its unique heritage. In this particular quarter of the town, you will also find mansions and structures built in a Sino-Portuguese-style that once housed the island’s tin barons of yesteryear. The town itself is the perfect size for a stroll, where visitors can view its many colourful murals and quirky buildings. There are also plenty of attractions worth visiting, including the Thai Hua Museum for a glimpse into the past, as well as the area’s many night markets, bazaars and walking streets.
The Old Town is also a prime destination to enjoy the best of Phuket’s gastronomy scene, as it offers everything from quaint coffee shops to bustling street stalls and top-tier restaurants. On Thalang Road; for example, the thoroughfare consists of a diverse selection of street food. Similarly, Phuket Walking Street showcases southern Thai specialties that incorporate the freshest locally caught seafood. For those who enjoy a diverse range of cuisines covering both Asian and western, the island also offers restaurants and street stalls that will suit all palates. This sheer variety is one of the reasons that Phuket has become such a popular destination for leisure and business travellers from all around the world.
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra sits at the heart of Phuket Town, which allows guests easy access to the nearby attractions, drinking and dining venues and of course, all of the celebrations involved in the annual Vegetarian Festival. Not only does the hotel boast more than 200 modern guestrooms and suites, and world-class facilities covering an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, and luxurious spa, but Novotel is also home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the area.
For all-day dining, Amor restaurant serves up mouth-watering local and international dishes, as well as buffets complete with exciting live cooking stations. Moreover, the elegant Estrela Sky Lounge is the perfect venue for unwinding with panoramic views, offering a long-list of signature cocktails and tapas-style dishes to be enjoyed with loved ones.
So whether you decide to dine in or out, the options are endless when you book your stay with us in paradise. As an additional tribute to the excitement that comes with Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival, Novotel are offering a 20% saver promotion that can be applied to any room rate when accommodations are booked 10 days in advance. Reserve your stay today to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
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