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Island Events November 2011 – January 2012

Island Events November 2011 – January 2012

1st Nov – 6th Nov 2011 – Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT – Karon Beach
Karon beach once again hosts the Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT, Swatch Beach Volley World Tour tournament.

10th Nov 2011 – Loy Krathong – various location around Phuket
One of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand, Loy Krathong sees people floating ornately decorated sections of banana tree trunk that contain flowers, incense sticks and a candle. Event held at all of Phuket’s major beaches and in Phuket Town.

27th Nov 2011 – Laguna Phuket Triathlon
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia’s premier destination triathlon featuring a unique 1.8K swim, 55K bike and 12K run through spectacular tropical scenery.

2nd Dec – 5th Dec 2011 Phuket World Musiq Festival – Saphan Hin Park, Phuket Town
This four-day event, intended to celebrate the occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol of Thailand’s 84th birthday, will focus on a borderless music and cultural and feature an array of international artists. Entrance is free.

3rd Dec – 10th Dec 2011 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – Kata Beach
Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is Asia’s biggest and most popular regatta.

4th Dec 2011 – Iroman.70.3 – Laguna Phuket
Ironman is triathlon’s marquee challenge and the world’s most captivating and testing single day endurance race consisting of a 3.8km swim, a 180km cycle and a 42.2km run.

1st Jan – 7th Jan 2012 Phuket Red Cross Fair – Saphan Hin Park, Phuket Town
Celebrate the New Year with the locals at the family-friendly Phuket New Year’s Fair. Try interesting delicacies, or shop for arts and crafts.

23rd Jan 2012 – Chinese New Year – Various locations around Phuket
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Phuket. Phuket’s Chinese population makes it a celebration to remember. Two days of processions, firecrackers and dancing dragons make a colourful spectacle. Go to the old town area of Phuket Town to fully appreciate the celebrations.

Old Phuket Festival – Phuket Town
Revisit the Phuket of the old days with the Old Phuket Town Festival. Phuket Town is turned into walking streets with a wide range of entertainment, food and products on offer.

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