Phuket Vegetarian Festival
In the ninth lunar month, usually October, religious devotees known as Ma Song walk on hot coals and drive a variety of metal objects through their bodies. These feats are believed to deflect evil, and are part of a Chinese Buddhist–Taoist period of spiritual cleansing, when adherents abstain from meat, alcohol, and sex.
Need a break from the big city? View 42-hour itineraries from 13 cities.More
View deals in Thailand for vacation packages, hotels, airfare, and more from our partners!More