Thailand Feature

Advertisement

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.

Updated: 03-2014

View all features

Advertisement