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Get To Know About The Vegetarian Festival In Thailand

The vegetarian festival in Thailand also known as kin che, is a time of complete devotion and celebration to most locals. It is also one of the best times to visit the country and experience some of its cultural flavour.

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The streets of Thailand begin to fill up with food stalls that offer delicious vegetarian dishes such as dim sum stuffed full of mushrooms during the festival.

Join the crowds by dawn

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It is also not an uncommon sight to see hundreds of devotees gathered around the arnate temples, to witness the piercing ceremony and engage in deep prayer.

Not for the faint-hearted

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The “masong” can be either male or female and they take part in the parade of the festival with various body piercings performed on them. The piercings are done my medical experts under controlled environments and using well sterilized equipment. Your Krabi beach resort, may be able to point you in the direction of the piercing ceremony so that you could see some of the auspicious activities for yourself.

Firewalkers

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The “jeh” are the people who take part in the festival. They completely refrain from consuming any non-vegetarian food items starting at least 9 days prior to the kin che celebrations.

Time for prayer, reflection and celebration

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Many people both local and foreign gather to the festival grounds during this time and many hotels and resorts in the nearby area such as the Anantara Si Kao Resort, offer lodging to most of these onlookers.

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