Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival is celebrated all around the Khao Lak area. Many of the local community participate in the festival.
Towards the end of September 2014 it will be common to see a lot of residents dressed in white, as is customary during the Vegetarian Festival.
Around town the Mah Song (devotees who invite the god’s spirits to possess their bodies) will be leading prossessions and calling to bless houses where offerings are made.
The three Chinese Temples in the Khao Lak area will be a hive of activity during the Vegetarian Festival. The main centre of action is at the San Jao Bun Tao Gong Temple in Khuk Khak where activities will take place on many nights during the festival. The temple will be surrounded by white clad residents and numerous roadside vendors selling vegetarian food. This will take place to the background noise of fireworks, firecrackers and chanting.
If you can not make it to the Khuk Khak Temple, there is also a Chinese temple in Bang Niang off the road leading to Chong Fa Waterfall and a Chinese Temple at the end of the Nang Thong Beach Road in Khao Lak.
Khao Lak Wired has prepared a calendar of events to ensure you do not miss any of Khao Lak’s Vegetarian Festival 2014. The schedule is based on Khuk Khak Temple’s timetable, but the other two Temples will roughly follow the same events.