Phuket Invites Everyone to Join the Lantern Festival for the Beginning of Chinese New Year

Phuket –

The Phuket Municipality is inviting people to join in the annual Lantern Festival in Phuket Old Town for the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

The Phuket City Mayor Saroj Angkanapilart told the Phuket Express that the festival is being held at the Charter Intersection in Phuket Old Town until February 5th. Phuket had started to hold the Lantern Festival since 2016 in order to preserve local tradition and to boost tourism.

Not only is the town being decorated with lanterns but houses and businesses in the area too. Please come and take photos of beautiful old town scenery with lanterns.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.