Chinese new year 2013 in Phuket

Chinese new year, or  Lunar new year as the Chinese call it, is one of the largest festivals here in Phuket. Thai-Chinese population in Phuket is large, about 14% of the population and they are generally considered the people who have more money and power compared to the other races here in Phuket.

This means, the festivals are better funded, better organized and overall more extravaganza compared to the other festivals on the island.

Year 2013 started the year of Snake. Phuket festivals were all around the island. The main events were at the Phuket town.

The images are from 2013 Chinese new year festival at Phuket. The acrobat group was from China.

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Chinese new year 2013 in Phuket