Chao Le Boat Floating Festival is settled during the middle of the sixth and eleventh lunar months yearly. The festival is held at the Chao Le, or Sea Gypsy, villages in Phuket. The Rawai and Sapam villages hold their ceremonies on the 13th, Sire village celebrates on the 14th and the village at Laem La (east of the bridge on Phuket's northern tip) celebrates on the 15th. Ceremonies, which are the centre around the setting adrift of small boats similar to the Thai Festival of Loy Krathong, are held at night and their purpose is to drive away evil and to bring good luck to them.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Rawai, Muang Phuket, Phuket 83000 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2250 5500