- WHEN:04 March 2017 – 18 March 2017 all-day
- CONTACT:TAT Phuket Office,+66 7621 1036
The annual Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival or Thao Thep Festival 2017 will take place from 4 to 18 March at various locations in the Thalang area, north of Phuket including the Heroines’ Monument and Wat Pranangsang.
The festival is one of the island’s best-known cultural and sporting events. The main objective is to commemorate victory over the Burmese army led by Phuket’s ‘two heroines’ – Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Si Sunthon, so the highlight is inevitably a spectacular light-and-sound performance about this most important story on the island of Phuket.
The open-air reenactment of the event with a cast of 300 talented actors will run for three nights during the festival, starting at 19:00 at the Thalang Victory Memorial Field.
Other interesting activities also include bicycle racing, a Takraw competition, a tug of war, a mini-marathon as well as a mass Buddhist ordination ceremony.