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Kuala Lumpur to Phuket, Thailand - Traveloka

Chinese New Year is coming soon which means it's the time of the year again to travel to somewhere especially when you're tired of making small talk with distant relatives or simply want to enjoy some private family time away from the crowds. Why not travel to the breathtaking island which is surrounded by some of the world finest beaches — Phuket, Thailand.



Located in the Phuket Province, it is a beautiful place filled with many Chinese which makes it a perfect place to celebrate upcoming Chinese New Year, Year of Dog. You will be warmly welcomed by the friendly locals, loud firecrackers, unique Chinese New Year decorations in many of the Chinese houses and along the streets of the town, and not to forget, local delicacies as it is one of the most important festival in Phuket.


Firecrackers and fireworks are a must-have during the Chinese New Year. The lighting of firecrackers and fireworks are major traditions performed during the Chinese New Year to chase away evil spirits, sending out the old year and to welcome the New Year. Besides that, it also adds on to the festival atmosphere of spring festival.


As you roam along the streets of the Phuket town, red banners and red tanglungs can be seen hanging around and at the entrances of many shops and houses of Chinese locals that resides there. It is said to provide good luck and happiness during the coming year. As for the interior of the houses, living rooms are often decorated with plum blossoms in vases, tangerines and also a platter of dried sweet fruits in eight varieties. Tangerine signifies abundance of joy which will be given out to guests visiting Chinese houses. For unmarried adults , red packets that are also known as "Hong bao" will be given out by them to unmarried guests and family members as a symbol of good fortune.

For food, expect to sample many unique delicacies and certain types food are considered lucky to be eaten at this time. Food plays an indispensable part in the traditional celebration of the Chinese New Year. Chinese family members would reunite and have a meal together on the New Years Eve. It is a symbol of family unity. 

In addition to the CNY celebration, locals will also celebrate the Old Phuket Festival that is held annually by the local tourism authority (TAT) and Phuket City.

When the night falls, consider taking a stroll at one of the 30 beautiful beach with the finest lovely white sand as you listen to the sound of the waves or chat the night away under in a hammock. Some of the most famous beaches there are Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Bangtao Beach, Freedom Beach, and Paradise Beach. 


The nightlife in Phuket is pretty complete too as you get to visit the night market for a food hunt for local delicacies, nightclub that allows you to party all night long or even enjoy the picturesque sunset at the beach clubs. For those huge on sports, there will be a showcase of traditional Thai boxing, also known as Muay Thai, that happens every Monday and Thursday at Bangla Boxing Stadium.

With all the amazing people, festive atmosphere, unique food and great shopping bargains, it will definitely be a great time for visitors to visit Phuket.


Concerns such as flight prices and hotel prices would definitely arise for most people out there, but Traveloka would save you all the worry as they are now having cheap flight tickets that includes flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket



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