Phuket tin-mining festival

Phuket residents and tourists have been invited to join a three-day Phuket tin-mining festival in Srisoonthorn to celebrate Loy Krathong and honor the island’s tin-mining history.

The event will be held at the Bang Maruan Lagoon, which is located next to the site of the old Bang Maruan Mine in the center of the island, from November 4 to 6.

“Locals really take pride in this festival. It brings people together and allows them to celebrate their ancestors and reflect on where they came from, said Srisoonthorn Mayor Worrawut Songyot. more at

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