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Phuket lures tourists with moving seafood feast

Aug 11. 2020
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By The Nation

The Commerce Ministry is serving up the "Phuket Tastival & Seafood Gastronomy" festival in August and September to showcase the delicacies of the Unesco-recognised foodies’ paradise.

Phuket was last year named among the world’s top 10 tourist destinations but the Covid-19 outbreak has wrecked its tourism industry worth Bt400-billion per year, closing hotels, restaurants and other tourism businesses – many of them for good.

But visitors are now flowing back to the island, where a moving feast now awaits them. From August 15 streets will be lined with booths selling Phuket’s renowned seafood treats while restaurants and hotels serve up a sophisticated array of southern specialities.

The Phuket Tastival & Seafood Gastronomy festival runs from August 15 until September 20 at the following destinations:

August 15-17 at Chaloem Phra Kiat 10 park, Saphan Hin bridge along the seafront Kho Chan Canal.

August 22-23 at Rawai Beach.

August 29- 30 at Dolphin Park, Patong Beach.

September 5-6 at Palai Beach.

September 12-13 at Queen Sirikit's 72nd Anniversary Chalerm Prakiat Park (Dragon Park).

September 19-20 at Laguna Coast in Choeng Thale.

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