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Vegetarian Festival In Hat Yai, Southern Thailand | Pack Thailand
Taoist devotees take part in the world-renowned Vegetarian Festival – best known for followers piercing their cheeks. The nine-day long Nine Emperor Gods Festival takes place around South East Asia but is most well known in Thailand, where the Thai Chinese communities often take part in the extreme religious rituals. It is known in Thailand as the Vegetarian Festival or thetsakan kin che. Footage above from Hat Yai, southern Thailand, taken on October 14, 2018, shows locals slashing their tongues, piercing their cheeks with large spears while others inserted long needles in their arms. The gathering from all of the local