Samui Fisherman's Village Festival

15 Aug 2011

The annual Fisherman's Village Festival will begin at Bophut Beach next Monday. The five day extravaganza offers visitors the chance of taking in diverse live music performances and fun activities as well as sampling specialities created by some of the finest chefs in the area.   

The Fisherman's Village is a traditional location featuring rows of old Chinese shop-houses built out of timber. It is usually a tranquil location, especially when contrasted with the resorts of Chaweng or Lamai.

For five days a year the village is transformed into an exciting location with bands from all over Thailand coming here to play. Food tents are set up in the area and local vendors offer a variety of local gastronomic delights with seafood featuring prominently.

Some of the major hotels and resorts on Samui also send their master-chefs to the event. These chefs create their signature dishes for the enjoyment of all.

Shops and vendors in the village sell a range of clothes and articles suitable for the beach or to wear at home. Colourful and inexpensive cotton sarongs make a fashion statement and have a practical use as beach towels.

There is no admission charge for the entertainment at the Fisherman's Village Festival. Bands will play mostly Thai folk and rock every evening from the 22 to 26 August.

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