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  The spectacle of the fire
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  • The spectacle of the fire - Phuket
      The spectacle of the fire
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  • The dancer in slow motion - Phuket
      The dancer in slow motion
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  • The small firecrackers used for clearing - Phuket
      The small firecrackers used for clearing
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Thailand has such great ways of celebrating and making any gathering a special occasion. Fire seems pretty important. If they're not burning off rubbish, there's a bonfire for people to gather 'round. Fireworks are very common in Phuket and happen as often as they get an excuse to set them off. Small firecrackers are commonly used for clearing spirits from boats, houses or events too. There were thousands of them used after the tsunami, especially on boats along with offerings to Buddha of flowers, food, incense and candles.

Something a little different though is the firedancing. Quite spectacular to watch and definitely a special touch to events in the evening. The pictures here were taken on Chalong Beach after a wonderful day out sailing on a 100 year old boat, creating a great atmosphere and finale to a great day.

The firedancers are very skilled and combine Thai traditional dancing with their own style. It certainly has a strong cultural look about it. If you get the opportunity to watch it, take it!

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2006
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