21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2023 or Nine Emperor Gods Festival 2023. On that evening, Nine Emperor Gods devotees set to make a grand send-off of deities through the waterways. A brotherhood of sedan chair porters. They protected themselves from thrown and exploding firecrackers with a simple attire (sometimes shirtless), face masks, and large towels (acted as a manual fan and protector from stray firecrackers). This troupe of sedan chair porters came prepared. They Go-Pro themselves doing a religious obligation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Phuket, Thailand
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Teik Ow