Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu

Nai Dam Restaurant

Nai Dam Restaurant [toc]Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu looks just like any restaurant by the roadside of Phuket. It's not fancy, there are no exterior sign of luxury and even the restaurant signboard is hardly visible. We are not easily impressed after trying so many restaurants all around Thailand, but on that day, we were! Nai Dam Restaurant is a great place for those who know and love real Thai

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Racha Island and The Racha Resort

Racha Island

What to Do on Racha Island? [toc] Racha Island (also called Raya island) is a great snorkelling and diving site located just 12 kilometres south of Phuket. The island is so small it can only accommodate three resorts: The Racha Phuket Resort is a real luxury hideaway, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it or not, even people living in Phuket need to get away from

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Rock Hard A Go Go

Rock Hard A Go Go

Rock Hard A Go Go [toc] Rock Hard a Go Go is finally back on the nightlife scene of Patong Beach with a fresh look and a younger mood. In recent years Rock Hard was slowly fading away and the atmosphere was not the most entertaining in town and despite being the only Go Go open in the afternoon, Rock Hard had lost its shine. Lately a breeze of fresh

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Phuket Butterfly Garden

Phuket Butterfly Farm

Phuket Butterfly Garden Note: Phuket Butterfly Garden has permanently closed down The Phuket Butterfly Garden might not be the greatest attraction of all times, but your kids will love it, and you might too. If you are a macro photo passionate, you will get plenty of great shots without having to ambush yourself for hours. Located on the west side of Phuket Town, Phuket Butterfly Garden gives you a chance

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Mang Da Na – Giant Water Bug

Mang Da Giant Water Bug in Phuket

Mang Da Na - Giant Water Bug Mang Da looks like over-sized, mutated cockroaches, but I can confirm that they're not. They are called Mang Da Na in Thai and apparently are the biggest kind water bug there are. I think the English name is 'Giant Water Bug'. These guys are not just another type of deep-fried bugs on the push carts. They're a little more special than that. This

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Phuket Brasserie

Phuket Brasserie

Phuket Brasserie Phuket Brasserie, one of the best dining venue in Phuket town was a much needed one. Until today, when you started to think about imported oysters and mussels your only option was to fly to Bangkok. But we have been rescued, we now have the 'Phuket Brasserie' owned and operated by Belgium chef Alain Tabruyng. Previously known as 'The Taste', the brasserie is located on Rassada road, near

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China Inn Phuket

China Inn Phuket

China Inn Restaurant [toc] The list of Restaurants to try when in Phuket is longer than you think! China Inn is a lovely little restaurant in the middle of the Thalang Road, the historical street of Phuket Town. Everyone who has walked down that street admired it and most even took photos. But how many stepped in or had a lunch in its garden? Not that many. China Inn Restaurant

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Phuket Zoo

Phuket Zoo

Should You Visit Phuket Zoo? [toc] Phuket Zoo in Chalong has been the subject of countless talks, discussion and arguing for almost two decades. Few liked it and most hated because it's a zoo, and by definition: zoos are bad. I visited 2 times in 20 years (Phuket Zoo opened in 1997) and never liked it. Yes it was dreadful animals were in poor condition and kept in dirty cages,

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Phuket Funny Photos

Phuket Funny Photos

Phuket Funny Photos Spending many years in Phuket brought its share of oddities and good laughs... Here are some funny photos collected along the years, I hope you enjoy them. If you too have some irresistibly funny snapshots of Phuket, please send them via our Facebook, the best ones will be added here! (See also 14 weird things in Phuket and 10 Things that show you have been in Phuket

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Phuket Tsunami – December 26, 2004 – How Phuket stood back after the Tsunami

Phuket Tsunami December 2004

Memories of Phuket Tsunami Here are just a few photos I took on the day the tsunami hit Phuket December 26, 2004, and the weeks that followed. So they won't vanish from my memory. It's not a dark memory, and it's proof of the human capacity for survival and natural optimism and this event shouldn't be forgotten. I was living in Patong Beach at the time, and luckily we were

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Baan Saan Rak Restaurant

Baan Saan Rak Restaurant Latest news: Baan Saan Rak Restaurant has closed . I guess it was little bit too much out of the way. Sincere apologies about this.Baan Saan Rak Restaurant was a well needed breath of culinary fresh air on Phuket island. Not often do we see a young creative restaurant serving really good cuisine at affordable prices. Set on Kao Kaad Road, a remote street in the

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Catch Beach Club Phuket – Surin Beach

Catch Beach Club

Catch Beach Club Catch Beach Club Catch Beach Club Phuket on Surin is still one of the most trendy beach clubs in Phuket and the competition has become fierce! We love to go there on weekend afternoons to unwind, or even get some work done in a relaxing tropical ambiance… Who wouldn’t? (Catch Beach Club also ranks high on our '10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket') The mood is soft

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Soi Tiger and Tiger Disco on Bangla Road

Soi Tiger

Soi Tiger on Bangla Road Soi Tiger as always been very popular, possibly due to its prime location, fancy design but mostly because of the many sexy girls dancing on bars.  Located in Soi Bangla, just next to Bangla Shopping Center, Soi Tiger and just above it Tiger Disco are hard to miss with their Flintstones giant cave look. It's huge and a bit kitsch but don't hesitate to explore

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Tiger Night Club on Soi Bangla in Patong Beach

Tiger Disco and Entertainment Complex

Tiger Night Club and Entertainment Complex [toc] The Tiger Night Club and Entertainment Complex in the famous Bangla Road in Patong Beach is taking a serious bite at the Phuket nightlife scene. With three floors dominated by three massive tigers, high ceilings and a lot of room to walk around the Tiger Disco is a party monster. A blast of lights and colours is taking this gigantic Flintstones cave to

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Soi Crocodile on Bangla Road

Soi Crocodile

Soi Crocodile on Bangla Road NOTE: Soi Crocodile is closed until further notice for some 'renovations' Soi Crocodile, in the middle part of Soi Bangla, used to be the center of a lot of interest and this for many years... Crowd gather around the entrance and cameras are flashing. The reason is simple... and odd. 4 or 5 sexy girls are permanently dancing on a stage with extremely short skirts.

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Kopi de Phuket

Kopi de Phuket

Kopi de Phuket Kopi de Phuket, a very small restaurant, has made its name in Phuket Town since a while... it looks strangely familiar and serves some really typical Phuket dishes in an eclectic decor, but what Kopi de Phuket does best is coffee Phuket style. Kopi de Phuket opened in 2004 on Phuket Road is more of a restaurant. The decor is made of bric-a-brac from the sixties, the

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White Water Rafting in Phang Nga

White Water Rafting Phuket

White Water Rafting in Phang Nga Feel like a little thrill to change a bit from lazy days on the beaches of Phuket and wild nights of Bangla? Here is an activity that will give you a serious adrenaline rush! White water rafting on the Song Preak river in Phang Nga forest, followed by some elephant trek in the jungle. Of course nothing to compare with the Grand Canyon, but on the

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The Boathouse Kata Beach

The Boathouse Kata Beach

The Boathouse Kata Beach The boathouse in Kata Beach has been a culinary landmark in Phuket for more than two decades. The location is fantastic, the food and wine exceptional, but the time had come to bring this restaurant to new fresh trendy life. The Boathouse has been entirely redesigned in a white bright design.  Serving French and Thai Cuisine, the place feels trendy with a sober elegance and does

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Tom Yam Goong – Prawn Spicy and Sour Soup

Tom Yam Goong

What is Tom Yam Goong? [toc] Tom Yam is one of Thailand's favourite and most well-known dish, to locals and visitors alike.  It's is not a tourist trap; it is really part of Thai life. Tom Yam means hot and sour soup and Goong means prawns. Other famous variations are Tom Yam Talay (seafood), Tom Yam Gai (chicken), Kradook Moo (pork ribs). A special one, Tom Yam Goong Mae Nam, is

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