Hiking to Phuket Big Buddha from Karon Beach

Phuket Big Buddha is the most important landmark of Phuket in Thailand

Climbing the trail from Karon Beach to the Big Buddha [toc] Hiking to Phuket Big Buddha from Karon Beach is a great experience for the adventurous: there’s a slower and sweatier way to the top of Big Buddha hill, starting from the west side of the hill near Kata and Karon beaches. Taking Patak Soi 14 across the road from the Siam Commercial Bank at Karon Plaza, just walk along

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48 Best Things to Do in Phuket and Around in 2023

Meilleures Choses à Faire à Phuket

What to do in Phuket in 2023? [toc] What are the best things to do in Phuket? The popularity of this fantastic island comes from the incredibly vast range of attractions, activities and tours, from fabulous beaches and natural wonders to glittering temples and human-made attractions. Phang Nga Bay is an absolute must-do, with jaw-dropping limestone cliffs and flooded caves. Phi Phi islands are everyone's second favourite, even though they

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Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

Phuket most iconic landmark [toc] The Phuket Big Buddha is a 45-metre-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. This impressive landmark is probably at the top of everyone's 'Must-Do in Phuket' and is jaw-dropping. The panoramic views from up there are breathtaking. Koh Samui always had a very popular Giant Buddha, and Phuket wanted a bigger one. In addition, it is free to visit

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Maya Bay in 2023 – Phi Phi Islands

Maya Bay in Phi Phi Islands

How to Get to Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island? [toc] The famous Maya Bay has reopened after a long and much-needed break from the increasing herds of tourists who were travelling all the way to see with their own eyes what this bay of Phi Phi Islands seen in the old Movie ‘The Beach looked like. Even though we are not big fans of crowds, we decided it was

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket

Where to bathe with elephants in Phuket? [toc] The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket gives visitors a unique chance to get close to elephants in a fun way. Here, no one rides the animals; the old controversial elephant trekking time is over. In an Elephant Sanctuary, you feed, play and bathe adults and baby elephants in a way you never experienced before. Yes, there are still many elephant trekking camps in

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Srisuwan Thai House in Phuket

Srisuwan House Phuket

Experience Phuket culture in a beautiful Thai house [toc] Srisuwan Thai House is a beautiful traditional wooden house located between Phuket Town and Wat Chalong and where travellers can easily enjoy four different Thai experiences, each coming in fun packages at reasonable prices: 1. Photo shooting in Thai traditional costumes 2. Traditional Thai Cooking class 3. Thai art & painting: Thai hot wax painting, wood resin art 4. Thai herbs

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23 Best Things to Do in Patong Beach in 2023

Choses à faire à Patong Beach

What to do in Patong Beach in 2023? [toc] There are many things to do in Patong Beach beyond the much-talked-about nightlife and the ever-going party. Patong is full of activities for families, couples, singles and friends, and even a few attractions most people don’t know yet. We will not go into details about nightlife but mostly focus on the real activities, the things you can mostly do during the

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Les îles Phi Phi près de Phuket

What to do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2023: Access to Maya Bay is now possible but limited to a few daily visitors. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2023, Phi Phi islands are open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island is busy again, and shops, restaurants and hotels are open. There are a lot of visitors and you

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Super Surf Kata

Super Surf Kata, an artifical wave flow

Surf an artificial wave at Kata Beach [toc] Super Surf Kata is an artificial wave sport in Kata Beach, the perfect way to learn the basics of surfing, wakeboarding or even kiteboarding without all the usual effort and often pain associated with extreme sports. Here anyone can give it a try in just a couple of minutes, and depending on your experience and natural balance, you will be surprised how

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Liveaboard Diving in Phuket Surrounding Provinces

Liveaboard diving near Phuket

Best Dive Sites in Phuket Surrounding Provinces [toc]Both to the northwest and southwest lie the best dive sites Thailand has to offer. To the northwest lie the marine national parks of Similan and Surin Archipelagos which are referred to by local dive shops as North Andaman. These dive sites are well offshore and can be visited by speedboats for the day from Thap Lamu harbour north of Phuket, but the

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Parc Aquatique Andamanda Phuket

A huge water park near Phuket Town [toc] Andamanda Phuket is an immense new water park near Phuket Town, passed Kathu when coming from Patong Beach. This massive park covers a staggering 100,000 sq.m. and 25 attractions, including many impressive waterslides, a 10,000 sq.m. swimming area with artificial waves and the longest lazy river in southeast Asia (550 metres!). Andamanda is divided into 5 main theme zones, all decorated with

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7 Best Phuket Dive Sites

Best Dive Sites near Phuket Island

Where are the best dive sites in Phuket? [toc] What are the most popular dive sites in Phuket and around the island? Phuket is the gateway to diving in Thailand’s Andaman Sea, the jumping-off point for both northern and southern Andaman Sea dive sites. We have two weather patterns: the northeast monsoon from November to April and the southwest monsoon from May until October. The northeast monsoon is prime season

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4 Water Parks in Phuket

Blue Tree Waterpark in Phuket

Where are the water parks in Phuket? [toc] Phuket has a few water parks to spend a day of fun, whether you want to laze around on a giant floating doughnut or slide down a 45-degree wet slope and get propelled 10 in the air. It’s a great day for the kids and a safe place to play in the water when the sea is too rough, which happens during

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Royal Thai Air Force Museum in Bangkok

Royal Thai Air Force Museum

Bangkok Air Force Museum [toc] The Royal Thai Air Force Museum might not be the most visited cultural museum in Bangkok, but it can be a good surprise if you are interested in old planes. For a very long time since living in Thailand, I wanted to know how big the collection was, and my expectations were rather low. I was happily surprised to find about forty aeroplanes on display,

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Jim Thompson House Museum Bangkok

Jim Thompson House Museum in Bangkok

Jim Thompson House Museum [toc] Jim Thompson House is one of Bangkok's most famous attractions, and a lot was written about the house's history or how Jim Thompson mysteriously disappeared. Jim Thompson museum is a group of beautiful teak wood houses set in a green oasis in the middle of Siam, near Siam Paragon and MBK. Somehow it's surprising to find such a luxuriant garden just near one of Asia's

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Siam Niramit Phuket

Siam Niramit Phuket Show

What is Siam Niramit Phuket Show? [toc] Siam Niramit Phuket is a surprising show narrating 700 years of Thailand's history. The stage is immense, and the choreography involving more than a hundred people is spotless. The narration is simple and clear enough for everyone to understand each scene. The superb sound system immerses you in a fantastic world based on centuries of Thai myths and legends. It is seriously impressive.

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