Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa

Phuket Aquarium

The first aquarium in Phuket [toc] Corona Virus Update: Please note that the aquarium is temporarily closed from 18 to 31st March 2020 The Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa is not immense as the tunnel itself it only a few metres long, but it is still a great place to entertain you and your kids on a rainy day and it might even be your chance to see baby turtles.

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26 Best Things to Do in Phuket and around (Updated 2020)

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What to do in Phuket? [toc] Wondering what the best things to do in Phuket are? The popularity of this amazing island comes from the incredibly vast range of activities and tours, from fantastic 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 it can be

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Thalang Road in Old Phuket Town – A Walking Guide

Thalang Road in old Phuket Town

Exploring Thalang Road [toc] Thalang Road is the most famous street in the historic part of Old Phuket Town. The municipality and owners managed to revive most of the old Sino-Portuguese shophouses and buried the ugly cables Thailand is so famous for. Thalang has become selfie heaven. The street is lined with small cafes, traditional or fashionable boutiques and a few restaurants. All have one thing in common: A few

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Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Exploring Soi Romanee [toc] Soi Romanee, in the historical centre of old Phuket town, is a short street with a long and fun history. Long ago, Soi Romanee was known to be the red-light street of Phuket town, where one would find brothels, opium dens, gambling houses and other similar 'innocent' entertainments. When we first visited it, less than 20 years ago, the street was just a ghost from the

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Ma Doo Bua Phuket – a new selfie playground in Phuket

A selfie dedicated restaurant in Phuket [toc] Ma Doo Bua Phuket is a new cafe and restaurant whose sole purpose is to provide an irresistible background to the new generation of selfie lovers. The main catch is an artificial lake cover with those unusual giant circular floating leaves called Victoria Amazonica, a species of flowering plant, the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies. Around the lake, a set

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11 Amazing Private Beaches of Phuket (updated 2020)

Private Beaches in Phuket

Phuket Secret Beaches [toc] Private beaches don't exist in Phuket or Thailand in general, and that's by law. However, people often call some of Phuket most amazing beaches' private beaches' because they can't enter. So if none of those beaches is private, how is that possible? Simple: if you own the land that surrounds that beach, you can indeed deny its access. It's a little twisted, and some might find

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Maiton Island (Koh Mai Thon)

Maiton Island

The unexpected beauty of Maiton Island [toc] Maiton island an understated paradise with a long and interesting history. It’s a superb day out, only 15 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The island is small but with a large and quiet beach and a green hill as a backdrop. Maiton is a private island with a small hotel and just a few bungalows that used to be the ultimate luxury in

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8 Phuket Museums (updated)

Phuket Museums

Are there any museums in Phuket? [toc] Yes, there are a few museums in Phuket. They might not always be fascinating, but in recent years an effort was made to keep a record and share the rich history of the island. Several new museums opened recently, and the Old Phuket Town itself has been renovated and is somehow a walk-in museum and a beautiful display of Phuket historical past. Here

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Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

A truly ethical elephant sanctuary [toc] Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket is a truly ethical elephant sanctuary. It might come to you as a surprise, but not all 'sanctuaries' are actually ethical. The growing number of travellers who love and respect elephants are wondering what is going on with all the sanctuaries in Phuket? Yes, the large majority agrees that trekking must stop, but... not all sanctuaries are ethical? It

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Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum Update 2020: Thalang National Museum partly reopens! [toc] The Thalang National Museum in Phuket just reopened after being closed for a couple of years. Only a few of exhibits are available to the public to this date, but the new display looks very promising, with a well-designed layout and excellent lighting. The Thalang National Museum was built in 1985 and before closing, the museum fell a bit

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Phuket Plane Spotting – Where to See Planes Landing in Phuket?

Plane Spotting in Phuket

Where to watch planes landing in Phuket? [toc] Plane spotting in Phuket just moved to our list of 18 things to do in Phuket. Watching planes landing in Phuket has become a top-rated attraction in recent years. It’s easy, fun, super impressive and with such a beautiful beach as a background, it is an excellent photo playground. So where is it? How do we go there? Is it allowed? Let's

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket – Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the  Best Dive Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers recommendations and the many years we spent on the island working with local dive shops, we compiled here a list of reputable dive centres located all around the island. They all offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, live aboard cruises and speciality diving.

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Flying Hanuman Phuket – Zipline near Patong Beach

Phuket Zipline - Flying Hanuman Phuket

Phuket Jungle Zipline Adventure [toc] Flying Hanuman Phuket is an immense zipline adventure in the jungle above Kathu village, somewhere between Phuket town and Patong. If you need a break from your lazy day on the beach and if you travel with friends, this is an unforgettable adventure. It's a perfect way to spend a cloudy day with a good laugh and some fantastic stories and photos to take home.

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Phuket Simon Cabaret

Phuket Simon Cabaret

What is Phuket Simon Cabaret? [toc] Phuket Simon Cabaret has been successful for more than two decades. There should be no need to tell you what makes it so famous: it's not the stage design or the feathers or glittering costumes, it's not the performance, which by the way is pretty good. No, it is all about the ladyboys phenomenon, and Phuket Simon Cabaret certainly can afford the prettiest ones.

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Andasi Restaurant inside Aquaria Phuket

Andasi Underwater Restaurant at Aquaria Phuket

Dining with the fish in Phuket Town [toc] Andasi Restaurant offers an unusual dining experience within Aquaria, the new giant aquarium of Central Floresta in Phuket Town. We decided to give it a try, and the experience was better than expected. The price tag is rather high, and the amount of tables available inside the 'tunnel' is very limited, so make sure you book well in advance. We previously visited

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Paradise Beach Phuket near Patong Beach

Paradise Beach in Phuket

What to Do on Paradise Beach? [toc] UPDATE: There is now a 200 Baht entrance fee to enter Paradise beach.  Paradise Beach Phuket is just 4 kilometres from Patong Beach and consists of two small sandy bays with blue water, soft sand and coconut trees. You will find plenty of beach chairs, bars, restaurants, shops and massive parties on some nights. Yes, Paradise Beach is small, remote and not easy

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Blue Tree Phuket Water Park

Blue Tree Phuket Water Park

The largest water park in Phuket [toc] Blue Tree Phuket water park is a new and immense playground designed for adults and kids to spend a day of fun in the warm waters of a tropical island. With its multicolour and brightly decorated building, the park is easy to spot on the roadside of Cherngtalay, halfway between  Bangtao beach and the well-known heroine's circle. This 17,000 square metres lagoon is

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