Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2020 – October 17 to 25

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019

When is Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2020? October 17 to 25, 2020 Note: This is a typical coverage from past years. In 2020, processions will still happen, but a lot of gatherings will be limited because of COVID-19 [toc] The Phuket Vegetarian Festival (or Nine Emperor Gods Festival) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events on Phuket island. For this unique

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Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

How to get to the Big Buddha of Phuket? [toc] The Big Buddha Phuket is a 45-meter-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 it is indeed a jaw-dropping site and the panoramic views from up there are breathtaking. Koh Samui always had a very popular Giant Buddha, and it seems

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Nak-Kerd Seaview Cafe near Phuket Big Buddha

Nakkerd Seaview Cafe at Big Buddha Phuket

A restaurant with a view near Big Buddha [toc] Nak-Kerd Seaview Cafe (previously called Star Mountain Sunset Restaurant) is a small restaurant with a superb panoramic view of Karon Beach. The place is simple, partly made of thatched roofs and bamboo tables, which adds a lot of charm to a simple lunch or dinner after your visit to the Big Buddha of Phuket. Nak-Kerd is actually the name of the

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Paradise Beach Phuket near Patong Beach

Paradise Beach in Phuket

What to Do on Paradise Beach? [toc] UPDATE July 2020: Paradise Beach has been temporarily closed. 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 to find if you

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27 Best Things to Do in Phuket and around

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What best to do in Phuket? What are the best things to do in Phuket? The popularity of this fantastic island comes from the incredibly vast range of 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 it can be a

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Chinpracha House Museum (Baan Chinpracha)

Baan Chinpracha

A house museum in Phuket Town Chinpracha House (Baan Chinpracha) is one of the most beautiful mansions in Phuket spread all around Phuket Town. Some of these superb Sino-Portuguese style houses are abandoned and in bad condition, some have been renovated, but Chinpracha House is somehow unique, and in its original condition. It can be visited for 150 baht and has a certain old-fashioned charm and atmosphere that may be

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Phang Nga Bay – The Many Ways to Explore Phang Nga

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay [toc] Phang Nga Bay is one of the most amazing places we had the chance to explore. We've been there countless times, by boat, car, on a bike, luxury yacht, longtail, kayak and even on a Chinese Junk. Each visit is a new experience. Sunny, cloudy or rainy: Phang Nga wears a different dress for each occasion. [the_ad id="30528"] Getting There Classic kayak day trips The easiest

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20 Best Things to See and Do in Phuket Town

Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town

What to Do in Phuket Town [toc] Phuket Town is a surprising treasure trove of things to do and to experience if you decide to spend a day away from the beach. The old streets add to the many reasons why Phuket is so unique. Think about it! Yes, there are many islands in the world with beautiful beaches, but not many of them combine amazing beaches, amazing landscapes and

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Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town

Jui Tui Shrine

Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town [toc] Jui Tui Shrine (Kew Ong) is one of the oldest and most important in Phuket Island. It plays a significant role during the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival usually held in October and November each year. The festival dates are based on Lunar Calendar and the festival exact dates change every year so if you plan to travel to Phuket to see this event,

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8 Phuket Museums (updated)

Phuket Museums

Discover the rich past of Phuket The museums of Phuket are not very impressive, but in recent years an effort was made to keep a record and share the tin mining rich history and the Chinese roots of this island. Several new museums opened and the Old Phuket Town itself has been renovated and is somehow a walk-in museum and a beautiful display of Phuket historical past. [toc] Here are

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Photos of Phang Nga Bay

Photos of Phnag Nga

Photos of Phang Nga Bay [toc] Discover our photos of Phang Nga Bay taken during our many explorations. These include photos of the famous James Bond island, Koh Panyi, the village entirely built on stilts, Samet Nangshee viewpoint and many small islands you will be able to visit on a day trip cruise in Phang Nga. NOTE: Photos are strictly Copyright © Phuket 101 and Willy Thuan - Copy or

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Naithon Beach ▷ What to Do in Naithon Beach?

Naithon Beach

What to Do in Naithon Beach? [toc] Naithon Beach is one of these little-known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, far from the crowded areas such as Patong Beach or Kata Beach. People chose to stay here to find a peaceful village with just enough restaurants and hotels not to feel too remote but still all the necessary facilities you need for a great holiday. Phuket being such a

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Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa

Phuket Aquarium

The first aquarium in Phuket [toc] 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. Several rooms display aquariums of various sizes starting from small tanks with seahorses, some fun and colourful

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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 (Soi Romani), in the historical centre of old Phuket town, is a short street with a long and fun history. Today it is home to souvenir shops, ice cream parlours and small but posh guesthouses, but it wasn't always like this as long ago, it was the red-light district of Phuket. When we first visited it, less than 20 years ago, the street was

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