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Wat Phra Thong in Phuket (Wat Prathong)

Wat Phra Thong in Phuket

Wat Prathong in Thalang [toc] Wat Phra Thong (or Wat Prathong), meaning 'Golden Buddha Image Temple is a very old temple with an incredible legend behind it, the kind of story that irresistibly attracts people... It's not very big or impressive, but everyone first wants to see the famous half-buried golden Buddha. So what is this strange legend about a temple in Thalang on the way to Phuket Airport? The

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Peranakannitat Museum Phuket Town (Baba Museum)

La "Chartered Bank" à Phuket Town

Phuket Town Baba Museum [toc] The Peranakannitat Museum (Baba Museum or Chalermraj Center) just opened its doors in the heart of Phuket Town after many years of renovation (at least 7 years!). Located at the intersection of Phang Nga Road and Phuket road, the Peranakannitat Museum is set inside what used to be the old 'Standard Chartered Bank'. It's a rather modest museum modest but the location and the Sino-Portuguese

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Phuket Elephant Trekking

Phuket Elephant Trekking

Elephant Trekking in Phuket [toc] Phuket Elephant Trekking is not cool anymore! Now comes the true 'Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries', where elephant rescued from a terrible life of labour can finally be free. Note that ethical sanctuaries are not to be confused with Elephant camps where you get to bathe with the elephants. It also encourages other old fashioned trekking camps to switch to this more ethical activity. People love elephants

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Phuket Bird Park

Phuket Bird Park

What to see at Phuket Bird Park? [toc] Phuket Bird Park, in Chalong, welcomes you with a large entrance gate opening on a green jungle and an Indiana Jones-looking bridge, setting the mood for a visit. This vast, very green and well-designed park features, as advertised, 80 species and 1,000 birds kept in cages of various sizes disseminated along the steep way leading to the main theatre. Some cages are

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Jungle Xtrem Adventure Park Phuket

Jungle Xtrem Adventure Park

Jungle Xtrem Adventure Park Phuket Jungle Xtrem Adventure Park Phuket is a fun activity for a day out in Phuket, but also a challenging one. Fortunately almost everyone can do it! The Jungle Xtrem Adventure Park is set near Wat Chalong just behind the Phukana Golf course and claims to be the highest tree climbing in Asia. So we had to try... easy to reach and well organized, you will

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Phuket Mining Museum

Phuket Mining Museum

The tin mining era of Phuket [toc] Phuket Mining Museum (or Kathu Mining Museum) was built with unusual grandeur in a very remote and isolated location behind the Loch Palm Golf Club of Kathu, somewhere in the hills before Patong. the museums of Phuket are not precisely living spaces where artists exhibit their creations, but this one gives you a pretty good vision of what Phuket was famous for during

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival Typical Schedule and Calendar

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Schedule and Calendar

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Typical Schedule and Calendar In case you are coming to Phuket in October, here is a Phuket Vegetarian Festival Schedule and Calendar of each day event, in which temple each event will occur, and when and where the famous processions will happen. Remember to bring a mask for the smoke, and ear protection as the firecrackers sound will leave you deaf for a day. Events [table id=53

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Phuket Amulet Market

Phuket Amulet Market

What is the Phuket Amulet Market? [toc] Phuket Amulet Market might not be the most exciting attraction in Phuket, but if you happen to be exploring the town, it might be just worth a look. Also, it's a nice little shortcut between Rassada Road and Phang Nga Road to reach the now-famous Shrine of Serene Light. You would expect to find only elders seating around the many long tables, scrutinising

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Radar Hill Viewpoint in Phuket

Phuket Radar Hill Viewpoint

Radar Hill Viewpoint in Phuket Radar Hill Viewpoint in Phuket offers a breathtaking panorama. The island certainly has quite a few viewpoints but some less visible than others such as this one are actually the most impressive. This hard to reach Radar Hill viewpoint is located high above Patong Beach and is not frequently visited but once you are up there, you will barely see anyone but locals and you'll

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Phuket Massages and Spas

Massage in Phuket

Massages and Spas in Phuket [toc] Massages and Spas in Phuket are among the many things travellers love when visiting Thailand. Here, massages are cheap and available everywhere; you don't have to plan; you only have to pick. Depending on the time you have on your hands, one hour or two will wipe out fatigue and soreness from your explorations. And what better way to spend an occasional raining day?

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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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Whitewater Rafting in Phang Nga near Phuket

White Water Rafting Phuket

Whitewater Rafting in Phang Nga [toc] Whitewater rafting near Phuket, on the Song Preak River in Phang Nga forest, is an activity that will give you a serious adrenaline rush! Of course, nothing to compare with the Grand Canyon, but on the other hand, you don't need to be experienced or even fit to enjoy it. Even kids can join. The river is located outside Phuket in Khaosok within Phang Nga province,

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