16 Weird and Funny Things in Phuket (and Thailand)

Unusual and fun things in Phuket

Funny Things in Phuket [toc] Living in Phuket for so long has been the opportunity to witness many fun sights. We should get used to them, but sometimes, we still smile (or clench teeth) when we witness one of the following weird or strange things. We are not only talking about the good old 'Phuket Vegetarian Festival', of course: these 16 are strange things we encounter regularly. We all get

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The 20 Most Beautiful Beaches of Phuket ⛱️

Phuket Best Beaches

What is the best beach in Phuket? [toc] What is the most beautiful beach in Phuket; a frequent and challenging question to answer since each person likes a beach for so many different reasons. Somehow, there are two kinds of beaches in Phuket: those where people book their hotel and those where people spend the day. 1) Beaches where people book their hotel? ?: Most people like to book their

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33 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket ?

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket Real Local Restaurants The list of local restaurants in Phuket keeps growing, and it is truly amazing how great local food can be here. No tourist places and no trendy venues here; it's all about local food and only local food! Here are some of the most popular (very) local Thai restaurants in Phuket. They are not fancy, and all are cheap: they don't care about the decor, and

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12 Best Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket ?

Best Seafood Restaurants in Phuket

Where to find the best Seafood in Phuket? [toc] The best seafood in Phuket is mostly in local restaurants, sometimes hard to find and often away from tourist places. Of course, the seafood you will find in Patong, Kata, Karon, and other famous beaches are good, but there is a little more in local restaurants. It's more authentic, fresher, not to mention often cheaper. We are happy to share our

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16 Most Hidden, Secret and Quiet Beaches of Phuket

Secret Beaches of Phuket

Where are the secret beaches of Phuket? [toc] There are still hidden, secret and quiet beaches in Phuket, and they are beautiful. Of course, some are difficult to find, but surprisingly many are in plain sight and easy to access. People are just not trying very hard to find them. Despite the permanent tourist complaints, more than 10 beaches range from 'quiet' to 'totally deserted'. Most don't have beach chairs

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20 Amazing Sino Portuguese Mansions in Phuket

Blue Elephant Mansion the way it looked before

Amazing Mansions of Old Phuket [toc] If the Old Sino Portuguese Mansions of Old Phuket Town fascinate you, you are in for a treat. There is more to Phuket than just the well-known Thalang Road, where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration. Yes, it's a nice walk and a must-do, but if you too have a passion for old houses, you might want to explore a bit further where some fabulous

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27 Best Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved

Phuket Best Hotels

What are Phuket best hotels? [toc] Here are the hotels we loved the most in Phuket. We stayed and enjoyed them all and would recommend any without hesitation. Staying at a great hotel in Phuket is entirely part of a holiday and can be an experience in itself, a memory you will bring back home. These hotels might not appear cheap, but all have personality, high service quality, unique features,

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10 Best Night Markets in Phuket

Phuket Night Markets

Where to Find Phuket Night Markets [toc] Night markets in Phuket are always fun; from the new Chillva Market to the giant Naka Weekend Market or the Sunday Walking Market in Phuket Town, almost everyone loves to browse the incredible array of things you don't need. Night markets in Phuket are intense, colourful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, confusing and overwhelming. But night markets all have one thing in common,

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13 Best Phuket Beach Clubs

Best Beach Clubs in Phuket

What are the best beach clubs in Phuket? [toc] Phuket beach clubs are the perfect addition to your tropical holiday: beach and exploration during the day, sunset on a comfortable lounger with cocktails and cool music in the evening, party with international DJs at night. Phuket beach clubs used to pop out around the island faster than we could visit them, mostly on Surin Beach. But a few years back,

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8 Best Shopping Malls in Phuket

Phuket Best Shopping Malls

Where are Phuket shopping malls? [toc] Phuket shopping malls keep emerging here and there, reminding how much the island has changed in the past two decades. They might not please travellers who used to come last century, but they are an excellent way to escape the heat or the unavoidable rainy days. In recent years shopping malls started to evolve and adapt to a fast-changing market and should not be

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7 Beaches for Rainy Season in Phuket

Phuket Beaches for Low Season

Which beaches are good during the rainy season in Phuket? [toc] When it's rainy season in Phuket, the sea is sometimes rough on the west coast where all the popular beaches and hotels are... but if you still want to swim in the ocean, where should you go? This is a question we get a lot between June and October which are usually the rainy season months in Phuket. Phuket

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15 Best Hotels in Patong Beach

Patong Beach Hotels

Where to Stay in Patong Beach? [toc] Patong Beach hotels come at many prices, sizes and locations so finding the hotel that will please both your budget and your need for the best place can be tricky. Many readers ask for our suggestions, but there is no such thing as ‘One Patong hotel fits all’. Everyone on average is looking for the same things. Can you recommend a great hotel

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14 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket

Phuket Best Rooftop Bars

Your Phuket Rooftop Bars Must-Do List! [toc] Phuket rooftop bars are just a handful, but the trend has started and is here to stay, especially after the success of the many Phuket Beach Clubs, people are always attracted by bars with a little something on top. There is a law in Phuket that says that construction within 200 m from the beach cannot be higher than a coconut tree (12m).

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10 Best Street Food in Phuket

Phuket Street Food

What street food to try in Phuket? [toc] Phuket street food is fun, cheap, and a great way to experience simple real Thai food. It definitely is more authentic than in tourist restaurants you find in Patong Beach. It’s fast and a lot cleaner than you might think. If you have a sensitive digestive system or allergies, you might want to skip this, but I think it’s as safe as

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10 Best Tours in Phuket – Phuket Day Trips

Things to Do in Phuket

What are Phuket best tours? What are the Best Tours in Phuket? There is a lot to explore in and around Phuket, and many places are easy to reach. Some other great places need a boat or a minibus ride and a bit of planning. We list here 10 of the most popular, day trips tours you should consider. Of course, we know there are a lot more, and we

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12 Mistakes People Make on a 1st Trip to Phuket!

First Time in Phuket

Classic Mistakes You Should Avoid in Phuket [toc] Phuket is an easy-going safe destination with so much to see, do and eat! Here are a few tips to ensure a safe and happy holiday, mostly based on the daily questions we get from readers around the world and some common sense. But this page is also meant to make sure you don't miss out during your holiday in Phuket! [the_ad

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43 Amazing Beaches of Phuket! ⛱️

Phuket Beaches

How many beaches are in Phuket? [toc] There are no less than 43 beaches now on our Phuket list! A few are crowded, many are quiet, some are hidden, and some are still secret. However, there are many beautiful beaches where you can walk alone for kilometres, even during the high season. Here is our updated list of beaches in alphabetical order. Some are easy to find; some are hidden.

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