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 is good, but local restaurants have a little more. It's more authentic, fresher, not to mention often cheaper. We are happy to share our Best Local

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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 colourful history. Today it is home to souvenir shops, fancy ice cream parlours and small but posh guesthouses, but it wasn't always like this as long ago: the posh Soi Romanee was the red-light district of Phuket Town! We were always fascinated by the old houses

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Phuket Local Blue Bus and Pink Bus

Phuket Blue Bus

How to use Phuket Blue Bus (Song Taew) [toc] The Phuket Blue Bus (known as Song Taew) is the oldest and best-known local bus to get from Phuket Town to destinations around Phuket. It often looks more like a wooden truck than a bus as you know it. Those will only take you from Phuket town to a beach or a small set of beaches, but not between beaches. That

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Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town – A Walking Guide

Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town

A walking guide to Phang Nga Road [toc] Phang Nga Road is another historical street that runs parallel to the famous Thalang Road, in Old Phuket Town. Phang Nga Road maybe is less known, but it has a lot of charms, a few local restaurants, and several important historical landmarks and museums. As you walk around, take the time to look at the superbly renovated architecture. What to see and

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Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

What to do at Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market? [toc] Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market is called 'Lard Yai Market' by locals and is the most popular attraction in Phuket Town. This 360-metre long street market was an instant success, adding a much-needed event to the historical part of town. Every Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm (and often beyond), the once quiet Thalang Road turns into a busy

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11 Free Things to Do in Phuket

Free Things to Do in Phuket

What to do in Phuket for free? [toc] Are there any interesting free things to do in Phuket? It may sound like a strange question, but Phuket is well-known to be the most expensive destination in Thailand. If the flight ticket and the hotel used most of your budget, there are ways to make the best of your stay without spending much. We wrote a page about ‘Phuket with a

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Where to Change Money in Phuket?

Changing Money in Phuket

Where to get the best exchange rates in Phuket? [toc] Where is the best place to change money in Phuket? This is one of the most frequently asked questions on our Phuket blog. If you are travelling on a budget, exchange rates can make a significant difference for your holiday. We try here to list the different options available on the island, and we try our best to gather useful

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Mookata Buffet Restaurants in Phuket

Mookata Buffet in Phuket

What is Mookata? [toc] Mookata or Mu Kratha is an extremely popular and cheap buffet found in Phuket and all around Thailand. Here, you pick and cook yourself some raw ingredients displayed on a buffet-style at a low fixed price. If you are travelling to Phuket on a budget and want to experience the real Thai daily lifestyle, then you should try it at least once. It’s fun, cheap and

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Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant [toc] Never heard of Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant before? Not a surprise since Thalang road changed from just an old busy street to a full-scale tourist attraction, bars and restaurants started to appear like flies on honey. And thinking of it, it is a good thing! Well, I do have an opinion on the way those houses are renovated, too often looking like dollhouses, but the

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Super Cheap Market Phuket

Super Cheap Phuket

The cheapest market in Phuket! [toc] Super Cheap is quite amazing: you could organize a giant treasure hunt in it. We were writing a 'Phuket Price Check' story, trying to find 10 simple items we had written down on my list, but gave up halfway when we suddenly realized there was no way we could spot half of them, even after an hour of intense exploration! Sure, those items were

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Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central

Holiday Inn Express Patong

A good budget hotel near the beach [toc] Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is a good budget hotel in a strategic location in Patong Beach. This modern hotel is just a hundred meters from the beach, but it is also within walking distance from the heart of Patong and its buzzing nightlife and shopping. The Hotel Accommodating the many nationalities visiting Patong on a budget is not a

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Briley Chicken Rice Restaurant in Patong Beach

Briley Chicken Rice in Patong Beach, Phuket

Phuket Best Chicken Rice [toc] If you like delicious Hainanese Chicken Rice and you happen to be in Patong Beach, you need to visit Briley. Briley is one of the two famous chicken rice restaurants in Phuket, and it has been open for more than 20 years now, the other famous one is Kota Khao Mun Khai in Phuket town. Already in 1994, I remember enjoying this Briley restaurant because

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Renting a Bike or a Car in Phuket

Phuket Car Rental

The art of driving in Phuket [toc] Renting a car in Phuket seems to be one of the best ways to get around freely at a low cost. With so many things to see, you want to be able to go anywhere anytime. But driving in Phuket comes with few risks and dangers. Following these basic rules might help to avoid unnecessary trouble. It's not as bad as it seems,

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Wat Sri Sunthon Temple – Phuket Reclining Golden Buddha

Wat Sri Sunthon Phuket

Phuket reclining golden Buddha [toc] Wat Sri Sunthon (Wat Srisoonthorn) is known for the immense golden Buddha reclining at the top of a large building in the 'Pang Sai Yat' posture, which corresponds to “Realizing Nirvana” (read more here). The statue seems to be staring endlessly at the frantic traffic on the nearby road to Phuket International Airport. Of course, you already knew that 'Wat' is the Thai word for 'Temple'.

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Phuket Bus Terminal 2 ▷ Bus from Phuket to Krabi, Samui and Bangkok

Phuket Bus Terminal 2

How to Catch a Bus from Phuket to Krabi, Samui and Bangkok [toc] If you are exploring Thailand on a small budget, riding a bus from Phuket to Krabi, Samui or even Bangkok makes sense and can see you a lot of money. It’s relatively comfortable and safe; it’s just time-consuming on the long distances such as Bangkok or Pattaya. Where is Phuket Bus Terminal 2 Phuket Bus Terminal 2

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Ko Yoon Restaurant – Hokkien Noodles in Phuket Town

Ko Yoon Hokkien Noodles

Ko Yoon Restaurant [toc] Ko Yoon Restaurant is a very small and discreet place serving amazing Hokkien Noodles. If you happen to visit Phuket Town, chances are you walked passed it without noticing it, it looks like any other anonymous local hole-in-the-wall restaurant. But Ko Yoon has prepared those delicious big yellow noodles for decades and locals know how good they are. Yes they is much hype about Mee Ton Poh,

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