About Phuket 101 and Willy Thuan

About Phuket 101

About us [toc] Phuket 101 Blog shares 27 years of Phuket exploration and thousands of photos for those who love Phuket as much as we do. This blog shares our real experience. We tried and visited every place, we paid for everything which allows us to keep our honest opinions, and we are pretty strict about this. Phuket 101 was born on January 15, 2011 What does '101' mean? 101

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Phuket Piers and Ferries to the islands

Phuket piers and ferries to the islands nearby

Where to catch boats from Phuket to the nearby islands? [toc] Phuket is an island surrounded by more islands, some of them, such as Phi Phi Islands, are world-famous, so it is not a surprise why there are so many piers all around. We list them here to help you locating them on the map as well as planning your trip if you need to get them directly from Phuket

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12 Most Stressful Things When Planning a Trip to Phuket (and how to avoid them)

Travel Plans to Phuket

Tips to Reduce Stress Before Travelling to Phuket [toc] Whenever you travel to a new destination for the first time, planning can be stressful. There are so many unanswered questions, and if also the cost is high, the stress grows proportionally. Phuket is no different. Travelling has become more accessible, and a lot of information is now available online, but finding all the answers can be time-consuming, frustrating and more

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11 Questions People Always Ask about Phuket (and a couple of stupid ones)

Bike Driving License in Phuket

Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket [toc] We've been running a blog and a popular Facebook page for eight years, so we inevitably have to answer tons of questions. We do the best we can to answer them. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Phuket. Please be aware that answers vary a lot from person to person and each situation is different, but the answers below should

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Is Phuket Safe? 11 Tips for a Safe Holiday in Phuket

Is Phuket Safe?

Is Phuket safe? [toc] Yes, Phuket is very safe, probably safer than most other countries. Of course, the experience might differ for each traveller, but overall, if you follow the common-sense safety rules, you should never have to worry. In this page, we give a few pieces of advice, but keep in mind that these safety tips just use common sense. See also 5 known scams in Phuket. [the_ad id="30528"]

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Phuket Weather in November – What to expect?

Phuket Weather in November

How is Phuket weather in November? [toc] In November, the weather in Phuket starts showing some improvement as it is the last month of the rainy season. On an average year, you can expect a mix of sun and short rains, but the risk of entire days of heavy rain reduces, sunny days are frequent. All tours and day trips operate normally, prices are still on the cheap side, and

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Phuket Weather Month by Month 🌤️

Phuket Weather Month by Month

Which is the best month to visit Phuket? [toc] What will Phuket weather be on the month I arrive? What is the best month to visit Phuket? These are questions we get very often, and some tough one to answer, and this for a couple of reasons. Even though there is some expected high and low seasons, there are no guaranteed patterns. Each year, the weather in Phuket is unpredictable,

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How to pronounce Phuket?

How to pronounce Phuket?

Phuket Pronunciation [toc] How do you pronounce Phuket? For most of us, it's so obvious, we are still surprised when someone says “f**k it”. We thought the 2004 tsunami put Phuket and its name on the map once for all. But not; we still hear lots of hesitation, snickering and giggling. Lately, some overseas offices called us and asked if our residence was in: "Fook... (hesitates), Fuuk... (errrr...), Faak...it? (giggles

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Flying Business Class on Thai Airways – What it’s like

Business Class on Thai Airways

Thai Airways Business Class Review [toc] Flying Business Class on Thai Airways is always a bit of a special treat, no matter how many times you fly,  and if you paid for your ticket or got it with your long saved mileage. There is a pretty big difference of perks between domestic and international business class. (Click here to read about flying on Thai Airways First Class) Check-In When flying

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18 Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket

Phuket Travel and Tips

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket [toc] Phuket travel - sharing tips, useful travel info, frequently asked questions, things you should know before you go and even more once you arrive in Phuket. These are the little things we gathered that can make the difference during your holiday. There is a lot to say to help you enjoy your stay while avoiding problems, so bookmark this page as we

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10 Tips for a Great Holiday During the Rainy Season in Phuket

Rainy season in Phuket can be great! [toc] "How does the rainy season look like in Phuket" is the topic of endless discussions and a very stressful decision factor too, so let's look at what we know. Let's start by clearing one important fact: Online weather forecasts can't predict anything, they will display a thunderstorm icon even if it rains for just an hour. [the_ad id="30528"] 1. What are the

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Phuket Festivals and Events

Phuket Festivals and Events 2019

Phuket Festivals and Events [toc] Phuket festivals play an essential role in island life. The history of Phuket goes back a long way, and the whole year is peppered with many traditional festivals or newly created events. Some are celebrated nationwide while some others have a special meaning to Phuket people. Not all the events are listed here yet, but we'll add them as we join them. Loy Krathong Festival

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5 Phuket Scams to Stay Away From

Phuket Scams

Best Known Scams in Phuket [toc] There are a few scams in Phuket, just like in most tourist destinations around the world, and you should be able to recognise them if they ever happen to you. Don't worry too much: while most are not frequent, they are easy to spot and easy to avoid. Only the first scam can have serious consequences; the others are more of an annoyance, a

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