Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

Phuket most iconic landmark [toc] The Phuket Big Buddha is a 45-metre-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 is jaw-dropping. The panoramic views from up there are breathtaking. Koh Samui always had a very popular Giant Buddha, and Phuket wanted a bigger one. In addition, it is free to visit

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Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok

Loha Prasat (Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan) [toc] Loha Prasat, or Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan, is a superb temple in the old city of Bangkok, easily identified by its 37 golden spires. In the recent past, Loha Prasat was known as the iron temple or the metal castle because the 37 iron spires were originally bare and black. It did have some mysterious charm and was unique in Bangkok. The golden leaves were

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Wat Pho – Temple of the reclining Buddha

Wat Pho Bangkok

The Temple of the reclining Buddha [toc] Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, is such an iconic landmark of Bangkok that it is on everyone's list of places to visit, even on a short trip. Also known as the Temple of the reclining Buddha, it is the sanctuary of one of the world's largest Buddha statues and more than a thousand images. It is also one of Bangkok's

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Wat Arun, the temple of Dawn

Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn in Bangkok

What to do in Wat Arun? [toc] Wat Arun, also known as the temple of Dawn, is a significant landmark of Bangkok, built before 1656. It's much more modest than Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace or Wat Pho and the Giant Reclining Buddha, but its iconic shape is better known in many ways. Just look at the back of a 10 Baht coin, and you will recognise it

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Similan Islands – What to Do in the Similans?

Similan Islands

What to do in the Similans? [toc] The Similan Islands form a fabulous archipelago in the Andaman Sea, just 120 km northwest of Phuket island. These small islands are so stunning; you don't even need to be an excellent photographer to come back with amazing photos. Most people go there on a day trip tour, but the best way to enjoy the Similan islands is to stay for two days.

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Island hopping around Phuket

Phuket Island Hopping and Phang Nga Bay Private Cruise

Phang Nga Bay cruise on a private boat [toc] Phang Nga Bay is such a fantastic place. A thousand islands and vertiginous cliffs standing above the sea is a scenery out of this world. No matter how often we visit Phang Nga Bay, it is always a jaw-dropping landscape. It should be on your Must-Do list in Phuket, and it is often at the top of many visitors’ lists, and

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Wat Chalong

Temple Wat Chalong

Phuket's most important temple [toc] Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple (officially Wat Chai Thararam), is the largest, most revered and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. According to some sources, it was built at the beginning of the 19th century, 1837. Chalong Temple is one of the Must-See places in Phuket, and the nearby Big Buddha of Phuket, as they are relatively close. Wat Chalong Video   The central temple

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Kayaking in Phuket and Phang Nga with John Gray Sea Canoe

John Gray Sea Canoe in Phang Nga Bay Kayaking in Phuket

John Gray Sea Canoe [toc] Kayaking in Phuket with John Gray Sea Canoe is a fascinating experience, and the best way is to explore Phang Nga with the program called Hong by Starlight, slowly gliding among giant cliffs in a silent kayak. The cliffs and caves are ‘out-of-this-world, sceneries you must see with your own eyes if you travel half the globe to come here. We have been to Phang

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Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

How to get to Samet Nangshe? [toc] Samet Nangshe is a superb panoramic viewpoint in Phang Nga Bay. It's a little far outside Phuket island, but if you have a car or a big bike, it is worth the drive. From up there, you can admire the fantastic limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay, but it requires a good deal of effort. You need to drive 25 kilometres past the Sarasin

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