Kalim Rim Lay Restaurant

Kalim Rim Lay Restaurant

Great Hidden Local Seafood in Patong [toc] Kalim Rim Lay Restaurant is a little known restaurant serving good honest Thai food and seafood at good price. Best of all for some of you, it is located not far from Patong Beach , just past Kalim Beach. Rim Lay is a very relaxing spot to enjoy a lunch or a dinner with spectacular sunsets, if you are lucky to get one

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Quip Sky Bar Rooftop in Phuket Town

Quip Sky Bar Rooftop

A cool rooftop bar on Phuket Town [toc] Quip Sky Bar is an unexpected rooftop bar and restaurant at the top of Quip hotel in Phuket town. The hotel itself is really original and fun to visit, with an old Austin car used as a reception counter. Since it is located quite close to the historical streets of Phuket Town (Thalang Road, Dibuk Road and Phang Nga road) it makes

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Rimpan Seafood Restaurant Phuket – A Great Hidden Restaurant on the Beach

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

A Great Hidden Restaurant on the Beach [toc] Rimpan Seafood is a small but great local restaurant hidden in plain sight in the north of Phuket Island, near the bridge that connects the island to the mainland. Thousand people drive past Rimpan each day without realising such a great place sits right here. Rimpan Seafood is a traditional restaurant right by the sea. Two decades ago there used to be

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The Beach Bar Phuket – Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar Phuket

[toc] The Beach Bar Phuket is a local restaurant half hidden on Panwa beach, away from most the tourist crowds. Once a modest wooden shack, the restaurant grew in popularity and now displays a long row of tables and plastic chairs. Set on the east coast of Phuket, this fun restaurant is still mostly made of wood pillars with a thatched roof placed on the beach. You will easily spot

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Wat Phra Nang Sang Temple in Thalang

Wat Phra Nang Sang

Wat Phra Nang Sang [toc] Wat Phra Nang Sang was built more than 500 years ago and therefore is the oldest Thai temple in Phuket. This unusual temple was built when Cherngtalay in Thalang was the main city of Phuket Island. Wat Phra Nang Sang is a bit quirky and seems to be permanently under construction. As long as I have lived in Phuket there always have been unfinished buildings

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Black Rock Viewpoint in South Phuket

Black Rock Viewpoint Phuket

Where is Black Rock Viewpoint? [toc] The Black Rock viewpoint, in the south of Phuket, has been known for a while but it’s among the most challenging ones to reach if you are not familiar with the area. It also requires a car or even better, a motorbike to get there. You will need to be in a decent physical condition as it involves some steep walking. How to get

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Ka Jok See Restaurant Phuket

Ka Jok See Phuket

What is Ka Jok See? [toc]Ka Jok See Phuket is, to say the least, a surprising restaurant. Tucked in a small quiet street of Phuket town it never advertised, and never had to since it's full everyday. So don't just walk in and ask for a table, you wouldn't get one. Their dining model defies anything we have seen so far in Phuket... they only have one fixed price for

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Pansea Beach

Pansea Beach

How to Get to Pansea Beach [toc] Pansea Beach looks like a private beach but since private beaches are not allowed in Thailand, you can get around simply by owning all lands around that beach. Pansea Beach is shared by only 2 luxury hotels 'The Surin' and 'Amanpuri Phuket'. If you happen to be a guest of one of these 2 resorts, you will have the privilege to share one

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Street Art in Phuket – Mural Paintings in Phuket Town

Phuket Town Mural Paintings

Mural Paintings in Phuket Town and Around Phuket street art is a collection of superb murals paintings by local and Thai artists all around Phuket Town. Some are easy to spot and others are well hidden. Walk around town and spot them, there are more than we share on this page but we will keep adding them as we discover them. Dibuk Road [caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Intersection of Dibuk

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Phuket Mining Museum in Kathu – History of Phuket Tin Mine

Phuket Mining Museum

History of Phuket Tin Mining [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. Museums in 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 the tin

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Hua Beach near Kamala Beach

Hua Beach

Hua Beach near Kamala Hua Beach - After spending 23 years in Phuket, I would probably smile if someone would tell me there is a beach I never heard of and never walked on. Phuket is not that big and 35 was already a pretty impressive amount of beaches on our list. But there was! While I was scanning google earth as I often do when searching for tracks, hills

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Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi [toc] Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island is not your usual 'Phuket Resort’, it is a destination in itself. Especially designed for romantic couples in search of an escape from the stress of the big city, this is a perfect hideaway to spend few days before moving to the fun of Phuket Island... Set on a nearby remote island not really far

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Nam Yoi Restaurant in Phuket Town

Nam Yoi Restaurant Phuket

Nam Yoi Restaurant [toc] Nam Yoi is a very discreet and hard to find restaurant serving an excellent local Thai cuisine in a remote street of Phuket town. The setting is basic, the price is very cheap and the food is really good, so good that you will often spot there the local crowd who love and write about Thai food on social media. Living in Thailand for long time

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Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant [toc] Chaiyo Seafood is a simple little restaurant close to Phuket town if you feel like a nice seafood lunch by the mangrove, without getting far from the city. Nicely built in a more comfortable setting than the famous Mor Mu Dong just across the canal, Chaiyo Seafood keeps its live stock directly in the mangrove stream. Seafood can't get much fresher than this. Nothing very sophisticated, just

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Khao Khad Viewpoint – Panwa Viewpoint

Panwa Viewpoint - Khao Kad Viewpoint

What is Khao Khad Viewpoint [toc] Khao Khad Viewpoint (Panwa Viewpoint) is a solitary standing viewpoint on top of one of the highest and most remote hill of Phuket, and a bit of a mystery. With a parking designed to accommodate a large amount of buses and cars, a shop and a massive staircase leading to a large tower, you would expect to find a crowd up there... but when

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