Nom Jeen Phuket – Kanom Jeen Restaurant in Phuket Town

Nom Jeen Phuket

A great Kanom Jeen restaurant [toc] Nom Jeen Phuket is a beautiful and relaxing new local restaurant serving delicious kanom jeen on the outskirt of Phuket Town. There are quite a few kanom jeen shops around the island but this one feels very relaxed and trendy in a casual young fashion, and yet, it's not expensive! Obviously, Nom Jeen Phuket specializes mostly in kanom jeen, a much loved Thai speciality

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Central Phuket Floresta Shopping Mall

Central Floresta Phuket

Central Phuket got bigger [toc] Central Phuket Floresta sounds like another mall on the island but is just a massive extension of the good old Central Festival. With an ever-growing population, Phuket Festival was just getting too crowded, parking was getting impossible and weekends were seriously packed. As it is on the outskirt of Phuket town it somehow addresses more to locals than tourists  The first year was a bit

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Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan Mae Taan Restaurant in Phuket Town

A good local restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Baan Mae Taan is a very good local Thai restaurant in Phuket Town. It is slightly away from the old streets of historical Phuket, where the tourist crowd always go for their selfies and therefore addresses more to a local clientele, and that is a good sign! In Thailand, impress the locals with their own specialities has become increasingly difficult, and even

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Andasi Restaurant inside Aquaria Phuket

Andasi Underwater Restaurant at Aquaria Phuket

Dining with the fish in Phuket Town [toc] Andasi Restaurant offers an unusual dining experience within Aquaria, the new giant aquarium of Central Floresta in Phuket Town. We decided to give it a try, and the experience was better than expected. The price tag is rather high, and the amount of tables available inside the 'tunnel' is very limited, so make sure you book well in advance. We previously visited

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8 Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket Town

Thai restaurant in a heritage house in Phuket Town

Enjoy Real Thai food in Old Phuket Town [toc] Enjoying local Thai food in the old Phuket town after a day of exploration is an experience no one should miss. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from, some are fancy, some are cheap, and some are in amazingly beautiful heritage houses. Here, we only list the restaurants serving real Thai food. Some of them serve some excellent Phuket specialities you

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Index Living Mall Phuket – a large furniture mall in Phuket Town

Index Living Mall Phuket

Index Living Mall Phuket [toc] Index Living Mall is large furniture and home improvement shopping mall on the outskirt of Phuket Town, just next to the Bangkok Phuket Hospital is and, where many fancy shopping malls are such as Central Festival. This shop addresses the mid-range market by offering a wide range of furniture at affordable prices. Index Living Mall has been opened for a very long time, and the

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Siam Niramit Phuket

Siam Niramit Phuket Show

Is Siam Niramit Phuket worth watching? [toc] Siam Niramit Phuket is a surprising show narrating 700 years of Thailand history. The stage is immense, the choreography involving more than a hundred people is spotless. The narration is simple and clear enough for everyone to understand each scene. The superb sound system immerses you in a fantastic world based on centuries of Thai myths and legends. It is seriously impressive. It

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Where to See Monkeys in Phuket? – Monkey Hill Phuket Town

Monkey Hill Phuket

Where to See Monkeys in Phuket? [toc] Update: Monkeys are unpredictable and can be dangerous! Never feed them by hand. Accidents are not unusual and they are not worth risking your holiday or even your life! Phuket Monkey Hill is the best-known monkey playground on the island, a hill covered with immense red and white antennas in the back of Phuket Town. That hill may be easy to see, but

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Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town – Great Thai Food in an Old Mansion

Raya House in Phuket Town

Raya Restaurant Phuket Raya Restaurant received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. Bib Gourmand means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.' [toc] Raya Restaurant (known as Raya House here) is a unique restaurant combining ingredients that make it unforgettable: great food in an amazing old Thai house kept just the way it has always been, no excessive renovation but clean and well

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019 – September 28 – October 7

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019

When is Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019? September 28 - October 7 [toc] The Phuket Vegetarian Festival (or Nine Emperor Gods Festival) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events on the island. For this unique occasion, a crowd of devotees assemble in every Chinese shrine around the island, followed by an even bigger horde of photographers avid to get the shot

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Kiew Kai Ka Restaurant in Phuket Town – Thai Cuisine in a Heritage Mansion

Kiew Kai Ka restaurant in Phuket Town

Real Thai Cuisine in a Heritage Mansion [toc] Kiew Kai Ka is a new and excellent Thai restaurant set in a superb heritage house in Phuket Town. Anyone who lives or has been long enough in Phuket will know this 85 years old house. It proudly stands at the intersection of Yaowarat Road and Thungkar Road, opposite Merlin hotel and Phuket International Dance Academy, which also is in a heritage

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Chom Chan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Chom Chan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Great Thai Food in Phuket Town [toc] Chom Chan is an excellent Thai restaurant serving a great selection of Phuket dishes and local specialities. It’s a cosy small house with a garden that is almost hidden on the outskirts of Phuket Town and can easily be missed when driving by. Chom Chan received a ‘Bib Gourmand’ rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. Bib Gourmand means ‘friendly establishments that

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18 Amazing Sino Portuguese Mansions in Old Phuket Town

Blue Elephant Mansion the way it looked before

Amazing Mansions of Phuket [toc] Thalang Road is where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration; 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 mansions are still standing but often hidden. It is so easy to imagine Phuket hundred years ago when standing in front of one of these beautiful mansions,

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Endless Summer Phuket – Coffee Shop and Boutique in Phuket Town

Endless Summer Coffee Shop in Phuket Town

A beautiful heritage coffee shop in Phuket Town [toc] Endless Summer is both a coffee shop and a fashion boutique in a magnificent heritage house on Yaowarat road, the very heart of Phuket town. Anyone who walks in front of this beautifulk mansion will stop for a photo without a moment of hesitation. However, even though it's very easy to find and close to most travellers itinerary, many visitors miss

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Kopitiam by Wilai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Kopitiam Restaurant by Wilai

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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8 Cool Phuket Cafés and Coffee Shops in Phuket Town

Phuket Cafés and Coffee Shops

Phuket Town Coolest Cafés [toc] Phuket cafés and coffee shops keep popping up (and closing) all around Phuket Town, mostly around the old streets of Thalang, Yaowarat and Dibuk. In recent years Phuket town has become a very popular tourist attraction and a fun photo playground, and as photographers and models seem to need frequent coffee breaks, cafés just appeared by magic. With so many people wandering the streets in

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