Andasi Underwater Restaurant at Aquaria Phuket

Andasi Underwater Restaurant at Aquaria Phuket

Dining with the fish [toc] Andasi Underwater 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 and reviewed

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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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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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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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10 Best Heritage Style Hotels in Phuket

Best heritage hotels in Phuket

Staying in a heritage hotel in Phuket [toc] Looking for a Heritage Hotel in Phuket Town? Phuket is home to some impressive heritage houses and historical sites dating back to its thriving tin mining days in the 1800s. Some of the shophouses and mansions built by Phuket high-society families and merchants a century ago have now been thoughtfully restored and converted into guesthouses, boutique shops and cafes. For those looking

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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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Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

Exploring the Chillva Night Market [toc] Chillva Market Phuket is one the best weekday night market on the island. Everyone seems to love them, Thai teenagers, more than everyone else. Every town in Thailand has a surprising amount of night markets, and they are always packed, so it's no surprise that there are now more than 9 night markets in Phuket. Also, Chillva Market Phuket makes smart use of those

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Shrine of the Serene Light in Phuket Town – Sang Tham Shrine

Shrine of Serene Light

Where is the Shrine of the Serene Light? [toc] The Shrine of the Serene Light (Sang Tham Shrine) used to be 'the little hidden Chinese temple' tucked away right under your nose on Phang Nga road, one of the most famous streets of Phuket Town. While most Thais knew all about it, only a few foreigners would be aware of its existence and proudly whisper its secret location to newbies

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

Raya House in Phuket Town

Raya House Phuket Raya House 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 House 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 kept. It is simple, unpretentious

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