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 in the  Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Bib Gourmand' means ‘friendly establishments that serve good

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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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Photos of Old Phuket Town and Around

Photos of Phuket Town

Explore Phuket Town! [toc] These Photos of Phuket Town were taken around the famous Thalang Road, but also Dibuk Road, Soi Romanee, Phang Nga Road and all around was considered the historical heart of Phuket Town. If you want to explore the old streets and take your own photos and Instagram Selfies, it's simple: use our 'Phuket Town Walking Map'! NOTE: Photos are strictly Copyright © Phuket 101 and Willy

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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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Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Where to fin great Kanom Jeen in Phuket [toc] Kanom Jeen is without a doubt our favourite Thai breakfast on weekends and we'll never miss a chance to go to 'Pa Mai Kanom Jeen Restaurant', on Satun road in Phuket Town, just next to the Blue Elephant restaurant. If we manage to wake up on time of course. Pa Mai Restaurant is open from 5.30 am to 11 am as well as 'Mae Ting',

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10 Best Heritage Style Hotels in Phuket Town

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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Rang Hill in Phuket Town (Khao Rang)

Khao Rang Hill

Rang Hill in Phuket Town (Khao Rang) [toc] Rang Hill (Khao Rang) located in the middle of Phuket is famous for its scenic restaurants, temple and a new viewpoint bridge. Khao Rang is not very high but its location makes it fun for lunch or dinner with a good bird view of Phuket Town Rang Hill used to be a fitness park, but has lost its popularity. All year round,

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Phuket Trickeye Museum – Phuket 3D Museum

Phuket Trickeye Museum

Phuket 3D Museum [toc] Phuket 3D Museum (or Phuket Trickeye Museum) is a great place to take your kids or your friends for a couple of hours of silly fun, especially on a rainy day. If you are not familiar with the concept of Trickeye Museum, also called 3D museum, it's a place where you interact with giant paintings for some fun photo sessions. The similar attraction has been hugely

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Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town

Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town

What to See at the Thai Hua Museum? [toc] Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road in Phuket Town is a pleasant surprise. We visited it a few years ago when it reopened, and despite being in a beautiful mansion, it was just an empty building. Thankfully, someone realised the potential of such a great location in the historic streets of old Phuket town to turn it into an interesting display.

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Chillva Night 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 these shopping and eating playgrounds, and they are always packed, so it's no surprise that there are now more than 9 night markets in Phuket. Chillva Market Phuket also makes smart

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Rang Hill View Point in Phuket Town

Khao Rang Hill View Point

Khao Rang Hill Viewpoint [toc] Khao Rang Hill has always been a viewpoint at the top of a popular hill in Phuket town. It’s not strikingly beautiful but it’s a pleasant stop, and a lot of youngsters go there for a selfie and a romantic moment. In recent years they added a Gazebo and a platform to allow visitors to enjoy a better view over Phuket Town and the sea

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