40 Best Things to Do in Phuket and Around

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What to do in Phuket? [toc] What are the best things to do in Phuket? The popularity of this fantastic island comes from the incredibly vast range of attractions, activities and tours, from fabulous beaches and natural wonders to glittering temples and human-made attractions. Phang Nga Bay is an absolute must-do, with jaw-dropping limestone cliffs and flooded caves. Phi Phi islands are everyone's second favourite even though they can be

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Stand Up Paddle in Phuket – SUP

Stand Up Paddle in Phuket

What is Stand Up Paddleboard? [toc] People may be familiar with surfing, but what's this SUP? SUP is an acronym for Stand Up Paddle. Stand Up Paddleboarding as a sport has been around Phuket for quite some time but is still one of the world's most popular water sports mainly because of its wide range of recreational uses, including fitness, fishing, yoga, racing and surfing. Stand Up Paddle in Phuket

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BrassWok Thai Cooking Class

BrassWok Thai Cooking class in Phuket

Learn how to cook great Thai food while in Phuket! [toc] Thai cooking classes at BrassWok cater for small groups from 2 up to 6 guests per session. Typically each guest will have their own station and hands-on learning to craft their own dish. The lessons are fun, educational and entertaining. Chef Instructor leads the practical class at a personally suitable and enjoyable pace for guests. And the cooking assistant

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PHUKET TOWN

Phuket Town, Thailand

A guide to Phuket Town [toc] Phuket town is becoming more and more popular, perfect for an exploration day away from the beach, but also for selfies and Instagram enthusiasts. The architecture is beautiful and many streets have been renovated and repainted in a colourful way. While there is a lot of building redesigned to entertain tourists in the central area, there is a much bigger Phuket Town where only

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Patong Go-Kart Speedway

Phuket Go Kart Speedway

A Go-Kart Track In The Middle Of Phuket [toc] Patong Go-Kart Speedway is one of three Go-Kart tracks you can find in Phuket and no doubt has the most varied karts fleet and a very good track to offer. The Speedway is located about 30 minutes from Patong Beach, which is one of the main areas of Phuket. Whether you are a pro driver or just arriving for the first

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23 Most Instagrammable Spots in Phuket

Where to get the best selfie in Phuket? [toc] What are the best places for your Instagram photos in Phuket? Pictures and selfies have become part of our lives. They are a fantastic way to keep travel memories alive for a very long time, not to mention the irresistible bragging rights on Facebook and Instagram. Who doesn't enjoy posting tropical beach photos and sharing with friends freezing in the snow

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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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15 Reasons to Visit Phuket – Why is Phuket so popular?

Why is Phuket so popular?

Why is Phuket so popular? [toc] Why is Phuket so popular? And what makes people come back to Phuket countless times? There are many good reasons to visit Phuket, and we picked the answers we thought were the most important. Of course, there will always be some exceptions: some travellers didn't like it, some had unfortunate experiences. Some expats are grumpy because they forgot how lucky they are here and

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Central Phuket – Central Festival Shopping Mall

Central Festival Phuket

What to do at Central Phuket? [toc] Central Phuket (Central Festival Phuket) is one of the major shopping malls on the island, the other famous one being Jungceylon in Patong Beach. Shopping malls may not be on your list of 'Best Things to Do in Phuket' but keep in mind that a mall can be a good alternative to spend an occasional rainy day. Nowadays, malls in Thailand offer so

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How many days do you need in Phuket for a great holiday?

Phuket

How many days should I stay in Phuket? [toc] How many days are enough to visit Phuket? This is a question we receive very often, mostly from first-time visitors. As you can expect, there is no easy answer because everyone has different lengths of annual leaves, different budgets or live at different distances. If you live far away from Phuket, it is better to stay longer, mainly to recover from

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Dibuk Road in Phuket Town – a Walking Guide

Dibuk Road in Old Phuket Town

What to do on Dibuk Road? [toc] Dibuk Road is one of the famous old streets of Phuket town you should add to your list while exploring. It's very colourful and easy to find, with plenty of casual cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Dibuk road is parallel and not far from the famous Thalang road (where you'll find the Sunday Walking Street Market). It stretches for 800 meters, from

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Thalang Road in Old Phuket Town – A Walking Guide

Thalang Road in old Phuket Town

Exploring Thalang Road [toc] Thalang Road is the most famous street in the historic part of Old Phuket Town. The municipality and owners managed to revive most of the old Sino-Portuguese shophouses and bury the ugly cables Thailand is so famous for. Thalang has become selfie heaven. The street is lined with small cafes, traditional or fashionable boutiques and a few restaurants. All have one thing in common: A few

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Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket

Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket

Help dogs and cats of Thailand! [toc] Soi Dog Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping street dogs and cats around Phuket, Thailand and beyond, spaying and neutering them to avoid proliferation and rescuing injured and abandoned animals. The foundation has become a well-known and respected institution, working every day to improve the life and situation of stray dogs and cats in Phuket, Thailand and eventually outside the country.

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Blue Tree Phuket Water Park

Blue Tree Phuket Water Park

A water park near Bangtao Beach [toc] Blue Tree Phuket Water Park is an immense playground designed for adults and kids to spend a day of fun in the warm waters of a tropical island. With its multicolour and brightly decorated buildings, the park is easy to spot on the roadside of Cherngtalay, on the way to Bangtao beach. This 17,000 square metres lagoon is gigantic, with an impressive restaurant

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Phuket FantaSea Show in Kamala Beach

Phuket FantaSea Show on Kamala Beach

What is the Phuket FantaSea Show? [toc] Notice: Phuket Fantasea is reopened on Fridays and Saturdays - the park is open from 5.30 pm - 10.00 pm and the show is at 8 pm. Phuket FantaSea is a show narrating the legend of Kamala, which in this story is a jungle with a mythical palace, quite different from the Kamala you know! This massive stage performance plays on the ground

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James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island

What's good and what's not [toc] James Bond Island, locally known as Khao Ping Kan, is located about 25 kilometres northeast of Phuket Island, in the bay of Phang Nga. This unusual limestone rock formation is one of the many places in Phang Nga people have on their Phuket must-see list. There are some positive and negative opinions about this iconic Island, and most are justified, but it is still

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