20 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 for friends freezing in the snow or those

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Koh Racha Yai – Racha Island near Phuket

Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island)

What to Do on Koh Racha Island? [toc] Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island) is a small island just 12 kilometres south of Phuket, popular for day trips, snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is so small it can only accommodate a few resorts: The Racha, a real luxury hideaway, Racha Island Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it or not,

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17 Most Hidden, Secret and Quiet Beaches of Phuket

Secret Beaches of Phuket

Where are the secret beaches of Phuket? [toc] There are still hidden, secret and quiet beaches in Phuket, and they are beautiful. Of course, some are difficult to find, but surprisingly many are in plain sight and easy to access. People are just not trying very hard to find them. Despite the permanent tourist complaints, more than 10 beaches range from 'quiet' to 'totally deserted'. Most don't have beach chairs

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27 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 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 a

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4 Waterfalls to discover in Phuket

Phuket Waterfalls

[toc] Phuket waterfalls are modest in size, especially during the high season when the lack of rain reduces the stream to a trickle. There are three waterfalls in Phuket, distributed around the island, and they seem always to attract kids, families and couples during the weekend. Thailand is a tropical country, and the weather is warm or hot all year round, and the water is just cool enough to dip

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8 Chinese Shrines in Phuket

Chinese Temples and Shrines in Phuket

Phuket Chinese Temples [toc] The Chinese shrines of Phuket offer always an excellent opportunity for some good photo. There are quite a few around, and each of them has its own characters and unique features. The large ones are very popular during Chinese New Year in February, or the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in October, and can get extremely crowded, not to mention very loud from firecrackers. 1. Jui Tui Shrine

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Kayaking in Phuket, Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay Kayaking in Phuket

Hong by Starlight by John Gray SeaCanoe [toc] Kayaking in Phuket is a fascinating experience, and the best way to explore Phang Nga is 'Hong by Starlight' by John Gray Seacanoe, slowing gliding among giant cliffs in a silent kayak. The cliffs and caves are ‘out-of-this-world, sceneries you must see with your own eyes if you travelled half the globe to come here. We have been in Phang Nga Bay

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7 Great Things You Can Do in Phuket during COVID-19

Phuket during COVID-19

Phuket Today [toc] How does Phuket look like during COVID? There is no doubt that Phuket is going through an incredibly difficult year because of COVID-19. Phuket relies almost entirely on tourism, and after more than a year without international travellers, most businesses have closed, temporarily or permanently. Thailand is trying to revive tourism with the sandbox program and even advertise on major international TV channels. A huge campaign of

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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 200 years ago and was originally known as Wat Takian; and is one of the oldest Thai temples in Phuket. This unusual temple was built when Thalang was the main city of Phuket Island and even was the scene of a battlefield during the Burma war in 1785. For many years, Wat Phra Nang Sang was a

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

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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Phuket Big Buddha – What to Do at Phuket Big Buddha?

Big Buddha Phuket

What to Do at Phuket Big Buddha? [toc] The Phuket Big Buddha is a 45-metre-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. This impressive landmark is probably at the top of everyone's 'Must-Do in Phuket', and it is indeed a jaw-dropping site, and the panoramic views from up there are breathtaking. Koh Samui always had a very popular Giant Buddha, and it seems that Phuket

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Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

How to get to Samet Nangshe? [toc] Samet Nangshe is a superb panoramic viewpoint in Phang Nga Bay. It's a little far outside Phuket island, but if you have a car or a big bike, it is worth the drive. From up there, you can admire the fantastic limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay, but it requires a good deal of effort. You need to drive 25 kilometres past the Sarasin

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Wat Chalong – Phuket’s Most Important Temple

Wat Chalong Temple

What is Chalong Temple? [toc] Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple (officially Wat Chai Thararam), is the largest, most revered and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century, 1837, according to some sources. Chalong Temple is one of the Must-See places in Phuket and the nearby Big Buddha of Phuket, as they are relatively close to each other. Wat Chalong Video  

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9 Museums in Phuket, Thailand – Discover the past of Phuket

Phuket Museums

Are there museums in Phuket? [toc] Phuket museums are not very impressive, but in recent years they made an effort to keep a record and share the tin mining rich history and the Chinese roots of this island. Several new museums opened here and there, mostly in Phuket Town, each with its value and character. After an intensive renovation, the Old Phuket Town itself is a sort of walk-in museum

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