Hiking to Phuket Big Buddha from Karon Beach

Phuket Big Buddha is the most important landmark of Phuket in Thailand

Climbing the trail from Karon Beach to the Big Buddha [toc] Hiking to Phuket Big Buddha from Karon Beach is a great experience for the adventurous: there’s a slower and sweatier way to the top of Big Buddha hill, starting from the west side of the hill near Kata and Karon beaches. Taking Patak Soi 14 across the road from the Siam Commercial Bank at Karon Plaza, just walk along

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48 Best Things to Do in Phuket and Around in 2023

Meilleures Choses à Faire à Phuket

What to do in Phuket in 2023? [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

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Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

Phuket most iconic landmark [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 is jaw-dropping. The panoramic views from up there are breathtaking. Koh Samui always had a very popular Giant Buddha, and Phuket wanted a bigger one. In addition, it is free to visit

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Maya Bay in 2023 – Phi Phi Islands

Maya Bay in Phi Phi Islands

How to Get to Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island? [toc] The famous Maya Bay has reopened after a long and much-needed break from the increasing herds of tourists who were travelling all the way to see with their own eyes what this bay of Phi Phi Islands seen in the old Movie ‘The Beach looked like. Even though we are not big fans of crowds, we decided it was

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Srisuwan Thai House in Phuket

Srisuwan House Phuket

Experience Phuket culture in a beautiful Thai house [toc] Srisuwan Thai House is a beautiful traditional wooden house located between Phuket Town and Wat Chalong and where travellers can easily enjoy four different Thai experiences, each coming in fun packages at reasonable prices: 1. Photo shooting in Thai traditional costumes 2. Traditional Thai Cooking class 3. Thai art & painting: Thai hot wax painting, wood resin art 4. Thai herbs

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23 Best Things to Do in Patong Beach in 2023

Choses à faire à Patong Beach

What to do in Patong Beach in 2023? [toc] There are many things to do in Patong Beach beyond the much-talked-about nightlife and the ever-going party. Patong is full of activities for families, couples, singles and friends, and even a few attractions most people don’t know yet. We will not go into details about nightlife but mostly focus on the real activities, the things you can mostly do during the

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Les îles Phi Phi près de Phuket

What to do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2023: Access to Maya Bay is now possible but limited to a few daily visitors. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2023, Phi Phi islands are open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island is busy again, and shops, restaurants and hotels are open. There are a lot of visitors and you

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Super Surf Kata

Super Surf Kata, an artifical wave flow

Surf an artificial wave at Kata Beach [toc] Super Surf Kata is an artificial wave sport in Kata Beach, the perfect way to learn the basics of surfing, wakeboarding or even kiteboarding without all the usual effort and often pain associated with extreme sports. Here anyone can give it a try in just a couple of minutes, and depending on your experience and natural balance, you will be surprised how

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Liveaboard Diving in Phuket Surrounding Provinces

Liveaboard diving near Phuket

Best Dive Sites in Phuket Surrounding Provinces [toc]Both to the northwest and southwest lie the best dive sites Thailand has to offer. To the northwest lie the marine national parks of Similan and Surin Archipelagos which are referred to by local dive shops as North Andaman. These dive sites are well offshore and can be visited by speedboats for the day from Thap Lamu harbour north of Phuket, but the

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Chatuchak Market Bangkok

Chatuchak Market Bangkok

What to buy at Chatuchak Market? [toc] Chatuchak Market, one of Bangkok's landmarks, is on almost every tourist list of Must-Do in Bangkok. Chatuchak is probably one of the largest markets in the world, a supposedly organised maze covering 27 acres and containing around 15,000 shops. It is simply humongous, monumental, and enormous, but it's fun. On your first visit, you probably will have no idea what you are about

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7 Best Phuket Dive Sites

Best Dive Sites near Phuket Island

Where are the best dive sites in Phuket? [toc] What are the most popular dive sites in Phuket and around the island? Phuket is the gateway to diving in Thailand’s Andaman Sea, the jumping-off point for both northern and southern Andaman Sea dive sites. We have two weather patterns: the northeast monsoon from November to April and the southwest monsoon from May until October. The northeast monsoon is prime season

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Wat Pho – Temple of the reclining Buddha

Wat Pho Bangkok

The Temple of the reclining Buddha [toc] Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, is such an iconic landmark of Bangkok that it is on everyone's list of places to visit, even on a short trip. Also known as the Temple of the reclining Buddha, it is the sanctuary of one of the world's largest Buddha statues and more than a thousand images. It is also one of Bangkok's

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Jim Thompson House Museum Bangkok

Jim Thompson House Museum in Bangkok

Jim Thompson House Museum [toc] Jim Thompson House is one of Bangkok's most famous attractions, and a lot was written about the house's history or how Jim Thompson mysteriously disappeared. Jim Thompson museum is a group of beautiful teak wood houses set in a green oasis in the middle of Siam, near Siam Paragon and MBK. Somehow it's surprising to find such a luxuriant garden just near one of Asia's

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Phuket Trip Planner 2023

Why is Phuket famous?

How to plan a trip to Phuket in 2023? [toc] When planning a trip to Phuket, there are several key factors to consider: When to go, how long to stay? where to stay, what to do and what not to miss, how to get around, what you should know, safety, etc. When to go to Phuket? Selecting the right season is key when planning a trip to Phuket. Most visitors

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The Selfie Experience Phuket

The Selfie Experience in Phuket

A fun selfie playground near Phuket town [toc] The Selfie Experience is a new photo playground in Phuket, covering 3,000 m2 indoors with more than 40 backgrounds to play with, a fun way for families, friends and selfie lovers to spend a fun day away from the heat or an occasional rainy day. The Selfie Experience is located on the by-pass road near Phuket Town. very close to the Lotus

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket 🤿 Scuba Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the Best Scuba Diving Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers' recommendations and the years we spent working with local dive shops, we compiled a list of reputable dive centres around the island. They offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, liveaboard cruises and speciality diving. This list is not sponsored and is in

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