Karon Viewpoint

Karon Viewpoint

Where is Karon Viewpoint? [toc] The Karon Viewpoint Thai name is Kho Sam Haad, which means 'The Hill of the Three Beaches', and once you reach the place, you will see exactly that: three beaches. If this is your first trip to Phuket, you probably will stop a few minutes at this popular and beautiful panoramic landmark to admire the view from the top of the hill. You really can

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Dino Park Mini Golf

Dino Park Mini Golf

A prehistoric themed mini golf in Kata Beach [toc] Note: Dino Park Mini Golf is still temporarily closed Dino Park in Kata Beach has been open for many years and is still a favourite spot for families and friends for some casual fun and competition after dinner. The golf course is a mix of Jurassic Park and Flintstones designs and was an instant hit from day one. Dinosaurs never get

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Peranakan Phuket Museum

Peranakan Phuket Museum

Peranakan Phuket Museum [toc] The Peranakan Phuket Museum is a surprisingly interesting and beautiful display on Thepkasattri road, far away from Phuket town on the way to Phuket Airport and opposite Home Pro. Most people don't add museums to their list of 'Things To Do in Phuket' but in case of rain and if you are in the Thalang area you can visit this new museum. The Peranakan Phuket Museum

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Black Rock Viewpoint in South Phuket

Black Rock Viewpoint Phuket

Where is Black Rock Viewpoint? [toc] The Black Rock viewpoint, in the south of Phuket, has been known for a while but it’s among the most challenging ones to reach if you are not familiar with the area. It also requires a car or even better, a motorbike to get there. You will need to be in a decent physical condition as it involves some steep walking. How to get

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Wat Phra Thong in Phuket (Wat Prathong)

Wat Phra Thong in Phuket

Wat Prathong in Thalang [toc] Wat Phra Thong (or Wat Prathong) meaning 'Golden Buddha Image Temple' is a very old temple with an incredible legend behind it, the kind of story that irresistibly attracts people... It's not very big or impressive, but the first thing everyone wants to see is the famous half-buried golden Buddha. So what is this strange legend about a temple located in Thalang, on the way

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Peranakannitat Museum Phuket Town (Baba Museum)

The Chartered Bank in Phuket Town

Phuket Town Baba Museum [toc] The Peranakannitat Museum (Baba Museum or Chalermraj Center) just opened its doors in the heart of Phuket Town after many years of renovation (at least 7 years!). Located at the intersection of Phang Nga Road and Phuket road, the Peranakannitat Museum is set inside what used to be the old 'Standard Chartered Bank'. It's a rather modest museum modest but the location and the Sino-Portuguese

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Phuket Elephant Trekking

Phuket Elephant Trekking

Elephant Trekking in Phuket [toc] Phuket Elephant Trekking is not cool anymore! Now comes the true 'Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries', where elephant rescued from a terrible life of labour can finally be free. Note that ethical sanctuaries are not to be confused with Elephant camps where you get to bathe with the elephants. It also encourages other old fashioned trekking camps to switch to this more ethical activity. People love elephants

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Phuket Bird Park

Phuket Bird Park

What to see at Phuket Bird Park [toc] Phuket Bird Park, in Chalong, welcomes you with a large entrance gate opening on a green jungle and an Indiana Jones looking bridge setting the mood for the visit. This vast, very green and well-designed park features, as advertised, 80 species and 1,000 birds kept in cages of various sized disseminated along the steep way leading to the main theatre. Some cages

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Hua Beach near Kamala Beach

Hua Beach

Hua Beach near Kamala Hua Beach - After spending 23 years in Phuket, I would probably smile if someone would tell me there is a beach I never heard of and never walked on. Phuket is not that big and 40 was already a pretty impressive amount of beaches on our list. But there was! While I was scanning google earth as I often do when searching for tracks, hills

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Radar Hill Viewpoint in Phuket

Phuket Radar Hill Viewpoint

Radar Hill Viewpoint in Phuket Radar Hill Viewpoint in Phuket offers a breathtaking panorama. The island certainly has quite a few viewpoints but some less visible than others such as this one are actually the most impressive. This hard to reach Radar Hill viewpoint is located high above Patong Beach and is not frequently visited but once you are up there, you will barely see anyone but locals and you'll

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Phuket Massages and Spas

Massage in Phuket

Massages and Spas in Phuket [toc] Massages and Spas in Phuket are among the many things travellers love when visiting Thailand. Here, massages are cheap and available everywhere; you don't even have to plan; you only have to pick. One hour or two, depending on the time you have on your hands will wipe out fatigue and sore from your explorations. And what better way to spend an occasional raining

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Phuket Zoo

Phuket Zoo

Should You Visit Phuket Zoo? [toc] Phuket Zoo in Chalong has been the subject of countless talks, discussion and arguing for almost two decades. Few liked it and most hated because it's a zoo, and by definition: zoos are bad. I visited 2 times in 20 years (Phuket Zoo opened in 1997) and never liked it. Yes it was dreadful animals were in poor condition and kept in dirty cages,

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