10 Reasons Why We Love Phuket!

Why We Can't Leave Thailand

Why is Phuket so popular? [toc] Why can't we leave Thailand? And what makes you come back to Phuket countless times? There are many answers to these questions, but we picked the ten answers we thought was 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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11 Things Not to Do in Phuket

Protected Wildlife Photography

Things Not to Do in Phuket [toc] Just like in any country, there are few customs everyone should respect and a few things you should not do in Phuket. Some are petty and casual; some are serious and could lead to real trouble. If you are familiar with Thailand, you probably know and respect those rules, even the untold ones. Many of them seem so obvious and common sense; we

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Hospitals in Phuket

Phuket Hospitals

Major Phuket Hospitals There is a surprisingly large amount of hospitals in Phuket if you consider how small the island is, and several of them are very high end, with a trusted international level. The cost of surgery here is low and the standards high. Medical tourism is, therefore, a big draw. [toc] You can get dentistry or cosmetic surgery at a much lower cost and on a tropical island!

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Wedding in Phuket – Getting married in Phuket

Phuket Weddings

How to get married in Phuket? [toc] Getting married in Phuket brings to mind images of an idyllic, romantic and memorable time with loved ones, but a wedding in Phuket requires a staggering amount of preparation as it needs to be as perfect as possible. Imagine having a pre-wedding photoshoot, marriage or honeymoon pictures shot in one of the most sought-after islands of Thailand? A wedding in Phuket can also

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1st Time in Phuket ? 26 Things You Should See, Do, Eat, Know and Enjoy!

First Time in Phuket

A beginner's guide to Phuket [toc]  Update: Wash your hands frequently and carry hand sanitizing gel or wipes, just as a precaution! Many readers coming to Phuket for the first time send questions daily: This is my first time in Phuket, what should I really see and do? Of course, since everyone is different, there are many answers, but with years of experience answering the same anxious questions we came

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Phuket Weather – Best time to visit Phuket

Phuket Weather

When is the best time to visit Phuket? [toc] Phuket weather plays a key role when deciding the best time to visit Phuket, and it depends on what you actually like. Thailand has a tropical climate with two seasons and it's warm all year round. The weather in Phuket is always a stressful topic, especially during the rainy season, which is between June and November. Every single day we receive

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Songkran 2020 in Phuket – April 12 to 15

Songkran Festival Phuket

What is the Songkran Festival? [toc] Songkran in Phuket happens between April 12 to 15, 2020. (The dates vary depending on the regions of Thailand, so please keep checking this page as we will confirm as event approaches). So, what is this Songkran Festival everyone is talking about lately? [caption id="attachment_20214" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Songkran Festival Phuket[/caption] If you choose to come to Phuket or Thailand in April, you'd better know

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10 Great Photographers You Can Hire for Your Holiday in Phuket

Phuket Photographers

Where to find a good photographer in Phuket? Most people hire a Phuket photographer for a pre-wedding photoshoot or to cover their wedding events. But if you think about it, travelling to Phuket with your friends, family or loved one can also be an unforgettable moment, and for a relatively small price, you can hire a talented photographer to take amazing photos in locations you wouldn't even find yourself! Here

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Phuket Airport Bus – Bus from Airport to Phuket Town

Airport Bus Phuket

From Phuket International Airport to Phuket Town only [toc] Phuket Airport Bus is easy to identify with its bright orange colour. However, despite its very low price, chances are you will not find it very convenient. The bus only goes from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town old terminal, which is far from any of the beaches people usually book their hotel at. It might save you a bit of money if you booked

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Chinese New Year 2020 in Phuket, January 25

Chinese New Year in Phuket

Chinese New Year in Phuket [toc] Phuket Chinese New Year 2020 is set to ring January 25, with several days of festivities to celebrate the Year of the Rat. With its large ethnic Chinese population descending from migrants to the island in the past, Phuket’s Lunar New Year festival is an important annual event. It seems to get bigger and more colourful with each passing year as the number of

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Renting a car with driver in Phuket (minivans and taxis for a day)

Renting a car with a private driver in Phuket

Renting a minivan or private taxi for a day in Phuket [toc] Renting a car with a private driver or a minivan for a day in Phuket is a great way to discover the island without having to stress out about directions, parking and even driving safety. Besides, the drivers are very knowledgeable and always try their best to accommodate your schedule and requests. They will plan the best route

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Phuket Airport – Good To Know about Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport [toc] Phuket Airport International and Domestic Airport are in separate terminals. The International terminal has been up and running for a while. Extensions have been massive, and despite a difficult start and long queues at the opening, it solved many of the past issues such as parking and crowded areas. [the_ad id="30528"] Arriving at Phuket Airport Everyone knows that the most stressful time for any traveller resides

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Phuket Smart Bus and Local Blue Bus

Phuket Smart Bus

How to ride the Phuket Smart Bus? [toc] The Phuket Smart Bus is a very comfortable and affordable way to go from beach to beach for a very reasonable price. It is doing pretty well on the islands and visitors love it. There are several ways to use the many Phuket local bus services. All are cheap, and all are slow, but if you are visiting Phuket with a small

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Where to Change Money in Phuket? Where to Get the Best Exchange Rates?

Changing Money in Phuket

Where to Get the Best Exchange Rates in Phuket? [toc] Where is the best place to change money in Phuket? This is one of the most frequently asked questions on our Phuket blog. If you are travelling on a budget, exchange rates can make a significant difference for your holiday. We try here to list the different options available on the island, and we try our best to gather useful

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About Phuket 101 and Willy Thuan

About Phuket 101

About us [toc] Phuket 101 Blog shares 26 years of Phuket exploration and thousands of photos for those who love Phuket as much as we do. This blog shares our real experience. We tried and visited every place, we paid for everything which allows us to keep our real opinions, and we are pretty strict about this. Phuket 101 was born on January 15, 2011 What does '101' mean? 101

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