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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Loy Krathong Festival 2019 in Phuket – November 11, 2019

Loy Krathong in Phuket

What is Loy Krathong Festival [toc] Loy Krathong is a significant festival occurring every year in Thailand; it is even popular in surrounding countries. It is celebrated on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, which is Monday, November 11, 2019. On this night, everyone goes to the closest river, lake, beach or even swimming pool to release a floating offering,

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Phuket Piers and Ferries to the islands

Phuket piers and ferries to the islands nearby

Where to catch boats from Phuket to the nearby islands? [toc] Phuket is an island surrounded by more islands, some of them, such as Phi Phi Islands, are world-famous, so it is not a surprise why there are so many piers all around. We list them here to help you locating them on the map as well as planning your trip if you need to get them directly from Phuket

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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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11 Questions People Always Ask about Phuket (and a couple of stupid ones)

Bike Driving License in Phuket

Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket [toc] We've been running a blog and a popular Facebook page for eight years, so we inevitably have to answer tons of questions. We do the best we can to answer them. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Phuket. Please be aware that answers vary a lot from person to person and each situation is different, but the answers below should

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11 Most Stressful Things When Planning a Trip to Phuket (and how to avoid them)

Travel Plans to Phuket

Tips to Reduce Stress Before Travelling to Phuket [toc] Whenever you travel to a new destination for the first time, planning can be stressful. There are so many unanswered questions, and if also the cost is high, the stress grows proportionally. Phuket is no different. Travelling has become more accessible, and a lot of information is now available online, but finding all the answers can be time-consuming, frustrating and more

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Phuket Weather – Best time to visit Phuket

Phuket Weather - What is the best time to visit Phuket

When is the best time to visit? [toc] Phuket has a tropical climate, has two seasons and is 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 questions such as, 'will it rain every day and all day in rainy season?'. What are the best months to visit Phuket? December

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Phuket Taxis, Tuk Tuks and Buses – Getting Around Phuket

Getting Around Phuket

How to Get Around Phuket? [toc] Phuket Taxis, Tuk Tuks or Buses? What is the best wayt to get around Phuket? A question most first-time travellers will ask on our Phuket 101 Community. Finding the right transportation can indeed be a worry as Phuket doesn't have a good public transport system, but it is very easy to go around because Tuk-Tuks are just everywhere and can take you anywhere, at

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Flying Business Class on Thai Airways – What it’s like

Business Class on Thai Airways

Thai Airways Business Class Review [toc] Flying Business Class on Thai Airways is always a bit of a special treat, no matter how many times you fly,  and if you paid for your ticket or got it with your long saved mileage. There is a pretty big difference of perks between domestic and international business class. (Click here to read about flying on Thai Airways First Class) Check-In When flying

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Is Phuket Safe? 10 Tips for a Safe Holiday in Phuket

Is Phuket Safe?

Is Phuket safe? [toc] Yes, Phuket is very safe, probably safer than most other countries. Of course, the experience might differ for each traveller, but overall, if you follow the common-sense safety rules, you should never have to worry. In this page, we give a few pieces of advice, but keep in mind that these safety tips just use common sense. See also 5 known scams in Phuket. Apart from

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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 now separe terminals. The International terminal has been up and running for a while. Extensions are 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. Arriving at Phuket Airport Everyone knows that the most stressful time for any traveller resides between the leaving home

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10 Reasons Why We Keep Coming Back to 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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Phuket Festivals and Events 2019

Phuket Festivals and Events 2019

Phuket Festivals and Events [toc] Phuket festivals play an essential role in the island life. The history of Phuket goes back a long way, and the whole year is peppered with many traditional festivals or newly created events. Some are celebrated nationwide while some others have a special meaning to Phuket people. Not all the events are listed here yet, but we'll add them as we join them. Calendar of

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