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30 Dec
2020

Best Thai Food in Patong

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Looking for the best Thai Food in Patong? One thing you have to hail Patong Beach for is the number of restaurants that are there. They are so many that if you are a first-time tourist, you will be filled with confusion because the choices are too many. That said, just because the restaurants are many doesn’t necessarily mean that all of them serve great Thai food. In fact, if you are a Thai person, you will realize that some of these restaurants in Patong Phuket serve toned-down versions of Thai food… food that one won’t call original Thai cuisine. Many travellers who are first-time visitors definitely won’t be able to differentiate authentic Thai food from the watered-down ones. That is why this article is here to assist you. There are many great restaurants in Thailand, and Patong is home to many. We have gone out of our way and have done the research on your behalf. So, all you need to do is to sample our list of the best places to eat in Patong… Kaab Kluay Thai Restaurant This is one of our favourites when it comes to Best places to eat in Patong because they have been…

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20 Dec
2020

Karting Phuket

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If you are looking for some exhilarating, fast, adrenaline-raising activities to do while in Phuket, Karting Phuket will definitely give you just that. The island has two Go Kart tracks and oddly, they face each other. One of them is near Patong just after the hill, near Kathu, opposite the Phuket Tiger Kingdom. The other one is of course is just across the street. These tracks are very professional and Phuket is one of the places on earth where you can rent and drive two stroke racing karts. One of the things that makes Go Karts Phuket the perfect go karting place is that here you will get everything - from easy fun karts to top level racing karts. And guess what? These tracks are normally used even for national-level championship races. The track & karts are in great condition. Both Phuket go karts tracks have clean facilities. Where to race Go Karts in Phuket Patong Go Kart Speedway This go kart track is nice and neat. Going by reviews, the track and karts are A-grade. It was established in 1991 and has flood lights for evening races. The whole set up is just amazing. If you are looking for…

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11 Dec
2020

Best Beach Clubs in Phuket

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Choosing one of the best beach clubs Phuket isn’t a tall order as there is no shortage of choices. You will find quite a collection that will blow your mind; from luxury seaside pools that provide awesome fun, dining and sophistication. Phuket boasts some of the best Beach clubs. Xana Beach Club Considered as one of best beach clubs in Phuket, Xana Beach Club is located on the white shores of Bang Tao Beach on the North Western coast of the island. It prouds itself of a delicious selection of modern seafood, international cuisine. You will eat and drink sumptuously throughout the day on refreshing salads, tasty sandwiches, or even their award winning, MFY Smoked Burger with lush fine alcoholic drinks from around the world. On Friday night you’ll love the Seafood BBQ buffet, looking out over one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. At sundown, the lights come up. Xana Beach Club will bring on the fire shows. You can make the most of a Sunday, dining and relaxing all day on the beach. Catch Beach Club Catch Beach Club has perfected the art of relaxation and is one of the best beach clubs in Phuket. As…

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08 Dec
2020

Head down to Ya Nui

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Ever been to Ya Nui Beach Phuket? If you have, tiny as the beach is, then you will back us up by agreeing that it is one very charming place to be. The beach is located in a cove between the Promthep Cape and Windmill Viewpoint at the southern side of Phuket. Being between 2 most popular viewpoints in Phuket, this charming beach appears to be secret beach. That said, it is very popular and can in some days, it can be very busy. More about Nui Beach A lot of activities take place in this little cove. The most popular ones are snorkelling, kayaking, and fishing. The sand is very soft and cushy with a good selection for shells for kids or anyone who would like to collect. There is also an island nearby called Koh Man which is 700 metres out in the sea. When the weather allows, visitors can paddle to go and admire corals. It is also possible to paddle up to Nai Harn, Getting to Nui Beach There are three ways to get to Ya Nui Beach Phuket. The first route is from Nai Harn where you can drive south past the Windmill Viewpoint and to…

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26 Nov
2020

Phi Phi Viewpoint

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If there is only one thing you will love when you visit Koh Phi Phi island (which is definitely not the case) it's the Phi Phi Viewpoint. The island has 2 large rock formations that are linked by long band of sand. One thing that visitors who stay in the nearby town and those who visit the island love doing is the viewpoint hikes that never disappoint. This is because these viewpoints offer the perfect spots for them to get the perfect photos of Koh Phi Phi. In this article, we will look at some of the things you can enjoy and what this viewpoint has to offer. All you need to know about the Phiphi viewpoint How to get to the Phi Phi viewpoints One thing I will have you know is that it doesn’t take much work to get to these amazing viewpoints. All you need is to take that steep hike that starts with a few concrete stairs, which is not too challenging, and you will be on your way to the highest point on the Phi Phi island. The trail is about 20 kilometres and will take you about 20 to 25 minutes each way. (P.S.…

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20 Nov
2020

Things to do in Koh Phangan

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Koh Phangan is Thailand’s fifth biggest island and has an area of 167 square kilometers overall. It is located 70 km from Thailand’s mainland. Unfortunately, the place does not have an airport. So, to get there, visitors have been relying heavily on ferries that come from the mainland and Koh Sanui (just 12 kilometers away). Much as it is mainly made of granite, the place still has an almost untamed beauty which is heightened by the hilly, lavish topical jungle interior with quite a number of peaceful long white-sand beaches. To add on to all this beauty, the place boasts itself of over 20 nearby dive sites. The nearest main landing spots are Thongsala and Haad Rin. This is where you can make your ATM and bank transactions. The police station can be found just outside Thongsala as there is none at Koh Pha Ngan. The main transport is provided by converted pickup trucks commonly known as ‘song teaows’, which pass through the hilly road. There are other options like rental jeeps and motorcycles or privately hired taxis. Some parts - specifically between Ban Tai and Haad Rin – have really bad roads because they are pretty hilly so one…

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13 Nov
2020

The Viking Cave and Birds Nest at Phi Phi

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One of the most notable sites on Phi Phi is the Viking Cave. Phi Phi, pronounced ‘Pee Pee’, are a group of islands in Thailand between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. Viking Cave Phi Phi Islands is home to the "Viking Cave", where there is a thriving industry harvesting edible bird's nests. In and around the large limestone caves on the islands are some of the world’s fastest-flying birds called swifts, or swiflets (sometimes referred to as “sea swallows”). The cave-dwelling swifts – the Edible-Nest Swiftlet, Pacific Swifts and Black-Nest Swiftlets, build tiny white nests which is the key ingredient in birds’ nest soup! One of the most expensive ingredients in the world. Prized due to their scarcity, high nutritional value (containing high levels of iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium) and exquisite flavor, birds’ nests are regarded as a delicacy, health booster, life prolonger and aphrodisiac, and are said to rejuvenate skin, clean out the digestive track, and cure lung cancer. Harvesting the birds’ nests The edible-nest swiftlets build their nests in the most inaccessible places - higher up on the walls, ledges and ceilings of the limestone caves, or among the overhangs on the Viking Cave Phi Phi Islands. To…

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08 Nov
2020

Paradise Beach in Phuket

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One of the most attractive beaches in Thailand is the Paradise Beach in Phuket. The ironic bit about this beautiful beach is that it is compact and barely 150 metres. But its compactness has not compromised the beautiful view across the Patong Bay. Plus, it is only 4 kilometres from Patong Beach. At Paradise near Patong, you will find some two sandy bays that have got clear blue water, fine and coconut trees. These coconut trees give visitors the enough shade. There are also lots of large granite rocks and a coral reef. Being a small beach, it’s quite remote and some people used to have trouble finding it. But once a concrete road was built, it’s become much easier to access. These days, it is gaining popularity mainly because of the infamous Phuket Full Moon Parties that are organized here. So, because of this increasing popularity, there are lots of bars and restaurants as well as lots of beach chairs to just lounge. This Paradise near Patong has lots to offer and has become trendy because when the main beach gets crowded, all one has to do is to just walk about 100 meters and a few flights of stairs…

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26 Oct
2020

Visit Siam Niramit Phuket for a unique experience

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If you are looking for a tasteful cultural show about Thailand, in Thailand, Siam Niramit Phuket is one of the extravaganzas you need to consider. Set on a main lakeside spot, the show is located at the outskirts of Phuket Town off the bypass. This show has been adding to the variety and vibrancy of the entertainment in Phuket as it recounts tales of 700 years of Thailand history. There is a recreation of traditional Thai villages from the main areas of Thailand. These houses are wooden. They display the food and art of the province that they represent. These villages have the perfect background for taking pictures and you will find boys and girls welcoming visitors in each home to enjoy the local cuisines as well as get a feel of house is all about as well as the people living in it. Things to know about Siam Niramit Show Phuket One great thing about the place is that it is suitable for an audience of all ages. And guess what, it is also wheelchair-friendly. The show begins at 8.30 p.m. It is open weekly from Wednesday through to Monday. There is no show on Tuesday. Cameras are not…

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16 Oct
2020

Experience Phuket at the original Phuket Weekend Market

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Also known as the Naka Market or even Chaofa Variety Weekend Market, the Phuket Weekend Market is a place that you must visit if you really want to experience Phuket at its fullest. This vast night marketplace is located near the Central Festival in Phuket Town. Besides the other two names above, this weekend night market Phuket has been dubbed other names like ‘Phuket Chatuchak’ since its being compared to the giant Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok . Thais call it ‘Talad Tairod’ meaning Car Boot Sale’. But the name that seems to have stuck in people’s minds and mouths these days is ‘Naka Market’. So, when you hear of the Naka Weekend market, just know its non-other than Phuket Weekend Night Market The setting at the Phuket Town Weekend Market One striking feature of the weekend market Phuket is how big it is. It can be overwhelming for those who prefer more intimate shopping places because it is usually very crowded and hot. That said though, for those who are up for it, it can be so much fun! You need to brace yourself to walk for hours especially if you there looking for souvenirs and ornaments. Even the things you don’t need, you…

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07 Oct
2020

What there is to know about the Phuket Fantasea Show

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Ever heard of Fantasea Phuket? What is it all about? Well, if you have never been, the show is all about telling the legend of Kamala. In this narrative, Kamala is a jungle with a mythical palace – not like the Kamala that people know about. The Fantasia show Phuket is a huge stage act which happens at the grounds of a vast theme park found on the Kamala Beach. Its been almost 20 years and going since the first show took place. Each year, millions of travellers and tourists alike come to Phuket from all the world over to enjoy this magically stunning performance. What to enjoy at Fanta Sea The Fantasea park Within Fantasea is the park. One thing you need to know about the park is its immense nature and that it was made with the intention to provide entertainment to its visitors for hours on end. So, as you wait for the Phuket Fantasea show to begin, there is lots of stuff to do. There are shops for you to feast your eyes on the stuff they have as well as shop till you drop as well as coffee shops where you can chill. The place is…

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30 Sep
2020

Enjoying the Phi Phi Island Nightlife

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Phi Phi Island Nightlife - What to do? If you have to have a good party when you are in Thailand, then Phi Phi Island nightlife will not disappoint you. This place is the life of the party. The island is on the southern side of Thailand. There are 6 islands here that make the larger Koh Phi Phi archipelago. Despite its small area, The Phi Phi Islands offer many things to do including the perfect beach side partying experience and night time entertainment in the whole of Southeast Asia. The place is quite laid back, fun and not shady. At night, the Island usually comes to life… live music, fire shows, DJ’s, party games, Thai boxing, loads of tropical cocktails, and al fresco dance parties erupting in the evenings … you name it. Here you will find lots of bars and clubs, people sipping some beer on the shores, some guzzling cocktails as they watch the beautiful sunset. Trust me, this place is loud, its lively, its energetic, it’s the place where people don’t sleep. All people come to do here is to party and let loose. That said, we have compiled this article for you so that when…

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