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01 Apr
2020

Discover Promthep Cape

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The Spectacular Promthep Cape Promthep Cape is one of the most irresistible spots if you are looking for a unique vacation spot and the best sunsets in Thailand. It is also known as ‘God’s Cape’ or ‘Laem Promthep’. Located near Nai Harn Beach on your way to Rawai, this cape is at the most Southern part of Phuket. This rocky piece of land empties into the Andaman Sea. Because of that iconic status, this makes it one of the most popular spots in Phuket. Hundreds of tourists flock to this place, facing west with their cameras, ready to enjoy the sunsets. On a normal day, all you will see is colorful buses ferrying tourists, who are yearning for those perfect sunset views. The place is usually abuzz with flashing lights from the cameras. It’s weird how people have never gotten over this place. Why Promthep Cape has the best sunsets in Thailand First off, as I mentioned earlier, because of its elevated location and just a few islands near it is the best spot to admire the sunset. . The location and southern facing views, offers tourists a picturesque view of the Andaman Sea. That said, what really makes it…

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24 Mar
2020

Kathu Waterfall in Phuket

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Explore the Kathu Waterfall in Phuket Want to know why Kathu Waterfall is one of the most interesting waterfalls to visit in Phuket? Well, as long as you visit it during the rainy season, you will enjoy this immense series of drop pools to maximum effect and you will realize that this place is worth a look. The waterfall has two areas of note. On the left looks more like a stream of water that seems to be the perfect natural pool for kids to play in. The left side is perfect for young families. The right on the other hand is where you will find the REAL falls after a small bridge from the parking area. The challenge here is the climb to the top of the waterfall. And the most popular way up is via a 130 metre stone staircase. Luckily, there are shades and various stops where you can rest in case you need to catch your breath. What to expect at Kathu Waterfall Phuket Phuket is blessed with waterfalls. This doesn’t come as a surprise because of the combination of the tropical rains and hills. But are they all worth visiting? Unfortunately, most of them aren’t…

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16 Mar
2020

Experience Phuket Shopping in Style

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Phuket shopping If this is your first trip to Thailand, then you need not worry about Phuket shopping places. Believe me, there is no shortage of shopping spots. Not only is Thailand one of the best island holiday destinations, it offers an exquisite shopping experience. What makes it even more charming is the stunning batiks, hand paintings, beautiful batiks as well as antiques that you can carry home from your holiday. As you plan your trip, take a look at some of the best shopping spots worth visiting. Phuket Town is and always has been the prime centre of all commercial activities in Phuket. Ever since the historical district (Phuket Old Town) was built during the mid-19th century’s tin mining boom, it remains a popular shopping hub. The fast development of Phuket also catalyzed the development of several large shopping malls and supermarkets on the outskirts of the city. Discover the best places to shop in Phuket Town, below. Best places to shop in Phuket This article brings you list of Phuket town shopping spots which presents you with an out of this world shopping choices and opportunities. We will feature modern department stores, stylish boutiques as well as local…

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09 Mar
2020

Stretch out on Layan Beach

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Why Layan Beach is well worth a visit If you ever find yourself looking for a polite, quiet and beautiful beach in Phuket, then consider taking a trip to Layan Beach. It is one of the least populated tourist beaches on the west coast of Phuket. This is a beach that is picture perfect and a true paradise. Located just North of Bang Tao Beach, the strip of sand is divided into two. Basically, the southern side is kind of an extension of Bang Tao Beach.  It is privately owned land complete with stunning white sand and usual blue skies and has also been taken care of simply and beautifully. More about Layan Beach Phuket The thing is, it was just recently that people started talking about it and highlighting its beauty. Now if you are person who is looking to spend time and spoil themselves then you need to find Layan Beach because it is home to a significant number of beach resorts such as the Banyan Tree Resort, Dusit Thani Resort as well as the Angsana Laguna Phuket. You will also find small bars and restaurants lining up the beachfront all the way from Bang Tao. Once you…

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24 Feb
2020

Hopping around Phuket Islands

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Explore Phuket Islands on a Private Charter Are you planning a trip to Phuket islands anytime soon? If you are new to Phuket, I will have you know that there are various beautiful islands to visit and explore while there. These Islands are host to some of the most stunning white sandy beaches that also have dramatic rock formations for you to fix your eyes on.  This is one of the infamous holiday destinations in Thailand and Asia in general. And this is why most visitors can’t help but hop from island to island, for sightseeing and enjoying the natural beauty of the Andaman sea, lazing on their beautiful beaches as well as taking part in island sports and events. Phuket has 32 islands. And all of them have their own beautiful elements. So our advice here at Simba Sea Trips is not to limit yourself to a few of them but visit them all. Now, if you don’t plan ahead in good time, it can be tough to navigate all of them within a day’s trip. What you need is to have a great itinerary planned for you. To get you started, we have come up with a simple…

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19 Feb
2020

Best ways to Celebrate a Special Occasion in Phuket

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Best ways to celebrate a special occasion in Phuket The celebration of special milestones is one of the most enjoyable experiences that we all undertake during our time on Earth. Some milestones we celebrate during our working lives as we undertake the daily grind. Others, we are determined to plan holidays around in order to ensure we make the most of the special event. Many of us travel to exotic places in order to celebrate with our friends and family. Phuket, is one of the most popular tourist destinations for those looking to relax and unwind in the company of their loved ones. The brilliant backdrop that Phuket and its surrounding islands deliver makes it the perfect place to indulge in the company of those you hold most dear. While the affordability of the destination makes it a cost-effective choice for those looking to drag friends and family along for the experience. So, for those looking to celebrate a momentous occasion in the sensational region of Phuket, what are the best ways to do so? We’ve provided what we believe to be the four most enjoyable and memorable experiences to be had while holidaying in Phuket. 1.     Hire a Private…

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14 Feb
2020

The Appealing Chicken Island and Tup Island

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Chicken Island and Tup Island There is a reason so many visitors flock to both Chicken Island (Koh Kai) and Tup Island (also known as Tub Island or Tap Island) when traveling to Krabi in Phuket. Those who have been there say that they are a paradise to feast your eyes as well as enjoying activities such as snorkeling and swimming. While there are plenty of things to do in Krabi, keep scrolling to read why these 2 islands are considered so special by so many. Why you need to visit Koh Kai If you are coming from Krabi’s mainland, the trip to this island alone is a wonderful experience. You can get there by traditional longtail-boat which will take you approximately half an hour. One thing that makes Chicken Island a place to adore is the mesmerizing rock formation which looks like a chicken head - hence the name. This island is like paradise and the scenery just looks like it’s something cut out of a magazine.  It has a fine white sandy beach as well as turquoise blue sea which makes most visitors hail it for being one of the most stunning beaches in Krabi. As I mentioned…

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11 Feb
2020

Dangerous animals in Thailand

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Be Aware of the Dangerous Animals in Thailand Much as we like to bring you all good things about Thailand and its stunning tourist destinations, we would also like you to beware of the dangerous animals in Thailand. We have your safety is mind so as you vacation we also want to prepare yourself safety-wise. Now this doesn’t mean that Thailand is a no-go zone. This post is not to discourage you to head on to Thailand and enjoy the beautiful scenery and beaches. Believe me, not all animals of Thailand are dangerous. Read on as we tell you what to watch out for just in case you encounter those creatures. That said, these islands are well worth a visit. Animals of Thailand to stay away from Snakes Much as there are different kinds of snakes in this beautiful Asian country, most of them tend to be dangerous and can be life threatening if bitten by them. These snakes can also be found in urban areas, in city parks and even in hotel gardens. Some can also be found in swimming canals and rivers. If you are treading on grass or any form of undergrowth, chances are that there will…

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04 Feb
2020

Raya Island Thailand

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Raya Island Thailand (Racha Island) Racha Island, also known as Raya Island is one of the major islands in the Andaman sea. This small island is located about 12 kilometers south of Phuket. Whether you are a tourist or a local, everyone needs a break some times. Well what better place to get away from it all than on this small piece of paradise? Intrigued? Here is all you need to know about the island. Racha Island has two smaller islands – Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi. These two also go by the names Koh Raya Yai and Koh Raya Noi respectively. So to distinguish which is which, ‘Yai’ in Thai means ‘Big’ whereas Noi means ‘little’. Both small islands have crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. These islands are infamous for being excellent diving and snorkeling spots in Thailand because they are host to challenging diving sites which are very popular with advanced divers. Beginners are also welcome here since one will also find plenty of diving spots suitable for them. Racha Yai island This small little island is the closest to Phuket. Most people who stay here are Muslim farmers and fishermen. Now if you…

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01 Feb
2020

Avoid the Crowds at Banana Beach

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Escape the Crowds at Banana Beach With the popularity of Phuket exploding year upon year, it is staggering that idyllic yet quiet beaches like Banana Beach still exist. With its illuminating clear blue waters, soft white sand and beautiful surrounds it is hard to see why more people don't flock to it. The reason probably lies in the fact that compared to many Phuket beach attractions, Banana Beach requires a certain level of effort to reach. Therefore, many might consider, other, more convenient options when choosing a place to set up the brolly and towel. How do you get to Banana Beach Banana Beach is quite close to Phuket International Airport although it is unlikely that you'll head straight here off your plane. This is because there is no accommodation available in the region so naturally you'll want to head to your hotel first. For those looking to situate themselves close to Banana Beach, the choices come down to the Nai Thon or Bang Tao Beach areas. From Nai Thon Beach It's a simple journey from Nai Thon. Simply hop into your car and take route 4018 South. You'll arrive at Banana Beach within 3 mins. Conversely, you can also…

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27 Jan
2020

The 7 Buddha Postures

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The various Buddha postures and what they mean The Buddhist culture  is hard to miss wherever you go in Thailand but why are there various Buddha postures, and what do they mean? Throughout Thailand. no matter where you go, you are likely to see a wide range of Buddha statues. You'll instantly notice that the various statues are displaying many different poses and this is by no accident. In fact, there are 7 various poses representing the 7 different days of the week. Each holding a certain significance and representing different personal traits. Sunday Buddha - Pang Thawai Net The Sunday Buddha, Pang Thawai Net translates to "Seven Days Looking". This posture consists of a Buddha standing with across crossed in front with the right hand always covering the left. It represents a time soon after Buddha obtained enlightenment after he stood for 7 consecutive days in front of a bodhi tree without blinking an eye. What it means if you were born on a Sunday? You are deemed to be respectable, loved by both friends and family, and wise. Likely type of occupation: Professional Lucky colour: Green Lucky day: Wednesday Unlucky colour: Blue Unlucky day: Friday Monday Buddha -…

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19 Jan
2020

All you Need to know about Wat Chalong

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Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple) – Phuket If you are the kind of person who travels just to enjoy the history and culture of various places, then you will love the Wat Chalong temple when in Phuket. The temple’s official name is Wat Chaitararam. The temple was built early 19th century, as some sources say, it was built in 1837 precisely. Considered one of the top things to do in Phuket, the temple is a sight to behold. Located along Chao Fa West Road, North of Tambol Chalong, this Buddhist temple is a historical landmark that the Thai people are proud of. It is known worldwide for being the largest, most honored and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. It is one of the must see places to go whenever you are in Phuket – whether you love history or not. Plus, you get to kill two birds with one stone because it is relatively close to the Big Buddha of Phuket. For years on end, the Thai people go and pray there every day. As for tourists, they learn about Buddhism while they are on holiday in Phuket. And there have been claims that the temple experiences miracles. And people…

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