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30/9 Kata Beach, Karon, Muang Phuket, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Sometimes travel photography is being in the right place at the right time, but it seems to me that the Gulf of Thailand has an unbelievably high rate of spectacular sunsets! We spent more than three weeks island hopping around the gulf and almost...
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Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
The name says it all: Big Buddha Phuket, sitting 150 feet tall on a high mountain, is one of the major landmarks and most visited sites that doesn't involve waves and sand, on the Thai island of Phuket.
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Viset Road Rawai Beach, ตำบล ราไวย์ อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต 83100, Thailand
Over 2,000 species of valuable sea shells are on display here, and the collection is considered one of the most extraordinary in the world. See the rarest golden pearls, giant clams, and fossils dating back over 380 million years. The shells come...
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Ratsada, Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Koh Sirey is less frequently touristed than much of Phuket. It’s technically an island, yet it’s so close to the mainland, separated only by a narrow channel with mangroves. For authentic Thai culture, visit the friendly sea gypsies there, called...
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phuket Town’s biggest and most boisterous weekend market takes place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Shoppers will find plenty of items to browse, from fresh local fish and produce, to clothes, accessories, electronics, and DVDs....
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48 Dibuk Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
This charming 90-year-old former shop house is famous for its traditional Southern Phuket food. Braised pork belly with black pepper, and crab-meat curry with rice noodles are just some of the favorites that will get you salivating. Very popular...
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42 Krabi, อำเภอเมือง Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
My personal favorite destination on Phuket Island for spending a few good hours having good food and a decent walkabout is Old Phuket Town. It's not unlike other Straits Settlements, like Penang and Malacca, and is not always on mainstream tourist...
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Yaowarat Rd, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
This shop is tiny, but make no mistake, you’ll find some of Thailand’s best silk fabric here. Most of the silks, cotton textiles, and sarongs at Ban Boran are made by hand, and they offer ready-to-wear clothing and bags, too. The co-owner, Wandee...
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103/5 Thanon Vichit Songkram, ตำบล ตลาดเหนือ Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
My own opinions of Phuket vary every time I visit. For me, it’s a place that can be magical and frustrating, full with as many trappings as it has sensational selling points. Phuket Town is certainly one of my favorite features on the Thai island,...
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26 Takuapa Rd, Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Ka Jok See means “stained glass window” in Thai, and this place is as colorful as its namesake. Eccentric photos and local art line the walls, and as evening progresses, this internationally acclaimed joint turns from candlelit restaurant to...
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12 Takuapa Rd, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphur Muang, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Open since 1999, Michael’s is a well-known spot for ex-pats and backpackers. With free Wi-Fi, a pool table, two flat screen HD TVs, and a house computer and printer, it’s the perfect place if you’re traveling solo, or just feeling a little...