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70 หมู่ที่ 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Wat Chaithararam—commonly known as Wat Chalong—is a stunning temple area on Phuket. There's little known about the Wat's original building: It's at least a couple of hundred years old and was apparently relocated at one point. The temple has also...
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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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62/5 Bangkok Rd, ตำบล ตลาดเหนือ Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Our driver Khun Kob brought us to this place, and we really appreciated his recommendation! It was a delightful restaurant tucked away somewhere near Phuket town. From the minute we set our sights on the overgrowth of vegetation at the entrance,...
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Phuket, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Our elephants name was Patong and climbing on top of these enormous glorious creatures is an experience not to be missed.
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
If you’re looking for an alternative to your morning cuppa Joe, look no further than this organically focused juice bar. Whether you’re after passion fruit, lemongrass, or pineapple, Juice Raw has an appetizing menu of fruit juice and veggie...
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phuket Town was once a major trading hub that made much of its money from tin mining. Take a stroll through the historic part of the town along Thalang, Dibuk, and Krabi roads. The beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture reflects the Hokkien...
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Thanon Bangla, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Strolling down Bangla Road is almost a rite of passage for visitors to Patong on Phuket Island. Never mind if you don't drink or fancy the garish shows and the like. It's still interesting to take in the parade of characters that comes to this...
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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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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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Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Sunset in Phuket is a beautiful blend of the colors yellow, pink, blue and purple. THe waves are perfect and the only view better than on the beach is a night swim in the ocean.
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Thanon Dibuk, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Similar to indie markets in the U.S., Phuket’s Indy Market is where the hip kids can hang out, sell handmade clothes and crafts, and see some live music. On Limelight Avenue off of Dibuk Road, the market is only open Thursdays and Fridays from...
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
If you're tired of walking around in Phuket, take one these awesome open-air taxis, or "tuk tuks": They really are an experience. A tuk tuk can carry about six people, and if you want a ride on the cheap, it’s best to flag one down on a main road....
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Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
If you want to see Phuket up close and personal and don’t mind getting a little dirty, take an ATV tour north of Phuket Town. Strap on your helmet and gloves, and get a basic demo of how to drive the ATVs before you head out. You’ll pass rubber...
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Yaowarat Rd, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
This multi-national shop has a massive collection of goods from Japan, China, India, Burma, and Thailand. From quirky ornaments and Kashmir wool, to Chinese silk gowns and Buddha’s heads, the unusually broad collection of items can only fully be...
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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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Thanon Talang, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
It took the owners nearly three years to restore this old Chinese shophouse to its former glory, and it was well worth the wait. Originally built in Phuket Town’s commercial heyday when Chinese laborers migrated to Phuket for tin mining, the...
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Purdon Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA
I just spent the weekend following the 4th of July up near Nevada City. It got over 90 degrees during the day, so we headed to the river. Although lots of people had similar ideas, I was with a local who directed us to this spot and we had it to...