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Talung Thai

Local Tip The yellow crab curry & rice noodles, 8 hour stewed pork or tamarind jumbo prawns with a cold glass of riesling is hard to beat.

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XANA Beach Club with Attica

Local Tip Spend your day unwinding in cosy hammocks or enjoy a leisurely game of pool complemented by views of the Andaman Sea. Bask in the sun on a poolside sun lounger, challenge your friends to a thrilling beach...

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Thai Cooking Classes @ Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Cooking School

Thai Cooking Classes @ Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Cooking School

27 Apr - 3 May

The Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Phuket Cooking School & Restaurant offers cooking classes at a more than a century old elegant and historical mansion in Old Phuket Town. Learn how to cook authentic Thai cuisine - "Thai Cooking of the Past", "Thai Cuisine of Today", and "Thai Kitchen of Tomorrow" taught by instructors trained by Nooror... more »

Live Jazz @ DaVinci Lounge Nai Harn

Live Jazz @ DaVinci Lounge Nai Harn

28 Apr

Come relax and enjoy some great music Tuesday evenings in Nai Harn. DaVinci presents Live Jazz featuring performers Lek Hisashi and Ranel Sarmiento. There are special promotions on food and drinks on these nights. more »

Thai Cooking Class @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

Thai Cooking Class @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

29 Apr - 3 May

If you've enjoyed Thai food while in Phuket, why not cook Thai at home! Learn how to prepare the most authentic Thai dishes that you can enjoy with family and friends as a meal or at a party and the best way to spice dishes so they can be enjoyed spicy (pet) or not spicy (my pet) and the ingredients to use that you can find where ever you... more »

Social Tennis Night @ Thanyapura

Social Tennis Night @ Thanyapura

29 Apr

Get together with the community and play some tennis! Thanyapura presents a social tennis evening every Thursday that will allow participants to hone their skills, meet some people and have some fun. The evening is free for members and 300 Baht for non-members. more »

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Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Phuket

The 13th restaurant in the Blue Elephant Group chain, the Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Phuket Cooking School & Restaurant offers exceptional authentic Thai dishes served in a splendid setting. more »

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Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Phuket

The 13th restaurant in the Blue Elephant Group chain, the Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Phuket Cooking School & Restaurant offers exceptional authentic Thai dishes served in a splendid setting. more »

Phuket Photos

The first Phuket government plane in 1928

The first Phuket government plane in 1928

Phuket Bird Park

Phuket Bird Park

Thai fishing boat

Thai fishing boat

Food vendor at a local market

Food vendor at a local market

Koh Racha Yai to the southwest of Phuket Island

Koh Racha Yai to the southwest of Phuket Island

A tree decorated in Buddhist fashion.

A tree decorated in Buddhist fashion.

Phuket Botanic Garden

Phuket Botanic Garden

Water sports at Relax Beach

Water sports at Relax Beach

Surin Beach

Surin Beach

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