Koh Phing in Phang Nga Bay was made famous due to the James Bond movie 'The Man With the Golden Gun'. It is now a popular tourist attraction. more »
Phuket, the biggest of the thousands of islands sprinkled around Thailand's coastline, is a magical blend of everything a holidaymaker or expatriate could dream of.
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A facelift for all the aged streets of Phuket
Fifteen years ago, the historic Old Phuket Town district in Phuket Town was a charming but slightly faded place in danger of being lost to modern development. However, Phuket residents and tourism figures saw the potential in preserving Phuket’s fascinating past and a restoration effort of the... more »
Phuket's most southern viewpoint hosts the best sunset on the island
The end of Phuket on the southwest coast, known as Cape Promthep or Laem Promthep, is arguably Phuket's most photographed and romantic spot. It has long been the favourite place to watch the spectacular sunsets the island is known for and to admire the stunning views of local islands and the sea... more »
Your guide to celebrating with the locals...
Beautiful, often just a bit wacky, usually noisy, but never bland and always a lot of fun, festivals and fairs in Phuket are a must see and do for any visitor and resident. Where some are based on the lunar calendar and some for historical and cultural reasons, they make for a good time out and... more »
From lively markets and street stalls to family-run eateries
Tropical Phuket is most famous for its beaches, but to experience the real heart and soul of the island it’s essential to delve into its local food culture. Throughout Thailand, eating is a joy and an all-day topic of conversation − and Phuket is no exception. When Thais are not busy eating... more »
Life on the 'Island of Long Beaches'
Secluded, quiet and mellow, Koh Lanta is considered a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the busier and party prone Phuket area. Resplendent of pristine sandy beaches on the west coast with tropical vegetation covering the relatively flat area of the island and the more mountainous tree... more »
A homage to Buddha and cultural tourism
Perched atop a 380 metre hilltop in Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata is Phuket's newest man-made attraction, Big Buddha or Ming Mongkol Buddha. This structure is dedicated to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in honour of his 80th birthday. There is also a smaller Brass Buddha that is 12... more »
Shop like the locals in Phuket
If you like bargain-hunting and don’t mind a bit of hustle and bustle, why not try a real-life market. A word of caution: you are stepping off the tourist track and rubbing shoulders with hundreds of like-minded Thais and expat residents, so be prepared to get real. You will enjoy the experience... more »
Local Tip Award-winning cuisine and one of the most romantic spots dining by the sea on Phuket.
Local Tip Feel and look great with award-winning oils, creams and other items from Lemongrass. There's a variety of different scents to suit your moods and expressions any time during the day.
Pop Up at Bliss is popping back to Phuket for its second edition in support of the Phuket Has Been Good For Us Foundation. This year the island’s hottest restaurants will be popping up to offer you a wide range of delicacies throughout the evening. There will be live music Pop Up Shows in addition to beverages and great food. more »
The Thanyapura 70.3 Certification Camp (Beginner/Intermediate) is designed to improve triathletes' times and have fun. There will be comprehensive coaching and group workouts. At the end of the session students will receive a certificate from Thanyapura and race time prediction. There's an option to train for four extra days before or... more »
Chris & Greta Truscott of Rejoov Runners along with Thanyapura directors and coaches will host a running camp designed to heighten fitness levels. The package will also include the opportunity to participate in the Phuket Marathon and run either a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k or kids 2k on June 4 and 5. There will be an 8-9 night... more »
The 8th Baba Wedding 2016 ceremony in the 'Baba Peranakan' (Straits Chinese) tradition will be held in Phuket City. Organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Peranakan Association (PPA) and Phuket City Municipality, the event is a celebration of Peranakan culture and is intended to promote the island as a wedding and... more »
"The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream" - Jack Kerouac