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 »
The 20th Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony once again sees the warm atmosphere of love of couples giving to each other under the concept of "Romantic Destination". The event also serves to promote the truly spectacular natural seaside and marine resources and to promote tourism opportunities in Trang province. Since its inception in 1996,... more »
Spin and Slice and Thanyapura will be hosting the second series of SUPERKIDZ tennis this June. The tournament is open to kids aged seven and up. Both Singles and Doubles events are planned. Entry is 800 Baht for both singles and doubles. T-shirts, trophies and prizes will be available. Entry deadline is June 6. See also the... more »
The popular Old Phuket Town Festival is held at the heart of the Old Town on Thalang, Krabi and Phuket Roads and along the famous Soi Rommanee. Thalang Road and Soi Rommanee will be converted into walking streets during the festival. Expect colourful entertainment including a Phuket Baba Light Show, a rickshaw tour around the streets,... more »
Thanyapura PIA Open Swim League is a set of competitions hosted for International and Asian swimming clubs, teams and schools. The even is open to youths aged 6 to 18. Entry fee is 400 Baht per person. The four dates of this 2016 competition are February 13, June 11, September 17 and November 5. more »
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