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Day Trip: Sirey Island

Day Trip: Sirey Island March 13, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Sirey Island is just minutes away from downtown Phuket, but it seems worlds apart. To get there, you need to  cross a narrow mangrove swamp with an unlikely name: Ta Jin Channel. Although you can hire a boat to take you across for a more “rustic” experience, there’s also a pedestrian bridge that...

Wat Chalong: More Than Just a Temple

Wat Chalong: More Than Just a Temple March 6, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
photo by craigcullum via flickr   Wat Chalong is one of Thailand’s most impressive temples and the biggest of the 29 temples that call Phuket home. The temple has a very interesting history behind it. The original Wat Chalong temple was built at the beginning of the 19th century  in a different...

Phuket’s Amulet Market: A Shopping Opportunity Like No Other

Phuket’s Amulet Market: A Shopping Opportunity Like No Other February 21, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
photo by mimolag via flickr If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you might never find the Amulet Market in Old Phuket Town. Hidden in a small alley off Rassada Road, the market is an informal selling place for hundreds of Buddhist amulets, from smaller, cheap reproductions to high-quality antiques....

Discovering the World of Snuba Diving

Discovering the World of Snuba Diving February 13, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
photo by Adam Hertz via flickr Learning to scuba dive can take several days (especially if you need a refreshing course in swimming underwater or if you want to do it out in the open). Snorkeling, although exciting, has its limitations. Enter snuba diving. Snuba diving is the perfection marriage between...

Flying Hanuman: Ziplining Through Phuket’s Forests

Flying Hanuman: Ziplining Through Phuket’s Forests February 4, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
  Flying Hanuman is a one-of-a-kind adventure. Opened in December 2011,  this ziplining adventure allows you to fly among the trees, hanging from steel cables at highs of over 130 feet (40 meters) above the ground. Once you reach the first platform (using a giant spiral staircase built around...

Happy Hour in Phuket

Happy Hour in Phuket January 27, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
photo by chrisada via flickr Happy Hour is not very popular in Phuket, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find places that offer it. The key to enjoying Happy Hour in Phuket is to be open to the unusual –You’ll find that some places offer Happy Hour later than expected, while others only offer...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Pubs in Phuket

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Pubs in Phuket January 21, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
photo from scruffymurphysphuket.com Spending St. Patrick’s Day in Phuket? Phuket is actually home to a number of Irish pubs, and all of them host some type of celebration on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you want to join in the party or just have a beer and wear green, these pubs won’t disappoint. Angus...

Hiking Around Phuket

Hiking Around Phuket January 14, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
photo aby jeffgunn via flickr Hiking in Phuket is not impossible, but it is a bit tricky. One of the main problems is that Phuket itself is too developed, leaving little greenery to explore during a hike. Another problem is the heat –Afternoon temperatures in Phuket can easily reach into the high...

Best Phuket Beaches for Families

Best Phuket Beaches for Families December 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Phuket is very much an adults’ town, at least at first view. There’s plenty of nightlife, tons of bars (some hosting not-so-legal entertainment options), restaurants and cabaret acts. But if you step away from the hectic city center, you’ll also find plenty of things families can enjoy together. The...

5 Places Where You Can Spend New Year’s Eve

5 Places Where You Can Spend New Year’s Eve November 23, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
photo by c r i s Phuket might not be big on Christmas, but when it comes to celebrating the end of the year, paradise island doesn’t disappoint.  Whether you’re looking to party all night or just want a quiet night with your loved ones, make sure your plan the celebrations in advance, especially...