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Phuket

 

 

Phuket is an Island to the south of Thailand. There are many areas to stay at in Phuket but the 3 main Tourist areas are Patong Beach, Karon Beach and Kata beach. With breathtaking views, Palm-cladded beaches and great variety of Activities Phuket has become one Asia’s most popular Beach destination. Phuket has many things to offer, including; Scuba diving the Andaman Sea, Elephant Trekking the mountainous terrain, World class Golf courses, tropical adventures, a very vivid Nightlife and much more. Being a tourist’s gateway to the islands of Thailand. Including Phi Phi Islands, The Phang nga National Park Islands including the famous James Bond Islands from The Man with the Golden Gun.

Longtail Boat ThailandPatong is the most popular destination in Phuket. You will find tourists from all over the world here of all ages. If you are looking for partying, nightclubs, massages, shopping this is the place you want to be. Bangla Rd is the heart of Patong with the majority of the nightlife being on this road. It is built up of Nightclubs, Sports bars, Live Bands, Go-Go Bars, Ladyboy bars, and many-a-places you can sit and have a drink. These are situated down multiple side streets called “Soi’s”. All of these Soi’s have their own name which are shown in a map under the Phuket Nightlife tab. The place comes to life as the sun comes down and will continue to party until the very early hours of the morning. Be warned that if you were to stay close to Bangla Rd, you may here noises throughout the night at some of the older hotels in the area.



Karon Beach is about 10-15 minutes south of Patong or about a 500B Tuk Tuk trip. Karon is a very nice location with very nice beaches. If you have come to Phuket with a young family, for the beaches or for a quieter location this is the place you want to go. Every Tuesday and Saturday evening the local Temple is turned into a market, where you can find great deals on clothing, Thailand souvenirs, great foods and copies of big brand sunglasses at a great price.

bangla rdKata Beach is a few minutes sound of Karon Beach. This is also a very good location for families with a mixture of great beaches, nightlife and activities, viewpoints and shopping. It is also a great location for those looking to travel to Thailand to study Muay Thai and surfing.

Other places in Phuket that are great areas for Tourist’s are Rawai Beach, Phi Phi Islands, Surin Beach, Kamala, Phuket Town and Chalong Bay. One of my favourite things to do in Phuket is hire a Motorbike for the day and just ride and see the surrounding. A trip I will do regularly when in Phuket is to start at Patong and ride along the southern coast through Karon and Kata beach, up to Big Buddha, then onto Rawai beach where we would eat on a raised stand over the beach (somewhere locals would eat). Then we would ride to the southernmost point of Phuket at Promthep Cape and head back towards the hotel in Patong stopping at Naihan Beach for a swim.

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Tattoo’s in Thailand

Many people travel to Thailand every year to have many hours of tattooing done. The most asked question is “Is it clean and safe to get a tattoo in Thailand?” Well it really depends on which shop you go to. You will find most shops will have sterilizing in store and will open fresh needles in front of you for peace and mind. Patong has been a favourite to many Tattoo customers as there are so many shops to choose from. But as there there are so many shops to choose from it can be like Russian Roulette finding a store that will be Safe, Clean and provide a great final product. I have seen so many bad tattoos which have been done it Thailand, but I have also seem so many great tattoos. If you want the best for your tattoo while in Patong visit Johnny at Celebrity Ink Tattoo Studio down Soi Seadragon off Bangla Rd. For Cover-ups, Writting, Large Pieces, and just about any tattoo you require, this Aussie and Thai owned store will provide one of the best tattoo’s you could imagine.

 

 

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Phuket Attractions

Phuket Attractions
Below is a list of some of the things to do and Attractions to visit while in Phuket. Tours can be an all day trip, half day trip or even a trip for just a couple hours, but all will be something you will never forget. A couple tips for when booking tours for Thailand....

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Phuket Nightlife

Phuket Nightlife
Bangla Rd map The Heart of the Phuket Nightlife scene is in on Bangla Rd in Patong. It is full of Nightclubs, venues what play live music, beer bars with bar girls and many Go-Go bars. As like Bangkok the sex trade is very full on in Patong and present in other parts of Phuket. Travelling...

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Phuket Guest Friendly Hotels

Phuket Guest Friendly Hotels
As Phuket is more of a family holiday destination there are not too many Guest Friendly hotels around. Most of the Phuket Guest Friendly Hotels are located further then walking distance from Bangla rd. Nanai Rd or Phangmueang Rd are well known to have many Guest Friendly hotels or Guesthouses to stay in. The other...

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