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About Phuket

The wide, beautiful beaches, white sands and emerald waters make Phuket the “Pearl” of the Andaman Sea. The zig-zagging west coast is dotted with three major beaches, Patong, Karon and Hat Kata, the main destinations for most tourists. The island is characterized by colorful entertainment experiences and rich nightlife. If partying isn’t quite your thing, you might choose to take a visit to Kamala Beach, famous for its cleanliness, or even Hat Surin for its privacy. An established tourist island, facilities and resorts are already quite developed, making this coastal village a delight to visitors both young and old.

Popular Attractions in Phuket

Patong Beach
4.4/5
5,929 Reviews
Beach
Seashore
Located on the west coast of Phuket, about 15 kilometers from Phuket Town, Patong Beach is very lively. Its overall shape is like a horseshoe. The beach sand is soft, the water is clear and the waves are small. You can rent a chaise longue on the beach to watch the sea, experience a variety of exciting water sports, and enjoy the delicious seafood in the stalls. In addition to the lively beach, the beach roads on Patong are home to most of Phuket's hotels, resorts, shopping malls, restaurants and a lot of entertainment and business facilities that will definitely make you feel interesting at night. When night falls, Bangla Street, illuminated by neon lights, is rather beautiful.
Simon Cabaret Show
4.7/5
3,967 Reviews
Transgender Cabaret
As a veteran ladyboy show in Phuket, the Simon Cabaret has evolved into a professional entertainment venue in Phuket since its 1991 opening. The content of its show is healthy and interesting, the scale of the performances is large, and the elements of China, India, Egypt, Europe, America, Africa and other countries and regions are integrated. There are also up-to-date song and dance programs. The charm, beauty, talent, versatility, temperament and grace of the ladyboys are so expressive that put many women to shame.
Karon Beach
4.6/5
1,548 Reviews
Beach
Karon Beach is located on the west coast of Phuket, south of Patong and north of Kata. Karon and these two beaches are known as the three major beaches of Phuket. Compared to Patong Beach, the coastline here is longer and wider, the water is clearer, the beach is softer, and there are fewer tourists. On this coastline of nearly 4 km, you can enjoy a view of the sea while walking. The location is lovely. The beach provides a beautiful view of the sea, but it has large waves, so be careful when swimming.
Racha Yai Island
4.6/5
4,014 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
“Racha” means “emperor” in the local language. Originally an exclusive holiday island of the Thai royal family, it was later opened to the public. There are 5 small beaches on Racha Yai Island: Ter Bay and Lha Bay to the east, Kon Kare Bay to the southeast, Patok Bay to the west and Siam Bay to the north. This is a good place for snorkeling. The water temperature is just right and the waves are relatively small. The beach line is quite long. The fish seen in different snorkeling places on the island are different too. Compared to the boisterousness of Phuket, the environment here is exceptionally quiet.

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Travelogue

Take A Virtual Trip to Thailand: cook Thai cuisine & watch Thai-inspired films
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You can't visit the beautiful islands of Thailand right now but you can transport yourself there from home with this virtual trip! Discover this fascinating destination: try cooking Thai cuisine, test your language skills with local Thai phrases, watch some of the best films set in Thailand and immerse yourself in a virtual tour of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
Trip.com   24 May 2020
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Songkran: Thailand’s Wet and Wild Festival
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For most people, New Years evokes memories of large celebrations. Perhaps it’s watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, perhaps it’s the fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia, New Years is an excuse to have a massive water fight. Thailand’s traditional New Years festival, known as Songkran, is observed every year from April 13-15. To understand Songkran is to gain an appreciation of Thailand and Thai culture. In this travelogue, we explore the traditions around Songkran and delve into some recommendations for great places to participate in the festivities. Make sure you’ve got a change of clothes, because we’re going to get wet.
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Trip Moments

Miss Cat   
Speaking of eating in Thailand, we all think of diversity and emphasis on the taste of northern Thailand in Bangkok. But in fact, it comes to eating, Phuket also very own characteristics. Raya was named in the 2019 Michelin Bibendum restaurant, hid it in a centenary building in Phuket town, mixing Taiwanese and European style, brick by brick carries the memories of the past. Open the doors, the door of the old gramophone, soft, soothing ballad Thailand, Thailand hint of vanilla, hangs a black and white, old photos on the wall. Everything is like this softly humming past the old family store. Many shop signs dishes, among crab curry with rice, braised pork, spicy shrimp Phuket are unique traditional dishes. Traditional dishes adhere to Phuket plus decades as one of good taste. No wonder even without advertising, or to attract a lot of movie stars, celebrities, royalty, and also celebrities have to taste too. Address: 48 New Dibuk Road, Phuket Old Town  Tel: 076 218 155,076 232 236 (best booking)
Posted: 17 Jul 2019
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Posted: 26 Sep 2019
Hero_V5   
The vacation on Phuket was 8 days, one day per beach, and on Pa Tong Beach, which we did not take seriously, we encountered a beautiful skyscape of thousands of red clouds.As everyone knows, Pa Tong Beach is the most developed of the Phuket Island beaches, which has the most complete design, and therefore has the most tourists, especially ones from tour groups. During the day time Pa Tong Beach has the most tourists, who densely fill up the beach. Tourists who like to walk and go shopping will love this area, since near the beach there are several streets with shops and restaurants. At night, people come and go from the resorts, open-air bars, cafeterias, and night clubs near the beach, so during the night Pa Tong Beach will show an entirely different face. With bare feet, against the light of the setting sun, welcoming the waves, breathing the sea air, stepping on the soft sand, you truly enjoy travel.Special reminder: The general level of prices is highest in Pa Tong Beach on Phuket Island, so do not spend your money there. A few streets removed from the beach, the general price level is slightly lower.
Posted: 22 Dec 2016
Kris Yang   
In the beautiful island of Phuket, look at the beautiful scenery, enjoy the rare sunshine and sandy beach; here we must choose the sea, but also to people less scenic beauty of the place, so that your trip to Phuket is considered perfect. For example, our eggs Island, Bamboo Island, is very suitable.
Posted: 17 Dec 2018
Miss Cat   
Four years ago in Bali, I did not eat the Naughty Nuri's grilled ribs, as it opened a global chain stores in the home, and finally in Phuket to eat, and now in Shanghai, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia also can eat to. Zhendian signature dishes grilled ribs, ribs surgeon eat it, certainly pickers players, but grabbed his hand grazed, more flavor; pork bellies piece string of fat but not greasy, crispy and delicious; baked milk pig is worth a try, few people can be half a chef will cut the pig roast suckling pig makes up the appearance, can be described as the intentions of the wobble plate. Drinks store is full of surprises, fireworks green coconut, as well as milkshakes,  have ordered the clerk to hold tea, along with the name of tambourine music shake, between meals as well as dance and music performances. The tall, thin, little brother dancing is terrific, very fond of his dance.
Posted: 18 Dec 2018
Phillis   
Surprisingly this was my first time coming to the Phuket weekend market, from Karon Beach I drove a small scooter for 30 minutes to get there, and it is only 3 minutes away from Kingpower by scooter. At first I thought that it would be entirely full of tour groups, and I did not imagine that I wouldn’t see a single Chinese person. But isn’t it a pleasure when we see our Russian friends everywhere eating and making a ruckus? My feeling is that this night market is more localized, and the food is clean and tasty. In terms of the snacks, it is better than the weekend night markets in Chiang Mai and Krabi by a bit, though in such a larger area there were many things that varied significantly, severely! After tasting 6 or 7 dishes, there were pleasant surprises and unpleasant surprises.
Posted: 20 Dec 2018
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