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I love Thailand, but I'm having serious issues with Phuket. It's dirty here, people are rude, and everything is expensive. This will be my last trip to Phuket. However, I will return to Thailand. I suggest others stir clear of this tourist trap.

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Hi Kim

There are so many beaches and areas in Phuket that still beautiful and clean. I think is rather unfair to tarnish the whole Phuket Province with the same brush.

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I assume you're talking about Patong?

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Kim - where on Phuket did you stay ?

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Sadly this is often the problem with the very popular over touristy areas, I try to steer clear of these places now and go to quieter less developed places, problem is of course that by diong that I am aiding the over commercialisation of those places too!

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It is a tourist trap but the problem is that all popular places become tourist traps sooner or later, although I have to say I have a real problem with the tuk tuk's and taxis in Phuket, i don't think the problem is as bad in other parts of Thailand, it's even worse than Bangkok.

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