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Things to see/do in Phuket

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Things to see/do in Phuket

I am going to Phuket in a week, and would love some suggestions on what to do!

I am not really into spas or like fancy restaurants. I want to eat at local places and experience the culture of Phuket. I also love hiking, nature, and animals, so any ideas that have those themes in them are great!

I also love swimming and snorkeling. Do you guys have any advice? It doesn't have to be directly in Phuket either, any ideas just outside of Phuket are do-able.

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Hi there,

my 1st suggestion is have a look at the following website, you will find plenty of info



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1. Rent a jet ski?

2. Rent a motorbike, leaving your passport and a credit card with them for security and safe-keeping?

2. Play a scratch game and collect your prize?

4. Jump in a taxi and see what the fare will be (it's the best value around)?

Maybe read up on such things before arriving, so that you don't stumble over such stuff - and can get more of the good stuff, as from CathyAndGary's Website and postings here.

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Hello Carolyn.

Also look at FAQ on the right. Then go to 'things to do' up the top, and after that 'activities'.

Lots of advice and reviews from previous travellers.

Good luck,


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Visit Tiger Kingdom & an Elephant ride.

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Goodness the list is endless. That's why I love living in Phuket... :-)

Eating... Laem Hin Seafood Restaurant (near Phuket Town), Som Restaurant (Laguna end of Bangtao beach), Tunk-Ka restaurant (Phuket Town).

Siam Safari 4-1 tour - Elephant ride, thai cooking demo, monkey (coconut harvesting) and water buffalo. It's a great all in one experience.

A day trip to Phi Phi island.

A personal favourite of mine is the John Gray Sea Canoe tour. A great day out on the water in the National Park area, stunning scenery, swimming and sea canoeing. Great food too.

If you want to experience a local market recommend the Phuket Weekend Night Market. If you visit it on a shopping tour with a guide they can explain all the local delicacies and fruits. It's an experience not to be missed.

I hope that gives you a starting point. Feel free to ask any more specific questions.

Kind regards


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