Donate Ur clothes,toiletries etc to the locals
When my holiday comes to an end I always give away my left over toiletries, inflatables, currency and childrens clothes to the locals. Children grow so quick so there is no point lugging it all home for next years holiday.
Gives me more room in my suitcase for all my new clothes and souveniers....lol
Its always greatly appreciated. Thai Hospitality
The Thai Longboat
These longboats are everywhere in Thailand. You cannot be at a beach, or a river or a National Park and not hear the tremendous decibels of the diesel engines on the rear of the longboat. Dirty, noisy and present at every venue in large numbers. You cannot fight the Thai longboat, you can only accept it as a part of your Thai experience.
Laem Singh Beach
Located, just 1 kilometer North of Kamala Beach, on the scenic route. There are 2 entrance to the beach, quite hard to notice if you are not femilier with the place. The best way is looking for area that packed with moterbikes.
You have to pay 20 bath for entrance fee and parking.
The walk to the beach is quite serene, there are lush vegetation along the way. The walk is about 900 meters downhill.
There are beachchair and umbrella for rent, they are not for free. A set of beachchair and umbrella is about 150 bath per time. It doesn't matter how long, so make sure that you leave your beach towel or something on your chair just to make sure that you will not be charged twice.
North-end of the beach have a make-use shower from natural spring above.
There are several small restaurants that serve simply food and drinks. Prices are quite high but not that excessive.
So Next time you are in Phuket and fry to find secluded beach to sunbathing, this is your place.
Markets Patong Beach
Beachwear, sportswear, souvenirs can be bought from street stalls, little shops and noisy night markets. Patong also has specialist jewelry, ethnic crafts, art and antiques shops, waiting for the dedicated bargain hunter.
On the streets you'll find brightly-lit stalls as far as the eye can see. The night market - located along the main Beach road, offers handicrafts, silk scarves, sarongs, beach and leisure wear, leather goods and luggage, CD's, computer games, electronic gadgets and toys. Open every night.
Along Rat-U-Thit Road (Main Road), there is another market that sets up 2-3 nights a week, usually Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays which sells recycled jeans, funky shoes, clothes, Thai sweets, orchids, ornaments and hair accessories. Open 6-7pm until late.(Around Royal Paradise area)
Huge new markets on Rat-U-Thit Road called O Patong (I think) turn right end of Bangla Rd and keep walking (about 10 mins) will see big sign on left side of road. Great bargains here, not crowded and plenty of bars to have a drink.
I think the best markets in Patong Beach (dont know the name) are also on Rat-U-Thit Rd, (end of Bangla Rd, go left, they are on other side of road) dont look the best from the outside, but inside is great, very cheap and nearly all fixed prices. There are four photos of handbags I have bought along the Beach Rd. They all cost 1500Baht each. The 2 Gucci bags (they are the same just different colors) I bought a couple of years ago, they still look like new.
I always sit and have a drink at irish bar which located at patong beach road, the reason why is that, there are not much crowd as at bangla road, i just sit there and watching people play pool. It was so nice and relaxing. The location it just opposite of cabana hotel of patong beach road. Sorry i dont have the picture of that. I like to wear short, small T and sandles... simple and confirtable. People dont really care what you are wearing, coz some people, guy expacially, they prefer to wear shorts only, and their shirt hanging on their shoulder... nice huh