If your an animal lover it may not be the best place to go! I felt sick at how the elephants looked and where chained. Wasnt the cleanest zoos. There was an unchained elephant in the centre washing him self, which started to walk to towards us this was pretty scary! You can also have your photo taken with a fully grown tiger, i did this but have to...more
The trip includes a show and meal. The show is about the history of thailand, and includes fantastic trapeze artists, elephants and dance. Definitly worth seeing.The food is an all you can eat banquet, with food from various countries. The surrounding are fabulous.There is a small zoo area, and plenty of shops.....a good family evening.more
Phuket is host to many Scuba places, not all are organized so it is very important to be very precise with your instructions. I recommend places that have a pool for your to do the introductory or refresher course. This way you can do your dive with greater ease and convenience. Dont forget to buy a "underwater disposable camera" very cheap and...more
If you stay at Patong, rent a motorbike, a scooter will be more fun.try to explore the southern beach line of phuket. start from Patong beach, headed south to Karon beach. drive slow to enjoy many shops around the lane to Kata beach. far south you will find the Kata view point where you can see the whole beach line of Kata plus the city light at...more
Visiting phi phi island is a must! when you came to phuket, phi phi island is one of the beautiful islands of thailand that you should be seen. phi phi island contain by 6 separated islands, and the two major island is phi phi don (the larger island) and phi phi ley (second larger). there's two type of tour would be offered, one is by big boat and...more
Wat Pra Thalang or the Golden Buddha Temple is situated on the Thep Krasattri Road (402) in the Thalang district of Phuket. Within the temple stands a large Buddha image which has been half buried in the temple floor. According to legend there was young boy who was tired and looking for a suitable place to tie up his cow. Due to changes in farming...more
Did a 2 day jungle trek which included a 1.5 hr elephant ride. We start off in a "pew" like saddle, then you get a chance to ride on the elephant's head. Your sorta like gnat to the elephant so dont worry about the weight. Umm you should worry about the coarse hair on the elephant as if your in shorts the hair will chafe soon. Also, bring a...more
Small restaurant at Na nai Road - Patong just step ahead of Banzaan Road (Fresh Market Road), located in front of T-intersection between 7eleven and Family Mart. They sell thai and western food, from local salad to american sandwich. the prices are reasonable, and much worthy than eating some junk-fastfood or even expensive restaurant in malls. Aet, is the name of the chef, a warm-hearted lady which gonna help you out 'bout patong. she also will cook in your style. she couple times gave us a free-something such fresh fruit, vegetable spring rolls, or even beer. the portion of each food they gave is "really" as large as you seen on the menu (my friend said, "you get what you see"). they open from 12am till midnight. there's only couple of dining table here, but i often came here and find it not so crowded. if you stay around Na nai Road, you'll easly find the restaurant right before you're going left to Jungceylon (to banzaan street), at your right side.
They also provide for take away. Just call Aet to prepare your dishes.
Favorite Dish: what you must try from the restaurant are :
1. Steam mussels with thai herb (hoy malaengpooh aob moa din) for 180 bath (a must try one!!)
2. Fried yellow noodles with chicken or seafood (mee lueng pad gai moo nue rue seafood) for only 60 bath
3. Fried rice with egg vegetables and chicken/seafood (khao pad gai moo nue roe chicken/seafood) for 60 bath
4. Fried chicken with yellow curry and coconut milk (pa-naeng mo gai rue nua) in large postion for 120 bath
5. Fried noodle with chicken or shrimp in omelette (phad thai) for 120 bath (thai local glass-noodle covered with thin omelette layer).
6. Try local beer named "Chang" only 50 bath.
every time i came here with a friend, never cost more than 300 to 350 bath for 2 person.
I don't do shop exclusively as part of my travel itinerary, how ever, some local taste sometimes good to bring back to your country. As you might having trouble find some cheap chips or art-craft, carrefour supplies all. not only some diaries, but also local food (such durian chips, jackfruit chips, tamarind sugar candy, etc.). there's also some...more