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  • Villages and Beaches
    by bluebug
  • Muslim stilt village
    Muslim stilt village
    by robertgaz
  • Ko Phi-Phi
    Ko Phi-Phi
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    Secret Beaches.

    by bluebug Written Oct 12, 2008

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    As a local I should really be keeping this a secret but I don't think many people will visit my page, so I am considering this as a prize for those who do stop by and end up using this tip.

    http://www.knowphuket.com/Articles/20071027-secret-beaches.htm

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    Ko Phi-Phi

    by robertgaz Updated Jun 25, 2008

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    Ko Phi-Phi consists of two islands, Phi-Phi Leh and the larger Phi-Phi Don. They are located about 40km's from Phuket.

    Most boat trips will take you to Phi-Phi Don which has some fantastic fine white sandy beaches, awesome towering limestone cliffs and clear waters for snorkelling.

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    Muslim stilt village

    by robertgaz Updated Jun 24, 2008

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    Muslim stilt village

    Ko Panyi is a small island located in the north western part of Ao Phang Nga and it is famous for the Muslim fishing village built on stilts against a backdrop of massive limestone cliffs.

    It's all very commercialised and hundreds of tourists rock up each day for lunch as a part of an organised cruise and also to buy some overpriced souvenirs.

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    BEACHES

    by Onedragon Updated Oct 12, 2007

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    ALWAYS FUN AND ENJOYABLE r TO WALK ALONG A BEACH AND SEE THE BEAUTY THAT IT MIGHT HAVE TO OFFER.. ..
    BUT LIVING IN HAWAII.. .I THINK IT IS HARD FOR OTHER PLACES TO COMPARE WITH THE WEATHER AND HUMIDITY AND GET FRESHNESS THAT THE BEACHES HERE b POSSESS...

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    The sheltered islands

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    Around the islands you will find some good sheltered waters all year round. From Phuket you can take tours for half a day for diving the coral reefs which are really popular. Spear fishing is not necessarily encouraged though. There are also full day trips to the southern and eastern parts of Phuket to islands such as the Phi Phi islands, Ko Dok Mai and Ko Racha.

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    Laem Singh Beach

    by sukawats Written Jul 18, 2006

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    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.

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    divers bar surin beach..a must

    by norrie8568 Written Mar 10, 2006

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    when in phuket,,,you just have to go and say hello to "diver" at divers bar surin beach,,especially sundown,,diver as his name suggests is the life guard for the whole beach,,been on the island 20 plus years,,and the stories he tells,,well just put it this way,,dont make any other arrangements for that night!!!the guy is an absolute gem,,knows everyone/everything about phuket,,20 mins from patong,,if you need a reliable cheap air con taxi,,let me know,,ill forward the no.if you do pop into see him,,just mention paul the dj,,from scotland,,,more stories to follow.

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    Great little Cove Beach at Sing Cape

    by stappm Updated Jan 11, 2006

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    Just north of Patong and Kamala is a great little place called Sing Cape Cove. Parking is 20 BHT for a motorbike and 40 Bht for a car. The lot is on the Left or west side of the coastal highway and it is near the top of the hill between Kamala and Surin Beach. Once you park you walk down a little path through the rainforest to the beach. The view is amazing and lounges and umbrellas are available to rent for the day (50 Bht per day). There are 3 resturants and a fresh water shower to rinse off after a dip in the ocean (which is one of my favorite parts about this spot) the wave break is not bad and you will not find any surfing here (like in Karon). They even have jet-ski rental, paragliding, and air-matresses, body boards, etc. Bring a towel.

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    paradise beach

    by mabelyee Written Dec 9, 2005

    a little hard to get there, but if you rented a motorbike and have nowhere to go and are looking for a less populated beach, paradise beach is the place to go. not as perfect as it sounds, but a reasonably less crowded beach. follow the road running along patong beach, right to the southern end of it. cross the bridge and if there are any forks in the road, turn towards the water. the tarred road should lead into a rocky upward slope (untarred). there also should be a small sign pointing in the general direction of the path. follow the rocky and sloping path, it should eventually lead you to paradise beach. "it's not the destination, but the journey that counts".

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    Panwa Cape During Sunset

    by shane_02 Written Oct 4, 2005

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    Catching sunset at Panwa Cape is a totally different feeling. To come here to catch sunset, i have to drive almost an hour from Patong to Panwa Cape. There are a few resorts at Panwa Cape which is popular with the Japanese and Korean tourists. The Phuket Underwater World is also located at Panwa Cape.

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    Beach near Phuket airport

    by Glorija Updated Jan 8, 2005

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    In the air there is an airplane

    Waiting for a flight and don`t wanna sit in a building?
    Than visit beach just near the airport (10minute walk) and relax since there is very little tourist people walking around. Actually for this place we could say it has a lack of tourism. But I was glad to find this place since I enjoyed here all day long ...

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    Chalong Bay During Sunset

    by shane_02 Written Aug 4, 2004

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    Chalong Bay

    Chalong Bay is a set off point for island hopping tourists. There are ferries and boats going to Phi Phi Islan and James Bond Island on a timely basis. Coral Island and other the nearby islands in phuket are also available by long tailed boats or speed boats.

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    Patong Beach

    by shane_02 Written Aug 4, 2004

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    Patong Beach

    This is the view of Patong beach. It's not the most cleanest or most beautiful of all beaches but has been polluted by the throngs of foreign and local tourists who frequented the site.

    Patong beach is also the home for most sea sports activities such as wakeboarding, para-sailing, jet skiing, kite flying, etc......

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    Finding new friends

    by DONBURGESS Written Jun 23, 2004
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    One good way to find new friends in Phuket is to get away from the town center and head out into the country and stop and talk to people, I found that along the roads near the beach the local fisherman where allways ready to stop and talk, even if they don't talk english, its still good fun.
    People there are a lot more friendly then back home and where allways ready to explain to you what it is they where making or doing, so get away from town and meet some locals

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    Finding the real Thai People

    by DONBURGESS Written Jun 17, 2004

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    Long tail fishing boats

    One good thing to do is hire a motor bike or Jeep and get away from the main towns, head along the coast away from PATONG and explore, drive down small roads, back lane ways roads you things there's nothign down there, go you will be amazed at what you will find. There are some wonderfull beaches to be found, small fishing villages and you can met the real Thai person not the ones that live and breathe the tourist trade. We found on our travels some realy great spots that we would never had seen if we stayed on the beaten track. The island is pretty big and its a wonderfull place so get out there and find your own piece of it.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
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