Southern Thailand Things to Do

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Southern Thailand Things to Do

  • Phi Phi Islands

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    We traveld with HongTae Tours from Patong Beach. They picked us up at the hotell at least 40 minutes late, and we left with the boat also to late... The boat trip itself, was not good! To many people on the boat, its a long trip and you dont see anything unless you sit in front of the boat. Of course there are differetn boats, but most of them...

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  • Thai Massage

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    This trip to Hat Yai, I have my massage in the hotel, The Hansa JB Hotel. Some major hotels like Lee Garden Plaza Hotel and Sakura Hotel run their Thai Massage Services for house guests and walk-in guests. The 90 minutes service is price from 240 baht - 350 baht. Foot massage service are more common, there are along the street, the service charge...

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  • Waterfalls

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    Located inside the Tropical Garden (a very affordable 50baht per person), the waterfall and surrounding tropical forest itself is gorgeous. However, when you pay your entry fee to the garden they practically force onto each tourist a "free bottle of water" as a thank you for their payment. Whilst good intentioned, this leads to many thoughtless...

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  • 4 Island Tour

    Krabi Things to Do

    We went for a tour by Green Planet which cost us 600baht/person by long tail boat (a bit pricey because some paid for 300-400baht, depending on how/where you book the tour) The tour includes to Tup Island, Phra Nang Cave, Chicken Island and Poda Island where we can swim, snorkeling, sunbathing, exploring and photography. The first stop was Tup...

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  • Patong Beach

    Phuket Things to Do

    Patong besch is crowded, we stayed at a hotell wich was a little bit hidden, and thanks to that i can rate this place to two and not one. Hotell name was The Charm resort, near the beach (1 minute walk, just had to cross the street). A very good hotell, new, delux doubble room was big, very nice, breakfast was very good. All over, the hotell was...

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  • Floating Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    Fear Factor - If you dare to eat these creepy things Hehe..On the way to the Floating market, you could see a stall selling fried giant worms, giant scorpian, giant grasshoppers, cockroaches...Oh no, I'm already sick looking at those things. Are they really for human consumption... Anyway, my younger sister bet with me for some $$$$, if I dare to...

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  • Angthong National Marine Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    I didn't go with this company but picked up their leaflet and can tell you what they have to offer. Most companies going to the National Marine Park have the same or similar activity schedule and we actually came across two other groups of people when we were there ourselves, but everything is timed so that the tourists are not kayaking or...

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  • Elephant Trekking

    Krabi Things to Do

    My elephant driver kept abusing the animal throughout my ride. This made the experience very unpleasant. As he sat on the neck steering and directing the elephant, he kept getting upset for some reason and beat the poor thing. He carried a tool that is shaped very similar to a hammer. On the top end handle of this instrument, a hammer protrudes out...

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  • James Bond Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    Sometimes movies change the landscape to produce an illusion; some other times they use it exactly as it is, because there’s no need to add or change anything. That’s what happened with this island in James Bond film. Only building some paths and a small harbor, changing the angles, they created in the film the sensation of a world that… it’s not...

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  • Shopping

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    Just describe what you wish to hunt for, the Tuk-Tuk driver will take you to the market. There are a few market grouping for different products. If you have limited time, you may go to the most busiest town centre, then walk and move around there, you have every things to shop for as long as you have Thai Baht on your hand and get prepare to...

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  • Beaches

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    The Full Moon Party is held on KO PhaNgan on the eve of the Full Moon, and what a party it is. I was tempted to jump on one of the speed boats and participate in the fun, But my Dad thought i was still a little to young for that kind of stuff. Plus he still remembers what had happened just a few months earlier when he was here with a couple of his...

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  • Phi Phi Island

    Krabi Things to Do

    The 3 tours are Phi Phi, Hongs and 4 Island and the snorkelling equipments are all provided. You'll have the option to either travel by long tail boat(cheaper) or speed boat. The Journey by speed boat is faster but not suitable for children and the elderlies because the ride will be very bumpy. Tours cost around 900 - 1500baht. Look out for the...

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  • Kata and Karon Beach

    Phuket Things to Do

    It was "our" beach, with the hotel well located by the sea, and… we met the monsoon. Impossible to swim. The 1st day an helicopter flying around announced us the death of a tourist in the neighbor Kata beach. We didn’t take risks, and only Tito and me entered the water, in a shallow area, but with full precautions, because even there, we felt the...

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  • Pink Lady

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    The Pink Lady is an entertainment complex with all the facilities for you to enjoy yourselves in Hatyai... Its facilities include Thai ancient massage, Turkish massage, barber and suana, karaoke, music room, relax sexy club etc... In addition to these entertainment facilties, it also operates a hotel within the complex for convenience of patrons..

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  • Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    Between Lamai and Hua Thanon lies two famous rock formations: Hin Ta and Hin Yai also known as Grandpa and Grandma rocks. These formations look like the male and female genitalia, respectively. What makes these rocks even more strange is that they are close to each other, giving way to a legend explaining how they came to be.

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  • Island Hopping

    Krabi Things to Do

    The 3 tours are Phi Phi, Hongs and 4 Island and the snorkelling equipments are all provided. You'll have the option to either travel by long tail boat(cheaper) or speed boat. The Journey by speed boat is faster but not suitable for children and the elderlies because the ride will be very bumpy. Tours cost around 900 - 1500baht. Look out for the...

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  • Fantasea

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    We spent a wonderful summer vacation this year in the month of May at Phuket. We heard a lot about the picturesque splendour of the small town of Kamla & the serene tranquility of Kamala beach in Phuket. We were two small families of close friends & comprised a small group of 6 people. So we searched a list of Phuket villas for rent & booked the...

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  • Wat Hat Yai Nai

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    This temple house the 3rd largest reclining buddha in Thailand. It is the largest in southern Thailand. To be honest, if you have been to Wat Pho in Bangkok, you might get disappointed here. Wat Hat Yai Nai is a temple without walls. The temple that house the reclining buddha is like a huge pavilion with pillars and traditional thai roof. Nothing...

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  • Wildlife & Nature

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    During our stay on Samui we booked a day jungle jeep tour. One of the many stops was at a rubber tree plantation, now I'm not talking about a 5 second stop to snap off some pics of tress, on this tour, we stopped, got out of the jeep and our guides gave a detailed explanation (see the look on Emilys face) on how the rubber is collected. This was...

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  • Emerald Pool

    Krabi Things to Do

    First thing first, I would recommend you to go to Emerald Pool by motorbike or private tour because you will find that you don't have enough time to enjoy the beautiful of the pool in short duration if you went there by normal tour. They gave us 1.5hours where we had to walk for 800m to get to the pool. We didn't get the chance to go to the blue...

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  • Elephants

    Phuket Things to Do

    Kok Chang Safari would have to be one of the best elephant trek's we have been on during all of our travels to Phuket. All the animals seem well cared for, the staff are very helpful and friendly and the setting is beautiful. There are bananas available at the center to feed the elephants while taking some great photos and you just leave a...

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  • Festivals

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    I was in Hatyai in November 2007 during Loykrathong festival. The city of Hatyai had a Lantern Festival in the area next to Diana Department Store. It was packed with visitors. There was a performance on the center stage. The lanterns were really colourful. Admission is free and too crowded to my liking. If it was less crowded, it would be an...

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  • Big Buddha

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    Built here in 1972 on the site of the Wat Phra Yai Temple, the Buddha sits at 12 metres high at the top of a staircase and can be easily seen coming in to land at Samui airport. One of the most popular sites on the island, it shows in the tacky t-shirt and souvenir shops that sit alongside the meditation shrine.

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  • Railay Beach

    Krabi Things to Do

    From the Ao Nang beach, you can get a return Longtail boat for 200 Baht. They leave whenever they get 8 x people to fill it up. You're never really waiting very long for this to happen Once on Railay beach (West) where you are dropped off, you have a choice of this beach, or heading to the south of the peninsula. You can do this by walking through...

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  • Phang Nga Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    Fours friends and i went to Phang nga khaolak on December 2014 Me and another guys design some tailor made suits at mark one tailor, required the first fitting on Friday and final fitting on Monday. Overall the experience was fantastic! From the moment we stepped in the store, the owners were professional and courteous as well as our rep, Mark he...

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  • Beaches

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    We engaged a one day trip in 2004 to have sightseeing outside Hat Yai. The guide cum driver used his Honda City to bring us to Songkhla Beach, a declining Buddha temple and on board a small ferry which can also take vehicles on board to a few Buddhist temples. The family tour inclusive a simple lunch cost about THB2000, I recalled.

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  • Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    My partner and I visited the Samui Aquarium & Tiger Park recently and ended up leaving in disgust. The tiger cub that they use for photos was mangy, left with no water and was obviously starved. They would bring out a bottle of milk when someone wanted photos and the poor thing was so desperate for it that it didn't even notice the tourists posing...

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  • Snorkeling

    Krabi Things to Do

    The are not many scuba shops in Railay but Railay Divers seems to be the one with the most friendly staff around. The Sunset Snorkeling organized by them is truly and experience not to be missed. A minimum of 4 pax is required before the trip can be organized for economical reasons. The trip will consist of snorkeling at 3 different locations...

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  • Promthep Cape

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    Its a very enjoyable and scenic drive south from Patong to Promthep Cape Lookout, which is the southern most tip of Phuket Island. Franks friend Peter, who has actually lived in Phuket for about 5 years, took us on a mini roadtrip around the island. We drove to Karon Viewpoint, Promthep Cape Lookout, Rawai Beach, Chalong Pier, Big Buddha and then...

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  • Buddha Statues

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    This buddha is located on top of the hill in Hatyai Municipal Park. It is about 6km away from the city on Kanchawanit Road. Follow the signs that direct you to Goddess Guan Im (The Goddess of Kindness). You will reach Guam Im statue first. After that, go further up to the hill top to admire this beautiful Buddha image. You will get a nice view of...

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  • Mummified Monk

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    This is Ko Samui's most famous mummified monk - yes there is more than one. Luang Pho Daend (1894-1973) is mummified in the grounds of Wat Khanaram on route 4169, near the Na Muang waterfall. He died over 40 years ago and all things considered is still in pretty good condition, sitting upright in a glass casket wearing a cool pair of shades.

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  • Chicken Island

    Krabi Things to Do

    Three Island tour, Poda, Chicken and Tup Islands. Chicken Island here we come, there is a small rundown beach bar/restaurant here so we had a lovely simple lunch of squid and prawns. Now this is Chicken Island and we saw the local wildlife, no not a chook, a fat well fed goose! We were going to have a swim here but our guide said wait till we...

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  • Floating Village

    Phuket Things to Do

    An entirely Muslim community floating in the water. Even the mosque and shops were built on the wooden structures that hold the paths and houses more than one meter upon water level. We had lunch there. Nothing to remember, except the site. What happened to it with the tsunami? I’m afraid to only think about it.

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  • Night Bazaar

    Hat Yai Things to Do

    Foods, books, antiques, DVDs, clothes and sort. You name it, they have it. It is only open over the weekends and its similar to the Chatuchak market in Bangkok just in a mini version. Beware that it gets pretty stuffy and hot after a while but fret not because the ice cream stalls are just a stone throw away...

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  • Thai Cooking Lessons

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    Am a foodie and enjoy cooking wherever I go in the world. Recently had the pleasure of cooking with a Pai who is a lovely Thai lady who runs small cooking classes on Koh Samui. Much prefer cooking in small classes or one on one as you can usually choose the dishes you like to learn. Pai cooking classes is wonderfully flexible like this. Pai speaks...

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  • Phra Nang Beach

    Krabi Things to Do

    This beautiful beach, surrounded by limestone cliffs is at the southern end of the Railey peninsula and was our last stop before heading back to Ao Nang and it really is lovely. Nice soft sand and turquoise waters, surprising really seeing the number of boats that come here during the day. Down at the southern tip of the beach is a large cave with...

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  • Thai Massage

    Phuket Things to Do

    Massages, facials, treatments etc in Phuket are amazingly good and cheap and you can certainly afford to pamper yourself almost every day with one of these! Frank had his first massage in Phuket, also his first facial, first foot massage etc and he enjoyed every single one of them. Going price for a one hour foot massage is about 200-250bt, a one...

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  • Thai Boxing

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    Around the town center area of Lamai is where I witnessed some impressive and fairly vicious Thai Kick Boxing contests. But they are all around Koi Samui as well. This is a must see. Not only is this incredibly combative and exciting, but the sport is also handeled with grace and beauty. Each of the fighters go through a ceremonial bow before the...

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  • Night Market

    Krabi Things to Do

    This is the place to buy the souvenirs because it is cheap compare to other places in Krabi. Lots of food choices, you will feel like you want to try everything because it looks delicious. Fresh seafood, pad thai, pancakes, local food, lime juice, etc.

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  • Downtown

    Phuket Things to Do

    Walking Photo & Sightseeing Tour in Old Phuket Town - Great experience! I had read that the old quarter of Phuket Town has some nice Sino-Portuguese architecture, I wanted to have a look and Phuket Photo Tours was offering walking circuit with a professional photographer. The photographer (Isabelle) is your guide, providing you explanations and...

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  • Elephants

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    Elephant ride is one of the most popular activities here and as it is small island you can be sure it is a short drive to get there. Part of enjoying the ride it is also a way to support the local's by tipping them nicely for the way they treat these lovely animals.

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  • Wat Tahm Seua

    Krabi Things to Do

    Take a challenge, climb 1237 steps to the peak of the mountain. Sounds easy, but remember that the steps are all different and most of them are higher than normal are. I sow there young and old but I don't definitely recommend this to people who fear heights or having some kind of coordination problems. The steps are not equal (and some are "knee...

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  • Wat Chalong

    Phuket Things to Do

    Wat Chalong is Phuket's most important Buddhist temple. The prayer hall contains the statues of three of the temples most famous monks: Luang Por Chaem, Luang Por Chuang and Luang Por Gluam. Luang Por Chaem is the best known and has given Wat Chalong its fame as a place of healing. In 1876 there was a rebellion by the Chinese tin miners. Luang...

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  • Island Safaris

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    A great daytrip from Koh Samui is a boattrip to Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan. Koh Nang Yuan are 3 small islands connected by sandy strips. Great views, fantastic marine life so excellent for diving and snorkelling. We booked the trip directly at the hotel, but you can book it everywhere with local touroperators. A minibus picked us up at the hotel to...

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  • Gastropod Fossil - Susan Hoi - Shell...

    Krabi Things to Do

    This place is also known as Shell cemetery or Su Saan Hoi where these large slabs of fossilised molluscs, from anywhere between 40 and 75 million years old, can be found. To tell you the truth there is really not a lot to see if you're not a specialist. Plus make sure you check the tide time table before coming as if it is high tide you won't see a...

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