Southern Thailand Things to Do

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Southern Thailand Things to Do

  • Phi Phi Islands

    Phuket Things to Do

    We had a one day tour, were picked up from the hotel and taken to the boat in Phuket, and off to Phi Phi island. There were awesome views of the beautiful rock formations and we snorkeled for an hour before lunch. It was an awesome experience,

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  • Angthong National Marine Park

    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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  • 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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  • Tiger Cave Temple

    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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  • Kata and Karon Beach

    Phuket Things to Do

    Kata Beach is definitely one of my favorite beaches. Be sure to arrive early to reserve a sun lounge as it fills up very quickly. You must hire a sun lounge first - not very expensive or the man will come chasing after you! My advice is to reserve one near a kiosk so you don't have to walk to far to get something to eat or drink. The water is so...

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  • Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks

    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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  • Floating Market

    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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  • Elephant Trekking

    Krabi Things to Do

    I thought the idea of riding on an Elephant in a small harness frame while trecking through a plantation may be something to experience but I was a bit apprehensive about the welfare of the animals. I researched two operators in Ao Nang, the first very well established and well known and another a bit out of town 45 minutes drive. The price was the...

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  • Patong Beach

    Phuket Things to Do

    I think that Patong beach and Ban Patong must be the same thing. Or not? Anyway, I'll post my Patong beach comments in Ban Patong page. And Patong was precious for us. With the monsoon, Kata beach was unsafe, so we came often to Patong, where only the dark green colour of the water and the many algae denounced the rough sea. No problem to the...

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  • Waterfalls

    Ko Samui Things to Do

    The second waterfall is over 4 times higher than its sister at around 80 metres. It is in fact a double fall, both roughly 10 metres wide that can be seen on the road up to the base of the fall. The road up is easy enough, although a little steep, and parking here is free. You will be assailed though by the sellers of , elephant treks, 4X4 jeep...

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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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  • 4 Island Tour

    Krabi Things to Do

    Along Aonang you can join a group tour for the 4 islands tour. It only cost us 400 Bht per person, which includes snokel mask, life jacket, Lunch, drinks, watermelon, boat ride. The trip is quite enjoyable however we joined a local group (group of 40) and the tour guide speaks 90% in Thai and only 10% in English to us. so we didn't know...

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  • James Bond Island

    Phuket Things to Do

    A glorious jouney by boat amidst picturesque landscapes and pristine waters. Just be careful of the food provided on the boat as the same does not conform to strict hygiene conditions....we fell sick after having the food on-board. Also, do not depend upon the toilets on the boat or on the Islands, as they are disgustingly unhygienic. Quite...

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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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  • 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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  • Phi Phi Island

    Krabi Things to Do

    Be careful when you book this with a tour operator... The operator will try and fit as many people as possible onto a speedboat (we had 50 people on a 40 seater). Everyone therefore clambers to find the best seat The 1st stop was Maya Bay (where the beach was filmed). We were given 20 minutes there, which was just enough time to go to the toilet...

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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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  • 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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  • Wat Hat Yai Nai

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fantasea

    Phuket Things to Do

    Phuket Fantasea is culture night time entertainment theme park on the Kamala Beach. The park features numerous attractions and adventure into Thailand’s ancient culture and realm of myths. Charming and beautiful classical dances from Thailand’s various regions play a prominent part in the variety of shows presented. Phuket Fantasea is the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Phang Nga Bay

    Phuket Things to Do

    Once we are all safely onboard the Sakai we are all introduced to Captain Noi, (he does all the hard work) and Ya (the worlds best cook). We all pick our positions on the boat and off we go, within minutes we are eating fruit and these yummy sweet little parcels wrapped in banana leaves (I forget what their called). Then we are eating Ya’s...

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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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  • 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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  • Emerald Pool

    Krabi Things to Do

    The Emerald Pool (Sra Morakot), is breathtakingly beautiful and the water is a perfect color if you are there at the right time. Low season is the best time as the color of the water is so much nicer, during high season there are to many people in the pool churning up the sand etc so the colors are not as vibrant. It’s a nice easy drive to the...

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  • Promthep Cape

    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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  • 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 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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  • Island Hopping

    Krabi Things to Do

    What more can be said of Maya Bay. The country icon and a symbol of the pop culture after the filming of the movie The Beach on it´s shores in 1999. An impossing beautiful bay sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three sides, with many small beaches (some only exist at low tide) and a main beach 200 mts long, with white-powder sand. The only bad...

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ao Nang Beach

    Krabi Things to Do

    Originally a fishing village, Ao Nang is now a major city beach resort which is far less developed than Phuket. They say it is like Phuket 20 years ago. But there is still plenty to do and lots of good restaurants, shopping and tours to various islands, jungle treks, diving etc. The views here are amazing, stunning limestone cliffs and rock...

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  • Simon Cabaret

    Phuket Things to Do

    Ordered the tickets plus transport for THB550. For THB100more you can upgrade your seats. So what seats did we get? The circle at level 2. Bird's eye view of the stage. The upgrade brings you close to the stage at the lower level

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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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  • 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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