What is your first vision when you think of Patong Beach? Don’t tell us; we know what you are picturing. Let us show you a small enclave never seen by most people, right under the southern bridge leading to the Amari Phuket Resort (and Tri Trang Beach further).
Phuket Art Village is a small art gallery and artist community hidden at the end of a small lane, on the way to Rawai Beach, in the south of Phuket Island.
Pum Restaurant emphasises simplicity – dishes are based on traditional Thai cuisine adapted for a modern, fast-paced world.
Phuket Thai Cooking Academy makes cooking Thai food fun. They offer professional hands-on classes for beginners, along with specialist vegetarian classes, private classes and advanced cooking classes. Fruit carving and team-building events are also available.
Organic Thai Cooking offers a fun and informative day learning how to prepare and cook some of Thailand's most delicious dishes.
This cooking class at the 5-star Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket resort teaches the art of Royal Thai cuisine.
The Blue Elephant cooking class is part of the well-known Blue Elephant Restaurant in Phuket, and is the place to come if you want to learn how to cook traditional Thai dishes with a range of knowledgeable and seasoned local instructors.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful annual event held on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, usually in September or October. The festival celebrates the Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants will help them obtain good health and peace of m...
Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival is an important merit-making event for the ethnic Chinese in Phuket. Special food, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors on altars. Offerings are also made to 'feed the ghosts without relatives', which locals believe to have been released from hell for the m...
Phuket ceramics are among the great variety of Thai handicrafts that you can find around Phuket.
Koh Sirey, located on the east side of Phuket Town, is more like a small cape than an island. Most of the 20-sq-km island is free of construction and you can enjoy a pleasant drive along its leafy eastside coastal road, which is lined with rubber plantations.
Kathu Shrine is one of the oldest Chinese shrines in Phuket, and it’s believed by many to be the birthplace of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival nearly two centuries ago.
Wat Phra Nang Sang was built more than 200 years ago and was originally known as Wat Takian; and is one of the oldest Thai temples in Phuket. This unusual temple was built when Thalang was the main city of Phuket Island and even was the scene of a battlefield during the Burma war in 1785.
Sa-Nguan Mansion or Limpanon House is an abandoned old Phuket family house built more than 100 years ago.
Wat Khao Rang (Kao Rang Temple) is a modest temple in Phuket town that would be somewhat anonymous if it was not for its large and majestic golden sitting Buddha.
Wat Sri Sunthon (Wat Srisoonthorn) is known for the immense golden Buddha reclining at the top of a large building in the ‘Pang Sai Yat’ posture, which corresponds to “Realizing Nirvana” (read more here).
Wat Mai Luang Pu Supha (also known as Wat Sila Suparam or Wat Sin Supharam) in Chalong is a beautiful and inviting property built with attention to detail.
Koh Sirey, located on the east side of Phuket Town, is more like a small cape than an island.
The Heroines Monument at the traffic roundabout on Thalang's Thepkasattri Road is one of the top landmarks in Phuket. The monument tells the inspiring story of how 2 brave sisters – Lady Chan and Lady Mook – led the locals, of whom many were women, to fight against Burmese intruders.
Jui Tui Shrine is a traditional Chinese temple that plays a pivotal part in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. One of the island's oldest and the most respected spiritual centres, it’s a must-see for newcomers to Phuket.
The road directly to the north of Thalang Road is Dibuk Road. Here, Phuket's past is evoked – dibuk being Thai for tin.
Baan Chinpracha is a fine example of a Sino-colonial mansion in Phuket.
The Thai Amulets Market is a specialised marketplace that attracts many local and overseas Buddhists.
Wat Chalong is a historical landmark and Buddhist temple in Phuket's Chalong Bay.