Monday, June 30, 2014

Beaches on Phuket and Islands nearby

See the locations on Phuket Beaches Google Map


Mai Khao Beach หาดไม้ขาว:

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Nai Yang Beach หาดในยาง :

Picture by Jamie Hutt

Picture by Richard Lehoux

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Nai Thon Beach หาดในทอน:

Picture by rene.kisselbach.photography
Sunset

Picture by Cas Be


Banana Beach หาดกล้วย:

Picture by honzasterba

Picture by M@hieu
Hermit crab


Layan Beach หาดลายัน:

Picture by Kaptain Kimo


Bang Tao Beach หาดบางเทา: Read why Bang Tao is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by notanyron

Picture by RockNowles


Surin Beach อ่าวสุรินทร์: Read why Surin is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by inu1982

Picture by asco


Laem Singh Beach หาดแหลมสิงห์: Read why Laem Singh is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by whl.travel


Kamala Beach หาดกมลา: Read why Kamala is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by lawrencemichaels

Picture by Granding

Picture by Steve, Tanja, Leon & Lukas


Kalim Beach หาดกะหลิม: Read why Kalim is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by CCFoodTravel

Patong Beach หาดป่าตอง: Read why Patong is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by williamcho

Picture by vesso.kolev

Picture by Noppadon

Picture by MyLifeStory


Tri Trang Beach:

Picture by Katatoniq


Karon Beach หาดกะรน: Read why Karon is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by Lutz536
Karon Beach in front of Woraburi Beach Resort

Kata Beach หาดกะตะ: Read why Kata is one of ten top beaches on Phuket for CC Food Travel.

Picture by mst7022
Kata Beach sunset

Picture by edwin. 11


Kata Noi Beach : Fairly quiet compared to Kata Beach.

Picture by lawrencemichaels


Khao Kad Beach: Nice fine sand, but under the water there are rocks. Therefore this beach is good for walking or sitting, not that much for swimming.

Picture by lawrencemichaels


Panwa Beach หาดแหลมพันวา:

Picture by chenines


Ao Yon Beach หาดอ่าวยน:

Picture by lawrencemichaels


Nai Harn Beach:

Picture by steele-chas

Picture by Miguel Navaza
Surfer at Nai Harn Beach


Ya Nui Beach:

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View from Windmill viewpoint. You see Nai Harn (on the right) and Ya Nui beach (on the left). "Stay till sunset. A sight unlike any other", writes tripathi.charu on travel.nytimes.com

Picture by Amici di Phuket

Picture by Amici di Phuket


Rawai Beach หาดราไวย์:

Picture by Roberto Tim

Picture by Del Adams

Picture by colmbritton


Laem Ka Beach หาดแหลมกา :

Picture by lawrencemichaels


Chalong Bay อ่าวฉลอง:

Picture by Binder.donedat


Sri Panwa Phuket:

Picture by M.Lehmkuhler

Picture by M.Lehmkuhler
View from Sri Panwa Phuket


Koh Bon: Island near Rawai Beach. Take a boat and snorkel at the south west end of the island, recommends Dawn Farrell on travel.nytimes.com

Picture Mike (NO captive birds) in Thailand
The Northern end of Koh Bon with "The Bon Island Restaurant".

Picture by Del Adams


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Picture taken near Koh Bon


Ko Kaeo Yai:

Picture by Horizon2035
View of Ko Kaeo Yai and Ko Kaeo Noi from Prom Thep Cape


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wellness in Phuket

The Raintree Spa เทศบาลนครภูเก็ต: 1 Montree Road, Phuket Town. A day spa with Traditional Thai massage, Aromatic Oil Massage, Body treatment, Facial treatment and spa packages. Good review on tripadvisor.com

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Swimming flowers at the entrance of The Raintree Spa

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The Raintree Spa

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Good morning old Phuket: History and Overview

See the locations on Phuket Old Town Google Map


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The old quarter of Phuket Town formerly was called Tongkah. It was the home of the Baba Community with mixed Thai-Chinese heritage. Tongkah used to be a mining town. From the 1820s onwards, mining was in the hands of Chinese, especially from Penang in Malaysia. Coastal vessels brought tin from Phuket to Penang, and
returned with food and other goods.

Some guides call the architecture in the old town of Phuket "Sino-Thai". Others name the buildings Baba. Sure they are similar to those you find for example in Penang, Malacca and Singapore, in the British Straits Settlements. Timber, terracotta, lime mortar, lime plaster and limewash have been used as materials for construction. Mostly you will discover shophouses with the shop in front and living and storage rroms in the back. In front of the shops arcades, known as five-footway, offer shade to pedestrians. Read more about the Shophouse Architecture at Lestari Heritage Net.

In 2003 the Old Phuket Town Foundation was formed with the goal of revitalizing the old centre. The old town has been declared 'conservation of cultural heritage zone' by the Office of Environmental Policy and Planning of the National Environment Board. Simce then there is a 12-metre height limit for new buildings - to maintain the shophouses with two to three storeys. Read an article about Phuket's Old Town MOvement by Khoo Salma Nasution.

This blog presents Old Phuket street by street - and the Phuket Old Town Google Map helps you to organzie your personal walking tour. The best time for this: early morning, when the heat of the day has not yet reached its peak.

The streets of Old Phuket
(click on name):
Thalang Road
Soi Rommanee
Dibouk Road
Phang Nga Road
Ratsada Road
Thepkrasattri Road
Krabi Road and Phitak Chinpracha House
Yaowarat Road
Phuket Road
Temples
Hotels and Guesthouses in Phuket Old Town


Read more about the history on Lestari Heritage Net and see ths video by avcphuket

Read Old Phuket - The Tin Legacy by John Leicester.

Take a Historic walking tour of Phuket Town.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good morning old Phuket: Krabi Road

See the locations on Phuket Old Town Google Map


Phra Phitak Mansion - Blue Elephant: 96 Krabi Road. Phra Phitak Chinpracha, also known as Tan Ma Siang, built this mansion at 96 Krabi Road during the second World War and completed in 1940. He made his fortune from mining tin. Today Blue Elephant, a Thai chain, runs a restaurant with cooking school here.


Phitak Chinpracha house: 98 Krabi Road. Built by Phitak Chinpracha, also known as Tan Ma Siang, in 1903. The owner, Khun Pracha, started showing his villa to visitors many years ago. Since his death in 2006 his wife still shows visitors around. Guests are welcome from 9 am till 4:30 pm. It is closed on Sundays. Tel: 076-211167 and 076-211281. The house and grounds were used for the movies "The Killing Fields" and "Heaven and Earth". Read more and see pcitures in tourismthailand.blog. See picture by Anneleen.

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Back to overview and next street:
Good morning old Phuket: History and Overview

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