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What to expect in Patong - from Ping pong shows, Lady boys and fabulous shopping

What to expect in Patong – from Ping pong shows, Lady boys and fabulous shopping

The first thing I noticed in Patong was the smell, Oh my goodness! We had clearly been blessed with fresh air in Rawai (where our hotel was based). Patong is the smelliest place I have ever been too! But don't worry you do get used to it fairly quickly along with the other "interesting things" around patong, lets take a look below: Plan your trip to Thailand Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Thailand. Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover…
Let us show you our Unsurpassed Phi Phi Island Tour guide from Phuket - Thailand. Phuket is an awesome destination to visit as it allows you to take a few quick day trips to near by island like Phi Phi Island.

An Unsurpassed Phi Phi Island Tour from Phuket – Thailand

Phuket is an awesome destination to visit as it allows you to take a few quick day trips to near by island like Phi Phi Island, located on the Western Andaman Sea coast. We booked through Viator website on their Phi Phi Island tour  (the reviews we read were fairly good!).  Phi Phi Island was made famous as the beach was used for "The Beach" movie which was filmed at the now very famous Maya Beach. The speed boat hopped onto had a total of 675 horsepower engines (3 x 225 horsepower engines), so we got over to Phi Phi Island fairly quickly. We were lucky, it was nice a sunny day and the ocean wasn't too rough. It took about 45-50mins to get to Phi Phi from Phuket (i cant remember the name of the port/jetty we left from) Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep…
9 of the Most Amazing Beaches in Phuket for Couples

9 of the Most Amazing Beaches in Phuket for Couples

With more than 30 glorious beaches fringing its borders, Phuket is almost synonymous with a life of sun, sand and sea – a reason why the island is flocked by beach loving couples. Whether you want to sunbathe in isolation, pack a picnic, swim in crystal clear waters, witness stunning corals, pamper yourself with a beach massage or just escape the crowds, here are 9 of the best beaches in Phuket for couples. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Thailand: Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Thailand Travel Guide to view…
Loy Krathong Festival

Loy Krathong Festival

Loy Krathong is my one of my favourite festivals in Thailand (other than Songkran! The water massive fight festival, That I am yet to experience.. one day.. one day…). Loy Krathong is held every year on the night of the 12th lunar month (usually the end of November). Loy/Loi means 'to float', while krathong usually refers to the lotus-shaped container which floats on the water. A krathong is decorated with folded banana leaves, incense sticks, and a candle. We were told that if we put a stand of Hair or a clipping of your nail or a coin in with the Loy Krathong it will take away the negative or bad things in your life. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code…
Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the best price in Thailand

Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the best price in Thailand

Haggling, bartering, bargaining call it whatever you want but it is a way of life in Thailand, the first rule of bartering is: never accept the first price you are offered, unless you are shopping in a shopping centre or store with clearly marked fixed prices. The same rules for bartering in Thailand will also work for barting in Bali as the market scene is very similar., keep these tips for haggling in mind and you will do fine! Now days we often get emails from fans and friends and family asking a lot of how to questions such as: How to barter in Thailand? How to haggle in Thailand? How to bargain in Thailand? How we do we get the best Phuket Tailor prices? How do we get the best price at the markets compared to the fixed priced shops? How do we know if we are getting taken for…
10 Authentic Experiences to try in Phuket. Amidst all this commercialization, there is still tremendous scope to get off the tourist trail and venture into something more local. So when in Phuket, skirt some of the all-too-obvious attractions and go for these 10 authentic experiences instead.

10 Authentic Experiences to try in Phuket

Phuket is one of those places in Thailand whose reputation precedes it. Fittingly called the pearl of the Andaman, the island lures millions of travelers every year. For most, it’s the allure of gorgeous beaches, the insane party culture and a fascination for clicking selfies with tigers.   Amidst all this commercialization, there is still tremendous scope to get off the tourist trail and venture into something more local. So when in Phuket, skirt some of the all-too-obvious attractions and go for these 10 authentic experiences instead. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Thailand:  Looking for a…
Itinerary Suggestion for a Phuket Island Tour

Itinerary Suggestion for a Phuket Island Tour

Phuket is a beautiful place to holiday with friends, family or your partner. Sometimes its easier to arrange a tour, rather than risking your life on a scooter or in a tuk tuk (haha!). You can either go with a large tour group or look for a small private tour, we will provide a few suggestions below. This guide will provide you with an Itinerary Suggestion for a Phuket Island Tour if you want to take a private tour, however most organized tours/day trips do generally go to these places as well. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Personally I recommendation is a company called Phuket Let's go - "No petty shop stops to slow you down! Only must-see attractions that are culturally and historically significant to Phuket island. Lead by fun & informative English-speaking tour guide. Local rum tasting at the end…
Phuket or Krabi - Choosing the Perfect Destination for your Thailand Trip

Phuket or Krabi – Choosing the Perfect Destination for your Thailand Trip

Phuket and Krabi are two of the most popular destinations in Thailand drawing millions of travelers every year. Both have long stretches of white sand bordering turquoise blue oceans, making them a paradise for beach lovers.  Although they sound similar, each has its own distinct personality and deserves a visit on its own. But reality bites hard sometimes and you realize you can't have it all. So if you are put in a difficult place of choosing one among them, this guide will help you make the right choice. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Phuket &…
Phuket isn't all about Phi Phi Island tours, there are a heap of cool little island scattered around. We decided check out a 3 island tour including Coral Island through our hotel's concierge. The tour took us to Koh Khai, Khai Nui and the gorgeous Coral Island.

Three Island Tour Featuring Coral Island – Phuket

Phuket isn't all about Phi Phi Island tours, there are a heap of cool little island scattered around. We decided check out a 3 island tour including Coral Island through our hotel's concierge. The tour took us to Koh Khai, Khai Nui and the gorgeous Coral Island. Read more on Thailand: Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Thailand Travel Guide to view current posts Phuket or Krabi – Choosing the Perfect Destination for your Thailand Trip 9 Things You Must Do in Thailand Loy Krathong Festival Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the best price in Thailand A few Common Scams in Thailand A Few Things I Miss About Thailand 13 of the Best Instagram photos in Thailand & who to follow! Bali vs Thailand: Which Should be your Next Travel Destination? The Ultimate Diving Guide to Thailand Things to…
Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket

Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket (2012)

Hotel review of Serenity Resort & Residences located in Rawai Phuket. Read more on Thailand: Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Thailand Travel Guide to view current posts Phuket or Krabi – Choosing the Perfect Destination for your Thailand Trip 9 Things You Must Do in Thailand Loy Krathong Festival Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the best price in Thailand A few Common Scams in Thailand A Few Things I Miss About Thailand 13 of the Best Instagram photos in Thailand & who to follow! Bali vs Thailand: Which Should be your Next Travel Destination? The Ultimate Diving Guide to Thailand Things to do in Phuket – The Ultimate Guide for First Time Visitors Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500) 10 Authentic Experiences to try in Phuket Where…