James Bond Island or Koh Ta-pu (‘Nail Island’) in Thai, has become a huge international tourist attraction since it was featured in ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’. Situated in the breathtaking Phang Nga Bay, it has a truly paradise-like setting with limestone cliffs and emerald green waters that are unmatched anywhere in Thailand!
Phuket has become a popular international destination in Thailand for many reasons. Long before this southern gem is known for white sand beaches, deep blue sea, a mix of culinary delights and unique cultural heritage. Today, Phuket still stands strong at the top of must-visit trips of both Thais and foreigner with many new businesses that keep everyone coming back for more. Here is the perfect destination for a short getaway of 48 hours where you can experience everything from adventurous outing to cultural sight-seeing and night life to wonderful authentic cuisine you can only find on this island.
One Chun Café & Restaurant serves an authentic Thai cuisine with a preference for southern dishes at affordable prices in the relaxed atmosphere of a vintage décor. Located on Thepkasattri Road’s last section in Phuket Old Town, One Chun is set in a historical building dating back early 20th century.
Set in a beautiful colonial building, Tu Kab Khao Restaurant is decorated in traditional Penang style and offers nearly 100 menu items. Here you can find a number of local and traditional Phuket food that are made according to original cooking skills and recipes. Some beautiful cocktails and drinks are also provided. The restaurant is situated right next to the stunning Sino Portuguese building of Kasikorn Bank in downtown Phuket.
Tung Ka Cafe is one of Phuket’s best sunset viewing points and one of the only points that isn’t actually on the west coast. If the truth be known, west coast viewpoints can get pretty crowded at about 18:30, but Rang Hill, or Khao Rang in Phuket Town, the site of Tung Ka Café is relatively peaceful.
Over 24 years, the Natural Restaurant has been one of Phuket City’s best offerings, providing good food and good service in a unique ambience. A huge range of Thai food, as well as many international favourites – and hard to beat beer prices – make it an excellent place for any occasion.
Thailand is hot and what better way is there to cool off than some refreshing ice cream. Luckily, because of the climate, you can find plenty icy treat parlours around the country. If you are after something a little more special, with an authentic and scrumptious touch, these places will definitely do the job.
Wat Chalong is the most famous and sacred temple in Phuket as it was the residence of a respected monk Luang Po Cham, who took part helping people during the Chinese Coolie Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of King Rama V. The statue of Luang Po Chaem is now enshrined at the main hall, together with statues of Luang Po Chuang and Luang Po Kluem, other revered monks who resided at the temple in later years. Locals and visitors usually visit the temple to vow their wishes from the statues, and will return to burn firecrackers when the wishes become true.
This is an old and famous Hokkien shop at Phuket clock circle. It’s hot, smokey and crowded, but their yellow Hokkien noodles dishes are worth a stop, don’t hesitate to order some Satay while waiting. ‘Mee Hokkien Pad’ is their famous stir-fried noodle with seafood. Say ‘Pi-Set’ for a larger bowl, and ‘Sai Khai’ to top the noodle with an egg. ‘Laad Naa’ is the fried noodle in slimy sauce. ‘Moo Satay’ (Pork Satay) are sold by stick but people usually order by 10 (‘Sib Mai’ is ten sticks) ✩ Exactly at the Phuket clock circle, next to the Chinese shrine.