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Phuket Thailand!

Nong Chaeng, จ.เพชรบูรณ์, Thailand
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Recently, I scored a cheap fair to Singapore from Los Angeles for $800 dollars. The catch was that I had to stay in the area for 10 days. I decided to make the most of it by buying a ticket to Phuket Thailand. I spent 4 nights in Phuket which was a good amount of time to see the major attractions. I stayed 4 nights at the Westin Siray Bay which was absoultely beautiful. Since I'm Platinum with Delta I took advantage of SPG Crossover Rewards Program and was upgraded to a beautiful room. The only problem with this place is the bugs. For NO reason would I ever recommend eating outside once the sun goes down. Avoid it all costs.
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Transportation

Phuket International Airport
Many people will tell you to avoid getting a rental car but I was able to get so much done with it. It only took me a few hours to get use to driving on the opposite side of the road. It really made my trip that much better. I strongly recommend it. The price of the rental car for 4 days was about $200

Bars and nightlife

Patong
I'm not much of a night owl but Patong beach is definitely for you if you like to party. There is bars and night clubs everywhere. The nightlife is insane. There is really not much to see here during the day.

Culture and experiences

Big Buddha Phuket
The Big Budda is neat to see but I dont I didnt get much out of the experience. The whole facility is not even finished and its poorly constructed. The views are great but I would only visit it if you needed something to do.

Hotels

The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa
Beautiful Hotel. I stayed for approximately $100 dollars a nights. The food at the hotel is in U.S. prices so it is very expensive for Thailand. I took my rental car down the street to a nearby convenience store to pick up breakfast. I would avoid the food at the hotel when the sun goes down because the bugs are so bad and will eat you alive.

Points of interest

Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Tiger Kingdom is a must see! You pay to visit a particular size of tiger. I paid to see the baby and the large tiger. The price on my credit card came out to $56 USD. Totally worth it. You're not allowed to pick up the tigers so you have to get to their level to take a photo with them.

Shopping

Index Living Mall
I found it difficult to find a good meal in Thailand. I came here almost every night because it was straight forward and it had the conveniences of the U.S. It also has a grocery store which is great.

Special activities

Phuket Marina
The Phuket Marina is your ticket to all the major tourist attractions outside Phuket. I was really pleased with ALP. For approximately $100 dollars they picked me up from the Marina and took me Phang ng Bay and Koh Pi Pi island.

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1 Comment

by cascade79

11-07-2014

Interesting about the Tiger Kingdom! I may have to check this out if I have time when I go to Phuket. Thx!