Jamie's Phuket Blog

Places to visit close to Phuket

If you are coming to Phuket, no need to limit yourself to the confines of the island. Within a couple of hours drive or boat ride are some amazing places. Phuket has many beautiful areas, but just off the island are the amazing limestone karsts of Phang Nga and Phi Phi, and the huge Khao Sok National Park. Explore!

The lake at Khao Sok National Park

Exploring Phang Nga Province
Staying in Khao Lak
Koh Yao Noi Island
Koh Tachai Island
Khao Sok National Park
Phang Nga Bay Tour (2010)
Similan Islands - best diving in Thailand!
Cliff and River Jungle Resort (Khao Sok)
Sri Takua Pa Town (near Khao Lak)
• Khao Sok National Park
• Phang Nga Bay (2007)
Wat Suwan Kuha (Phang Nga) - temple in a cave with a big reclining Buddha and lots of monkeys!
• Day Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Seaplane flight to Phi Phi
• Chumphon (400km from Phuket, my wifes home town)
• Prachuap Khiri Khan (another 150km past Chumphon)

View from James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay

Phuket is a great starting point for all kinds of trips. A great base for exploring this part of Thailand. So much is within reach of a day trip or you can stay in Phi Phi, Krabi, Khao Lak, Khao Sok for a night or 2 and head back "home" to Phuket!

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Blogger Fraulein :

Hi Jamie,
I'll be going Krabi end of this year but I sort of miss Phuket. How long would it take if I drive to Phuket?

March 07, 2010  

Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

We actually did Krabi and back one day last year - we had meant to stay overnight, but did not... from our house the drive to Ao Nang was about 2 1/2 hours (we live near Phuket Town). It's not too far and I'd like to do another day trip one day - get to Ao Nang, get a boat to Railey. You can also get the ferry from Krabi back to Phuket, takes around 3 hours in all.

March 07, 2010  

Blogger Fraulein :

Thanks Jamie. Seems like a good idea to drive to Phuket. Will consider that and probably try out seafood in one of your recommended restaurants.

March 11, 2010  

Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

There's great scenery for much of the drive, especially from Krabi through to Phang Nga - you'll pass the Samchong Seafood restaurant on the way, after you pass Phang Nga.

March 12, 2010  

Blogger Fraulein :

Thanks for the info! :)

March 16, 2010