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Thailand has a reputation for perfectly riding the line between relaxation and excitement, and nowhere is that more prevalent than in the tropical paradise that is Phuket. Within minutes you can go from a beachside massage under the shade of a coconut tree to a never-ending club night in the party capital of the world.

Phuket is a province, an island, a city, and a general term for a large collection of islands in the south of Thailand. It takes only a little more than an hour to drive the length of the main island of Phuket, but it's an area full of enormous variety and some of the best beaches, spas, wildlife, islands, resorts, and party spots in the world.

Phuket has something to offer everyone, whether you want a quiet week by the beach, an adventure holiday canoeing through tunnels and island hopping, or a blur of chaotic days spent between beach parties, nightclubs, and neon bars.

To traverse all of this, you will need help - which is where this guide comes in. Find the best ways to get to Phuket, discover how to get the most out of your budget, and explore all this wonderful island has to offer.

Whether you want to bask in the sun on the much loved west coast, lose yourself in a world-class spa, gaze at the beauty of the south coast, find your way to the mythical isles of Phi Phi or the Similan Islands, or go inland to Phuket Town, this guide has something for you.

If you're coming to Phuket, then you're coming to see some beaches, and it's important you find the right one for you. You're literally surrounded by breathtaking beaches, and with hundreds to choose from, making sure you make your base at the right one is important. Each beach comes with its own character, its own advantages, its own charms, its own beachside charms, and its own beachside collection of restaurants and hotels.

Once you've found the best beach for you, the question is what to do with the rest of your time.

With this Phuket travel guide, you will find out where Phuket's secret beaches are hidden and the best time to get to the various islands on offer. You will discover some of the best entertainment around and recommended places to stay and places to eat.

With so much variety on offer, it's often not a question of finding good food or good hotels but picking your favorite. Hear about the best way to get around without getting ripped off, beat the tourist touts and make your own route, and plan a journey that is unforgettable.

Shop in night markets, discover local hotspots and hidden beaches, time your stay to experience some of Phuket's beloved festivals, and, of course, catch some waves.

Whether this is your first time in Phuket or your 20th, you will always find the island has something new to offer you and the same things to make you fall in love with it.

©2016 Thailand Travel Guides (P)2016 Thailand Travel Guides

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Potty mouth misogynist fighter who's only visited

Target audience for this book is apparently middle class white men looking for fights, gyms, massages with "happy endings", and the cheapest steak around. I got a couple of tidbits out of it, but spent most of the book either bored (not a fighter or interested in being one, and that seems to be the only subject he's a real authority on) or weirded out by the unprofessional language (shitty, broke ass bitch, etc). He's spent most of his time in Thailand in Chiang Mai, not Phuket, by his own admission. This was a total waster of my money and time. Not to the usual audible standard at all, and I'm honestly surprised they published it.

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No matter why you are going to Thailand, read this

this book shows you how simple it can really be to go and visit Thailand.

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Amazing place to be visited

Amazing place to be visited and I have never heard the name of this place before listening this book. This place is not only famous for beaches but has shrines, Buddhist and Chinese temples. History of this place is explained very well in the introduction and also has some Portuguese culture still alive, I think this place is nice for Holidays if one has a limited budget and also one can get some good massage for body relaxation in Thailand.

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This book is indeed full or revelations.

This book is worth it of my five stars considering that all I want to know is in this book. The accommodation, tourist spots, foods and many others is here. Phuket, Thailand is really a great place and should be pinned as part of our destination. What is good is the people in Phuket. This book provides everything we need also to prepare and how to get there.

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I have found this guide book to be very helpful

I have found this guide book to be very helpful and informative when planning a trip to Thailand, I especially like the emphasis on the visual - which sets it apart from other guides. Lots of information about Phuket and the cultural and historic sites of the north. If you're planning to travel extensively around the islands of the south I would recommend supplementing this guide with a more in-depth guide to Thailand's islands and beaches.

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Excellent little guide

Excellent little guide with short lists of lodging, dining, and excursion options. Perfect for a few days or a week at the peninsula of Phuket. This book is a great revelational guide of Phuket, Thai city the seafood places, beaches, Medina, fishing routes, upside down houses,drinking spots, water park and the delicious pork belly eaten in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a parades of water sporting events ranging from surfing to scuba diving.

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This book is indeed full or revelations.

This book is indeed full or revelations. It will take you to the most beautiful places in Phuket that you shouldn't miss if you'll go take a visit there. The information are very well gathered and compiled in order for the listener to easily understand and follow the directions.