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cheap but nice areas in and around phuket

cheap friendly places to sleep
15 years ago, November 6th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #53729  
wondering if anyone out there knows of good places and stuff to see in and around phuket thailand??
myself ad my partner are heading there at the start of jan09 and dont really know what to expect?? what about mosqitos any good repelants to buy over there ?,what would you spend on an average day not being too cheap!! any good islands to visit ? a few comments or tips would be brill
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15 years ago, November 7th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #53782  
Hello Shane 😊

You could go to Khao Sok National Park. It is around a 3 hour bus ride from Phuket. The bus ticket costs around 5 Euros. Not sure how much it costs to get into the park. Go as early in the morning as you can because I am not sure how late the busses run in the evenings. It is possible that the last one back to Phukett goes at 6PM

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15 years ago, November 7th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #53814  
cheers mel
thats a great plan,i'll head there,is it a good spot nice scenery ect...?
thanks for the tip!!


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15 years ago, November 7th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #53818  
Yeah, it is nice there. I did however spend my entire 2 weeks there screaming because of the number of crawlies. Big spiders in the bathroom every night, leeches..... Be sure to take a good bug repellant containing DEET with you if you are going to spend any nights there. Any repellant with DEET is effective and they are available in most shops in Thailand. You will be also able to buy it in the shops in the village near the park.

I have a blog about my time there called Exotic Creatures but no photos.

If you are planning to stay there overnight or longer I can recommend you a place to stay. I stayed in one place like the one in the picture on my blog for 4 Euros per night. There is another place I know of which is a bit fancier and has a nice restaurant but is still not what we would call expensive by Western pricing standards. The fancier place is the one that I describe in my blog with the pool where the monkeys come to swim in the evenings. Reply to this

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