In addition to lots of food, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is famous for is gruesome face piercing exhibitions.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival to Proceed Despite No Foreign Tourists

Phuket will go ahead with its annual vegetarian festival Oct. 17-25 with strict disease control measures put in place. Phuket Deputy Gov. Wongsakorn Nunchukan said...
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Phuket Restaurants Get OK to Sell Alcohol Again

After openly defying the island’s alcohol ban and being raided by police, restaurants in Phuket can resume sellng booze on Oct. 1. Bars, nightclubs, pubs,...
French national Elies Guenez, far left, is presented with a warrant as he is arrested in Phuket Tuesday.

Phuket Frenchman Jailed for ‘Rape’ of British Tinder Date

UK English teacher filed rape charges 3 days after their date
Beach bars on Koh Samui await domestic tourists, who now don't have to take a coronavirus test to visit if they're fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Phuket, Koh Samui Drop Covid-19 Testing Requirement for Domestic Tourists

Likely precursors to what international visitors may experience come November, Phuket and Koh Samui are dropping onerous disease-control measures for domestic tourists. This week, Phuket...
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TAT Tours 14,000 Arrivals in Phuket ‘Sandbox’ 1st Month

The Tourism Authority of Thailand said more than 14,000 foreign “tourists” visited Phuket in the first month of the “sandbox” scheme, generating of 829...
The Kangaroo "restaurant" is open and serving booze despite bars supposedly being closed in Phuket.

Bars ‘Remain Closed’ in Phuket; Don’t Tell Bangla Road

You wouldn’t know it from Bangla Road, but bars technically remain closed in Phuket. The central government claimed Monday that Phuket Province has been maintaining...
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Phuket Hotels’ Ecotourism Efforts Win HICAP 2020 Sustainability Awards

Six Senses Ko Yao Noi, Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism in Thailand meet sustainable-development challenges
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ on Edge of Axe as Covid-19 Cases Rise another...

Phuket’s “sandbox” foreign-tourism program is dancing on the blade of the axe as the island province deals with more than 200 new coronavirus cases...
'Sandbox' tourists arrive at Phuket International Airport.

Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Draws 33,059 Visitors, 1/3 of Original Plan

The Phuket “sandbox “ program welcomed 33,059 international arrivals in the its two-and-a-half months, a a third of what was hoped for. From July 1-Sept....
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Phuket to Allow Fully Vaxed Domestic Tourists from Sept. 8

Those who plan to stay a week or more must pay for Covid-19 test on Day 5.
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WATCH: Phuket Driver Bursts Into Flames After Truck Touches Live Power...

A Phuket truck driver burst into flames after being electrocuted when his truck touched live power lines. Paramedics arrived at the intersection of...
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Russian Motorcyclist Killed by Belarus Driver in Phuket

A Russian woman died after her motorbike was struck by a Belarus motorist in Phuket. The Sunday accident straight out of an eastern bloc gazette...
PEBA President Weerawit Kreuasombat appealed for help from Public Health Ministry Deputy Permanent Secretary Phisit Sriprasert

‘We’re Dying’, Phuket Bargirls Tell Health Ministry Boss

Many of Phuket’s tourist bars could close forever unless the government provides financial aid to owners and workers, the Patong Entertainment Business Association said. PEBA...
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WATCH: Phuket Locals, Farangs Join Tug O’ War to Pull Pickup...

In a welcome example of cooperation between Thais and foreigners, visitors to Phuket’s Yanui Beach all joined in to pull a pickup truck out...

Common Sense Finally? TAT Boss Says Cities’ Quarantine, ‘Sealed Routes’ Plans...

Instead of letting cities create differing, overly restrictive models, CCSA mulling standardized, national plan, Yuthasak says
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Phuket massage parlors prepare to reopen

With a government panel on Wednesday expected to list businesses that can reopen during Phase 3 of Thailand’s economic recovery, Phuket is getting its...
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Classmate Charged in Running Death of Phuket Cheerleader

University also may face prosecution while family mulls civil suit
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Digital Nomads to Pitch Tents in Phuket Oct. 20-22 for Travel...

The Travel Blog Exchange – better known as TBEX Asia – is now open for registration. This world’s premier gathering of travel bloggers and...
Development of the Khlong Thom hot spring site in Krabi is one of 7 projects approved Tuesday.

฿494 Million OK’d for 7 Southern Development Projects

. Hot springs, piers, dugong protection among 'urgent' needs
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Thai Gold Medalist Panipak Returns to Phuket to Hero’s Welcome

The first Thai gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics arrived in Phuket Monday to a hero’s welcome, but must wait 14 days before...
Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai Khao Beach where visitors can observe aircraft landings. The roofed sidecar motorcycles known as “saleng” are owned by villagers in the Ban Mai Khao Community in Phuket. They say it’s a fun form of travel and easy way to visit the famous Mai Khao Beach. The beach is located just off Phuket International Airport’s runway and provides a perfect spot for plane-spotters to snap photos of aircraft on their approach to the airport. Ban Mai Khao‘s Vice President of Tourism Manit Saithong said Thursday that community anticipates visitors will soon be back as the Covid-19 situation has greatly de-escalated. These saleng taxis will transport visitors to and from Mai Khao Beach, as well as other community-based tourism attractions, such as the last rice farm on Phuket, a buffalo farm, or a Cicadidae-catching activity. Visitors can book these activities at the Saleng Taxi stand in Phuket.

Phuket’s ‘Saleng’ Taxis Ready to Take Plane-Spotters to Airport Beach

Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai...

Prayut Touts ‘Phuket Transformation’ Plan to Draw 1 Million Tourists by...

Thailand is gearing up to promote Phuket as a world-class tourist destination, hoping to welcome a million foreign visitors over the next six months...
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Phuket Tries to Open to Farangs Without Scaring Off Skittish Thai...

Desperate Phuket tourism businesses will continue efforts to bring domestic tourists to the southern resort island even as local officials prepare to welcome Thailand’s...
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Tourists Can Now Escape to Nearby Islands After 7...

Fully vaccinated foreign tourists trapped in the Phuket “sandbox” for two weeks can now escape to a handful of southern islands after seven days. The...
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Phuket Free of Covid-19… and Tourists

Phuket has been free of the coronavirus, but still needs frequent tourism-promotion campaigns because its tourism industry has not picked up, according to the...
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