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The centre of Phuket town is the area you've circled 1. Your area 2 is Patong, which is primarily a tourist resort area - i.e. mostly bars, restaurants etc. Which, if either, is the 'right' place depends on what you're after - e.g. If you're after loud music, parties etc then you're better off going to Patong, for a quiet beach go to one of the smaller ...


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Maya Bay Tours offers a Bioluminescent Plankton Snorkeling Tour of Maya Bay, departing from Phi Phi Don. They also land on Maya Beach in the afternoon, after the crowds are gone. When it’s dark, you will have the opportunity to snorkel the amazing bio-luminescent plankton. See the incredible underwater light show, right in front of your eyes. To get the ...


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It's possible, but you would have to charter your own speedboat, which would be stupidly expensive: quotes on the net vary from 8000 baht for a privately negotiated transfer to 15000 baht (!) to getting the Holiday Inn to pick you up in their own boat. Staying another night and taking the ferry across the next day will thus almost certainly be cheaper. In ...


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Air Asia is quite a large airline with a few more operating names. Basically if you plan to visit south east Asia, there is a very good chance that the cheapest flight you find would be an Air Asia one. AirAsia is, unfortunately considered a dangerous airline considering the number of crashes they had (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-...


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The Daily Mail is a rag, I wouldn't put a lot of weight on it. Air Asia X have (relatively) recently completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit which proves it is as safe as any other airline. As mentioned here, AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia Thailand, AirAsia Indonesia, AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia India, AirAsia X Thailand and AirAsia X Indonesia are about to ...


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There's absolutely no reason to bring your own, or even buy one. Every dive operation I've ever been on in Thailand and elsewhere in SE Asia has had a big box of weight belts, usually on the boat itself, which you're free to use. Most shops quote two prices for dives: "full kit rental" (ref, BCD, the works) or "tank and weights only". And since you have ...


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Please bear in mind that it's a quite long whole day journey. There are the following option to get from Langkawi to Phuket. I believe the same should work in reverse. By ferry: Tigerline (~3300-3700 THB) Service was launched at the end of 2012. High season route only (operating Nov - April). Check in point located inside the Kuah Jetty (located in ...


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I checked the Wikipedia entries for Tehran Airport and Phuket Airport, but I think the direct flight from IKA-> HKT on Mahan Air has been terminated. That works in your favor, in my opinion, as Qatar Airways seems most friendly to divers. You can fly from Tehran to Phuket via Doha. From the Qatar Airways website: Qatar Airlines: Qatar Airways allows ...


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Yes and no. It depends on what place you're talking about. With Krabi, I found that even the so-called 'hostels' were usually more standard 'hotel-like' in feel, or at best the atmosphere was like that of boutique hotels. You can still find dorms (if that's what you're looking for) in Krabi as well as 'hostel-like' prices for hotels, but I didn't find a ...


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Phuket is not only the dive capital of Thailand, but a major worldwide center for diving. Online directories list as many as 50 scuba centers, many with retail operations, concentrated on Patong Beach. You will be able to find all the major equipment brands. For something simple like a weight belt, you can expect prices to be competitive with the UK— which ...


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Off the beach snorkeling means on Krabi side of things (between Phuket and Krabi), all those islands will be fine, as well as small beaches like Ralay. In this day and age, air conditioning is easy to find just about everywhere. Good dining options means a larger island like Phi Phi and to a lesser degree Ralay, but if you can eat Thai food, finding good ...


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There are other things to worry about e.g. road safety. It's often said that the trip to or from the airport is more likely to kill you than the flight, last year John Nash and his wife died this way. You should also focus on potential health problems; make sure you get the recommended vaccinations and stick to food safety guidelines.


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One site provides fares here. Ferry Phi Phi to Lanta 2hr - 450THB (approx USD$13) Ferry Phi Phi to Lanta by Speedboat 1hr - 700THB (approx USD$20) Seem reasonable fares for such a distance.


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Kayaking is not too difficult in calm waters. It can get more difficult in exposed conditions or strong wind. The kind shown in your photo are "sit on top" which are good for beginners and very stable. Others are true kayaks and your legs go inside. There are two ways you might end up hiring a kayak:- Off a Resort Beach. Beachfront resorts may have sit ...


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After a bit of googling around in Thai. There are lots of diving packages in Koh Tao and the prices range from 1000 Bath to 12000 Bath (depends how far you want to go). Some of that includes accommodation and all the necessary equipments for diving. Most of them listed that the equipment can be rented for 400-600 Bath per day. But that means you have to go ...


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Wait and take the ferry is the best option.


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Yes, visa to different countries can definitely overlap. Myself I have a 10 year Indian and 10 year Chinese valid visas, which obviously overlap. No obvious troubles with the chosen route either.


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Simplest- the zoo Phuket Zoo seems to have them based on this photo I found on the internet, which is titled: "Picture of Nycticebus bengalensis / Northern slow loris at Phuket Zoo": Plain link attribution: https://zooinstitutes.com/animals/northern-slow-loris-phuket-zoo-14525.html I would like to add that I don't recommend Phuket Zoo. There are better ...


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I'd take it to the Turkish Airline desk and check it in there. Since all your flights have the same PNR the airlines should route it appropriately. If in doubt you can always ask for confirmation at the Turkish Airlines desk.


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I have been stranded all over South-East Asia on different magnificent islands due to bad weather or broken down ferries. Thus if it is an important flight, e.g international flight then I would never advise anyone to travel with a ferry and fly on the same day. The time you are going for koh lipe the island will be fairly quiet, making the ferries even ...


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I've looked into this on several occasions. Based on my research there was no simple way to travel between the two islands. The ferry takes too long and is not a direct service. (I also read on other forums that the journey can get quite unpleasant) Road takes way too long. Air was the best option but meant laying over for a couple of hours, and via KL ...


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There is a direct flight from Hat Yai to Phuket with Bangkok Airways. Takes about 1 hr and costs around 1800 thb. From Satun to Hat Yai you can take bus or train or taxi.


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