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Preparing your trip to Phuket: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. National currency is an optimum way to pay for purchases and services. Currency exchange service is rendered by banks and exchange centers. One should keep in mind that the exchange rate will totally depend on face-value. The highest rates are offered for high face-value. Taxi drivers and merchants accept USD however the exchange rate will not be as profitable as banks or exchange offices offer.
2. Tips are welcome on Phuket. Restaurants, day spas and taxi drivers will be enough of 7% addition. Hotel maids, guides and hair stylists are usually enough of 20 bahts. Tips in notes are more preferable than in coins.
3. Setting off to a walking tour one should have a hotel card by oneself as the island is packed with various hotels and some of them are of the same or identical names. The hotel card will help to avoid misunderstanding a find a way back to the hotel.
4. Only experienced drivers are recommended to rent a car as local drivers do not obey traffic regulations thoroughly thus making foreign drivers to be careful on the roads.
5. Public transport time table is changeable. So tourists should not much reckon upon city buses as these are not the best way to cruise the city. Besides they do not run to the far areas of the resort. The destination offers an affordably priced taxi service being even more profitable for a big company of tourists. Tourist buses are running through the most remarkable landmarks and sites of the city. For a more comprehensive exploration of the destination one should opt for hiking tours or taxi cruising. Copyright
6. Tourists will easily discover street call boxes scattered all around the area of the island. The call boxes offer optimum rates for intercity and international calls. They operate special phone cards sold in news stalls and some stores. Hotels charge much higher rates for calls.
7. Tourists heading for temples and religious landmarks exploration should thoroughly choose an outfit. The outfit should cover a body and should not be too bright. Head should be covered on entering any sacred place. Commonly special capes at 100 bahts are sold near any temple or religious landmark.
Phuket is a favorite destination for beach recreation fans and sport entertainment enthusiasts. The island is known for its show white beaches and natural reservations. The most famous beach … Open
8. One of the most popular souvenirs is jewels however these are highly recommended to buy in specialized stores to avoid buying fake items as opened markets usually offer gild items made of bronze.
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Phra Nang Beach

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Walking along the coast, you can find several interesting caves in the cliffs, the study of which will be a pleasant addition to a romantic holiday. Fans of extreme entertainment will have an opportunity to dive into the sea from a cliff. Phra Nang is one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches of the island of Krabi, its main decoration are precisely monumental rocks. The charming beach has a lot of interesting secrets. In its eastern part there is a natural viewing platform from where you can make a lot of great pictures. Nearby is a small hidden lagoon, the existence of which is not known to all because of the succession of rocks. … Read further

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Travelling to Phuket - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Phuket. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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