Appon's Thai Life

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Here you can find articles on Thailand Travel & Tourism. Rather than list the normal tourist places, I'll be showing articles on events, pointless micro-detail, and anything that relates to a location. You won't tourist find things to do on your holiday, but you will find ideas for what to look out for to enrich your visit.
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August 26, 2015

Hok Arn Dim Sum Phuket Town


Morning Dim Sum eating sessions are a tradition here in Phuket. Dim Sum restaurants open in the morning, sell all their dim-sum and close in the afternoon. It happens that Jig, a friend of mine runs a Dim Sum restaurant called 'Hok Am' in the Chinese part of Phuket Town.


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August 24, 2015

Cruise Bangkok, Vietnam, Singapore, $1020


If you don't fancy the Bangkok to Hong Kong cruise, there's another option: Bangkok to Singapore vie Cambodia and Vietnam!

Also with Royal Caribbean cruises and also only bookable by travel agents Indo Thai Tours.

Tell your Facebook friends about this offer!

8 Days, 7 Nights, from Laem Chabang cruise port near Pattaya, to Sihanoukville in Cambodia, then onto Na Trang, and Ho Chi Min city in Vietnam finishing at Singapore.

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Simon Cabaret Patong, Phuket


I've done these Ladyboy shows before, for example Aphrodite is in the middle of Phuket Island, and Mimosa is in Pattaya over to the East of Bangkok.

But the most famous of the Phuket shows is Simon Cabaret, over in Patong Beach, Phuket. I just had to do that too. I caught the late show and went for a meal beforehand at a restaurant suggested by my travel agent friend over at Indo Thai Tours, who also got me cheap tickets for this show.


9th Floor is a fine dining Swiss restaurant in Patong. I'm guessing its Swiss owned because of the menu, Swiss German, lots of cheese dishes with a touch of schnitzel and noodles! European prices, expect to pay about 2000 baht a head for a 3 course meal, plus a good bottle of wine will set you back another 2000! Well if you're on holiday, I guess you can treat yourself!

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August 23, 2015

Cliff Jumping and Plankton Trip, Phi Phi


You could visit the Phi Phi islands by day trip boat to see Maya Bay and go Snorkling, and you could enjoy the night life in Phuket instead of Phi Phi Don's nightlife.

So what is there in Phi Phi Don, than you can only do if you stay overnight?
The answer is the night plankton trip.


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August 17, 2015

Cruise Bangkok to HongKong $1020


Our friends over at Indo Thai Tours, have a cruise special offer available for Royal Caribbean cruises.

Tell your facebook friends about this offer!

8 Days, 7 Nights, from Bangkok (Laem Chabang cruise port near Pattaya), to Hong Kong, with stops at the beach resort of Sihanoukville in Cambodia, and Da Nang and Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam.


This is a special offer route, only available through travel agents. Prices are from $1020 with 50% discount for the second person if they are sharing a cabin.

The travel date is 24th October 2015..

Places are limited!

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Phi Phi Don by Kayak


I wanted to stretch myself and kayak around Phi Phi, exploring the tiny beaches along the coast. Get away from the tour boats. The last time I kayaks was to Monkey Island off Sam Roi Yot, and paddling a couple of kilometers isn't really that hard.


You see things you wouldn't normally see from the boat. The fish don't mind a kayak, you can get closer to them, and I even spotted a wreck. The divers have their wreck sites to explore, and us Kayak folk have our own!

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Appon's Travel Places

Nightlife at Phi Phi Don Island

Phi Phi Private Boat Trip

Phi Phi Don, Glass Blowing

Phi Phi Don, Island Trips

Hotels Phi Phi Don

Homestay with a View, Phuket Chalong

Phra Mahathat Chedi Phakdi Prakat

Monkey Island Sam Roi Yot

Sam Roi Yot Temple

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Near Hua Hin

Don Hoi Lod, Mudflat Fishing for Clams

ASEAN: Ho Chi Min City Food 2

ASEAN: Ho Chi Min City Food

Seafood, at Sea, Coconut Island Phuket

Coconut Island, more than pizza

Family Sauna, Laemin Hin, Phuket

Pizza Run to Coconut Island

100,000 YouTube Views!

Phuket Sunday Night Market

Chaiyaphum Dam Food

Tatton Park Waterfall

Elephant Temple Luang Pho Khun

Thailands Stone Henge

Wat Phut Thabat, Near Saraburi

Ancient Siam at Songkran Time

Bangkok Dinner Cruise

Upside Down House, Phuket

Cherng Talay Sauna & Spa, Phuket

Kanchanaburi Roundup

Temple on Prachuap Kiri Khan Hill

Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Mega Temple

Three Pagodas Pass

Flooded Temples By Boat

Wooden Mon Bridge, Sangkhla Buri

Sai Yok Noi, Go to the source!

Dawadung Cave, Bats are the least scary things

Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, Kanchanaburi

Gap in the Hills, Kanchanaburi

Hindad Hot Spring, Kanchanaburi

Temple on the Hill, Wat Ban Tham, Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi 'Beach'

Amphawa Fireflies Trip

Amphawa Homestay

Amphawa, Floating Market

Pornrung Hot-spring Ranong

Ban Khao Ta-Lu, 'Holey' Mountain

Kwan-Riam floating market, Bangkok

Floating (Bobbing) Market North East Bangkok

Ranong Hotsprings, Raksa Warin

Chumpon Best Beach

Chonburi Fish Market

Mimosa & Fish by the Sea Pattaya

Flying Chicken

Swatstika Temple

Train Market, Bangkok

Road Trip: Khlong Phanom National Park

Hot Spring (Khao Sok National Park)

Crystal Canal

Wat Khao Yoi Cave

Khuha Cave, Phang-na

Dairy Hut Farm, Phang-na

Bang Pat, Sells Seafood, Near the Sea Shore

Wat Peuch Udom, Near Bangkok

Road-trip Regional Produce: Steamed Buns

Road-trip Regional Produce: Cookies

Road-trip Regional Produce: Salted Duck Eggs

Road-trip Regional Produce: Sala

Road-trip Regional Produce: Pineapples

Road-trip Regional Produce: Coconuts

Road-trip Regional Produce: Bananas

Phutthamonthon Park, Near Bangkok

Wat Huai Mongkol

Phuket Trick Eye, Bring your camera!

Raya (Racha) Island Phuket

Aphrodite Cabaret Phuket

Ancient City, Bangkok

New Years Countdown, Bangkok

Buddism & Bangkok

Don't Forget Your Trowel, Patong, Phuket

Tuk Chang, Good Bad and Ugly

Khao Sok National Park

Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace

Big Bee Farm Phuket

Thai food delight, Vareeya, Paklok, Phuket

Wat Phra Thong, Talang Phuket

South of Sarasin Bridge

Andaman Viewpoint Phang-na

Flown on the 4th July

Rawai Beach, Seafood Sunset

Geocaching in Phuket

Tiger Temple Krabi, Wat Tham Suea

Hot Thermal Pool, Emerald Pool, Krabi


Wat Kowrang Phuket

Monkey Hill Phuket

Anthem Wakepark

Phan-gna Viewpoints

Wat Maneesee Mahah Tad

Floating Pier, Visible from Space, Phuket

Siray Island Temple, Phuket

Monkeys Phuket Town

Eat like a local in Phuket

Ya Nui Beach Phuket

Phrom Thep Cape, Phuket

Ton Prai Waterfall

Lumpee Waterfall Phang Nga

Ta Pan Cave, Phang-Nga, Revisited

Miles of paradise

Wat Chalong, Phuket, Religion and Texture

Phang Nga Bay, Islands, Caves & Kayaks

Seafood in Phuket

Super Cheap, Retail Therapy Thai Style, Phuket

Pheung Chang Cave, Phang-nga, You'll Get Wet

Ao Yon Beach, My New Favorite Phuket Bay

View From Khao Khad Tower, Phuket

Layan Island (Swim from Phuket)

Loy Krathong in Phuket

Naka Yai Island, Phuket

Talang Shooting Range Phuket

Tonsai Waterfall, Phuket

Phuket Vegetarian Festival, Nice & Nasty

Vegetarian Festival Phuket Thailand

Phuket North East Coast

Boat Balloons Phuket

Yacht Spotting Phuket

Drive in the Phuket Hills

Phuket Secret Beach, Cape Yamu

Phuket Hidden Flip-Flop Beach

Big Buddha Chalong, Phuket

Xtreme Adventures Phuket

Fantasea Show Phuket

Ta Pan Cave, Phang-na

Dim Sum Restaurant Phuket Town

Elephant Trekking Phuket

Sarasin Bridge

Nai Yang - The Planespotters Beach

Nai Yang Beach - Tsunami and Texture

Unspoilt Beach on a Quiet Island, Near Phuket

Phuket Cashew Nuts

Gibbons, Waterfall, Bugs in Phuket

Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Orchid Farm

A Buddha With a View

Night Train to Phuket

Paradise Beach, Patong, Phuket

Thai Family Sauna

Mussel Fishing in Gulf of Thailand

Bell Temple in the Sea

Bell Temple in the Sea Part 2

Chonburi Bang Saen Beach

Koh Kood Island

Lotus Festival Banphliyainai 11 October 2011

Bangnarmphueng Floating Market Bangkok

Rural Home stay... in Bangkok?!

Fireflies Bangkok, Thailand

Floating Market Khlong Latmayom

Nightlife in Udonthani

Baiyoke Sky Tower, Bangkok

Tourists View of Thailand

Chinatown Bangkok

Monkeys Boats Guns Bangkok

Erawan Museum in Bangkok

Amphawa, Samut Songkhram