Phuket Fun and Unusual Stories

Editors' Favourite Bizarre and Funny Stories About Phuket

One of the biggest attractions that Phuket has for foreigners is that it’s so different from back home. So many smiles, such beautiful beaches, unique food and lovely girls. Yet there is so much more to be fascinated by in the Land of Smiles' largest island.

Below you’ll find some bizarre and strange practices that are considered completely normal here, as well as funny stories that will show you some unusual sides of Phuket and southern Thailand. Get ready to enter a world running on its own logic.

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10 Funny Things in Phuket

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Fried Insects in Phuket

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Just call it a 'cultural divide' but strange as it may seem, a favourite snack in Thailand, originally from the Read More...

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Yadong is basically lao khao (“white whiskey” – a fiery rice spirit) in a glass jar or an old whisky bottle to which Read More...

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