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Places to visit close to Phuket

If you are coming to Phuket, no need to limit yourself to the confines of the island. Within a couple of hours drive or boat ride are some amazing places. Phuket has many beautiful areas, but just off the island are the amazing limestone karsts of Phang Nga and Phi Phi, and the huge Khao Sok National Park. Explore! For tours, as my friends at Easy Day Thailand.

The lake at Khao Sok National Park

Exploring Phang Nga Province
White Water Rafting in Phangnga
Staying in Khao Lak
Koh Yao Noi Island
Koh Yao Yai Island
Koh Tachai Island
Khao Sok National Park
Phang Nga Bay 2015
Phang Nga Bay Tour (2010)
Similan Islands - best diving in Thailand!
Cliff and River Jungle Resort (Khao Sok)
Sri Takua Pa Town (near Khao Lak)
Khao Sok National Park
Phang Nga Bay (2007)
Wat Suwan Kuha (Phang Nga) - temple in a cave with a big reclining Buddha and lots of monkeys!
Day Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Seaplane flight to Phi Phi
Chumphon (400km north of Phuket, my wifes home province)
Prachuap Khiri Khan (another 150km past Chumphon)

View from James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay

Phuket is a great starting point for all kinds of trips. A great base for exploring this part of Thailand. So much is within reach of a day trip or you can stay in Phi Phi, Krabi, Khao Lak, Khao Sok for a night or 2 and head back "home" to Phuket!

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