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Phuket is Ugly (Not)

How often do I see comments on chat rooms such as Lonely Planet about Phuket being ugly, and just full of bars, girls, dirty old men, McDonalds, overdevelopment, pollution etc...The people who write this have not really seen Phuket. If you spend 2 weeks on Patong Beach you may well think that is all there is to Phuket, but please remember Phuket is a big island, some 540 square kilometers, with quiet beaches, hills, temples, fishing communities etc..The idea of my Jamie's Phuket blog is to show some of these places, to show Phuket outside the main tourist areas, although there ARE some touristy things that we enjoy too.

So here's a collection of photos of Ugly Phuket. Enjoy the ugliness.

View from Wat Sapam, east coast of Phuket
View looking towards radar hill
Elephants at Cape Phromthep
Rubber plantations are all over the island
Po Bay, on the NE coast of Phuket

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Phuket is Ugly (Not)

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Ugly Phuket (2)

More photos...continued from Part I

Chalong Bay, view from Khao Khad viewpoint
Koh Sirey, not really ugly, is it?
Koh Rang - too ugly
Koh Rang, small island off the east coast. Nice.
Sunrise over Kathu. Not ugly
Ugly Patong beach is actually quite nice in the early morning
View across Phuket from Buddha Mountain
Up the creek - between Chalong and Cape Panwa
Beach at Koh Yao. Crowded, overdeveloped, ugly...no it's not
Small restaurant by the sea, Koh Sirey


We Love Phuket - Hope to see you in Phuket soon!

Ugly Phuket (2)

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