Jamie's Phuket Photos Blog

Photos of Phuket by Jamie, living in Phuket since 1999


Sri Sunthorn Temple

Reclining Buddha

Phuket is full of temples, but only a few are busy with visitors. Sri Sunthorn temple, named after one of the Heroines of Thalang, is to be found right by the main airport road in the center of Phuket to the south of Thalang town. It's main eye catching feature is a huge reclining Buddha sitting on the roof of a temple building. I have stopped here many times over the years.


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Sri Sunthorn Temple

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Phuket Boat Lagoon

Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

A view over the Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina, from the top of the lighthouse. There are now several marinas in Phuket including Boat Lagoon, Royal Phuket Marina, Ao Po Marina and Yacht Haven. Phuket has always been a popular stopping off point for yachts, but in recent years also a popular stop for more luxury boats and mega yachts.


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Phuket Boat Lagoon

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James Bond Island

At James Bond Island

We have done trips around Phang Nga Bay, including James Bond Island, several times. The most recent trip was in February 2015 and the weather was just about perfect. We arrived at James Bond Island late in the afternoon. The last groups of tourists were leaving and soon we had the island to ourselves for a while before taking our longtail boat back to the mainland just before sunset. A great day out that we will be sure to repeat! Read more on the Phuket Blog : Phang Nga Bay Tour.


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James Bond Island

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014 is Coming!



The 2014 Phuket Vegetarian Festival runs from September 23rd until October 3rd.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014 Schedule

Update .. here's links to 3 blog posts on Jamie's Phuket about the 2014 Festival

2014 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Part 1
2014 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Part 2
2014 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Part 3


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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014 is Coming!

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Boats on the Mekong River

A couple of photos scanned from old prints. These were taken back in about June 2000, I took a little trip on my own from Phuket to Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Bangkok, Nan, Chiang Mai, Pai and up to the Golden Triangle. These photos were taken in Chiang Saen, a small town on the Mekong River. Chinese boats loading up with Thai fruit.




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Boats on the Mekong River

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A boy, a boat, the sea, the sky

On the boat from Koh Yao Noi to Phuket

Above - the simple life. I love having days like this. A boat ride. An island. Great weather. Beautiful views. This is my boy on the way to Koh Yao Noi island near Phuket. An easy day trip from our house. A quiet island to spend a quiet day.


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A boy, a boat, the sea, the sky

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Songkran 2014



Songkran is nearly here! The Thai New Year is on 13th April. A day to respect your elders, to visit a temple and ... have a huge waterfight!

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Songkran 2014

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Sunset at Sarasin Bridge between Phuket and Phang Nga

Sunset from Sarasin Bridge Phuket

The Sarasin Bridge joins Phuket island to the mainland. It's only a few hundred meters away. Until 1967 there was no bridge, now there are 3! The first bridge was the only one until about 15 years ago. A second bridge meant there could be a bridge for traffic going each way. And then a 3rd bridge was built to replace the original, so we now have 2 bridges for traffic, while the old 1967 bridge was made into a pedestrian bridge. More info on the Phuket Blog - see The Phuket Sarasin Bridge.

This photo was taken in April 2013 looking west from the bridge with a zoom lens. Nice place to be for sunset. There are food and drink stalls and many people come for evening walks at the bridge.


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Sunset at Sarasin Bridge between Phuket and Phang Nga

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Parasailing at Sunset, Karon Beach, Phuket



A lucky photo :) I stopped one day to take a sunset photo at Karon Beach on the way home from work, and seemed that the parasailing operator was having a "happy moment" taking himself for a ride at sunset. Nice work if you can get it!


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Parasailing at Sunset, Karon Beach, Phuket

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Phuket Sunset at Phromthep Cape

Cape Phromthep Sunset

In my opinion, just about anywhere in Phuket is good for a sunset! But Phromthep Cape is certainly one of the most visited spots, and is touted as the Phuket sunset viewpoint, so it can be busy here! More on the Phuket Blog : Sunset at Cape Phromthep.


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Phuket Sunset at Phromthep Cape

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Double Rainbow at Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok Double Rainbow

A wonderful double rainbow as seen from our room in April 2013 at the Cliff and River resort in Khao Sok National Park. It does rain quite a lot there, as it's very jungly and green. Things don't get jungly and green without rain! More info on the Phuket Blog : Khao Sok National Park.


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Double Rainbow at Khao Sok National Park

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The Big Buddha

Big Buddha of Phuket

THE Big Buddha in Phuket sits on top of a 400m high hill in the south of the island. The statue is 45m high, and construction around the area still continues in 2013 .. it started in about 2005. Great views from the hill, several restaurants on the way up the hill, no entry fee, although there are about 40 donation boxes!

The Big Buddha on Jamie's Phuket
There's more than 1 Big Buddha in Phuket!


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The Big Buddha

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