Phuket Blog By Desiyatri

Big Buddha monument in Phuket
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Phuket has some of the most popular beaches in Thailand and also famous islands such as the ‘James Bond Island’ and Phi Phi Island. Solo as well as family tourists from all over the world are drawn to Phuket. Its main nightlife resort town – Patong, rivals and perhaps outshines Pattaya and as such is the most popular place of stay for tourists. The other two prominent resort towns of Phuket are Kata and Karon. For the first time visitor, Patong is the safest because it provides almost everything that people come to Phuket for. I have been to Phuket a few times and stayed at Patong everytime. These are my articles on Phuket:

Visa on Arrival

Best Money Exchange Rates

Travel in Phuket


Massage in Phuket

Indian Food in Patong

Patong Hotel Reviews


  1. Hi,
    I always read your blog posts and have immensely benefited from them during my last Thailand visit. Can you please suggest a good money exchange place in Phuket (maybe in Patong area)?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Hi

      Many thanks for your association with

      Unfortunately, there are two questions about Patong that I cannot answer today. One is the shared mini van back from Patong to the airport and second is the one that you asked about money exchange. I have been there twice and still have not been able to pin point a shop that offers best exchange rates. Actually I found a shop on Rat-U-Thit Road that was quite decent in terms of rates. It was a booth kind of single counter shop on which “Plus Idea Limited” was written. I know it will be difficult to find so you will need to check the rates in a few shops there before deciding. In general, avoid any shop run by a bank because banks usually offer poor exchange rates.

      In Phuket town there is a Super Rich Exchange but that may not be worth the trip.

      In September I am going to Patong and will get answers for both the mini van and the best money changer. Please share anything that you find.

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