Pacific Travel - Shopping on Tung Choi Street Lady in Hong Kong

( Pacific Travel - Hong Kong is one of the attractive destinations especially for women who love shopping. Certainly tour of Hong Kong you can not devoid of renowned shopping, do not miss the opportunity to visit a town called elegant "Ladies Street" also known as "Ladies Market". Shopping Spots extremely spectacular and exciting for you!

Pacific Travel - Shopping on Tung Choi Street Lady in Hong Kong

City of Ladies is the name of the area south of the famous Tung Choi downtown Mongkok, Kowloon and the name of this special will help you figure out which way commodity business, as distinguished from the northern area called "Golden Fish Market" or "City of Gold Fish".

Pacific Travel - What's in a traditional Japanese Ryokan inn

( Pacific Travel - Ryokan is the traditional name of a type of inn entrenched Japanese ancient times. If you want a travel experience of Japan in accordance with the type of the old feudal lords, you should be certain to take a night stay at the Ryokan. Convinced that this place will bring you something new and interesting.

Pacific Travel - What's in a traditional Japanese Ryokan inn

Type traditional Ryokan inn has a large single room, no partition, = tatami mats on the floor and the only furniture in the room was a low table. The sliding door panels - shoji paper made from the leaves and helps soften the light, bring cool air to the room. Tenants will be resting on the plate - the waitress futon rooms spread out at the end of the day. And every day activities take place at the reference desk and around the simplicity only.

Pacific Travel - Green oasis in the bustling urban Singapore

( Pacific Travel Botanic Gardens is the name of the botanical gardens in Singapore Green um, tourist attractions not to be missed for visitors to the island this beautiful lion. If Singapore bustling streets filthy beats each, the building skyscrapers of modern buildings in the world, the Botanic Gardens is an urban oasis in the heart. It's peaceful, green and airy different from the hustle bustle of modern city.

Pacific Travel - Green oasis in the bustling urban Singapore

Botanical Gardens - Botanic Gardens is known as the world's largest orchid garden, with more than 60,000 species of plants and orchids. As a lover of natural vegetation, especially species of orchids noble, I also hope that once set foot garden beautiful romantic. To discover to admire once lush orchid, orchid petals and grass and watch the delight of orchids you'll spread worldwide.

Pacific Travel go to tourist paradise Pattaya, Thailand to participate in water sports

( Pacific Travel - Go to tourist paradise Pattaya, Thailand to participate in water sports. Pattaya is Thailand's tourist paradise known throughout the world. Tourists come here not only impressed by the natural beauty but also fascinated at the water sports such as scuba diving attraction, sailing, windsurfing, swimming ... if you are an enthusiast conquer the sea off, do not miss the opportunity to travel to Pattaya Thailand.

Pacific Travel go to tourist paradise Pattaya, Thailand to participate in water sports

However, to ensure safety and comfort while participating in this sport, there are small note for visitors as follows. First, surely any visitor will want to dive into the blue water, cool the Pattaya beach, always follow these basic rules, such as not swimming in seas, secluded and best always swimming in areas rescuers coast.

Discussion Pacific Travel Vietnam dulichthailand in competition

(www.c10mt,com) Tour Booking Cheap ThaiLand Pacific Travel. Everyone who has ever heard of this company Pacific Travel before? Currently there are many young people are traveling or enticement Thai Chicken Heart That aside to play? But I do not know whether to go through with thailand travel company Pacific is not there ? Discussion Pacific Travel Vietnam dulichthailand in competition.

Discussion Pacific Travel Vietnam dulichthailand in competition

Pacific Travel Company is the company ?. Overall this is a fairly superficial company in Vietnam. But the development process is to review later. Why is everyone at Pacific Travel known that? There is something puzzling here of people traveling thailand growing, but nobody contact Pacific Travel Company.

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Question ThaiLand Travel Cheap Pacific Travel Tour

( TamGa will synthesize a number of questions related to travel along pacific thailand travel cheap. And questions related to the company Pacific Travel Vietnam offline. People can refer here for further discussion and offline. In general, the majority also helped you solve problems related to pacific travel company. Question ThaiLand Travel Cheap Pacific Travel Tour.

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However, it has a contract BEFORE. I have general questions back then. Then hope you do not spam spam, spam and link offline. Because I will delete any link does go out it this page. These days there are so many spammers pacific travel eh? Yes, it's afraid.

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Birthday Baby Tien Rom KFC Dinh Tien Hoang

( City, 05.04.2008. Birthday Baby Tien Rom [KFC Dinh Tien Hoang]. Today, tonight's routine will wait until the closing KFC will do birthday parties are always a little Fairy possible. Baby Fairy birthday treat today should be much more engaged. Where to tell ne hear: (full component of the KFC Dinh Tien Hoang).

Birthday Baby Tien Rom KFC Dinh Tien Hoang

Head Shops: Luyen
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Staff: TamGa , Phuc Huy, Tien Lay, Nhung A, Nhung B
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and indispensable is the main character: Baby Fairy.
Read more : It Rained At KFC Large Dinh Tien Hoang

It Rained At KFC Large Dinh Tien Hoang

( City, 03.05.2008. Today, shift work, I still do not have what normally happens at all. Only rains are skeptical Asia. Rain from noon until evening time always. But heavy rain at KFC, too.

heavy rain at KFC Dinh Tien Hoang

In the morning hours, in freezing KFC restaurant near death, natural rain is empty of visitors ah hoe. Since winter is no longer the seat [7th but] only to give up a couple of places ... always.

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New Job At KFC Dinh Tien Hoang

( Recently fatigue damage, all sorts of things to come. Almost completely helpless. His joining the Family of the new KFC nearly 3 months and it already. The work is very simple idea but also tired with many things to do. New job at KFC restaurants Dinh Tien Hoang.

new work at kfc restaurant Dinh Tien Hoang

Initially, unfamiliar home always close to 1am. Tired of all the coffee. Rolling slowly climbed into bed that night to take a nap with his light machine stiffness. Tired ... Later, after getting used to the light work than before. From baseline to cook Chicken, Cook in his position do not know Asia. But the work is ahead of friends just for intimate and enthusiastic behold. What is your job to cook Chicken familiar with it already. However, cook your chicken is not very nice. Hizz Hizz Hizz still much to learn burned.


It has been awhile since we have given a Best Asian Buffet award. We dine at many Asian buffets. It takes a very special one to really stand out and Yummy China Buffet in East Meadow, New York stands out. It is not a large restaurant and in fact, it is one of the smaller Asian buffets. It does not have rows and rows of buffet servers. It has one long server, a wall next to that with cold items, and a combination hibachi grill and sushi bar. What it has is outstanding food, prepared, and maintained better than any other Asian/Chinese buffet that we have been to.

Ton Pariwat Waterfall

There's always more to explore! On a recent day off work, we went exploring into Phang Nga Province, north of Phuket Island. We head this way quite often, because Phang Nga is big and has lots of green spaces and very little development, plus every time we find new roads and new places of interest. Our main aim on this trip was to visit the Sunday market in Old Takua Pa Town, but on the way we took a different route to normal (with the help of Google Maps!) on a winding road heading north from Phang Nga Town. A very rural area like much of Phang Nga which is about 8 times the size of Phuket Island. Well, then instead of heading direct to Takua Pa we saw a side road signposted 'Tone Pariwat Waterfall'. We had heard of this place but never been before, and since there was plenty of time, we turned off onto this narrow road. Somewhat surprised to see quite a few minibuses on the same road, but I remembered that this area is where many tours come for river rafting, elephant riding and a jungly day out not too far from Phuket (took us about 90 minutes drive from our house).

Road to Tone Pariwat Waterfall

And there were also lots of elephants by the side of the road, I also caught a glimpse of an elephant walking along the river, a fleeting glimpse, I should have stopped for a photo. I'm not really into elephant rides myself, I like the idea of free elephants, but the fact is there are a lot of captive elephants in Thailand and some are better cared for than others.

Elephants near Tone Pariwat

The road follows a river for a while, and there are various 'adventure camps' along the river, where the rafting tours start and end. Tours in this area can be booked with my friends at Easy Day Thailand. There are rafting trips of various lengths and the tours may also include elephant rides, a stop off at Wat Suwan Kuha (temple in a cave) and a visit to the waterfall that we were heading to!

The last couple of kilometers of the road are narrower and head over a couple of hills. It's all green and wild. We love this kind of scenery, but it's hard to capture in a photo.

Green Hills in Phang Nga

(above) Scenery near Tone Pariwat Waterfall.

Finally reached the waterfall ... did the usual negotiations at the entrance about "yes I am foreign, but I live here and have a work permit". In this case the park staff insisted I pay the 200 Baht foreigner fee, but then did not charge the rest of the family. Plenty of parking space by the river and a sign saying the waterfall is a couple of hundred meters away. Along the nicely made pathway we stopped a few times. We'd not brought any swimming clothes, as there was no plan to stop here. But we could at least dip our toes in the river.

Path to the waterfall

(above) Path to the waterfall

Sitting by the river

(above) Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the water

And the kids found a pool full of fish. The water levels were bit low, as there had not been any rain for about a month. So the fish had a nice pool with no rushing water. I can imagine that after some heavy rains, things would look a lot different here. Damn, we wanted a swim. From now on we'll pack swimming clothes on any day out just in case!

Fish Pool

Mini waterfalls on the river

So we had a nice drive and a nice walk ... the actual waterfall was a bit of an anticlimax, but this is dry season. I imagine after a few rainy days it would look great. We had also noticed that the river was rather shallow, looked like the rafts on rafting trips would have trouble to keep moving! At the end of the trail, the waterfall has 2 main sections, the upper falls drop into a large pool where you can swim.

Tone Pariwat Waterfall

There are some rickety wooden walkways built over the river above the second part of the falls. I'd not want to walk here if the river was in flood. And you'd maybe not want to try swimming either. You can tell from the amount of bare rock that these falls can get a lot bigger!

Tone Pariwat Waterfall

Yes it certainly is very pretty and was very uncrowded considering it was Sunday and we'd seen a lot of minibuses. Have to try again in low season after a few drops of rain. And bring swimming clothes. This is the kind of unexpected detour I like, we often drive off with vague plans and the plans change on the way. There's a lot of world to explore, but for now Phuket and Phang Nga will do!

Tone Pariwat Waterfall - Location Map

Top 10 Phuket Hotels

Update - a new list is online now - see Top 10 Phuket Hotels 2016.

This Top 10 Phuket Hotels list has been based on TripAdvisor rankings as they were in early 2015. I know these rankings change daily and I have my suspicions about TripAdvisor. Are all the reviews really real? But some of these hotels have thousands of reviews, so things should average out nicely. There are again a couple of new hotels in the list, but quite a few of the top 10 are similar to 2014. For each hotel there are links for checking online rates and availability - I suggest using to book your hotel in Phuket. There are also links to hotel reviews - also mostly from Agoda where possible. Hotels get average scores out of 10 on Agoda so you can easily compare, but Agoda does not have any ranking lists, so the top 10 here has to be based on TripAdvisor.

Top 10 Phuket Hotels

1. Trisara Resort Villas


Trisara was also top last year, and if I have the money it would be my choice! Trisara offers private pool villas on a private beach just north of Bang Tao beach in the north of Phuket. Trisara is a "secluded, luxury, amazing views, forget-your-worries" style hotels. Only about 50 villas, lots of space, no crowds. Villas from 2 - 6 bedrooms, so can be ideal for families or big groups, or weddings. Or just for a relaxing trip for a couple. And yes, it's miles from any busy areas, so don't complain that you have to get taxis everywhere :)

Trisara - Online Booking
Trisara Reviews

2. Kata Rocks (Kata Beach)

Kata Rocks

Kata Rocks only opened a few months ago, although there was a "soft opening" .. so how does it end up at No.2 on the list? Only about 40 reviews so far, yes they are all good, but ... will Kata Rocks still be at the top of the list in a year or two. Now, one thing is for sure, I have noticed Kata Rocks is very good at social media, plus I know people who have been for events and drinks and people say it's great. Villas with maybe the best seaview in Kata. It is promoted as a SIX star resort. Well, if I am to be convinced, Kata Rocks please do invite me for dinner!

Kata Rocks Website
Kata Rocks at
Kata Rocks Reviews

3. BYD Lofts (Patong Beach)

BYD Lofts

Was in 2nd place last year, so very consistent - BYD Lofts offers serviced apartments, with a "view over beautiful Patong" rooftop pool, near the center of the Patong Beach area. There are one or two bedroom apartments of various sizes. The right place to stay if you want to be near the center of all the action (that's Patong for you) but need a quiet(ish) place to sleep. I tend to avoid Patong, it's not my cup of tea, but for sure Patong beach is convenient for tourists, with a shed load of restaurants plus shops and tour agents near you. And bars and nightlife.

BYD Lofts - Online Booking
BYD Lofts Reviews

4. Point Yamu Resort (Cape Yamu)

Point Yamu Resort

Another fairly new resort (opened early 2014). And an amazing location, if you don't mind being miles from anywhere! I remember a few years ago when Cape Yamu started being developed. It looked awful. A beautiful natural area, covered in a building site. Yeh, of course now it looks amazing and I'd give my right arm to stay a night here - it's not cheap! My right arm might not be enough. Cape Yamu is on the east coast, great views. There are 79 rooms and 27 private villas, Italian designed, looks like a dream.

Point Yamu Resort - Online Booking
Point Yamu Resort Reviews

5. The Shore at Katathani (Kata Noi Beach)

The Shore at Katathani

Katathani has been around for many years on Kata Noi beach. The Shore is their more recent luxury "pool villa" development, opened in 2010. And it sure looks good! Pool villas, some with seaview (note: the view does vary from villa to villa), all with private pools. As I said, this "private villa" thing seems to be the trend in the last few years. A great hotel for couples. I see lots of honeymoon reviews.

The Shore at Katathani - Online Booking
The Shore Reviews

6. Andara Resort and Villas (Kamala Beach)


A 5 star resort, on the hillside near Kamala Beach with luxury villas. It was rated number 1 on my top 10 family hotel list, providing relaxation in comfort for the whole family, and since it's individual villas with private pools, will suit couples as well as families. I'd happily stay here, thanks! Well, I'd happily stay at any hotel on this list, but I don't take freebies, don't work for a big web hotel booking company and don't have the cash! Andara resort is not right on the beach - it's in the hills. Many of the villas have superb sea views. I can see that there really is a trend of non-beachfront luxury these days ... Maybe the beach areas, certainly the main beaches, are too full .. if you want luxury and seclusion, it's there, but not necessarily by the beach.

Andara Resort & Villas - Online Booking
Andara Resort Reviews

7. The Chava Resort (Surin Beach)

Chava Resort

The Chava has jumped into this top 10 list. There's always something in the list at Surin Beach! Chava is actually a collection of 2 - 5 room apartments, some are run by the hotel, some privately rented. Rooms are huge, not normal hotel size, good for families and small groups. Again, it's a place with views, slightly up in the hills, but still only a few minutes from the beach

Chava Resort - Online Booking
Chava Resort Reviews

8. The Baray Villa by Sawasdee Village (Kata Beach)

The Baray Villa

The Baray Villa has just 14 luxury villas, which are run by the Sawasdee Village Resort (one of the older resorts in Phuket), and yet are separate from the resort. Villas are 2 floor with huge rooms, jacuzzi, direct pool access, set in tropical gardens, with a spa available. Reviews make the villas sound fantastic! It was number 1 in 2012. Been around a long time, and still a good one!

The Baray Villa - Online Booking
Baray Villa Reviews

9. Anantara Phuket Villas (Mai Khao Beach)


Mai Khao Beach is still one of Phuket's quiet places and I think it will stay quiet because beachfront land is just too expensive now! Mai Khao about 10km long with maybe 10 resorts plus a few small bungalow operations. Anantara was on my Romantic Hotels list, a lovely getaway, if you can afford it. Worth renting a car if you plan to stay at a more remote hotel, cheaper in the long run than taxis and gives you freedom to explore, although I imagine people staying at Anantara will do a lot of relaxing, not much exploring!

Anantara Villas - Online Booking
Anantara Reviews

10. Amari Phuket (Patong Beach)

Amari Phuket

The Amari Resort has been around for a long time, one of the first big resorts in Phuket about 25 years ago. It has a superb location right at the south end of Patong Beach away from the crowds, very nice place to relax but you can walk to the busy center of Patong in 10-15 minutes. When a hotel has been around this long and makes the top 10, I think you can say it's a quality place!

Amari Phuket Resort - Online Booking
Amari Phuket Reviews

OK, that's the Top 10 best hotels in Phuket as of early 2015. It'll be different next week, but this top 10 is what I'm putting online! Have you stayed at a hotel that's not listed, but you think it should be? Phuket has a huge mix of old and new resorts, big hotels and small guesthouses, villas for rent, hillside, beachfront, busy areas, quiet areas... There's something here for everyone, but doing your research does pay off especially with regards to location. There is a trend in recent years for new luxury resorts in more remote areas and for sea view hillside (not on the beach) villas. Land prices and rents are so high these days in Phuket, it's hard financially to open a small hotel or guesthouse, and those that do open will be on back streets. Phuket is slowly heading upmarket. Older tourist areas like Soi Bangla in Patong are being redeveloped. Out with the bars, in with aircon shopping centers and new resorts. And dotted around the coast, many new 5 (and 6!) star resorts have opened in the last 10 years.

Hotel booking ... I recommend you check for booking - I use this myself for holidays. On the subject of reviews, by all means read them, but do think also about the hotel features and what suits you - location, resort size, room style, price(!), good for couples, or kids, close to airport or nightlife etc ... one person's heaven may be another person's holiday nightmare! Some like it quiet and secluded, others want action. Some want great views, some need beachfront.... Any questions about Phuket, please do ask on the Jamie's Phuket Facebook Page. See you in Phuket!