Friday, December 30, 2011

Local Market next to Wat Pan Nang Sang





This was a local market next to the Wat Phra-nang Sang Temple on the Thepkasattri Road near to the airport at the North end of Phuket island.




There was a lot of food for sale and I was taken aback by the number of insects for sale.




There were fair rides to go on and a local coffee maker - great fun and tasted great.








Friday, December 23, 2011

Wat Chalong Buddhist Temple (2012)



There are a plethora of Buddhist Temples scattered throughout Phuket.  The Buddhist Temple which is most commonly visited is Wat Chalong which is in the South end of Phuket.


So how do you pray? I have been asked this a number of times so have a look here.


After you pray and ask for good luck then have a wander around the temples and try to follow the stories painted on the walls.




If you want to ask for good luck you can always light some fire-crackers.


Then it is time for a drink - my favourite being a fresh coconut.  Once refreshed there are a number of 'market style shops' that you can visit for those bits and pieces.


Whilst you visit here it is worth wondering whether you should visit Big Buddah because it is very close to here?



View Buddhist Temples in Phuket in a larger map


 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dino Park (10th visit)



Fancy a game of mini golf?


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Butterfly Garden and Insect World (closed April 2015)




How many times can my daughter visit here and still grasp it with so much enthusiasm?


Forever is my only thought...




This time we got a 'make yourself into a butterfly kit' and we think that there will be a butterfly facebook page...