Rawai Muay Thai Camp
|Thai Boxing & Fitness Training in Phuket, Thailand
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Phuket is an island on the west coast of Thailand (55km long and 22 km wide).
Phuket is connected to the mainland by a short bridge and is accessible by car.
It's a 12-hour bus ride from Bangkok to Phuket or a 1-hour flight.
Phuket International Airport is located in the north of Phuket island.
|There are small towns on Phuket island such as Patong, Kata, Karon, Rawai, Nai Harn, Chalong, Phuket Town and Kamala.
Phuket Town is the main business center.
Patong is the main tourist destination and party capital of Phuket.
Kata and Karon are nice family beach areas with lots of tourist activities and shops.
Rawai beach is a small village located at the bottom of Phuket Island with local Thai families, small farms and crop plantations rather than high-rise hotels and tourists shops.
Nai Harn is also located in the south of the Island and has beautiful beaches with secluded areas for top less and
nude bathing. Nai Harh beach and Kata beach have good surfing during the wet season (May - October).
Phuket airport is located at the North end of the island.
The distance between the airport and Rawai Muay Thai camp is 35 km.
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Rawai Beach is a beautiful part of Phuket Island that is not over crowded with resorts and tourists.
Located in the Southern end of the Island, Rawai is only 6 km from the main tourist attractions in Kata Beach and 12 km from Patong Beach and Phuket Town.
The coastal road between Rawai and Kata beaches is a popular route for cyclists, joggers and photographers. The road weaves
through hills that separate Rawai from Kata and offers breathtaking ocean views and glimpses of beautiful secluded
beaches. Some days you can see elephants and monkeys as you travel along this stretch of road.
Rawai is a quiet area with many small Thai homes, rubber tree and banana tree plantations scattered throughout the tropical rain forest.
|The streets of Rawai are lined with coconut trees and the roads usually only have local traffic.
There is a small gypsy village on one end of Rawai Beach. The gypsies, also known locally as "Chao Ley", are the local fisherman in Rawai and have BBQ restaurants set up along the beach that cook
the day's catch for you fresh off the boat. Rawai has secluded beaches and some of the island's best snorkeling. Prom Thep Cape in Rawai is a great place to watch the sun set.
|Nai Harn Beach
The white sandy beach and crystal clear water of Nai Harn makes it one of the nicest beaches in Phuket.
Nai Harn beach is located in southern Phuket between Rawai and Kata beaches.
Nai Harn offers secluded areas for topless and nude bathing (although the Thais find this activity unpolite), the snorkeling at Nai Harn is exceptional. There is a Thai style cafe on the
beach that makes quality Thai food and fruit shakes for you while you relax under the umbrellas.
Nai Harn beach is 1 km long and is a popular place for locals and tourists for jogging. On Saturday mornings, if weather permits, Rawai Muay Thai students run to Naiharn (3 KM) and train there. After the training is done we swim in the crystal blue water.
|Kata Beach and Karon Beach
Kata and Karon offer beautiful white sandy beaches with safe swimming areas and lots of tourist activities such
as snorkeling, jet ski hire, para sailing and massages on the beach. There are plenty of tourist shops, markets, restaurants,
good night life and bars at Kata and Karon beaches.
Patong is known as the party capital of Phuket, Their are lots of bars, massage parlors, strip clubs, night clubs, restaurants,
night markets & tourist shops at Patong beach.
Patong has a fast-pace, lots of tourists and really comes alive between 11pm & 2am.
If you want to PARTY then Patong is the place to go.
|Motor Bike Hire & Getting Around Phuket
Phuket has an abundance of taxis & Tuk Tuk's to take you where ever you want to go.
If you are looking for your own transportation then 125 cc mopeds are the cheapest option.
Warning: Phuket is full of crazy drivers. There seems to be an invisible lane running down the center of the road
for overtaking and passing. The roads can be very slippery when wet so " don't ride any faster than the locals".
By law the rider of a motorbike must wear a helmet but many locals and tourists dont. You will get a 300 Baht fine if
you are stopped by police for not wearing a helmet. Also, please always carry a copy of your passport at all times.
You can hire a bike without a current drivers license but by law you should have an International drivers license.
The fine for riding a bike while unlicensed is 500 Thai Baht.
Average Hire Prices Per Day:
|125 cc scooter
||150 Baht daily
|1,000 cc road bike
||900 Baht daily
|600 cc Harley look alike
||800 baht daily
||2,000 Baht daily
|Soft top 4-wheel drive
|Sedan with air con
||1,500 Baht daily
|Local news of Phuket Thailand
The Phuket Gazette is the local newspaper for English speaking people.
|Mobile Phone usage in Thailand
If you require a mobile phone while you are in Phuket, the easiest way is to bring your mobile phone with you and buy a pre paid
SIM card when you arrive. The SIM card gives you a local phone number.
You can then buy pre-paid top up cards which cost around 300 Thai Baht (approve $7 USD). They can be purchased from most
supermarkets, book stores, 7/11 stores and mobile phone outlets around Phuket.
The best pre paid SIM Card to use is "One-Two-Call". It uses the most reliable netweork in Phuket so making and receiving
calls should never be a problem.
If you want to stay in Thailand for longer than your visa permits, the solution is to do a visa run.
A visa run is a tour group that takes you across the Thailand
border and brings you back to Thailand the same day. The
easiest options for a visa run are: Ranong -Burma, Singapore, or Kuala Lumpur Maylsia.
If you stay past your visa date in Thailand, you will have to pay a fine of 500 Thai Baht for every day you over stayed in
Thailand and you will have the hassle of a lot of paper work in the Thailand Customs office before you can depart the country.
A Visa Run to Ranong from Phuket is cheap and easy. It takes around 10 hours (round trip) and costs 1,800 Baht.
A minibus takes you to the Thai border in Ranong. You get your passport stamped when you leave Thailand.
A boat then takes you to Burma. The boat trip takes around 20 minutes each way.
You get your passport stamped in Burma and you then come back to Thailand to receive another 30 day Tourist entry visa in the
Thailand border. The visa run is easy to do and everything is organized for you including pick up and drop off at your hotel and lunch.
There will be other people on the mini bus doing the same visa run so it's a great time to make new friends and share travel
stories. There are many companies that offer visa runs throughout Thailand. Some of them are less reputable than others so don't
go for the cheapest option as it is not always the best option.
Visa Run to Singapore
If money is not an issue then a visa run to Singapore is a pleasant experience.
The flight takes only 1.5 hours and costs aprox 7,000 Thai Baht ($120 USD).
You get to do some duty free shopping in Singapore. You can stay overnight or return to Phuket within an hour. Flights to Singapore
depart everyday from Phuket airport.
|Visa Run to Macau
What's in Macau you ask? Macau is the Las Vegas
Macau is made up of casinos, gambling, duty free shopping, night life
and bars, horse racing, greyhound racing, lots of
jewelry and gold shops, fine dining restaurants,
hot tropical weather.
Macau is located 60 km south of Hong Kong and
is only a 3-hour flight from Bangkok.
Passport holders from most countries are issued with
a 30 day Tourist visa upon arrival in Macau.
A return flight to Macau from Bangkok with Air Asia
costs only 6,000
The average price for a quality hotel room in a casino
HK Dollars per night
(approx. $190 USD).
Minimum bet at the Black Jack table is 100
HK dollar ($12 US dollars).
Reccommended resorts in Macau:
Other helpful information:
Take Note: Macau has
its own currency called "the Mop" but the casinos
in Macau prefer you to pay and play using Hong Kong dollars
|Visa Run to Kuala
Lumpur - Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is one of the most exciting cities to visit in Asia.
Kuala Lumpur is a tourist friendly city with most locals speaking
very good English. There is lots to see and to do such
as shopping, night life, good food, the world's tallest
twin towers- The Petronas Towers, an amazing walk under the aquarium,
China town, local markets, and some of the best Indian
/ Malay Curries in Asia. Kuala Lumpur is also home to
the world famous Sepang Race Circuit.
Kuala Lumpur is located close to Singapore and is only a 1-hour
flight from Phuket Thailand.
The shopping at Kuala Lumpur is amazing. All the big brand names
are there at prices so much cheaper than in Europe. Kuala Lumpur is
the perfect destination for a 2 - 3 day getaway trip or visa
How to get there
Asia offers the best fares at approx 5,000
THB from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur return.
Please Note: The
airport in Kuala Lumpur is located approximately 60 KM from the city center
A bus is the cheapest way to get to the city center but
it's very slow taking nearly 2 hours.
The train takes 30 minutes and is the fastest option to
get from the airport to the city.
The Air Asia terminal is located approximately 5 KM from
the main airport terminal so when you have cleared customs
at KL airport you will need to catch a bus or a taxi to
the main airport terminal to catch the train into the city
Where to stay
There are 3 main tourist zones in Kuala Lumpur:
All 3 zones are within walking distance to each other
so you can easily visit the attractions in each of the
other areas. See Hotels
available in Kuala Lumpur
- KLCC (City
- China Town
- Bukit Bintang
I stayed at the Istana
Hotel and found it to be very good.
The location was central to everything, including the
mono rail and the famous Bintang Walk which is well-known
for major shopping malls, night life and street markets.
The breakfast at the Istana hotel was exceptional and the
pool had a nice quiet location to relax and chill-out
under the tropical sun.
Sepang Race Circuit
Other Helpful information
|Visa run to Cambodia
Penh and Siam Reap)
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia.
Flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh take less than 2 hours
and a return trip with Air
Asia costs approx 7,000 THB ( $200 USD).
Visa Requirements for Cambodia.
You must get your Visa before you go to Cambodia.
OBTAIN A CAMBODIAN VISA AT THE BORDER.
You can apply for a visa at the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok.
This takes 2 days and you must leave your passport,
photo and fee at the Cambodian embassy. The Embassy
charges $20 US or 1,000 baht processing fee.
Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok
518/ 4 Pracha Uthit Rd.
(Soi Ramkamhaeng 39)
Wangtonglang, Bangkok 10310 -
- Cambodia Embassy e-mail
- Phone: (02) 957-5851 to 52
- Embassy Location
You can apply for a Cambodian VISA
Visas are available online in 3 days with just a few
clicks of the mouse.
To apply for an e-Visa, applicants need to have a passport
valid for at least 6 months, a recent passport size
photo (JPEG / PNG format) and a valid credit card (Visa
The visa costs US$20 and there is a $5 processing fee.
Please note: the e-visa is only good for arrival to
Siem Reap and Phnom Penh airports.
- Cambodia FAQs
- What to see and do in Cambodia
|Visa run to Vietnam
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. It is located in the
northern region and populated by more than 2 million
citizens. Hanoi is a captivating city, a must visit
for all travelers.
Hanoi has three seasons: the hot season, the cold season
and the wet season.
The hot season runs from February to May. The cold season
is from November to January.
The wet season run from June to October. Expect plenty of rainfall
during the wet season.
You can apply for you Visa
online. Approval will be e-mailed to you and you
pay for your stamp when you arrive
in Hanoi airport.
Please note: It takes approximately 2 days to have your
visa application processed.
Flights to Vietnam
Asia flies Bangkok to Hanoi everyday for approx 7,000
THB (approx $200 USD) return trip.
Flights from Bangkok to Hanoi takes less than 2 hours.
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