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"Expensive" Phuket dead as a dodo this high season

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1 hour ago, jak2002003 said:

Looks lovely.  Nice and quiet.  Might go there next week.  

 

Maybe the tourists were put off, not by the price, but by the dirty, smelly and scruffy streets, rubbish on the beach, and polluted brown sea water?  

 

 

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1 hour ago, phuketrichard said:

junk ceylon at noon yesterday was very busy and more farangs than Chinese,which is a nice change,

Kamalabeach over the past week has seen a huge increase in people on the beach

Trafiic between Kamala and Central last week was double what it was the week beofre.

 

Yea,go out at 9 am on beach road in Patong it will be empty!!

 

lots of eastern people, many looking like putin

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3 hours ago, Issanman said:

I just spent two weeks in Patong. It certainly was not dead.

All of the beaches I went to were very clean, as were the streets.

Great deals on good food were not hard to find.

Plenty of friendly people.

I will be going back.

How did you find the costs, expensive?

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3 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

Looks lovely.  Nice and quiet.  Might go there next week.  

 

Maybe the tourists were put off, not by the price, but by the dirty, smelly and scruffy streets, rubbish on the beach, and polluted brown sea water?  

 

 

I thought those were the reasons people went to Phuket

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Suits me- Phuket was reaching saturation point. I have noticed Kamala is extremely quiet this year at night but it works for me. There has been an increase in tourists but its not as big as last year. Big C seems to be doing a roaring trade and the bars are suffering.

 

I have no interest in touristy stuff so the downturn doesn't affect me either way. It does make me laugh reading some of the comments of the 'Phuket Knockers' though- they never change their record.

 

Unlike others I don't find Phuket too expensive (and I don't hang around 7-11s either). Maybe expensive for a holiday but once one lives here its easy to settle into a routine. When I go up to Pattaya I find its far more expensive but that's because I am in holiday mode.

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sama sama StreetView image of Oct2017

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without the date stamp one would see any difference between the then and now...

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3 hours ago, Nielsk said:

Why not ?  Good with comparison to put things in perspective !!

Because it is Phuket specific, and does not suggest there will be any benchmarking against other destinations. So, if you want that, then start your own topic in the vein of 'Phuket tourism versus Pattaya tourism' Have a nice day !

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