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Gallery: Thailand’s goriest event of the year, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Gallery: Thailand’s goriest event of the year, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

A guide to all the food, processions and bloody rituals. Plus, a look back at last year's action
Fit for royalty and rock stars: Amanpuri Resort

Fit for royalty and rock stars: Amanpuri Resort

Baby elephants, 500 coconuts and more outrageous and luxurious resort requests from Amanpuri, Phuket
Normality resumes: Curfews lifted in three Thai hot spots

Normality resumes: Curfews lifted in three Thai hot spots

In an effort to revive tourism, the junta has lifted the curfew in Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui
Phuket's 7 coolest cafes and coffee shops

Phuket's 7 coolest cafes and coffee shops

Famous for its sun, surf, skin and sin, Phuket is home to a growing collection of great little hangouts
How a Thai village is prospering after the tsunami

How a Thai village is prospering after the tsunami

Devastated by the 2004 tidal wave, one small village near Phuket has been rebuilt into a thriving tourist destination
Phuket post-tsunami: A second wave of greed?

Phuket post-tsunami: A second wave of greed?

Five years after the tsunami, resident Alan Morison considers how things have changed, and he isn't happy