Saturday, June 2, 2007

Is Phuket safe? Phuket people friendly?

Most travelers comment on the friendliness and hospitality of Phukets. It really is exceptional.

Phuket is not only friendly, it is one of the safest place worldwide and absolutely safe to travel to any part of the country. They are polite and helpful.

Even though Phuket is relatively safe, you had to be aware of pickpockets in crowded tourist area. I had met one during the vegetable festival trying to approach me but I kept avoid him.

Another thing is "Dont ever insult Buddha or the King", in fact you must bow to them. Thai people praise the King and Buddha. I think you had heard a news recently that a foreigner was sentence to life when he insult the King poster. So taking this advice we had a wonderful experience with the Thai People.

Many governments post detailed security notices on the Internet. These are useful reading if you are concerned about safety when you travel:

- UK Foreign & Commowealth Office
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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