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06 Tips for Saving Money in Phuket - Don’t let the budget get to you

If you are someone who travels to Phuket, Thailand often, you would know that there is something here for everyone, regardless of their budget.

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Accommodation

Whether you wish to rent a holiday home at Layan Residences by Anantara or you decide to travel across the island of Phuket and explore the cheaper stay options of the Phuket real estate, you will be ruined for choice when you are holidaying in Thailand. Keep an eye out for the deals and offers, and you are golden!

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Research and go for lower cost tours

If you want to get a glimpse of all the major attractions found in this part of Thailand, you can go for an all-day tour of the island. A typical day tour of the city and the island will cost you about 550 baht and this is well worth the money because you will get to see quite a lot of attractions within this one day. You can also explore the Phi Phi Islands by getting on an express boat. A full-day tour of the James Bond island is also available at a cheap cost.

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Authentic Street Food FTW!

Street food in Thailand is quite popular and has a fan base of its own. You will be able to find cheap street food in any part of the country. This is the best way to eat when you are trying to reduce costs and you are travelling around the country on a budget. Eating the local cuisine will also tell you a lot about the rich culture and heritage of the country. Compared to dinner at a fine dining restaurant you will be able to enjoy a variety of dishes at just a fraction of the cost.

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Shopping outdoors

Thailand is known for its street markets and if you stay away from the malls and the big boutique stores and just stick to the street markets and night markets you are good to go. The most popular market is the Phuket weekend market which is found just outside of the town. This market sells a variety of goods and though it is not as large as popular as the Chatuchak market in Bangkok is quite a great place to go to if you want to shop for inexpensive gifts and souvenirs to take back home. The weekend market is open from 4 p.m. and shuts only at 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Travelling within Phuket

The best way to travel in and around Phuket is by hiring a vehicle. Hire yourself a motorbike and this would cost you only about 150 baht a day.

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Depend on your own two feet

The best way to look around any city and its attractions that are within close proximity are by travelling on foot. For instance, if you are going to explore the Old Town, you do not have to get public transportation or even have your own motorbike. You can walk down the street of the town and truly bask in the ambience of the area. Filled with street food stalls and cafes in every nook and corner, getting yourself a bite to eat is not a big problem when you are exploring this town.