With its special terrain and lush landscape, verdant tropical forests and white-sand beaches, Phuket is considered to be a treat to visit amongst the international running community. Yet Phuket’s not only top draw for runners but also for triathlon athletes and bicyclists from all over the world. With so many different routes providing different alternatives for marathons, trail runs, city runs, day and night runs, Phuket draws many international competitions because the island already has the infrastructure in place in many aspects ranging from world-class hotels and resorts to support facilities. Here are a few of the annual running events that Phuket hosts.
Tai Zun Aun on Dibuk Road stands out from other buildings in the area as most other houses have been renovated and in some ways reflect the modern era but this house is unique. If you take a peek in from the outside, you’ll see genuine tools from a bygone era and a big old fireplace with a stove. You’ll also see a shirtless man striking hot iron on with a hammer. This is Tai Zun Aun – the last blacksmith shop in Phuket Town. Dibuk Road used to be a famous thoroughfare for blacksmiths during Phuket’s tin-mining era and this last survivor is run by Mr. Manu Lohlohakarn or ‘Uncle Po’.
The winner was announced on 31 July for the ‘Y We Are Tha Tiew Phuket’ competition organized by TAT Phuket (Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office) via Phuket E Magazine’s website. The winner in the General Public category was chosen by our committee and he also received the popular vote as well. The winning video was titled “Phuket, a Dream that can come true” by Parapat Lokaew.
The winner in the university student group was chosen by our committee and he also received the popular vote as well. The winning video was titled “Home” by Supanut Juntanasurakon (aka ‘Train’)