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An unexpected surprise: Suite upgrade at The Aspasia Phuket

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Screenshot taken from Aspasia’s website.

Phuket’s main attraction is its beaches, and one of its main sources of revenues is tourism. In our opinion, tourism drove up a lot of the prices in Phuket — with the influx of tourist, the local entrepreneurs (i.e.: taxi operators, restaurants, etc.) have put a premium on basic necessities such as transportation and foodHowever, tourism dictates the price quite a bit.

To illustrate, below are the taxi fares that we paid per kilometer for each city we visited — Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket:

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The distance between Chiang Mai International Airport and Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa is 7.5km and we paid only THB150 (negotiated from THB200), this gives us THB20 per kilometer.

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Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa: An oasis outside the Old City of Chiang Mai

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Photo credit: Open Chiang Mai

I have sent my review of Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa in Chiang Mai to TripAdvisor and have copy pasted it here:

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