View from our corner suite at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa ~ Amazing Resort!
We tried DURIAN! A fruit that "tastes like heaven, smells like hell".
Thai farmers grow rubber trees and export the rubber after tapping the tree, adding it to water in a pan, flattening it and drying it into a rubber mat. A very tedious process, but interesting!
We also ventured into the cashew nut factory where they separate the cashew from the nut, one by one by hand. Cashew Tom Yum and cashew honey/sesame were my favorites, while Kevin enjoyed the cashew wasabi of course! Walked through the Wat Chalong Temple and visited a 100-year old Chinese mansion where Young Indiana Jones had been filmed and is still occupied by the original multi-generation family.
The Temples and shrines were very interesting, including the Big Buddha!