Phuket – Thailand

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Phuket – Thailand

Phuket is a very popular destination to travel in Thailand. It’s a paradise for tourists and tourists from all over the world come to visit Phuket. Here are some tips and recommendations for traveling in Phuket, Thailand.

Phuket is a rain forest mountain island in the Andaman Sea and has some of Thailand’s most popular and beautiful sea beaches. The island has many beautiful seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Phuket City is the capital of the province and has old shops, houses, shopping malls and busy markets. Patong is  the main sea side resort town and it has many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and discos. It is advisable that you book your hotel in this area only. If you take a hotel in downtown Phuket, it will not be very interesting for you.

Phuket has many beautiful sea beaches and many islands including the famous James Bond island which is a very famous attraction and the Phi Phi island. The white marble Buddha statue on the hill top is that tallest Buddha statue in Thailand. also known as the “Big Buddha” it’s a sitting Buddha statue 45 meters tall situated on the hill top and can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach. From that spot the entire Phuket city can be seen. Phuket offers many spectacles like blue lagoons, pink sunsets and many beautiful sea beaches.

Phuket has more than 30 amazing beaches to visit. Patong Beach, Kata beach, Karon beachand Kamala beach are the most popular. The north of the island have more surprises for travellers searching for serene, panoramic and romantic atmosphere.

There are plenty of things to do in Phuket besides exploring sea beaches and islands. It’s an old island and has many viewpoints and cultural attractions. The top places to visit in Phuket are Phang Nga Bay which has limestone cliffs that stand vertically out of the green waters, the view which you can see in my “Trang – Thailand” page also and most remarkable in Thailand. The other places to visit are “Phi Phi Island” which is Thailand’s very popular island and  particularly famous for its role in the year 2000 movie “The Beach”. Must see and experience is the “Bangla Road Night Life” in Patong, it’s a vibrant place and most exorbitant nightlife. Here I recommend that if you visit Phuket book a hotel in this region only instead of downtown Phuket so that you can really enjoy your stay in Phuket.

Do also visit the Similan islands in the north west of Phuket to see a great view of blue seas and white-sand beaches, surrounded by rocky cliffs. It’s Heaven for island-hoppers and scuba divers. It’s an island for lot of adventures.

Phuket also has great night markets from where you can buy a lot of souvenirs and other things, remember it’s important to bargain to get the best deal. There are many shopping malls also in downtown Phuket but it is advisable to try the street market for the best deal. There are excellent places to try local street food and snacks, and some of them also have live street performances and music. All of them get active in the night only.

Another important attraction in Phuket is Wat Chalong temple which is one of Phuket’s most important temples and is visited by many pilgrims every year. It’s a beautifully decorated temple and inside the temple there are many Buddha statues. It is a very respected temple in Thailand with unique decorations.

The old Phuket town is also an important tourist attraction. It’s an example of Sino Portugese style of architecture and is a unique blend of colonial and Chinese architecture. The place has many restaurants and food joints catering various cuisine of different parts of the World.

Another attraction of Phuket is Simon Cabaret which is probably the biggest transgender cabaret show in Phuket. This show is performed by the world-famous ladyboy cast of Thailand. See for yourself you cannot find out the difference.

There are many good hotels, pubs, restaurants and night clubs in all the places in Phuket and Thailand is always very safe for tourists. So there is nothing to worry about safety at night. Phuket is accessible both by road and by flight. We went to Phuket from Hatyai by car although very good bus service is also available. From Bangkok also it is well connected by road and road conditions are extremely good.

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Here are some photographs from my Phuket visit to inspire you to explore the place.

The Floating market of Thailand

The beautiful beaches of Phuket

The Phuket Aquarium

 

This is the view just outside the Phuket Aquarium.

The Phuket City View Point

Phuket Wat Chalong temple, the most popular Buddhist temple in Phuket

The 45 meters high Big Buddha made of white marble stone

From this highest point the entire Phuket city can be seen

More beautiful sea beaches of Phuket

 

 

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