Phuket Thailand Travel Guide

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Phuket Thailand Travel Guide

Phuket Thailand is an Island in the Andaman Sea in the south of the country. Connected to the mailand by bridges and also with an international airport Phuket Thailand is a vey popular tourist destination. While Phuket caters to visitors with all budgets and also independant travellers it is hugely popular with the tour package crowd with multiple beachside resorts offering inexpensive holidays.

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Things To See & Do In Phuket Thailand

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is unique A distinctive feature of the bay is the sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald-green waters. These islands are home to sheltered fauna that are possible to observe on certain tours. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are just two of the more famous spots in this bay

Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island is what many people consider to be the perfect tropical destination, with many travelling to Phuket simply to visit Phi Phi, for me it’s over crowded and way too touristy. On approach by boat the island rises from the sea with sheer cliffs and beach front jungle it is the stuff of postcards…on shore there are just too many people.

Big Buddha Chalong

Big Buddha Chalong

Big Buddha Chalong Visible from most of the south of Phuket, the giant Buddha image sits on the top of the Nakkerd Hills and looks down over Chalong, Kata and Rawai. It cost 30 million baht to construct and is 45 metres tall. Next to it stands a smaller golden image that is actually made of brass and there is a shrine near the site’s car park.

Similan Islands Phang Nga

Similan Islands Phang Nga

The stunning Similan Islands are surrounded by amazingly clear blue seas and pristine white-sand beaches. Heaven for island-hoppers and scuba divers, the nine islands are about 30 km off the coast of Khaolak. They are ranked among the best dive sites in the world for their lively and colourful coral reefs and perfect visibility. For non-divers, the famous Sailing Boat Rock is on Similan No. 8 and is an iconic feature of this must-see archipelago.

Phuket Beaches

Phuket Beaches

With more than 30 to choose from, the island is  famous for its beaches. There’s a lot of variety available, ranging from little secluded coves to long and lively shores. Most of the best beaches in Phuket are along the west coast. They offer beautiful sunsets, along with their soft white sands and clean blue seas

Night Markets

Night Markets

Phuket has an large selection of night markets to choose from. Each has its own unique charms, but all offer interesting souvenirs at low prices. They are an excellent place to try local street food and snacks, and some also have street performances and music. Being open in the evenings means that you don’t get too hot while getting your shopping fix.

Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples

Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples

Wat Chalong is one of Phuket’s most important temples and is visited by thousands each year. It’s beautifully decorated, with infinite reflections from hundreds of tiny glittering glass pieces on its many pagodas. On special holidays, Wat Chalong hosts ‘country fairs,’ with a real local flavour where you can buy just about anything and snack on Thai food to your heart’s content. Wat Chalong has an interesting history and is Phuket Islands spiritual centre.

Old Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town

Sino-Portuguese splendours and funky shops in the most unlikely places will surprise and delight you in the heart of Phuket’s sleepy provincial capital. Phuket Town offers much more than you think, with some excellent restaurants and local sights. The unique blend of colonial and Chinese architecture, along with a tangible quaintness, makes for a fascinating and unforgettable afternoon spent sauntering around Phuket’s Old Town

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