Phuket, Thailand isn't a world famous holiday destination for nothing. Aside from the affordable prices, there are many places to see and exciting things to do. Whether you're craving shopping, sightseeing or nightlife, Phuket is truly the place to be.
Explore Phang Nga Bay during Your Travel to Phuket
Phang Nga Bay is a great place to unwind right after the long trip. Surely the sight of the limestone cliffs protruding out of the emerald green water will give you a calm and relaxing feeling. But you should explore the bay some more and go to James Bond Island and Koh Pannyi. Here you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, and can even take boat rides to the northern end of Phuket. While doing so you'll cruise by limestone islands and can even stop for some quiet time on some of the isolated beaches there as well.
Discover Old Phuket Town during Your Travel to Phuket
Your trip would not be complete without a visit to the Old Phuket Town. This is where you'll experience the true old fashioned personality of the island. You can take a trip back through history when you visit the temples, shrines, quaint cafés, boutiques, tiny printing shops and museums.
Old Phuket was built during the tin boom of the last century. When you visit this part of the island you will enjoy the scenery of the Sino-colonial mansions where the tin barons once lived. The best time for exploration is in the morning or late in the afternoon. And after doing so, you can have your pick of restaurants and cafés. You can even bring your own refreshments and have a picnic.
You should also include a walk around Dibuk, Thalang and Krabi roads. The architecture is quite charming and beautiful here too. In fact, it is said to display the European influence in the area.
Watch Phuket Simon Cabaret during Your Travel to Phuket
Some entertainment is in order when you visit this beautiful island. And among the biggest production is the Simon Cabaret where you will see soloists dressed as Diana Ross and Tina Turner. While born in male bodies you will certainly enjoy how these preformers pay tribute to these famous divas. The whole production setup and performance is not to be missed.
Visit Wat Chalong during Your Travel to Phuket
Your holiday would also not be complete without seeing the Wats, or Buddhist temples. These are among Thailand’s most important symbols. With 29 Buddhist temples spread throughout the island of Phuket in addition to Chinese shrines, Hindu and Sikh temples and mosque, there are certainly many stops to make.
Great Viewpoints to See during Your Travel to Phuket
Any painter would love to paint the landscapes of the island. You can simply watch the sunset, or you can appreciate the entire panorama down south on the island. For an unforgettable finale to your trip, visit the Elephant Shrine at Promthep Cape. From the car park, you can go up to explore the Shrine of Brahma which is surrounded by thousands of wooden elephants of various sizes. The overall view is colorful and photogenic. It’s really a sight you should not miss during your travels to Phuket.
When you look down from here you will see Harn and Ya Nui beaches. Just make sure you have your camera when you explore this area during your to Phuket.
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