If you are planning to visit Phuket, there are many more things other than just buying traditional jewellery. For an island so small, Phuket can surprise you with the range of activities that you can do here. Whether it’s on the island, or off the island, this small island has something for everyone.
Known for its awesome climate, here is a list of 10 things that you can do during your holidays. Even if you visit, half of these places, you will have an amazing holiday that you can cherish for the rest of your life.
#1-Phang NGA Bay
Phang NGA bay is famous for its green water and James Bond island. The first time it came in to limelight was because of a shooting of a James Bond movie. Since then it has been a popular destination among international tourists. The limestone island is spectacular and full day cruising in these areas is a great way to start your vacation.
You must also visit Koh Panyee village in Phang NGA bay. This is a great place to have lunch and shop for some handicraft items. The other places to visit include hongs and limestone cliff.
Take a day to explore the Phuket town. Unlike other Thai cities, this town is a mixture of modern and age-old ancient culture. You will find traditional shops along with some spectacular Buddhist statues. The places that you must visit in this town are Amulet Market, Baan Chinpracha, Old Street, Hua Museum, and Soi Rommanee among others.
If you are the party type, make it a point to hop into Soi Bangla. This place awakens when the moon rises and the party picks up as the night progresses. Soi Bangla is open 365 days a year and bars in this region fiercely compete with each other for customers. Most bars are outdoors, and if you are lucky you might end up getting a free drink or two.
This cabaret is one of the best examples of how engaging a traditional show could be. It is a mix of colours, originality, skills and loads of fun. It is famous in whole of South Asia and draws thousands of spectators around the globe. This is a single show and comprises of musical theatre of all the prominent regions in the world. The costume, make up and the overall package will surely blow you away.
This temple is very famous among the locals as well as the international tourists. The locals mostly come here for prayer and tourists come to visit the spectacular architecture and learn about Buddhism. This temple has been standing for over a century and it extends a warm welcome to the tourists. The temple functions from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
This is one of the most important landmarks of the country. It is located at the Nakkerd hills. The sheer size of the statue makes it visible from far away. This site will give you an entire 360 degree view of the whole island and it is a spectacular site to say the least.
This is the biggest show of the island. Animal play with trapeze artists involving a catchy story is one of the star attractions of the show. It doesn’t end here. This place boasts of holding the biggest buffet in the whole of Asia. Along with it, you get to experience theme park, shopping place, centre for adventure and much more. If you want to conclude your trip on a high, this is the way to do it.