10 things to do in Phuket
In Phuket, there is everything for a first-class holiday: snow-white, like sugar, beaches, the cleanest sea, hotels for every wallet, exotic nature, amazing night markets, beautiful pagodas and temples. To stay on the island left the best memories, take into service this list of 10 important things to do in a hospitable resort.
1. TO VISIT THE PHANG NGA BAY
The beauty of Phang Nga Bay makes an unprepared tourist from the stone jungle utter an exclamation of admiration. Limestone cliffs rising vertically from emerald water resemble fabulous giants frozen in bizarre forms. The landscape will be the perfect backdrop for breathtaking photos. Exploring this natural wonder is best done by canoe. The boat allows you to sail in the most inaccessible places, including thickets of mango forests, land in a cave and look into the fishing village located nearby.
2. BECOME A LITTLE BUDDHIST
Big Buddha is a symbol of Phuket. A giant giant carved from their spruce stone is visible from almost anywhere in the island. The construction of the 45-meter deity lasted more than 10 years. From the observation deck, a breathtaking panorama opens onto Chalong Bay, Kata Noi and Kata Yai bays. On the way back, it is worth looking into a cozy restaurant to buy out tasty and inexpensive after a tiring, but pleasant walk.
3. STUDY UNDERWATER BEAUTY
Thailand is famous for its pristine coastal waters. Here you can swim with a snorkel and flippers on any beach, however, some bays are still better suited for this fascinating pastime. Banana Beach is not very well known among tourists, so no one will frighten off the colorful marine inhabitants that you will look at at the water’s edge.
Sana Beach is another natural treasure of the island. In addition to the ideal conditions for snorkeling and diving, there is a specialized store that sells everything you need. The Similan Islands with their unique ichthyofauna are in the guides of every lover of diving to the seabed.
4. TO GO TO THE KHAO SOK RESERVE
Geographically, this natural park is not located on the island, it is located in the southern part of mainland Thailand. There are many excursions available to this amazing place, which is a dense forest, which is several times older than the Amazonian jungle. The nature reserves are home to many species of flora and fauna. Landscapes will not leave indifferent even a gloomy snob. Limestone cliffs, deep valleys, mysterious caves and waterfalls preserved their pristine beauty. There is a floating hotel on Lake Cheo Lan. Spending a night on a raft tent is a unique experience.
5. WALK THE STREETS OF PHUKET TOWN
Located away from the beaches, Phuket Town is considered the historical part of the island. Narrow streets and mansions clinging to each other are a mixture of Portuguese, Malay and Chinese architectural heritage. You should definitely visit the market to immerse yourself in the local flavor, go to the Tai Hua Museum, dedicated to the extraction of tin, which once were rich in the surrounding mountains, and also pay a visit to the bright Chinese temple Shrine of serene light.
6. VISIT TEM CHALONG TEMPLE
Wat Chalong is one of the main Buddhist shrines on the island. The temple gained importance in 1876 when Chinese tin mining workers became the instigators of the riots. At that time, the rector of Wat Chalong was the monk Luang Pho Than. He managed to calm the crowd, thereby preventing further bloody clashes. He was also a famous chiropractor and herbalist. The exterior rich exterior of the building is impressive. Inside are gilded statues, vibrant frescoes, as well as a fragment of a Buddha bone.
7. SEE SIMON CABARET
Simon Cabaret is a world-class travesty show that, in terms of scope and luxury of costumes, is not inferior to performances in Las Vegas. The program presents both national and Latin American dances, famous English-language musical hits and other interesting numbers. On stage, the viewer will not see any vulgarity, so you can safely come with children in a cabaret.
8. GO TO THE NIGHT MARKET
The night markets in Phuket are a kind of attraction that allows you to fully get acquainted with the real color. Here you can buy almost any branded goods, spices, incense, souvenirs, clothes, shoes and enjoy local delicacies. The largest market is called Naka Market and is located in the heart of Phuket.
9. ENJOY THE SUNSET
Catch the elusive beauty of the moment with the camera lens. Sunsets on the island do not last long. Their transience is compensated by an extravaganza of flowers, in which the sky is painted, smoothly turning into the Andaman Sea.
10. DIP IN BURGLA ROAD
Bangla Road pedestrian street wakes up after sunset. Cafes, bars, clubs and brothels begin to glow with multi-colored lights. Colorful characters invite idle tourists to extravagant shows. Music sounds loudly, an endless stream of people is randomly moving in all directions.