If you’re reading this, you are most provably aware that Phuket is a city located in the southeast of Phuket Island in Thailand. It is the capital of the Phuket Province, covering all of the islands in this region. To many, Phuket evokes images of breath-taking scenery; spectacular palm-lined, white sandy beaches combined with stubbing subsets and the bluest of seas. Yet, this region has plenty to offer in the way of activities. Here is our top five picks to make your holiday in Phuket one to remember.
1. Phang Nga Bay
This beautiful bay is located in the North east of Phuket and is a spectacular sight to behold. A totally unique setting for a day trip; unforgettable and powerful, this is a place not to be missed off your agenda. Sheer limestone cliffs emerge dramatically from the depths of emerald-green waters providing a vista your camera was made to capture. Many tour operators offer numerous opportunities to visit these areas bookable from your hotel or through travel websites – checkout Trailfinders Phuket holidays before you jet off
2. Old Phuket Town
The cultural and architectural clash that is Old Phuket Town is a visual delight and a must. This delicate mixture of the Colonial and the native will both delight and surprise you; a photographers dream. You can easily and happily lose an afternoon wandering the streets absorbing these intriguing sights but also the inviting smells – be sure to stay for dinner as the Old Town has some of the best cuisine on offer in the region.
3.A night on the tiles on the Bangla Road
The Bangla Road in Patong Beach is dead cert if you are looking for a night of fun. There’s nothing quite like it, so an open mind and some pain killers for the morning after are a must. In a nutshell, albeit an outrageous one, expect plenty of ladyboys, exotic girls, extraverts, and beer and you might just start to have an idea what a night is like on the Bangla Road.
4. Spend a day on Phi Phi Islands
The most famous island in the world? I’m not sure, but this movie location is the sole reason some travel to Phuket at all. Phi Phi’s beauty is unparalleled; it is after all what we think of when we think of The Beach. When approached by boat, the islands rise from the sea like a magical tower of intrigue and beauty; it’s love at first sight.
5. Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples
Wat Chalong is one of Phuket’s most visited temples. As Phuket Island’s spiritual centre, you haven’t experienced Phuket unless you have visited this important, and beautifully decorated, temple. In the vicinity, there are many vendors selling the best Thai food you could eat, so come hungry.