You Must Do these 25 Best Things in Phuket (Thailand)
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and it takes the area near 540 square kilometers. Over 250 000 people name Phuket their homeland.
Temperatures here vary from 21 to 34 degrees. Due to its geographical position, the period from November to April is usually sunny and wet, when the period from May to October is the rainy season here.
There is a great number of the things To Do so let’s see what the best are.
A trip to beautiful Kata Noi Beach.
If you take a short drive from Kata beach, you’ll get to a small bay – beautiful Kata Noi beach. It’s a small beach but this place will make you feel absolutely happy because of its landscapes, nice sand and perfect water – look, walk, watch. The best time to come here is between November and April. Swimming can be dangerous when it is the monsoon season.
Take a Tour of The Chalong Bay Rum Distillery.
You like rum? Visit the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery. Its high-end white rum is getting popular around the world. Your day is very interesting: you learn about the way the rum is produced – it is perfect to be behind the scenes. The final part takes place in the cocktail workshop and bar, here you learn how to make wonderful cocktails that all include Chalong Bay Rum and you try them.
The Phuket Big Buddha – Come and See.
You want to visit one of the most popular places in Phuket? Come to see the Big Buddha sitting at the top of the Nakkerd Hills. It is forty five meters tall – really great, isn’t it? The Buddha is made from white Burmese marble, come to the top of it and you will see a panoramic view of the island. It is so peacefully and calm there.
Beautiful Nai Harn Beach.
Nai Harn Beach is situated in the south of the island. It is a popular beach among thousands of visitors every year but it seems untouched still and it has its original mood. Beautiful soft sand, clear water: come here, try Thai cuisine, buy a souvenir, float, walk, relax.
Have a Trip to Wat Chalong.
Wat Chalong is opened to visitors for over a century. There is a lot to see there: start with Poh Jao Wat with two statues, then visit the Grand Pagodaa and see a small bone’s part of Lord Buddha. The pagoda is decorated with pictures that tell Buddha’s life.
Do Shopping at Phuket Town Weekend Night Market.
Locals call this market as Naka Market and it isn’t like no other. There are all kinds of things worth to buy: fruits, old curiosities, animals, clothes, food. It is better to get here late afternoon before it is closed.
Have a Night Out on Bangla Road.
The sun goes down, the Bangla Road is being closed to busy traffic – it comes alive. There are many bars in the street so you can easily move from one to another. Street entertainers make your walk positive looking for you to take your cash – they «must» return it back, of course. The fun never ends here and the positive vibes are filling the air.
Go to Monkey Hill and Watch the Monkeys.
Monkey Hill is the highest hill in Phuket Town. There are about 400 macaques living in little groups on the hill. The monkeys usually don’t attack humans but you should watch your things. Many Thai people come here to ask for some luck, they believe in good spirits living here.
Take a trip to Phang Nga Bay.
You must take a trip to Phang Nga Bay. There are 40 small islands, lagoons, caves and mangroves there – it can be a real deal to see all these places during one day. Take a tourist guide and you won’t miss anything.
Visit Patong Beach.
The heart of Phuket is called Patong beach. This beach is very popular among tourists so parking is often impossible to find here. It’s worth to be here at least once. There are two things people come here for: its beach in a day and the nightlife after the sun goes down. Patong beach is about 2 kilometres long. You can try different water activities here or just relax at the beach. The nightlife centers are around Soi Bangla: ladyboys, drinks, bars – all this is for each and every tourist.