Phuket Attractions : Thigns to do in Phuket
Thigns to do in Phuket .Phuket is one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. There are many beautiful sightseeing places such as beaches with crystal clear water, white sand on islands, old Phuket town, cultural show, Phuket temples and more.
• Beach and View Point
• Temples and Sight Seeing
• Night Show and Night Life Area
Things to do in Phuket : Beach and View Point
Hat Patong (หาดป่าตอง)
15 kilometers from town, Patong is Phuket’s most popular and developed beach which serve a variety of entertainment such as excellent nightclubs, bars, high-quality restaurants providing fresh seafood. Also, it offers shopping centers, white sand beach with crystal clear water and water sports. Definitely, it is a paradise of snorkelers and divers. It is regarded as one of the world’s Top 10 diving sites.
Laem Phromthep (แหลมพรหมเทพ)
Phromthep Cape is located between Kata and Rawaii and it is a headland forming the extreme south end of Phuket. “Phrom” is Thai for the Hindu term, “Brahma,” signifying purity, and “Thep” means ‘God.’ Local villagers used to refer to the cape as “Laem Chao”, or the God’s Cape. Indeed, it is so romantic to see the sunset there.
Hat Karon (หาดกะรน)
The second largest of Phuket’s tourist beaches, some 20 kilometers from town. Large resort complexes line the road behind of the shoreline, but the long, broad beach itself has no development. The sand is very white and soft. When you walk on, you would feel like you were on cloud. There are plenty of restaurants and tourist stores right across the street from the beach. The southern point has a fine coral reef stretching toward Kata and Bu Island. There is also its sister beach, Karon Noi.
View Point (จุดชมวิว)
This is located midpoint between Nai Han and Kata beaches. The scenic Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches, and Ko Pu Island can be viewed from this point. Do not miss sunrise and sunset!
Every beach in Phuket is unique in their ways. If you’re someone who likes to surf “Kalim beach” is a must for you cause this is one of the best surfing spot in Phuket located just north of Patong beach.
Oh wait, don’t want to do any activity just wanna chill? No problems we have a place for you. “Tri Tra Beach” also known as “Emerald Beach” It is about 2km south of Patong. This is an open beautiful and sunny beach perfect for sunbathing plus, it’s not as crowded as Karon or Patong.
By the way, did you know that Phuket is a world class diving destination? The Andaman Sea offers the ideal diving destination. If you have never done any diving before then this is the best time to get your PADI certificate during your vacation in Phuket, recommend dive sites are Patong Bay, Freedom Beach and Paradise Beach. These sites offer easy and pleasant diving in shallow water (mostly 5 to 6 meters) and easily reached from shore making them popular.
After having relaxing day at the beach are you ready for a wild nightlife in Patong? This place is full of nightlife entertainment such as Bars and restaurants, Cabaret shows, Gay clubs and other bizarre things that are waiting for you to come and experience.
Thigns to do in Phuket :Temple and Sightseeing
Wat Chalong (วัดฉลองหรือวัดไชยธาราราม)
This is located in the Southern section of the island. It is the temple where the monk statue of Luang Pho Cham houses. He helped the people of Phuket put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie Rebellion, in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Pho Chuang, and Luang Pho Cham, abbots of the temple during later times.
Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Centre (สถานีพัฒนาและส่งเสริมการอนุรักษ์สัตว์ป่าเขาพระแทว)
Its duty is to promote, distribute and wildlife within Khao Phra Thaeo wildlife park. The park is full of virgin forests and also actively conserves a number of wild animals; they would otherwise be extinct in Phuket. It is a center for the study of the environment and the forest vegetation is spectacular. Giant trees supported by huge buttresses are thick with creepers and climbers of every description.
Big Buddha Statue (พระใหญ่)
One of the newest Phuket attractions is the Big Buddha Statue which is located on the top of a large hill overlooking the island and the Andaman Sea. The Big Buddha statue in Phuket is over 45 meters in height and cost nearly 1 million dollars to build.
Old Phuket Town (ย่านเมืองเก่าภูเก็ต)
It is not like the other places in town. The building and shop are in Sino-Portuguese style. There are various kinds of authentic food serve in excellent restaurants. The mix of colonial and Chinese architectures is amazing and it’s interesting to see those buildings in Phuket.
The international shopping and leisure destination in Patong, Phuket claimed to be the largest and the most modern shopping center in the southern part of Thailand. It has 4 zones, including;
• Silang Boulevard, which decorated in Tropical resort style it has International fast food, Sports World, Fashion, That’s Siam and Food haven.
• The Port is an outdoor area with a huge pond and plenty of shaded trees. The main focal point is a 20 meter life-sized reproduction of a Chinese Junk Boat. From 7:00pm – 9:00pm there’s a musical fountain that is synchronized with lights, sounds and the special multimedia movies which projected on water screen.
• Sino Phuket in this area, shop and buildings are decorated in Sino-Portuguese style. It has many international cuisines with excellent food and a bustling nightlife including bars, restaurants, lounges, wine bars, pool and more.
• Phuket Square this is a heaven for Shopaholic, it has all kinds of leading shops like Robinson, Big C extra, SF cinema city, SF strike bowl and IT Island for electronic lovers.
Night Show and Night Activities
Phuket Fantasea (ภูเก็ตแฟนตาซี)
Travelling to Phuket is not only to swim or relax on the beaches, but seeing Phuket Fantasea Cultural show is something you cannot miss! With this show, you will understand Thai culture and tradition more. There are pyro effects in some scene and animals play a part in the show.
Simon Cabaret Show (ไซม่อน คาบาเร็ต โชว์)
No one does not know Simon Cabaret show, cause this is one of the wonderful attractions in Phuket. This wonderful cabaret show performed by gracious Thai lady boys whom you cannot realize that those are men!
Siam Niramit Phuket (สยามนิรมิต ภูเก็ต)
Siam Niramit is a large entertainment complex located on the Bypass Road in the northwestern area of Phuket Town. It has a large theatre with 100 performers play a three acts, cultural show every night. The show includes Thai History, Thai mythology, and Thai traditions. They presented in a colorful and lively show using some of the latest effects and on the outside, they allowed visitors to look around the typical villages of the four main regions of Thailand as well as a floating market and some outdoor performances.
Bangla Road (ถนนบางลา)
The nightlife of Phuket is famous around the world and is one of the main attractions for many travelers visiting Phuket. If you want to experience the Phuket nightlife at its best, then be sure to plan an evening visit to Bangla road in Patong. There are excellent nightclubs, bars and restaurants along the road.
Muay Thai (มวยไทย)
Muay Thai is a form of martial art which originates from Thailand. Importantly, it is a national sport for years. If you have never been to a Thai boxing fight, then be sure to visit one of the Muay Thai fights which are organized regularly in both Patong as well as in Phuket town. You will never know how much it is hurt, but fun until you apply for being a Thai boxing trainee in a Thai boxing camp. Do not be scared, just little bleeding! Nowadays, not only big-muscle men are boxers but also beautifully pretty girls and women are.
Season of Travelling
November to February is the coolest season in Phuket this is the best time to travel but also the busiest time because is the high tourist season.
March to Mid-May are considered the hottest months in Phuket but one of the good reason for you to come here around this time is “Songkran festival” you’ll get to splash water at each other so I guess this will cool you down a little bit haha.
Mid-May to October is Moonson season and because of this, the price in almost every hotel are so low plus, is good for anyone who want to be in peace cause it’s not gonna be as crowded as in high season.