A tourist’s guide to Phuket

Phuket is a beautiful island located in the Andaman Sea. While it is just one among the many small islands in this beautiful sea, it is arguably the most famous, with mountain ranges making up more than two thirds of the island. If you’re after somewhere to stay, why not consider the Kantary Bay Phuket hotel?

Below is a list of five things to do in Phuket that would make your visit a memorable experience and leave your with exquisite photographs. The mountain top views are unlike any you will find in any other part of the world and the island’s outdoor bars provide an experience you can’t afford to miss.

Viewpoints in Phuket

Phuket has quite a few attractive viewpoints, but the Phromthep cape is definitely the most popular one being the island’s most photographed location. The lighthouse doubles up as a museum, complete with air conditioning and a balcony to give you a great view of the sea and the mountains.

Big Buddha

As you approach this exquisite work of marble art, your ears will be filled with the tinkle of small bells. This structure relies on donations for upkeep. The big Buddha receives hundreds of visitors and many leave messages for departed love ones on the building’s bricks.

Patong Beach (Soi Bangla Nightlife)

In this area, the streets are dominated by open air bars. The bars are filled with local girls, some dancing on tables in the hopes of catching a customer’s eye – to take them out for the evening or buy them a drink. As the night progresses, the noise levels also rise as locals and tourists party away. Despite the loud music from the different bars and nightclubs, this area is safe to walk around.

Phuket vegetarian festival

You will have to be lucky with your timing to attend this event. It is a festival that takes place in October (this is the 9th lunar month according to the Chinese calendar) and stretches for more than nine days. Here, visitors and locals get to see or take part in fire walking and body piercing rituals among other activities. During this period, everyone subsists on a vegetarian diet and a there are numerous vegetarian dishes on show.

Old Phuket town

This is a historical part of the town and the best time to explore its treasure stove of restaurants, shrines and iconic temples is in the early morning. The Amulet Market is a definite must see – most residents are Buddhists and many wear amulets as tradition.

These are the top five things to do in Phuket that guarantee enjoyment. This island always has something new to offer locals and visitors alike. Whatever your fantasies are, Phuket can fulfill them for you! Whether you prefer pretty girls dancing on the streets or the tranquility of Buddha’s, this city has them all. Phuket is a place you’ll definitely want to pay a second visit.


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