Why Phuket comes to mind when thinking of Thailand?
Phuket is the country’s most well-known coastline destinations. It’s the leading tropical island located in Thailand which is famous globally for its wonderful seasides, bays and coves. Over millions of vacationers group to Phuket each year to experience its scenic seaside, amazing natural vistas and picturesque mountain chains. However Phuket extends far beyond luscious descriptions … Activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving as well as boating are amongst the most
entertaining outdoor tasks, though travelers can additionally experience even more amazing as well as spirited attractions such as elephant drives, trips as well as all-terrain vehicle tours. You can easily hire a travel by taking a submarine to explore the multicolored marine lives under the sea.
The tropical island has actually delivered the setting for numerous movies like The Man With The Golden Weapon, The Killing Fields & The Coastline. Phuket Community’s Nightlife has a unique Asian flavor, visitors experience the Thai way of life and society. Authentic Thai meals are available as well as Phuket is swarmed by finest Thai chefs. All ambience of the food places and eateries is loaded with mouthwatering food, entertainment as well as live songs. Holiday lovers having an inclination for a luxury and comfortable stay won’t be disappointed Phuket is host to all kinds of accommodations ranging from budget hostels to five plus star luxury accommodation in hotels & resorts or choose from the oceanfront Private Villas or Secluded hideaway on hilltops. Each choice of stay is sure to reward you a superb opportunity to explore Phuket at its best.
What to do after reaching Phuket:
Phuket has enough opportunities for every kind of traveler. No one ever falls short of fun and excitement when in Phuket. You can go around to visit the Old Phuket town- an historical district. Witness the old buildings with the traditional architecture which speaks many stories of its culture. You will love to walk around this area – stroll along the roads that form the core of this old city – Thalang, Dibuk and Rasada, Phang Nga and Krabi road. Here you will find many interesting things for photography. This historic rich place is also swarmed by many temples, museums, printing shops that are worth visiting.
Apart from the Old town, you can keep the North Side Hills list next in the list, you will find a couple of hills namely Rang Hill and Monkey Hill, on the hillside you can find crowds of monkeys. Many Thai locals also flock to this hill to have fresh air and a colorful view of the city. Enjoy some lip smacking dishes at the famous restaurant called Tunk-Ka. Shopping and Nightlife (see below) are also at the top in the list to-dos in Phuket trip. Next comes Animal adventures – an Elephant ride for a small price of 20-30 US dollars. Many elephant camps are found everywhere and they also stroll you through the rubber plantations of hills too which makes it more interesting. Many places also have horse-riding too. You also book cultural tours which will cover everything like elephant rides and sightseeing to cover National Museums, Waterfalls, Souvenir Shops.
When you are in Phuket you must not miss Adventures like para-sailing, jet-skiing, cable water-skiing and speedway go carting. Sailing or sea-kayaking will also give you the glimpse of most stunning view of the wonderful landscapes. Festivals occur here round the year, though the city is mostly urbanized they haven’t forgotten the traditional celebration and religious practices. You will find colorful parades and grand processions with flock of animals, cute women and monks taking part. If you are lucky you can get to see the Chinese New Year, Phuket Food festival, Vegetarian Festival and lot more.
Phuket Attractions and Entertainment:
Though Phuket is an epicenter of exciting activities. It’s undoubtedly the ultimate destination for experiencing the Thai Culture. Yes we are talking about the largest theme park entertainment – Phuket Fantasea – situated in the Kamala beach built over 140 acres. It has the facility having 3000 seats and state-of-the-art audio-visual effects and cutting-edge technology. Fantasea is the favorite of tourists of all the nationalities. It has a multitude of elephants as the stars in the stage performance narrating the legend of Kamala where the young and old all enjoy the show. The show features not only elephants but funny puppets, roosters, goats, water buffaloes in funny roles. The inside part of this entertainment park features fun fairs, Thai myths and traditional temples.
Overall the Fantasea is a good place for kids for it has many colorful game zones and buildings with colored lights. You will find plenty of stuff for children and everyone and you will have a good time browsing them. You can play games while waiting for the show. Adults can also enjoy the whole setting of the cultural yet entertaining park and enjoy the nice temples, large paintings and beautiful architecture of Fantasea.
Fantasea also features a main plaza where the restaurant resembles a big golden temple, the restaurant is a huge one – having 3000 to 4000 seats and you will be stunned to see such a large dining hall. The restaurant has the finest Thai chefs so you will have a great bite in the one-of-kind restaurant. Fantasea has a number of theatres and amusing places like the Palace of the Elephant Theatre, Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant, Suriyamas Seafood Buffet restaurant, Tiger Jungle Adventure, Carnival village Shopping Street, Hanuman’s Liar, Songbird Luminaire and Fantasy of a Kingdom show.
Take care of the facts that …
Elephant ride is available inside the park | Camera is not permissible inside the theatre.
Price range: 1400 to 2000 TBS (depends on the choice of transport and dinner)
Dinner time: 1800 to 2030 | Show time: 2100 to 2215
Seat types: Normal and Gold seat (nearer to stage)
Shopping in Phuket:
Visitors’ fond of shopping will find Phuket as the most appropriate place and sure to gain a superb experience. It has all stylish fashion bouquets, roadside stalls, department stores and floating markets on boats, where it’s easy to find high quality locally made goods, the items include Silks, Gems, Souvenir, Jewelry, Ceramic items and Fresh Flowers (You will like the Siamese twins very much). They also stock a large range of local and international brands. The best part of shopping is the hospitality by the local small vendors who never spare a moment to show a new piece each time. When you seem to confuse with the huge collections of items, they guide you by going the extra mile by asking for whom you are purchasing, so they will put in their ideas and you will surely land up in an excellent selection.
But truly speaking there is no competition to the roadside stalls no matter how big and famous the shopping malls are, you cannot remove your eyes from the catchy hangers which seem to lure you and are truly worth checking it. You will never fall short of gifts for friends and family. The popular markets are OTOP market, Phuket weekend market, Indy market, Premium outlets, Batik. You can find Silks, Phuket Pearls, Paintings, Home Furnishings, Wooden Handicrafts and Antiques. Some popular shopping malls are Central Festival Phuket, Jungceylon Shopping Center – these shopping centers attract most of the visitors. People on a visitor’s visa can get the VAT paid on goods refunded at the airport.
Nightlife @ Phuket:
Phuket has many places full of life and music at night, you can hang out in Clubs and Outdoors. Phuket features many high concentration entertainment venues, the crowd is worth seeing, you are sure to be taken away for real Thailand here and able to justify why it is the best spot for holiday makers. The most famous being the Soi Bangla (Soi means side street), the liveliest party zone. The traffic is closed to the public and major of the streets are occupied by these pubs, restaurant and discos. Among others in Soi Bangla are The Point Bar and The Rasta Bar. In Soi Easy, the Aussie bar and the Hollywood Disco draw the good percentage of the crowd there. The night music acts as the stunning spirit raiser that any worst dancer will shake himself to tune in the music. The music, the bass, the neons and luminaires coupled with vibrant effects make you the very special wanderer in Phuket Soi area. The Night Station is the biggest bar in the Soi and has the most special dancers.
If you want to escape the girl scene of course there is a place for you – Scandinavian Bar is a good place to chill out and relax where you can have a cocktail and a chat. The Tattoo shop and small eateries are sure to keep you busy in the night time too. The Phuket night life will not spare you a minute without enjoying. The best Hotels are being the Soi Banga Suite, Tropica Bungalow Hotel, The Kee resort and Spa.
The night clubs will also offer you an exciting welcome, the popular ones being the Hollywood Disco and Safari Disco, White Room Disco and many more. If you intend to have a rocking night with music then Patong’s Live music is the answer, it has many live and live-mix DJ concerts performing whole night on the beach itself.
Experiencing Touch of Thai….
You must spare some time to try the Thai massage, to get rid of your stress, relax your minds of tension and in fact to feel the real holiday mood of Thailand. There are a variety of massages available which include Milk aroma oil massage, Coconut Virgin Oil massage, Couples massage, Swedish massage, Hot Stone massage, Sesame Virgin oil massage, Foot massage and Herbs Ball compress. The popular ones being Four Hands massage, Body Scrub, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Back and Sports massage. You don’t have to be strict about your budget for availing massages here. Just relax and enjoy your holiday for an affordable yet welcome price. A typical massage starts from 250 bahts in a small local spa to 800 bahts in a royal and stylish spa per hour. Some of the popular massage parlors are Hutavat Thai Massage, Boo’s Original Thai Massage, Daow Thai Traditional Massage, The Royal Spa and Health Club. On the other hand you can also avail facial and cleansing treatments in Phuket in the massage parlor itself, it also comes with a handy price which is a few hundred bahts per session.
Honeymoon in Phuket :
Phuket is undoubtedly the most attractive destination for Honeymoon. It offers the opportunity for those special couples. Though it is a small island, it has many wonderful secrets to explore. You will love to take the stroll in the evening, enjoy the peaceful ambience accompanied by magnificent sunsets. In fact it’s a paradise for honeymooners. If you want sound, full of life, exciting and wild experience, Phuket is again the choice to make this honeymoon most memorable one. Patong offers a great night life entertainment by its happening party zones, full of live music, DJ concerts, Outdoor Family restaurants. It’s a lot easier around Phuket to find a peaceful resort for your honeymoon.
For a romantic dinner, you can choose among the Paresa at Kamala Beach, Boathouse at Kata Beach, Da Maurizio at Kalim Beach, Catch Beach Club at Surin Beach, Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale at Kata Noi Beach, La Gritta at Patong Beach…. Some of the romantic activities in Phuket especially for couples can be many like Choosing a Private Pool Villa for a stay or visit a Couple Spa, you can also go for Snorkeling and Island Hopping, in fact the most lovable can be a Walk on the Deserted Beach or a Romantic Dinner by the Seaside restaurant.
So this year’s Holiday in Phuket is going to the awesomely exciting.
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