TOP PLACES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO IN PHUKET
The Phuket Big Buddha
This huge white statue of Buddha is a very popular landmark in Phuket. It sits at the very top of the Nakkerd Hills and is estimated to be about forty five meters tall, this is quite a height and this makes this statue impossible to miss and also something to see. If you are able to get to the top of the hill, this is the view you will get and as you can see there is a smaller golden Buddha statue beside it. That is also another lovely sight to see. At the feet of the Buddha statue, you will experience extreme silence, little bells and dharma music. It was made from white Burmese marble and when the sun is shining it sparkles a lot.
Wat Chalong Temple
This is a very beautiful and carefully designed temple that has been open to visitors for over a century now. It is the most important temple of Buddha among the 29 other temples that are present in Phuket. This temple was dedicated to Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, these were two monks who led the fight against the Chinese rebellion in 1876. Trinkets and other ornaments are been sold to visitors who come to the temple and the monks assist in storing their luggage in their main prayer hall.
Phang Nga Bay
If you do not take a visit to Phang Nga Bay, then you have not yet been to Phuket, you just passed by. It is usually said that a total of approximately 40 small islands are been housed by the bay, these islands come directly from the sea. This area is surrounded by lagoons, caves and mangroves, these are all beautiful sights waiting to be seen but bear in mind that you can’t see all in one day. Due to its location, it is naturally protected from bad weather during the monsoon season. You should inquire for the assistant of a tourist guide when you want to visit the Phang Nga Bay.
The Phuket FantaSea Show
The Phuket Fantasea Show is one of the biggest events that happen in Thailand. It offers entertainment in a grand style using a 140 acre complex as its base of operations, this event is filled with a wide range of fun filled activities and entertainment. You will find a 4000 seat restaurant in here that serves up a large buffet consisting of both Thai and international food. Thailand’s myths and mysteries are displayed in a Las-Vegas style theater show. A carnival village, shopping complex, handicrafts are things that are available to keep you busy, you should come early in order not to miss anyone.
The Phuket Trickeye Museum
The Phuket Trickeye Museum is the very first that can be found in Southern Thailand. The aim of this museum is to stimulate your imagination and creativity in the world of art, you will be amazed by what you will lay your eyes on in this museum. The museum was designed so that visitors can come in contact with art from a different perspective. It is fully equipped with a lot of 3D art that amaze people at the sight of them just like the one in the picture.
Jui Tui Shrine
The Jui Tui Shrine stands as the home to three large statues, each of the statues represent a Chinese god, the most popular of them is Tean Hu Huan Soy, the god of performing arts and dancing. By the side of his statue, you will see a dog and a chicken because it was said to be his favorite childhood pets. The shrine itself was relocated to its current position due to a fire that nearly damaged it many years ago in its former location.
Elephant Sanctuaries Phuket Town
Naithon – Bangtao
There are many elephant sanctuaries that are been created and spread around the island. The sanctuaries serve as a safe haven for trekking and logging camps. You will be able to interact and come in contact with the gentle giant animals in an animal-friendly way. Make your you take your time to visit any of these sanctuaries if not, your travel is not complete.
Island-Hopping Andaman Sea
West of Phuket Islands near Phuket
The Andaman Sea around Phuket is surrounded with little tropical islands that are unique and amazing in their own way. Phi Phi and the Similans are regarded as the best among them, but there are others closer to Phuket which can be visited without long distance travels.
Night Out on Bangla Road
The bangle road at night is a sight you must see if you step your legs in phuket. The street is always full with activities all through the night. Once the sun sets, the road is closed to traffic and only accessible to pedestrians. All kinds of bars, restaurants, boutiques and so on are seen on this road. There are also lots of entertainers scattered all over the road that are reach to offer you fun and entertainment at a very low cost, the same goes for the shops on this road. The light colors and crowd present on the road every night makes it a very lively place to visit.
Nai Harn Beach
This beach welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world every year, it is located in the southern part of the island. It is popular beach in phuket, it has maintained its originality for many years and is still untouched. Once you lay your eyes on this beach, you will begin to see reasons why it is very popular. Places covered by trees are where you will find shops and restaurants that sell a wide range of commodity, things that will make your day on the beach a memorable one.
Simon Cabaret Show
Simon Cabaret Show is considered to be the biggest transvestite cabaret show in Phuket. The world- famous ladyboy cast display outstanding performances on the musical floor in this spectacular show.
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