Phuket is one of those places which you can safely call heaven on earth. There are many other beaches on this planet which people will claim are far better and picturesque than the ones found in Phuket, but the sheer number of things to do and places to see once you go to Phuket simply blow your mind!
From the breathtaking waterfalls to the scenic endless beaches, Phuket has something to do and see for everyone! Being a separate island, you can experience all the hustle and bustle of the city one day and be on a secluded personal beach area the next! The Top 10 places to see in Phuket list give the names and a brief description for each place. Keep it as a handy guide and you will be glad you did if you do go to Phuket. Phuket is also one of the more popular honeymoon destinations of Thailand so expect a lot of new couples there! This list is based on experience and a chat with the locals of Phuket so it’s pretty authentic. Enjoy the trip!
Jungceylon and Central Festival Mall Phuket
The Thai do not lie when they claim to have something for everyone in Phuket! The Jungceylon is more of a shopping city than a mall and houses the best brands from all around the world! The ladies certainly love to shop and Jungceylon is a shopping heaven for everyone. Complete with sports zones, cinemas, spas and even a resort, the Jungceylon will change the very definition of a shopping centre for you! The other shopping destination of Phuket is Central Festival Mall. 50% off and other promotions are just one of the reason thousands rush to this shopping spot every year. The Central Festival Mall is loaded with electronics, clothes and other items at really good prices. Just make sure you don’t exceed your baggage allowance on your way back home from Phuket!
Phi Phi Islands Phuket
The Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Lee make up the majority of tourist destinations of the Phi Phi Island. Famous for its breathtaking beauty and unspoiled scenic views, the waters of Phi Phi Islands are as unique in colour as that of the Phang Nga Bay. The waters of Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Lee are so clear that you can easily see the sand beneath the water! Such a natural wonder makes snorkelling and other water activities much better and more rewarding! The most notable things about Phi Phi Islands are its mixed Muslim and Buddhism communities and the fact that the govt. has controlled the amount of construction on the island to retain its natural state!
Tree adventures/Splash Jungle Water Park
Tree adventures and Splash Jungle Water Park are one of those few spots which are almost traditional to go to for visitors and tourists, first-time or not. Tree adventures near the Wat Chalong is an adventure of a lifetime (minus the cheesiness) and a blessing for thrill seekers. Be prepared for hanging and dangling at great heights as you make your way through bridges, ladders and ropes! Everything is super safe so don’t worry. The next attraction is the Splash Jungle Water Park which is full of rides which vary from the lazy floating ones to the heart-stopping free falls!
Soi Bangla Phuket
What good is a trip to the beach if you can’t dance and party? Soi Bangla takes care of all your partying and dancing with Bangla Street. Full of clubs and overflowing with people, Soi Bangla manages to be full to the brim yet be enjoyable enough and never stuffy. You can get any drinks you want and the Bangla streets remain open far longer than is the norm so you can forget about turning in early! Just stay away from the illegal stuff and you’ll do just fine. Bangla Street is technically a raunchy area and not a family-oriented place (regardless of what your son tells you) so be aware. Customers and visitors are “targeted” quite relentlessly so be warned that Soi Bangla is not a place for the faint-hearted! Soi Bangla and Bangle Street rank 7th in the Top 10 places to see in Phuket list.
Khao Sok and Khao Lak Phuket
Just over an hour and a half’s drive from each other, the Khao Sok and Khao Lak resorts are among the best ones in Phuket and the pride of Thailand. The Khao Sok and Khao Lak resorts will take you back in time as you will experience being in a real forest still unaffected by man. Thousands of years old trees make up the rainforests over there which are full of unusual plants as well as lots of amazing animal life. As if that was not enough, huge caves and awe-inspiring valleys and lakes will leave you wonderstruck! You can trek, canoe, snorkel, dive or do a lot more to your heart’s content in Khao Sok and Khao Lak! This is also one of the major reasons why people come to see Phuket; to get as close to nature as possible!
Wat Chalong and The Grand Pagoda Phuket
Wat means a temple or sanctuary in Thailand. Among the 30 or so Buddhist temples or Wats in Thailand, Wat Chalong and The Grand Pagoda are the ones not to be missed. The best time to go to Wat Chalong is in the morning and just before they close up for the night (around 5 in the evening). This is so because you can experience a new and intriguing part of Buddhism as you can see them worship and pray. They are very kind and friendly and visitors are more than welcome to observe and learn about their ways and traditions. The Wat Chalong and The Grand Pagoda itself are grand works of beauty and no amount of photography can capture their magnificence.
Nai Harn and Ya Nui Beach Phuket
Near the Patong city lies the beautiful and natural beaches of Nai Harn and Ya Nui. Being quite near the city, you can easily come and go as you please and enjoy nature and the city at the same time! Nai Harn and Ya Nui beach go hand in hand in giving you one of the most unique experiences you can get while on a beach resort. With loads of water sports and activities, there is never a dull moment in the day. The nighttime brings you an added bonus as you can travel to the city which is hardly at a stone’s throw and enjoy what Phuket is all about!
Laem Singh Beach Phuket
Counted among the best beaches of Thailand, Laem Singh Beach is a place which is quite frequented by tourists as well as locals. Its breathtaking view, sand white beach and the sense of being in a place where Mother Nature still holds the reins is extraordinary! You can enjoy all sorts of water sports here and ski to your heart’s content! Along with the numerous palm trees and mountainous terrain, you can see huge rocks sitting randomly everywhere (looks great in photos!). The only thing is that the Laem Singh Beach is usually swarming with tourists and you need to go a little before or after the peak season to fully enjoy the experience! Laem Singh Beach ranks 3rd in the Top 10 Places to see in Phuket list.
Phang Nga Bay Phuket
It is a sin to go to Thailand and Phuket but not go canoeing (or kayaking) in the Phang Nga Bay! Phang Nga Bay is one of those places which you see and instantly feel glad you decided to go! With its deep green waters and unusual landscaping, Phang Nga Bay is the true face of Phuket and its beautiful natural wonders. The huge rocks which rise above the water are really breathtaking. The best way to get around in the Phang Nga Bay is by boat and guided tours take you to the best and most secluded spots (which are quite a few) through the green waters and naturally made tunnels between the rocks! While there, do visit the famous James Bond Island as well as the floating village in Phang Nga Bay!
The Waterfalls of Phuket
The Bangpae Waterfall, Kathu Waterfalls and the Tonsai Waterfalls essentially make up the three major waterfalls in the Phuket region. Though they are not the most exciting or breathtaking waterfalls you would have ever seen, it is more of the environment and setting which make the trip worthwhile. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and even further away from all the water sports and activities you have been doing lately, The Bangpae Waterfall, Kathu Waterfalls and the Tonsai Waterfalls will give you a quiet and pleasant day to spend with your loved one(s). Phuket is so full of natural wonders that most people struggle to see all the places in Phuket. So, half a day spent here is more than enough if you don’t want to miss out seeing other spots in Phuket!
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