Why Phuket should be your next travel location

Story by: Utomobong William     Date: 19 February 2021    Image by: Unsplash | Mike Swigunski

4 minutes reading time Thailand

Phuket, home to the largest island in Thailand, sits beautifully as one of the 76 Provinces of the Kingdom of Thailand. Being there is like discovering a beautiful haven painted with lush green plains and deep blue seas. Thousands can testify of the charm, warmth, and hospitality that the air in Phuket holds. In fact, it is currently enriched by the influx of tourists into its borders. There are lots of glamorous, exotic, and significant historic sites dotted around this province. If you choose to take a sit in one of Phuket’s many hilly viewpoints, you can get lost in its natural allure. To get to Phuket, guests arrive in Bangkok first before making their way to this province by bus, train, or flight.

What to love about Phuket

Similan Islands

1. Similan Islands

Similan Islands spreads out 84km Northwest of Phuket, surrounded by crystal seas and an impeccable sand beach. It displays gorgeous boulders around its shores and a blanket of healthy green forest. Also, this island holds the most vivid and fascinating coral growths underneath its waves. If diving or snorkeling excites you, then take a trip to the best destination for both!

Phuket viewpoints

2. Phuket viewpoints

It’s so easy to get blown away by the striking views you can get at different viewpoints in Phuket. If all you do on your trip to this Province is sit at different viewpoints to take pictures, paint, or just stare, you will still earn maximum satisfaction. You can watch an enchanting sunrise, a bustling city, rolling tides, and monkeys hopping from the viewpoints in Phuket.

Phuket Elephant Sanctuaries

3. Phuket Elephant Sanctuaries

Earn a lasting memory having a meet and greet with the elephants in one of Phuket’s Elephant Sanctuaries. So much emphasis is placed on an ethical interaction with these elegant animals in each of the four elephant sanctuaries in Phuket. You can take time to observe and learn about them, though your interactions with them will be carefully monitored for their safety.

Phang Nga Bay

4. Phang Nga Bay

Fall in love with every one of the forty magical islands that spring up in Phang Nga Bay. It is one of the most serene locations in Phuket, sprinkled with magnificent caves, lagoons, and mangroves. Interestingly, you can visit this location at any time of the year as it is naturally safeguarded from the harsh weather due to its location.

Phi Phi Island

5. Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island, situated 40km south of Phuket, is a prominent archipelago in Thailand. Its fame could be traced to the beautiful remote beaches featuring splendid hotels and bars within its boundaries. Don’t miss the chance to party hard and long into the night on one of the beaches on this Island. This island houses the Viking Cave, an awesome viewpoint, and several beaches and bays.

6. Flying Hanuman

If you are fearless, ready for the adventure, and in Phuket, you should visit the adventure park to fly Hanuman. You can go 40 meters above the Kathu forest and sight several hills on the way. Make sure you close your eyes and take in every moment of this precious memory. Just don’t forget to hang on to the zip with a pulley and with a helmet on your head.

7. Big Buddha of Phuket

Take a sacred and adventurous journey up the Nakkerd Hills to reach the Big Buddha and to catch a grand view of the entire island. As sun rays hit the lovely white marbles which the Buddha is made of, it gives off a bright and elegant reflection. The atmosphere at the top is deeply spiritual – set apart from the hustle and bustle of Phuket City.

Bangla Road

8. Bangla Road

The famous Bangla Road is completely worth every hype it gets. At night, the street comes alive and booms with positive energy as bars get filled up, street entertainers file in, and restaurants serve mouthwatering street food at affordable prices. Do not hesitate to show up here to have a taste of a good and simple life, while enjoying the scenery with some special people.

9. Phuket Trickeye Museum

You would definitely love the way your creativity and imagination will be spurred up once you step into the Trickeye Phuket Museum. It is the first 3D museum in Southern Thailand. Here, the paintings come alive, allowing tourists to interact with them in unique ways.

Tiger Kingdom

10. Tiger Kingdom

Ever imagined getting close to or even touching a tiger? This is your chance! Visit the Phuket Tiger Kingdom to meet some indochinese bred tigers. You would love to watch the beautiful brown and large cats feed. In case you get hungry watching them eat, the kingdom has two restaurants for you.

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