Bangla Road or Soi Bangla is the hub of nightlife in Phuket. It is a merry 400 metre stretch of road close to Patong beach that has been cordoned off from traffic and is reserved for only walking. It has a vibrant display of bright lights, street performances, street vendors, Ping-Pong shows and much more. Loud music and cheap booze shops lend it a happy vibe. Restaurant and pubs compete for customers, as do entertainers.
Often called the party capital of Asia, Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. Known for its clean sandy shores, bold nightlife and colourful attractions, Patong Beach accommodates swimming, parasailing and other water sports during the day. At night you can check out its fantastic nightlife. From restaurants to pubs, nightclubs to Go-Go bars, you can party till late on this beach anytime throughout the year.
Phuket Weekend Market is a popular tourist haunt with its endless display of exciting items and delicious cuisine. Tourists love to browse among the many items for sale like clothes, souvenirs and quirky accessories for very reasonable prices. It is also the perfect place to try some exotic Thai food - including fried insects!
Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.
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Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks.
Phuket FantaSea is a state-of-the-art cultural theme park located on Kamala Beach of Phuket Island. The park includes attractions like a shopping street, a grand 4000 seat dining facility and a 3000 seat theatre, all spread over 140 acres. The restaurant serves a sumptuous dinner with excellent Thai and international cuisine. There a lot of fun-to-do activities all around the park before the main show begins.
The first Trick Eye Museum in southern Thailand, Trickeye 3D is located in Phuket Town, on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads. It is a large two-storey building, which used to be a famous movie theatre until 2002. The most striking thing about Phuket Trickeye Museum is a feature gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l' oeil (meaning 'deceive the eye' in French) techniques.
The Splash Water Jungle Park on Mai Khao beach is known for its fun water thrills and adventures. With its gigantic water slides and rides, it is an ideal place to hang out with family and friends. It is a part of the beautiful Grand Vest Villas in Phuket. Though not very large and insanely crowded, Splash Jungle Water Park is ideal for both a relaxing and an adventure-filled outing. There are rides of varying difficulty levels for both kids and adults. Apart from wild and exciting rides and two in-house restaurants, the Splash bar and Spa village, are added attractions.
One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.
The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.
The longest and the quietest of all the beaches in Phuket, Mai Khao is a great option for people seeking some quality time to spend with themselves amongst beautiful scenery. This is the closest beach from Phuket International Airport and begins right where Nai Yang Beach ends. Part of a protected national park, the beach has mostly a deserted feel to it with fewer people and vendors. Nonetheless, you will be able to spot many luxury hotels like Sala Phuket, Renaissance Phuket and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, to mention a few.
Karon Temple Market on Patak road is popular for its cheap and delightful local trinkets, as well as the wide array of local cuisine. From mouthwatering meat skewers to delicious mangoes and passionfruit, the market is sure to whet any appetite. The street food, and Pad thai are other fast-selling favorites of this little market.
Located on the east side of the Phuket Island, Phuket Old Town is capital of the island with coloured wit various shades of culture. One can enjoy the traditional and Sino-Portuguese architecture of the town that was built during 19th century. However, not many tourists have the town on their itinerary that flourished from the tin trade. The aroma of spices wafting from various cafes and restaurants may water your mouth as you stroll across the streets including Dubik, Ranong, Rasada, Yaowarat, Krabi and Thalang. The place is also a paradise for history lovers and photography buffs.
Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.
One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.
The Sirinath National Park is one of Phuket's most popular tourist attractions. Its many acres of protected areas include white sandy beaches, coral reefs, coniferous and evergreen forests as well as mangroves. Tourists flock in many numbers to explore the 13 km coastline of this beautiful park.
This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer
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