Known worldwide for its sumptuous landscapes and quality of life, the island of Phuket, also known by its nickname, “The Pearl of the Andaman”, attracts many people every year from all over the world for a few days or for a lifetime. But what is there to discover in Phuket? Here are our 5 absolute must-dos when you set foot on this island.
The Great Buddha
Located a few kilometers from the city, the great Buddha is a 45m unfinished statue of white marble. From its majestic seat on the mountain, you’ll have a panoramic, breathtaking view of Chalong Bay and the sunset. Although the visit is free, you can, if you wish, make a donation that will be used to finance the end of the construction of the building.
Discover the Islands
Phuket is a perfect starting point to visit the various islands nearby. Thanks to the long-tail boats, you can discover the island of Ko Phi Phi, made famous by the film “The Beach”, or Phang Nga bay which offers a beautiful kayak show.
The Temple of Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong is a very popular temple and for good reason. It’s a perfect example of traditional Thai architecture and contains within it a dome (stupa) containing a relic of the Buddha. It’s also an ideal place to meditate or simply to understand Thai culture from another angle.
Attend a Muay Thai Fight
The Phuket Stadium in Sapan Hin offers many Muay Thai fights on weekends. It’s a great way to discover this martial art while in the company of the locals who will certainly create an exciting atmosphere in the stadium!
Visit FantaSea with the Family
FantaSea is a theme park whose focus is Thai culture and traditions. It’s an ideal place to bring the kids since they have many entertaining shows and other activities just for them. Guests can also dine on site at several themed restaurants.
So that’s our overview of some of the possibilities when you visit Phuket. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list and if you have other interesting places to visit, please do not hesitate to share them with us in the comments.
If you want to discover Bangkok, you can also read our post dedicated to the capital of Thailand: