Sunday, July 26, 2015

TRAVEL | Phuket Top Attractions

1. Phi Phi Island

Located 48 km Southeast of Phuket, Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh are encircled by water so clear that you can see almost to the seabed from the surface.

2. Phang Nga Bay

Ao Phang Nga has a seascape both bizarre and beautiful. Covering some 400 sq kilometers of coastline, the mangrove-lined bay opens out to limestone karst formations of up to 300m in height, jungle-clad and craggily profiled. The bay is thought to have been formed about 12,000 years ago when a dramatic rise in sea level flooded the summits of the local mountain ranges.

3. Phuket FantaSea

A night time fun-for-all entertainment complex that is definitely a must-see for visitors to Phuket. Dubbed as the world's first Thai cultural theme park, Phuket FantaSea offers a highly entertaining and spectacular theatrical show, a grand 4,000 seat buffet restaurant, and a colorful shopping street full of games and carnivals!

4. Promthep Cape

A promontory stretching into the sea and forming the farthest south end of Phuket. Tall cliffs offer a stunning panoramic vista and an ideal location to watch a stunning sunset.

5. Spa

Phuket is host to the burgeoning wellness industry of health spas and a variety of yoga, meditation and detox centers in natural environments dooted across theisland.

6. Patong Nightlife

Boisterous, flashy and loud, Patong is the center of the hedonistic night life of discotheques and beer bars mixed in with upscale restaurants and chic designer night-spots. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife,, Patong is an ideal place to party and play.

7. Similan Islands

Known as one of the world's top 10 spots for awe inspiring above-water and underwater beauty, the 9 islands that make up the Similan Islands are located approximately 100km northwest of Phuket. Massive granite boulders set magnificently against turquoise waters give the islands their distinctive character, and the 30-meter underwater visibility is nothing short of overwhelming.

8. Phuket Town

Phuket City features an exciting mix of old and new, simple and sophisticated, peaceful and pulsating. The night markets off Ranong and along Soi Downtown offer exceptional shopping opportunities.

9. Beaches

Few islands can boast of such abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of the island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world's finest beaches, such as Nai Torn Beach, Paradise Beach, Surin Beach, Leam Singh Beach, Nai Han Beach. The monsoon rains of May-October can bring unpredictable swimming conditions, so heed the posted flag warnings.

10. Wat Chalong

Is the most visited Buddhist temple on the island and the most beautifully ornamented of Phuket's 29 Buddhist monasteries. The Chalong temple is associated with three revered monks of Luang Por Chaem, renowned herbal doctors and setters of bones, who helped the people of Phuket put down the Ahngyee - Chinese Coolie, Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V.

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