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Best Places to Visit in Phuket of 2017

  • 01 Ko Mak

    Ko Mak
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    A beautiful tiny island in the Trat province of Thailand, Ko Mak is a paradise for beach lovers. With an area of 16 sq KM and a coastline of 27 km, Ko Mak is the third largest island in the Trat Province.

    Highlights: It is popular amongst tourists for its beautiful White sandy beaches and Clear Blue waters. It has a region with amazing coconut plantation and mangrove vegetation along the coastline and has also been home to a few hills. One can explore this tiny, beautiful island on foot, Motor bikes or bicycles. It has a range of various water activities like snorkelling, kayaking, night fishing, etc. and services like Massages to offer.

    Location: It is located in the National Marine park 35 kms on the east of the Gulf of Thailand and forms a part of Ko Kut district.

    Price: No charges to explore the island. However a room can be booked in one of the 20 resorts with as low as 800 Baht.


  • 02 Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn Beach
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    Nai Harn is one of the island's most popular places with in-the-know locals. Great for swimming from November to April, care should be taken in the low season (May-October) when there can be strong undertows. The local restaurants just above the beach make a great place to relax with a sun downer. Further south is Ya Nui, a sandy cove that attracts snorkelers and divers. Another out-of-the way spot nearby is the tiny beach of Ao Sane, a great spot for snorkeling, reached by taking the road that starts at The Royal Phuket Yacht Club car park.



    Activities: Snorkeling and swimming are the two best pass time’s people partake in whilst on this beach. 

    Best Time to Visit:  Anytime apart from monsoon season is ideal to visit this beach and take part in a wide array of fun activities. Forget swimming during low season as that can prove to slightly dangerous.

    Location:  Muang District, Phuket



  • 03 Haad Pak Phra Beach

    Haad Pak Phra Beach
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    Located near the Sarasin Bridge, Haad Pak Phra beach is one exotic location with superb tropical setting. It is one of the least visited beaches in Phuket and a great place to taste and shop for fresh seafood. One of the most intriguing sights you will see on this beach is a number of local women and children knee deep in the pool of dried white jellyfish laughing and chatting exuberantly. Some people may not be able to stand the smell, but if you get past it, you will realize that you are watching one of the rarest things in the world. The beach is a great place to enjoy the best seafood cuisines. Tanoon Seafood restaurant also offers water sports facilities.



    Highlights
    : If you find yourself unperturbed with the smell and jellyfish sting, you might even ask the locals to have a dip in the pool of white jellyfish.




  • 04 Nai Yang Beach

    Nai Yang Beach
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    With one of the longest beach line on the northern coast of Phuket, Nai Yang Beach boasts of clear blue water, warm sand and fringed casuarina trees. With warm tropical atmosphere and shaded area with a number of beach restaurants and bars, this place is ideal for spending leisure time. Located right next to Sirinath National Park, this beach gives a perfect opportunity to picnic under the shadow of trees and play in the water. You can enjoy swimming or kite surfing on the beach or you can enjoy the Thai massage and yoga session to rejuvenate yourself. Experience the scrumptious Thai cuisines or learn to prepare Thai dishes with Thai Cooking classes.



    Highlights
    : Nature lovers can enjoy a walk on the natural trail in Sirinath National Park. The colourful local market is a great place to collect your travel souvenirs. Admire the beautiful architecture of Wat Nai Yang temple.




  • 05 Bang Tao Beach

    Bang Tao Beach
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    Immerse in the munificence of nature and enjoy the luxuries of Asia’s largest resort complex, Laguna Phuket, in Phuket’s largest beach of Bang Tao. The beautiful stretch of land goes up to four miles and has some of the luxurious resorts with facilities like spas, pools, golf course and restaurants. Located between airport and Patong Beach, this beach line is one of the largest in Phuket. Laguana Phuket provides the ultimate luxuries to tourists. A shuttle boat circles the 5 resorts inside the complex which you can board to move around.



    The restaurants serve delicious cuisine to indulge your taste buds. Swim around in the beach, walk on the warm stretch of sand and enjoy the luxuries of the resort complex.

    Highlights: Spend the leisure time on trendy beach clubs in tropical backdrop, practice wakeboarding, enjoy golfing, go for horseback riding or elephant trekking or go for sea kayaking exploration.




  • 06 Wat Phra Thong

    Wat Phra Thong
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    This place is mainly visited to witness the half buried temple of Golden Buddha. Only the head and shoulder of Buddha is visible, and it is not possible to excavate the image. Legend says that those trying to excavate the image have either met with serious accidents or have become ill. It is believed that the image hails from China. It is also considered as one of the oldest temples of the island. It is not a very big temple but comprises of several colorful features, which is another point of attraction for the visitors.



    Location: It is located in the Thalang district of Thailand off Highway 402.

    Highlights: During the Chinese New Year, Chinese pilgrims come here from different corners and especially from Takua Pa, Phang-Nga, and Krabi. The temple is even associated with a historical museum and a crematorium.

    Timings: Opens daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM



  • 07 Nai Harn

    Nai Harn
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    Relatively less known among the masses, NaiHarn Island portrays the true flavors of Thailand. Untouched by urbanization this stunning beach retreat has just a few hotels thus sustain its flawless charm for the travelers.For people who are looking for some sun-soaked moments and panoramic view – NaiHarn is a heaven. Relaxing evening strolls o the beach while ravishing the coastal beauty are some added features that visitors mostly enjoy while in this slice of paradise.


    Things to Do: While here, make sure you visit Promthep Cap – one of the most photogenic and popular location. Enjoy the stunning sunset views while relaxing on the beach. You can also visit Windmill Viewpoint, admire the stunning fusion of windmills on this coastal beauty. Satiate your thirst for adventure by indulging in snorkeling and diving adventure at Ao Sane Beach.

    Getting There: NaiHarn is not a remote place to access, you can easily take a songtaew from Phuket town. The island is just 18km from the town.



  • 08 Phuchada Safari

    Phuchada Safari
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    Phuket Elephant Rides was the first name decided for this safari tour which later got changed in 2008 to Phuchada Safari. Established in 2003, this safari tour is dedicated to having all round entertainment with elephant trekking, monkey shows, ATV adventures, Snake shows and the unique fish spa service. If all the events does not seem alluring then one can try for packages with two or three activities. It is a funny and entertaining place and a perfect hangout destination with friends and family. Kids can have a gala time with the animals and enjoy them up close like never before. Another attraction in the jungle is riding a quad bike which can turn out to be a unique experience



    Location: Wiset Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket

    Timings: 9:00am to 5:00pm


    Top Things To Do in Phuchada Safari

  • 09 Old Phuket Town

    Old Phuket Town
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    Old Phuket town comprises the historical part of the Phuket City. Established in the end of 19th century or towards the beginning of 20th century, the place hosts multiple well-crafted mansions and well preserved architecturally beautiful shophouses which look a replica of the Sino-colonial architecture. The overall look of the Phuket Old Town bears huge resemblance to the beautiful Georgetown located in Penang. The greatest attraction is the multiple best in class restaurants and cafeterias, bars and clubs which keep it quite lively throughout the day. It is one of the preferred locations to chill out with friends and family watching the sunset and entertaining in the busy old town streets. In the morning the place is a commercial hub with markets in Ranong Road and Thalang Road. One can find each and everything related to lifestyle and culture of Phuket, available here in reasonable prices. 



    Highlights: Once you reach this place you will be delighted at the sight of the grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, which was said to be once occupied by the tin barons 100 years ago.

    Timings: 09:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Closed on Sundays.



  • 10 Kata Beach

    Kata Beach
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    The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close to the beach. Visitors will find an abundance of shops to browse in, from souvenir and ready-to-wear outlets, to 7-Elevens and local mini-marts, to branded fashion stores.

     

    Location: Phuket

    Activities: Mom Tri's Boathouse features an art gallery with rotating shows by local artists along with a jazz band, Thai cookery classes and a superb menu.

    Nearby Attractions: Dino Park, Surf House, Kata View Point, Kata Temple, etc.



  • 11 Gay Phuket

    Gay Phuket
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    For the gay travelers, Phuket is one of the best holidaying destinations considering the wide number of gay bars present. While Patong, provides the nightlife with female dancers, the mirror opposite
    Paradise Complex provides the same with male dancers and bar boys providing entertainment like every other nightclub.



    The Boat Bar is one of the popular gay joints with fantastic music, light, sound and excellent furnishings. A cabaret show is a major attraction here. Zag Club is another very popular gay GO Go bar where shower show, happy hours, topless Tuesday are major events. The pricing for each is different and the timing usually stays from 9pm to 2am in the morning




  • 12 Live Music

    Live Music
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    In Phuket, Patong in the centre of nightlife and here one can find many popular destinations which entertain their guest with live DJ music. Be it folk, hard rock, hip hop or house there remains a host of options to enjoy good music and pleasant ambience with relaxing drinks and delicious food. Hard Rock Café Phuket can be a nice choice on Ruamjai Road to listen to some soul searching music that puts mind and soul on Livewire. The Café is a 300-seater bar and restaurant with world class music entertaining always. Molly Malone’s is another popular joint to enjoy good entertainment from talented musicians. New York Live Music Bar is also an excellent option on Bangla Road with relative small place but huge crowd.



    Timings
    : 10pm to 2am

    Location: Near Bangla Road




  • 13 Nai Thon Beach

    Nai Thon Beach
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    Located on the west coast of Phuket, Nati Thon Beach is one of the obscure beaches. It is a haven for those who are looking to spend some time away from the crowd with the emerald water, warm sand and tall palm trees. During the high season, you can enjoy swimming in crystal clear water, savour Thai delicacies of the beach restaurants, laze under the bright coloured umbrellas with refreshing drinks or walk barefoot on the smooth sand. The Dive shops on the beach can be contacted for Scuba Diving, to watch the activities of exotic sea life. Or you can also hire a long tail boat to explore the beautiful caves surrounded by rocks.

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    Highlights
    : A perfect getaway from the hubbub of crowded beaches, this secluded beach is ideal for spending time alone. Enjoy scuba diving or go on an adventure of exploring the rocky coves on a boat.




  • 14 Wat Srisoonthorn

    Wat Srisoonthorn
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    This place is popularly known as Wat Lipon by the locals. The sleeping Buddha on top of the main building is a major attraction here. In fact, the statue is so large that it is easily recognizable from the road. Apart from this image, nine other images face the entrance, in a way to welcome people. It is a symbolic reminder to people to be kind towards others.



    Location: It is nestled in Thalang, north of Phuket town and about 5 km north of the Heroine’s monument.

    Highlights: The sleeping position represents Lord Buddha in a dreaming state. There are some non-Buddha images here including lions and a giant and they act as the guards of the temple. There is even a small bell tower for people to have a closer look.

    Timings:
    Opens daily from 7:00 AM to 5.30 PM



    Top Things To Do in Wat Srisoonthorn

  • 15 Jui Tui Shrine

    Jui Tui Shrine
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    This is a popular Chinese temple, which is a must see for all newcomers here. The grounds display photos of the temple that dates back to 1911. It was then a single and standalone construction. The principal deity of the temple is Tean Hu Huan Soy. The shrine attracts people who want to improve their physical health through prayers



    Location: It is situated on Soi Phuthorn, Ranong Road. This is not very far from the main market.

    Highlights: The main building has been renovated several times, and the exterior is highly attractive and appealing. The interior comprises of three statues of Chinese Gods. Fortune sticks are key highlights here. The papers are however written in Thai and Chinese.

    Timings: Opens daily from 8:00 AM  to 8.30 PM



  • 16 Ko Tao

    Ko Tao
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    The island is consistently gaining popularity and going more upscale. Koh Tao, Thailand -- literally 'Turtle Island' -- is the epicentre for cheap diving and scuba culture in Southeast Asia. More divers get certified on Koh Tao than anywhere else in the world. But even if you prefer life above the surface, the island is a pleasant, fairly laid-back choice in the Gulf of Thailand


    Things to Do:The Island offers diverse diving experience right off its shores, toast the day with sunset cocktails on a white beach. But even while the island may be synonymous with diving, there is much more to the place. Visitors will find hiking trails of various levels of difficulty that end with the promise of picturesque views, extreme rock-climbing, and even trapeze-flying classes.

    Getting There:The usual way to reach Koh Tao is via overnight bus or train from Bangkok to Chumphon or SuratThani and then a ferry ride in the early morning to the island.



  • 17 Monkey Hill in Phuket Town

    Monkey Hill in Phuket Town
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    The real name of the Monkey Hill is Toe Sae Hill which is probably the highest hill of beautiful Phuket. The reason behind the name Monkey Hill is the presence of troupe of macaques which according to a daily visitor, Uncle Hog, is 400 in numbers. According to him, the macaques live in groups and eats as provided by the locals. They are not aggressive and never attack people like in many temples but small children should be kept away.



    There is a beautiful small shrine at the base of the hill dedicated to holy spirits Toh Sae Dam, Toh Sae Dang and Toh Sae Kaow. Friday is known to be the holy day here attracting many to this temple though the same remains open on all days. Motorbikes are allowed up the hill though the roads to the peak are quite steep. Bikes are allowed only in daytime and after 5pm one can only reach the top by walking.

    Location: Toe sae Road, Phuket 


  • 18 Phuket Big Buddha

    Phuket Big Buddha
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    Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the island's most imperious and adored points of interest on the island. The colossal statue sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills in the middle of Chalong and Kata and, is around 45 meters tallwhich is why it can be effectively seen from far away.

    The grandiose site offers the best 360-degree view of the island, with clearing vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon shorelines, Chalong Bay. Easily reachable by a six-kilometer road drive from Phuket.

    Referred as the Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha by locals, it is 25 meters crosswise over at the base. The entire body is developed with strengthened cement layered with Burmese white jade marble that sparkles in the sun, making it a characteristic image of trust.


    Location: Big Buddha, Chao Ra Road East near Chalong

    Timings: Every day from 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM




  • 19 PhangNga Bay

    PhangNga Bay
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    PhangNga Bay is a classic Southeast Asian bay - bright blue water, limestone pinnacles and all. A large part of it has been protected as a national park. Notable islands in PhangNga Bay include the so-called James Bond Island as it was featured in the movie The Man with the Golden Gun.


    Things to Do: PhangNga Bay is where you can visit a fishing community built out on stilts across the water. You can take tours that will drop you at various beaches to swim and snorkel and take you to James Bond Island and KohPanyee, you can also canoe in the lagoons of the vicinity.

    Getting There:PhangNga Bay is in the Andaman Sea, between Phuket and the mainland of Southern Thailand. You can hire long tail boat from north Phuket to reach the island



  • 20 Soi Bangla

    Soi Bangla
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    Based in the heart of Patong Beach, Soi Bangla or the Bangla road is considered as the prime attraction of Phuket Nightlife. As the sun sets on the beautiful Andaman Sea, the beach with its exuberant nightlife comes alive. The happening Bangla Road closes to traffic but welcome guests to visit the line up restaurants and bars on both side of the road and enjoy a lavishly entertaining evening. Soi is usually referred to the narrow lanes that connect the main Bangla Road. A larger number of bar and nightclubs are available in Soi Bangla. The enlightening ambience and the fascinating music, the beautiful dance performances and the exotic food and drinks all combines to provide absolute entertainment in every way. One can also enjoy bar games in this location.



    Highlights
    : Exciting music shows and beautiful wine

    Location: Soi Bangla, Patong, Kathu, Phuket




  • 21 Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

    Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach
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    Perched on the headlands and overlooking the Andaman Sea, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach resort is a serene and relaxing getaway, giving you the direct access of the Naithon Beach. The resort has variety of guestrooms to offer, showcasing the authentic Phuket accommodation in a contemporary design and are equipped with all the ultramodern amenities. With two restaurants, three bars and a bakery, the resort has everything to offer for its guests, from the authentic Thai cuisine, sea food to the traditional buffets. 



    Location: The resort is located on the Naithon Beach at the Saku Thalang. The resort is just 15-20 minutes drive from the Phuket International Airport. 

    Activities & Amenities
     Spas
     Meeting Rooms
     Wedding Place
     Swimming 
     Limousine Services
     Shuttle Bus services from the city to the hotel

    Price: Starts from approximately 6500 Baht.


    Top Things To Do in Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

  • 22 Loma Park

    Loma Park
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    As you walk along the shores of Patong Beach you will come across Loma Park, which has a children’s recreation area as well as a small fitness park. The park is also the site for many important events throughout the year such as Phuket Bike Week, the Tsunami Memorial  Service and Patong Carnival. Both locals and tourists come here to enjoy the views of Patong Bay while picnicking under the shade of the tall trees.



    Location: Located near the northern part of Patong Beach.

    Timings:Open  from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.



  • 23 Tha Rua Shrine

    Tha Rua Shrine
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    This is considered to be one of the oldest temples among the four islands of Phuket. Temple of Ta Rua is the brightest and largest temple in Phuket and features many strikingly carved dragons, traditional Chinese paintings with outstanding red, gold and green colored theme.  Inside the hall, you’ll find Kwan Yin statues (the Goddess of Mercy) of various sizes as well as other traditional Gods.

     This shrine complex consists of a spacious car parking and other  amenities. The ThaRua Shrine is unquestionably the largest and probably the best-looking  temple in Phuket. 

    Location: Located near the monument to the heroines in Phuket.

    Timings: Opens daily from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

    Things to Keep in Mind: If it is possible, avoid wearing black clothes when visiting any Chinese shrine/temple in Phuket. While white is the most auspicious color, any color than black will do as it considered bad luck.


  • 24 Wat Phranang Sang

    Wat Phranang Sang
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    It is the oldest temple in Phuket, and the exact age of the temple is not known. However, it is built for more than 500 years, and it has been attracting the attention of tourists. Currently, a whole new complex behind the old temple is constructed. The grounds are large, and visitors can walk through the ground complex to explore different things. In fact, the temple is associated with lots of stories and there are plenty of things to see. The historical temple involves the legend of Phra Nang leud Khao, who was a lady with white blood. She was the wife of the ruler of the city, a devotee of Buddha.

     

    Location: The temple is present about 20 km from the main town of Thalang district on Thepkasattri Road.

    Highlights: The walls of the temple are covered with stories of Lord Buddha. There is even a white temple and a mummified Abbot. There are three large images of Lord Buddha in different buildings.

    Timings: Opens daily from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM



  • 25 Koh Mun Nork Beach

    Koh Mun Nork Beach
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    Koh Mun Nork is the only private island beach resort in Thailand and just three hours from Bangkok. This is the ultimate destination for privacy, rest and relaxation, and amazing views of one of the most stunning locations on earth. Accessible only by a private boat, this resort is the only one on the island surrounded by untouched forest and pristine white sand beaches. An idyllic setting that is endlessly peaceful, this island is about you, the sea and the trees.



    What to Expect:  Those looking for peace and quiet on a beautiful beach plus comfortable mid-range 
    accommodations will find everything they need on Koh Mun Nork. Meals are served at set times in the morning, afternoon and evening and include mostly Thai and some Western options. Snorkel gear and kayaks are available for rent for those who want to take part in activities. 

    Location: Rayong 

    Approximate Price: Cost of a room ranges from 3,500 Baht ($115) to 6,500 Baht ($215) per person for a night.


    Top Things To Do in Koh Mun Nork Beach

  • 26 Bangtao

    Bangtao
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    Bangtao reflects twin lifestyle while one side reflects the luxurious resorts and villages that provide visitors with all the required amenities, on the other hand, there is the rural side that still sustains the age old occupation of fishing and farming by the locals. This is one location ideal for swimming, also, the northern end of the bay boasts a beautiful coral reef.


    Things to Do: Home to some of the most luxurious and classy hotels, Bangtao is all about relaxation. While here you can indulge in active rounds of golf at Phuket Adventure Mini Golf and Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Horseback riding and Elephant trekking are some other activities known for keeping the visitors contended and elated.

    Getting There: Bangtao has located just 25 minutes away from the Phuket airport and can be easily accessed via bus or taxi. It is, however, advisable to avoid taxi due to their half-broken and sketchy conditions.


  • 27 Bangla Road

    Bangla Road
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    One of the most sought after happening destination of Phuket is the thrilling Bangla Road. It is the lifeline for the nightlife of Phuket where crowds enjoy fascinating clubs and bars, sizzling dancing numbers performed by young girls, silky smooth drinks, live music, mouth melting dishes and fabulous entertainment of all means. The traffic remains close from evening on the road and buzzing loud sounds of music, flashy lighting all mix together creating a mess of sounds on the road. Beer bars, Go Go bars, restaurants, disco, shops all are present in the venue attracting almost 90 % of the visiting crowd of Phuket.



    Highlights: Fascinating street performances also catches the eye here specially during the late hours of the night. Soi Bangla, the small lanes across the Bangla Road are the popular landmarks of reputed bars and pubs here.



    Top Things To Do in Bangla Road

  • 28 Phi Phi Island

    Phi Phi Island
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    Phi Phi Island is the most popular destination  in Thailand. The Phi Phi Islands consist of six islands. The major ones being Phi Phi Don, which hosts the bohemian town of Phi Phi Islands, and Phi Phi Leh with Maya Bay. Phi Phi Islands are famous for its limestone cliffs rising sheer out of the emerald green waters, white powdery beaches and its many coral reefs offering great diving and snorkeling.



    Highlights
    : This island is popular for sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling. Tourists can also visit Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Cove, Viking Cave and Monkey Beach.

    Getting There
    : The Phi Phi islands are located about 48 Km southeast from Phuket, 42 km south from Krabi Town and 40 km from Ao Nang Beach. You can reach the island within 3 hours depending on the type of boat you choose. Boats leave from Phuket, Ao Nang and the Chao Far Pier in Krabi Town on a daily basis.







  • 29 HQ Beach Lounge Phuket

    HQ Beach Lounge Phuket
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    HQ Beach Lounge Phuket is the most stylish and exciting contemporary beach lounge of Phuket.

    Highlights:
     HQ Beach Lounge Phuket lets you enjoy the fine splendid seaside experiences in chic simplicity. You can celebrate wonderful company here with sensuous wines, light beach side fares, eclectic soul music and true cocktails. You can come here for a relaxed dinner or a light lunch by the sea. Order anything from the menu and the culinary offerings of the HQ Beach Lounge are certainly going to enliven your every sense. Some of the best menu highlights of the lounge include light grills, fresh and succulent salads, magnificent pasta and flavor full seafood.

    Location: 100/210 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Timings: The HQ Beach Lounge Phuket remains open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM.

    Price:
    BEACH MAT: THB 1’500 per Beach Mat / Day incl. Beach Boy Service, HQ Towel and Food & Beverage value of THB 1’500
    BEACH SALA: THB 3’000 per Beach Sala / Day incl. Beach Boy Service, 2 HQ Towel and Food & Beverage value of THB 3’000
    BEACH NEST SALA: THB 5’000 per Nest Sala / Day incl. Beach Boy Service, 2 HQ towels and Food & Beverage value of THB 5’000



    Top Things To Do in HQ Beach Lounge Phuket

  • 30 Presley Guesthouse & Elvis Bar

    Presley Guesthouse & Elvis Bar
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    If you are an Elvis Presley fan then obviously, the first and foremost choice of accommodation and dinning would be none other than Presley Guesthouse & Elvis Bar. With lots of Elvis memorabilia, Anne and Ross the owner of the place have given a nostalgic ambience to the whole place. About a 10 minutes’ walk from the busy Bangla Road, this is a place away from the buzzing nightlife where one can enjoy solace and heartfelt pleasant soul searching music. Nice icy drinks and snacks are available at Elvis bar and one can enjoy a good time here. There’s option of car and motor bike rentals from this place, arranged within a half day notice. Apart from this other facilities like beauty Salon, massage salon are also available here.



    Location
    : Soi Bonzaan, Patong Beach, Phuket

    Price: 550 Baht to 1500Baht, based on season and type of room selected




    Top Things To Do in Presley Guesthouse & Elvis Bar

  • 31 Rawai Beach

    Rawai Beach
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    Rawai is a beautiful seafront village in Phuket. It is one of Phuket’s main ports and has access to all the major islands of Phuket. The best way to get around Rawai is on a scooter. It is less touristy as compared to the other beaches of the area. Divided in two parts, the northern part is known as Hatt Mitthraphap which has some beach fronts and south area is known as Kaem La which is more urban.

    Highlights: An area which is less touristy in nature, this is gaining popularity not just cause of its beautiful beach but also hills and real estate properties. Tourists come here to enjoy pure nature and experiencing Thai culture and food here is a bliss.

    Location: It is located in the southern tip of Phuket near Kata and Patong beaches.

    Price: A Songthaew from Phuket town will cost 40 Thai Baht to reach here. 


  • 32 Kata

    Kata
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    The crystal clear waters and the white sands of Kata bay have been known for seducing tourists with its charms. Located just a few meters away from Karon Beach, Kantaia a year-round magnet, well appreciated for its palm-lined beaches, elegant restaurants, and sophisticated nightlife. While Kata Centre, located at the northern end is known for its relaxing beach and soothing atmosphere, Kata South, on the other hand, is a one-stop-destination for food lovers as the latter boasts a variety of eateries.


    Things to Do: The sprawling 1.5km beach length is one of the most popular destination both for leisure as well as water and air adventures. Kara Viewpoint is another striking tourist hot-spot that provides the panoramic view of the entire island. Out of all, Surf House Phuket is one-stop-destination for all surfers. This artificial surfing center provides the thrill seekers with their required adrenaline rush and is also considered as a warm up session for the actual activity.

    Getting There: If you are commuting from the airport, you can either board a minibus or a cab. While visitors from Phuket, open air bus is a delightful option.




  • 33 Phuket Seashell Museum

    Phuket Seashell Museum
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    One of the prominent attractions of Rawai Beach is the Seashell Museum which hosts a whole range of sea shells from different parts of the globe. Many of these seashells are from Phuket and Thai waters too. Located at the basement near Evason Resort, there are four main exhibitions held with informations shared in both Thai and English language. The collections are wide stretching from the earliest shells found on earth to the world’s largest golden pearl weighing 140 carats. Opened in 1997 the museum has about 2000 sea shells for all to enjoy. The entry fee of the museum is quite reasonable and pocket friendly.

    Location: On the way from Chalong Circle to Rawai, Phuket

    Timings: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Open on all days.  


    Top Things To Do in Phuket Seashell Museum

  • 34 Karon Temple Market

    Karon Temple Market
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    Based in the heart of Karon beach, the Karon Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for both the locals as well as the visitors. The Karon compound stretches for 12,000sqm and on every Tuesday and Saturday, it transforms into a live market selling all kinds of goods. Here one can find a wide collection of many products from T-shirts to bags, Thai style carves to sarongs, swimsuits to beach wear, branded watches, jewellery, souvenir and many other lifestyle goods. One can find good Thai handicraft products in here which are a rare collection and a must buy for all visitors. Karon market is almost like Phuket Weekend Market with unlimited choice goods but at decent prices. The market is also notable for delicious food items like sushi, grilled or steamed meat, fruit shakes etc.



    Location: At Wat Karon on Patak Road, Central Karon

    Timings
    Every Tue and Sat from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM



    Top Things To Do in Karon Temple Market

  • 35 Karon Beach

    Karon Beach
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    Karon features the third longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata (with which it shares a common municipality) to the south, Karon Beach is the  second favorite holiday destination in Phuket. Karon Beach road is ideal for taking an evening stroll and is mostly occupied by large resorts interrupted by restaurants and shops (including the popular Karon Bazaar). Karon is centered on Luang Poh Chuan Road, towards the southern end of the beach, which houses excellent restaurants and the ‘hottest’ nightlife spot of the resort town. Here the sea is calm throughout the dry season and the sand is fine and powdery.



    Activities:  The beach has excellent snorkeling and diving spots at its southern end. 

    Location: Phuket


  • 36 Sunset Bars

    Sunset Bars
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    Phuket has some of the best sunset bars but the spectacular view of the island is best fetched from the hilly road that connects Kata Beach and Nai Harn Village. Some of most popular and splendid sunset bar and restaurant is located in this place where visitors can enjoy nature’s panoramic beauty in the relaxing ambience of the restaurant. Afterbeach Bar is one such place where one can come all sun burn, enjoy superb meals some quick drinks and enjoy music of Bob Marley.



    For good sea food and some soft soothing melodious tunes and whisper of hilly breeze care to visit Baan Chom View where one can experience mouth watering delicious formal dining and enjoy nature at its best. Apart from this other popular joints include Som Tam Kit, Sabai Corner, Small Viewpoint etc which can also be explored for good food and relaxing environment.

    Location: Near Kata Noi Beach




  • 37 Tri Trang Beach

    Tri Trang Beach
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    Another private and isolated beach in Phuket is Tri Trang Beach which has the beautiful setting of tropical environment located just three kilometres from Patong. If you are staying at Merlin Beach Resort, you can enjoy the beauty of this isolated beach. Nestled between the grassy hills on the south, this beach has stretches of white sand and tranquil water. You can go for snorkelling or swimming in the clear blue water or simply laze around under the shades of palm trees and colourful umbrellas. Rejuvenate yourself with the massage offered at several massage huts along the beach.



    Highlights
    : An undisturbed strip of land to spend quiet time with family and friends. Two pleasant restaurants lie on the hill from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the area. The lively Patong is just 5 minutes drive to enjoy at bars, restaurants and clubs. Enjoy water activities like snorkelling.




    Top Things To Do in Tri Trang Beach

  • 38 Surin

    Surin
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    A small town in the Surin Province, this is one quieter place located towards the east of Bangkok. Surin’s only claim to fame is it annual Elephant roundup ceremony. This land of big elephants explodes into a dynamic city after November, as during this period the city hosts giant crowds of pachyderms.


    Things to do: Surin is untouched by the modernization and still showcases the traditional and agricultural Thailand. While here visit, Surin National Museum and Silk village and know more about the history, tradition, and agriculture of this quiet land.

    Getting There: Surin can be comfortably accessed via public transport. Buses depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal to Surin every day.




  • 39 Phuket Trickeye Museum

    Phuket Trickeye Museum is an intuitive 3D painting show offering astounding photograph opportunities and fun-filled time. Situated at the intersection of Montri and Phang Nga streets in a substantial two-story building (which used to be a famous film theater until 2002), Phuket Trickeye Museum includes a display of around 100 painted and carved scenes utilizing Trompe-l'oeil (French for 'misdirect the eye') systems, putting guests in amusing incredible world-like circumstances.

    Trompe-l'oeil is an old painting system that requires a specific geometrical ability; the thought is to make a three-dimensional figment on a two-dimensional (level) foundation. Perspectival illusionism rules at Phuket Trickeye Museum, and you are certain to be tricked by the noteworthy canvases in plain view here.

    Location: At the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads in Phuket Town, right next to Pearl Hotel. 

    Timings: Every day from 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM 

    Price: The approximate price starts from 500 THB per adult and 300 THB per child (101-130 cm in height)




    Top Things To Do in Phuket Trickeye Museum

  • 40 Simon Cabaret

    Simon Cabaret
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    Since its opening on October 18, 1991, Phuket Simon Cabaret has built up itself as a business sector pioneer of expert amusement venue. For sheer entertainment, the set outlines are exceptional supporting performers adorned in lavish outfits and glamorous artists. In this, rich and personal theatre with high-tech sound and lighting facilities along with special effects – the show is genuinely universal highlighting cutting edge and customary acts from around the world in English and option dialects. While the visitors come here in search of entertainment but often leave the theatre in a confused state as the show highlights a staggering musical floor show performed by the world renowned "ladyboys" of Simon Cabaret. The greatest "transvestite" supper club show to be discovered privately.


    Location: Phuket Simon Cabaret, 8 Sirirach Rd. Patong beach, Kathu, Phuket Thailand.

    Timings: Three show is held at 06:00 PM, 07:45 PM, 09:30 PM

    Price: The approximate price starts from 700 THB per adult and 500 TB per child (Maximum height for a child should be strictly 130 cm)



  • 41 Suwan Khiri Wong Temple (Patong Temple)

    Suwan Khiri Wong Temple (Patong Temple)
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    Situated at the bottom of a hilly road, that storms across Kathu and Phuket town, Suwan Khiri Wong Temple or Patong temple represents the entrance to Patong.

    Highlights: The area near by the Patong temple will remind you the fusion of the old and new Phuket. Inside the temple, you can witness the old Phuket, but as you come out, you can have the view of well - developed and brand new Phuket.  Surrounding the temple are the communities, older houses and local people. The Patong temple itself is a little haven of peace in the area with a bell tower, dining hall, monks’ quarters, etc. You can have the sight of the monks only in the early morning hours when they walk along the temple road to the older Patong.

    Location: Phuket.


    Top Things To Do in Suwan Khiri Wong Temple (Patong Temple)

  • 42 Ratri Jazztaurant: Jazz Music

    Ratri Jazztaurant: Jazz Music
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    Overlooking Kata Beach, Ratri jazztaurant is one of the trendiest and funkiest locations to spend some quality time. With enlightening and foot tapping, soul felt live jazz music warm ambiance, excellent furnishings with touches of Malaysian and Thai culture; this is an excellent location to enjoy fine dining and good entertainment. The place is quite casually decorated but the real charm is the hill side vistas that make it so warm and romantic. The Italian bar and grill provides the ever popular Italian bistro dishes with excellent taste that stays on the mind for long. It has also splendid drinks to compliment the cuisine.



    Highlights
    : Live jazz music

    Location: Patak Road, Kata Phuket

    Price: 145Baht to 345 Baht approximately Timings: 6pm to midnight.




  • 43 Panwa Beach

    Panwa Beach
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    Those who love the beaches just for its beauty and tranquillity will find Panwa Beach a safe retreat from other noisy beaches of Phuket. Covering the west coast of Cape Panwa, this beach is just five miles away from Phuket town. The beach is yet unexplored and is only visited by those who are looking to find peace and natural surroundings. The water here is shallow and not apt for swimming, however, you can take an early morning stroll or spend a lazy afternoon under the shades, enjoying the food and drink from nearby beach restaurants. Stay at one of the beautiful resorts or visit to the nearby attractions of Panwa View Point and Panwa Aquarium.



    Highlights
    : Ideal to spend lazy day in a tropical environment. Drive to Panwa View Point for a panoramic view of the area and islands and visit the Panwa Aquarium to watch beautiful sea life.




  • 44 Ao Sane Beach

    Ao Sane Beach
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    Located at the southwest coast, the little Ao Sane Beach is a perfect location away from the crowded beaches of Phuket. This idyllic beach is perfect to spend cosy time under the shades of trees. Just rent the beach chairs and spend time talking and laughing with family, reading, or simply being. For adventure lovers, there are diving and snorkelling opportunity in this beautiful beach. There are small wooden bungalows on rent which gives the beautiful view of this exotic beach and feel of the sultry tropical environment. The only restaurant in the beach serves you delicious yet cheap cuisine.



    Highlights
    : A great secluded beach popular among returning travellers provide a tranquil and serene environment away from the hubbub of crowded beaches. An ideal spot for diving and snorkelling, however, you will have to bring your own mask and fins. Enjoy fine dining at Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club.




  • 45 Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong
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    Wat Chalong is one of the most beautiful and dominant Buddhist temples, known for attracted travellers from all over the world. While for the local population, this temple is a noteworthy centre of worship while for foreign visitors Wat Chalong is a source to know and learn more about this beautiful religion – Buddhism. Poh Than Jo Wat is an impressive and colossal Buddhist statues located in the old hall of the temple. Another fun fact about this place is that the temple also boasts a statue of an elderly gentleman called Ta Khee- lek who won a famous local Thai who won numerous lotteries after consulting Poh Than Jo Wat statue. Apart from the grandeur visitors also enjoy the stunning display of around a dozen small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs and visitor’s stuff.


    Location: Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

    Things to keep in mind : Owing to the sacredness of this place it is advisable to maintain a standard decorum while inside: do not position themselves higher than the Buddha image and be considerate towards your dressing. Avoid short dresses, sleeveless and other revealing clothes.

    Timings : The temple is open 24 hours every day.




  • 46 Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

    Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
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    Chalong Bay rum distillery is the brainchild of two French citizens who sought to create a hand- crafted rum distilled from fermented local Thai sugarcane. It is the only rum distillery in Thailand not associated with the vastly dominant distilleries. The production process miraculously combines the traditions of Thai and French techniques — this can be checked out by a visit to the factory. During such visit, you will not only learn some of the secrets of rum production but will be invited to taste the spirit and a variety of cocktails it is added to.



    Location: Located near TambonChalong in AmphurMuang

    Timings: Opens between Mondays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 6 PM.



  • 47 Phrompthep cape

    Phrompthep cape
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    A visit to Phuket won’t be complete without visiting the most photographed destination, Phrompthep Cape. Sweeping through either the Rawai beach or the Naiharn beach several cars and tour buses reach the southernmost part of the hill where at the top, parking the cars loads of tourist and locals set forward to enjoy the fascinating natural show, the sunset. It also has a lighthouse which provides excellent views of the east and south-east part of the island. 


    Highlights: Apart from this spectacular views of Phi Phi Islands, Koi Racha Yai and Koi Racha Noi can also be enjoyed from here. Along with enjoying the view one can cherish dining at the popular Phromthep Cape restaurant. The scenic beauty from here is awesome and  the food is quite delicious and reasonably priced too. 

    Location: Nai Harn- Rawai


  • 48 Koh Racha

    Koh Racha
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    The Racha or Raya islands, some 12 km south of Phuket, are best known as an excellent diving and snorkelling day trip destinations. RachaYai, however, is quickly developing into a place to stay on for a while with a number of bungalow and resort operations springing up in recent years.


    Things to Do: The water here is clear and perfect for snorkelling, though the bay gets quite busy with visiting boats in the afternoons. The other large bay, Ao Siam, is a pretty place where the visitors can bask in the tropical forest.

    Getting There:Long-tail and speedboat transfer is the easiest way to travel from Chalong Pier or Rawai, and the trip takes from 45 minutes to more than an hour depending on the boat.



  • 49 Phuket Thaihua Museum

    Based in Krabi Road of Phuket, the Thai Hua Museum is on the popular sightseeing destinations in the city. Based in artistically brilliant sino-colonial mansion the Museum is well preserved and forms a primary place to visit in Phuket. The building was previously dedicated to a Chinese school but in 2008, it went through a major renovation and in the same year the museum started. Majorly art exhibitions are held in this location whereas the hall room is used during annual Phuket Old Town Festival.

    Built in 20th century, the building has several rooms which all are dedicated to the display of history of Phuket. Images and token of early prominent influential families of Phuket who came from China can also be found here. For all who wishes to know about the origin of the town and its prosperity down the years can visit the Museum for better knowledge.

    Location: 28, Krabi Road, Phuket

    Timings: 9:00am to 17:00pm, Open on all days. 


  • 50 The Coral Island

    The Coral Island
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    Coral Island, known locally as Koh Hae, is a beautiful getaway destination located three kilometres southeast of Phuket. The island features two main beaches, Long Beach and Banana Beach.  The name of the island says it all; the snorkeling off Banana Beach is thrilling and if you go out far enough from Long Beach you will also have a lot to discover, at its impressive coral reef. At night this location is beautifully calm; by day it is quite busy with day tourists but peace and quiet can be found at the extremities of both beaches. Deck chairs and sun loungers can be rented and come free.


    Highlights:
      One can partake in a wide range of water sports activities - banana boats, canoes, and snorkeling

    Getting there: Few miles off the coast of Phuket



  • 51 Surf House Phuket

    Surf House Phuket
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    Surf House Phuket has completely revolutionized the game at the most popular destination of Phuket.

    Highlights:
    There is possibly no reason why surfing lovers and adventure seekers shouldn’t make a visit to the Surf House. It has taken surfing to a completely new level with retail, world class gastronomy and phenomenal audio-visual experiences. Besides being a prominent surf attraction, Surf House also caters to everyone in one way or the other.
    Surf House Phuket

    Location: Surf House Phuket is located at Kata Beach Road (4 Pakbang Road), Ban Kata, T. Karon, A. Muang, Phuket, 83100, Thailand

    Timings: Surf House Phuket remains open from 10:00 AM to 11:59 PM.

    Price: At the Surf House Phuket the 1 hour surf session will Price you about 1000 Baht and 2 hour surf session will Price you 1800 Baht, 3 hour surf session will Price you 2200 Baht and an hour of private session will Price you 7000 Baht.


  • 52 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

    Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
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    Haad Sairee, the longest and most popular beach on Koh Tao, boasts a vast stretch of sand lined with bars, restaurants, resorts and dive centers. While the area around the beach is a major hub of activity, the beach itself doesn't get overcrowded – there's always a patch to spread your towel over. The bay can get quite busy with long tail transfers, so keep a keen ear out for boat engines while frolicking. Hawkers do walk the beach selling sarongs, tasty snacks and fresh fruit but are not bothersome. For resort comforts, privacy without total isolation and convenient snorkeling, head north where the coastline gets rockier but the silence makes it worthwhile. 



    Activities: Apart from snorkeling, Haad Sairee is a top spot to watch the sunset in Koh Tao, and with many beachside bars to choose from, sipping a cocktail as the golden orb dips is a great way to round off a hectic day.

    Location: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan


  • 53 Kamala

    Kamala
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    This is one destination that is still unspoiled and remains virgin for a majority of visitors. The calm stretch of the white sands with no sign of overwhelming crowds are some factors that make this place all the more interesting. A favorite destination among the retiree, Kamala has its fixed bunch of visitors who are regulars to this place.


    Things to Do: Kamata is known for providing calm environs. The sprawling stretches of white snow and azure water are best for evening strolls and leisure moments. Elephant trekking is another thrilling activity that enables you to enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes.

    Getting There: The sole mode of transportation to this quieter location is public transport via blue songthaews that commute between Kamala to Surin and then Phuket town. However, you can even opt for a taxi if travelling from the airport


  • 54 Surin beach

    Surin beach
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    Lovely and naturally beautiful Surin Beach-based in the west coast of Phuket is a highly entertaining place for the visitors as well as the locals. With panoramic beauty comprising of fine white sands and aqua blue water it is a place to enjoy natural extravaganza. There are high-end hotels, restaurants and entertainment areas to enhance the beauty of the location.



    Highlights: There are a number of activities which can be enjoyed in the most sought after Surin beach. This includes enjoying a spa treatment, surfing and even trying out the enjoyable Thai classes to learn some delicious and mouth melting Thai food. For spa resorts, one needs to visit the 5-star hotels Twin Palms Phuket Hotel and Ayara Hilltops.

    Best time: For surfing the ideal time is from May to October though in other times also one can do the same. Twin Palms organise the cooking classes.


  • 55 Freedom Beach

    Freedom Beach
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    Freedom beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket and the least accessible too. If you are in a mood for beach trek through the thick jungles near the beach, you can only reach via boat. The whole beach is elongated on a private bay and consists of beautiful powdery white sand, a perfect place for long beach walks.  The beach is surrounded by the hills and thick jungle, giving you a feeling of a hideaway on the beach.



    Highlights: No sports activities are done here to spoil the peaceful atmosphere on the beach. On the south end of the beach, there are various authentic restaurants to carve your hunger. You can even rent a lounger and relax on the top of the beach under the coconut palms.

    Getting There:
    The only option to reach Freedom beach is via boat. You can catch a long-tail boat from the south end of Patong Beach.





  • 56 Pansea Beach

    Pansea Beach
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    Set between the beautiful tropical backdrop with long stretch of white and soft sand and turquoise water, Pansea Beach is an isolated beach on the west coast of Phuket. A small cape isolates the beach from the livelier Surin Beach. The beautiful coconut and other exotic trees this beach is a perfect example of tropical beaches. There are water sports centre, restaurants which serve delicious meals and drinks, massage huts and sun loungers in the beach for you to spend enjoyable moments with friends and family. The lapping ocean offers great snorkelling opportunities for those who love water sports. Inflatable airbeds are also available on rent to soak yourself in sun while floating on azure water.



    Highlights
    : An ideal place for enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. The beach also offers snorkelling and jet skiing opportunity. Do not forget to experience the special oil massage to rejuvenate your senses.




  • 57 Laem Singh Beach

    Laem Singh Beach
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    Laem Singh Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, for those who love to spend time with azure water, golden sand, and backdrop of thick palm trees on a sunny day. Located between Kamala and Surin beaches on the west coast, this stunning beach seems hidden beneath the thicket of palm trees with large boulders scattered around.

    There are several restaurants serving Italian and Thai delicacies to indulge your taste buds. Those who are looking for water sports can enjoy snorkeling, boarding, jet skiing, water skiing and even banana boat ride. Don’t forget to relax your body after a full day of adventure with Thai massage beneath the canopy of lovely palm trees.



    Highlight: Enjoy the delicious Italian and Thai food and exotic seafood, satisfy your adventurous soul with multitude of water sports like water ski, Jet Ski and sooth your body with Thai massage.


  • 58 Patong

    Patong
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    The party capital of Asia, Patong is best known for its nightlife and an array of activities that it holds for the regular as well as first-time travelers to this place. Comprising of primary restaurants, nightclubs and various other tourists hot spot, Patong, has both good as well as notorious reasons that make this place a hit among tourists from all over the world. This mysterious place lights up as the night approaches, while Bangla Road is the hub of the night parties, the eastern part of the beach, on the other hand, is well known for its neon lights, hot streets, and erotic massage parlors.


    Things to Do: There is no second opinion that majority of the crowd come to Phuket just for partying. However, if you are looking for some other entertainment sources apart from partying you ca head to the ever-so-famous massage parlors in the region. Adventure seekers can indulge in an array of water adventures available at the Paradise Beach and Kalim Beach.

    Getting There: Patong is easily reachable via a bus that connects to Phuket town every 30 minutes. However, if you are coming by flight, you can opt for a taxi from Phuket International Airport which is just 35 km to the north of Patong



  • 59 Rustling Palms On Ko Raya

    Rustling Palms On Ko Raya
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    A perfect place to unwind yourself and soak in the sun, Ko Raya Island, a stunning coral island is located towards the south of Phuket. A considerably remote island with white-shiny beaches that is still untouched by the overwhelming tourists.The postcard perfect bays, shimmering beaches and the crystal clear blue waters further adorned with coconut palms are some added features that make this island a ‘Must-visit-place’ in Thailand.


    Things to Do: Once you reach Ko Raya, get ready to unwind yourself as this treasure box offers an array of water adventures. Explore the beautiful aquatic life by participating in snorkeling adventure. You can also enthrall in Scuba diving as the rocky reefs make this place an idyllic destination for diving. Apart from these activities, well, you can easily relax and calm your strained muscles on the sandy beach.

    Getting There:This hidden slice of paradise can be easily accessed via chartered boat from AoChalong and Rawai. If you wish to spend maximum time on the beach then prefer travelling via speedboat which will take you to this bounty of joy within 20-25 minutes.





  • 60 Khao Rang Hill View Point

    Khao Rang Hill View Point
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    When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best locations in Phuket is to visit Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the north western side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the south eastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.



     Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. For having excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area. Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 


  • 61 Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn

    Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn
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    A very recent addition to the elephant trekking companies based in Phuket, Sea View Elephant Camp is known for its excellent service and good deals. Opened in 2010, this camp is based close to Kata view point and includes entertaining activities like paintball and ATV. The scenic beauty of the location of the camp is quite an eye-arresting. There are about 12 elephants in the camp all having excellent arrangements for their good being. The tour programmes organised by the camp mainly includes mountain treks overlooking the fascinating view of Chalong Bay.



    Location
    : 1 km from Kata Viewpoint on the way to Nai Harn beach

    Timing
    : 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM

    Price
    The approximate price for 30 minutes is 900 THB for adult and 600 THB for children, 45 minutes is 1,100 THB for adults and 700 THB for children, and 60 minutes 1,380 THB for adults and 800 THB for children.


  • 62 Bangkok River Cruise

    Bangkok River Cruise
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    A river cruise along the incredible Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand, and a few trenches on the Thon Buri side is the loveliest approach to explore the city that was once named "Venice of the East". The glorious appeal of the Chao Phraya adds viewpoint to your exploration of the city's head attractions.Visitors can book slots through various travel specialists or ca even rent a vessel at Tha Chang, a pier close to the Grand Palace. At the point when the capital of Thailand was moved to Bangkok in 1782, trenches were the prime medium that connected the capital with the rest for the places, thus, earning the title ‘Venice of the East’ by European visitors.Nowadays, despite the fact that Bangkok has turned into an advanced city, the Chao Phraya River and the channels are yet beguiling option for tourists in search of exploring the true Bangkok.

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    Best Time: Throughout the year, however, afternoon is the best time of the day for a river cruise. If you wish to go for night river cruise, you can opt for a dinner river cruise that provides you with good food and good time.

    Location: 2.5 hour long cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

    Things to keep in mind: Visitors are provided with the option of choosing from river cruise and dinner cruise, the timings for both are different. Thus, if you wish to avail just the river cruise make sure you know about the timings as the latter is usually conducted at nights. Also, owing to its popular demand the cruises are populated with overwhelming crowds – ensure that you 
    reach earlier than the time slot so as to enjoy a hurdle free cruising experience.


  • 63 Phuket Aquarium

    Phuket Aquarium
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    One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! 

    Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded byy breathtaking scenic beauty.


    Location: Mueang Phuket District

    Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB



  • 64 Go Go Bars

    Go Go Bars
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    A visit to the Go Go Bars is one of the prime attractions of Phuket’s nightlife. When it comes to enjoyment for the adults these bars are absolutely worth a visit. Though the bars are majorly directed for the men but couples also visit more to experience the show and to have something to talk about back home. Most of the Go Go Bars are present on both sides of Soi Seadragon almost in the central part of Bangla Road.



    Some of the popular Go Go Bars here are Suzy Wong’s A Go Go which is famous for its punch marvelous ambience and complete entertainment, Harem, a relatively new addition with excellent interior décor and lovely drinks and Devi’s Playground, a place to enjoy sizzling dance performances. All three of these Go Go bars along with others usually remain open for 4 hours from 10pm till 2 am in the morning.




  • 65 Ao Yon Beach

    Ao Yon Beach
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    Ao Yon is a hushed and isolated beach located between Panwa beach and Cape Panwa. This quiet beach has a long stretch of warm sand and clear blue water with tropical setting. Set between tall palm trees, this place is a great place to relax under the sun alone or with your family. There are a few restaurants in the beach that serve you delicious meals. On several occasions the locals practice the Dragon Boat race which is quite a sight to behold. Just take a barefoot stroll on the warm sand or relax under the shades with refreshing drinks.



    Highlights
    : Enjoy the lively Dragon Boat race by the locals on occasional weekends. Rent a longboat to explore the islands. You can also drive a little further to see the small cascading waterfall or have a panoramic view of the area at Panwa View Point or go to Panwa Aquarium.




  • 66 Patong Beach

    Patong Beach
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    Patong is a beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket Island, in the southwest of Thailand. Its sandy, crescent beach is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. The famously raucous nightlife scene features beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors and transgender cabarets that overflow into the street along neon-lit Bangla Road and in the Paradise Complex. This destination is an astonishing combination of breathtakingly beautiful white sand beach edged by the glittering Andaman Sea.



    Activities: During the day enjoy all the beach-type activities from sunbathing to beach volleyball. Restaurants abound featuring every type of cuisine from seafood, noodle and rice vendors along the beach promenade.

    Location: Phuket


  • 67 Splash Jungle Waterpark

    Splash Jungle Waterpark
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    When the idea is to search for a full family entertainment then nothing matches the Splash Jungle Waterpark. Overlooking the fascinating beauty of Mai Khao Beach, the water park hosts a series of rides in different difficulty levels suitable for kids and adults both. Over six million litres of water remains distributed in the waterslides for a complete fun and enjoyment time here. Added attractions are the Splash Bar and the Spa Village with sauna. There are two in-house restaurants where one can have small filling eateries and loads of snacks options. Though not very large it is one place to enjoy good fun and entertaining time with near and dear ones.



    Location: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao,Phuket
      
    Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price
    The approximate price starts from 1250 THB adults and 650 THB for kids


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  • 01 Langkawi

  • 02 Penang

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    Penang is an island state in Malaysia on the northwest coast of peninsula of Malaysia. It is divided into Penang island and George town. You can visit the sandy villages, fruit orchards, nearby small Malay villages, and go sightseeing tourist places on the Penang island. Monsoons in Penang are wet with thunderstorms; January and February are dry and humid. For the rest of the year the climate is mostly humid. You can visit this island during summer, if you want to experience some sun and sand. There are temples, gardens, war sites from Second World War, farms, heritage sites, beaches, adventure, outdoors, and water sports activities available at Penang and nearby places.

    You can enjoy your holidays at Penang sightseeing, snorkelling, camping, cycling, golfing, trekking in jungles, shopping at plazas and local markets, and gorging on the local ethnic food. Enjoy the mountain farms, visiting fishing villages, and the diverse and cosmopolitan culture of Penang. You will enjoy the desserts, drinks, snacks, and local cuisine of Penang that is exotic and unique compared to most of the oriental platters. This island has locals of many Asian races and ethnicities. This is one island where you can find things to do if you are looking at sightseeing, adventure, and night-life.


  • 03 Phi Phi

  • 04 Krabi

  • 05 Khao Lak

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    Khao Lak is a group of villages in Thailand. It’s popular for its beaches and other various tourist spots.  Khao Lak is a calm and quiet place with fantastic beaches. This place was completely destroyed by tsunami in 2004. It is re-growing now. There is a museum exhibiting the pictures of Khao Lak after the tsunami. The best time to visit Khao Lak is during the full moon nights as parties are organised on the beach. You will experience great scuba diving in Khao Lak. Other than this, you can do snorkelling too.  

    https://www.thrillophilia.com/places-to-visit-in-thailand The food in entire Thailand is just mouth-watering, and so is in Khao Lak. The popular restaurants in Khao Lak that you must visit to give a treat to your taste buds are Smile Khao Lak Restaurant, Pinocchio Italian Restaurant, Sun Star Siam Restaurant, Happy Beach Restaurant, etc.

    For the shopaholics, you can satisfy your shopping craves by visiting the Bang Niang Market. Also, if you are a foodie, this market offers a lot of street foods such as grilled fish and pork. You will also get motorcycles in the Bang Niang Market to explore the wonderful tourist spots in Khao Lak.

    There are a lot of hotels and resorts to stay in the Khao Lak villages such as the J.W. Marriott Khao Lak resort and Spa, Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa, the Leaf Ocean Side, etc.


  • 06 Rawai Island

  • 07 Koh Samui

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