10 Offbeat Things To Do In Phuket That You Simply Cannot Miss
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Unexplored Things To Do In Phuket

1. Wander Phuket Old Town
2. Going Hiking
3. Eat Phuket’s Heritage Dishes
4. Visit a Quiet Beach
5. Experience the Vegetarian Festival
6. Visit Phang Nga Bay
7. Explore Flying Hanuman
8. Witness Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
9. Visit the Ko Panyi floating village
10. Drink at the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

Phuket is amongst the most beautiful and largest mountain islands in Thailand and home to many beaches, resorts, restaurants, and spas. Even though Phuket is well known for its fascinating coastline, rich culture, outdoor sports, nightclubs, and spas, there are many amazing offbeat things to do in Phuket ranging from visiting the old town which has beautiful Chinese and European style architecture to quiet beaches where one can relax and rejuvenate.

Phuket has a huge selection of western and Asian food. The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is a must-visit to enjoy the sun setting in the horizon. Experiencing the Vegetarian Festival which will surely offer you a glimpse of the diverse culture of the place and one can also indulge into the local foods offered in the festival. Not just that, visiting the zipline adventure park, Flying Hanuman, or having a drink at the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery as you explore the city of Phuket during your Thailand trip.

Here are some of the best things to do in Phuket:

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Wander Phuket Old Town

Wandering in Phuket Old Town is amongst the most famous offbeat things to do in Phuket,  offering a colorful array of traditional Sino-Portuguese buildings where a mixture of Chinese and European style architecture can be explored.

It is located in the heart of Phuket Town, which is the capital of the island. The highlight of this place is its food, there are great local places where you can enjoy delicious food. Thalang Road is filled with street carts, delicious food along with music, art, and clothing for sale every Sunday from around 4 pm. All throughout Phuket town, incredible murals can be found.

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Visit Phang Nga Bay

Phuket has innumerable things that can be added to the list of offbeat things to do in Phuket, and visiting Phang Nga Bay is one of them, it is one of those place where you can travel by boat, car, bike, luxury yacht, longtail, kayak, and even on a Chinese Junk and discover native wildlife, unspoiled rivers, and some of the most intriguing caves around.

Tourists can witness beautiful birds and sleek, silverfish in their natural habitat. Numerous water activities that range from simple fishing to snorkeling and rock climbing can also be done here. The film, "The Man with the Golden Gun" & "Tomorrow Never Dies'' has also been shot here. You can also pick shirts, suits, and jackets from Check One Tailor and Khno Lak as souvenirs.

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03

Ziplining At Flying Hanuman

Flying Hanuman is a  zipline adventure park which is an eco-friendly attraction. People can explore through the sky 40 meters above a jungle. The place offers 3 courses, all of which include a free Flying Hanuman premium collection T-shirt, and roundtrip transfer.

There are three packages Journey A, B, and C consisting of different facilities, including activities like 28 platforms with 15 ziplines, two abseil points, two sky bridges, three spiral stairways, one sky rail, and a 20-minute walk in the open jungles of Phuket, with meals in Journey A tickets.

Location- 89/16, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand

Prices-Journey A- 8,200 Baht
             Journey B-7,600 Baht
             Journey C-5,400 Baht

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

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04

Drink at the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

Chalong Bay Rum Distillery was built by two French citizens who sought to create a hand-crafted rum distilled from fermented local Thai sugarcane. This is the only distillery in the entire Thailand that is not associated with the vastly dominant distilleries.

Explore the traditions of Thai and French techniques for producing amazing rum as you get to taste these distinguished flavors during the making process of the rum. Smell and drink all forms of rum as you go to the distillery and check the entire process and secrets of rum production.

Location- 14/2 Moo 2, Palai, Soi 2, Chalong, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

Timings- 11AM - 6 PM

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05

Experience The Vegetarian Festival

Vegetarian Festival also called Nine Emperor Gods Festival takes place once a year, during the ninth lunar month and is the most auspicious event on Phuket island. During this festival, everyone assembles at every Chinese shrine.

The Chinese refrain from eating meat, drinking alcoholic drinks, engaging in sex, quarreling, telling lies, or killing. The festival is celebrated by people to honor the gods, and pray to God for a long and prosperous future, their physical and mental well-being, and spiritual cleansing.

Location: Jui Tui Temple, Phuket Town (one of the major temple for witnessing the festival)

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Eat Phuket’s Heritage Dishes

Phuket Cuisine offers a fusion of culinary influences that cannot be experienced in any other part of Thailand. It combines many cultural food habits of Chinese, Malay and Thai cuisines. Locals enjoy Chinese Hakka cuisine which is sweet while some also prefer spicy Thai and Malay cuisine.

Mee Hokkien is one such dish that is found everywhere in Phuket and comprises wheat noodles with seafood, slices of pork, greens, and gravy-like broth. Oh tao is another hearty dish that has traces from China and is popular among Phuket’s Heritage dishes, it comprises eggs, cubes of taro root, deep-fried pork rinds, and tiny oysters fried together in a sticky, spicy, garlicky batter.

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Hiking

Hiking has always been in the list of top adventurous activities, however hiking in Phuket is not familiar to many so make sure you add this to your list of offbeat things to do in Phuket. Blessed with the landscape of turquoise-blue waters, panoramic views of mountains and hills, thriving jungles, and glistening pools of water, Phuket attracts many travelers to come and hike in such places.

Some of them take just 30 minutes while others might take half a day or even an entire day. The Kathu Waterfall is best to visit during  September to mid-November while Ton Kloi Waterfall Trail is 7 km and can be visited year round. Apart from that, Bang Man Cave Trail, Kata Beach to the Big Buddha and Patong to Paradise Beach are other hiking spots that can be visited year round.

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08

Witness Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

While making the list of offbeat things to do in Phuket, make sure you mention the picturesque Samet Nangshe Viewpoint which is a little far outside Phuket island. On your journey to this viewpoint you will explore palm trees along with jaw-dropping Nangshe bay.

You can even stay at this viewpoint in tents or bungalows and enjoy the sunrise that occurs around 5.30 am. The place is very famous for its cold coconuts and ice creams. The three main places you can see the view from are- Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, Samet Nangshe Boutique Resort, and Ao Tho Li Viewpoint. Witness a relaxing and rejuvenating place offering a jaw-dropping bird view.

Location- Khlong Khian, Takua Thung District, Phang-nga 82130, Thailand

Timings- 4AM to 12 AM

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09

Visit the Ko Panyi floating village

Ko Panyi floating village is a beautiful Muslim village floating on the sea in Phang Nga Bay. This village was created about two hundred years ago by 3 seafaring fishing families. The families also avoided Thai law which states that foreigners are not allowed to own land in Thailand.

The village has a  school, hospital, cemetery, market, stores, small museum, restaurants, and a fish farm. Pork, drinking alcohol, and smoking are prohibited on Koh Panyi. The village got inspired after the 1986 World Cup and built the first floating soccer field with wood from old houses and everything else that was loose on the island.

Location-Ko Panyi, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga 82000, Thailand

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Visit a Quiet Beach

One of the surprising and very exciting offbeat things to do in Phuket is visiting quiet beaches. There are many new and secret beaches in Phuket that you can go to and simply relax and rejuvenate there. These beaches are completely filled with palm trees, white sand, and shallow waters.

Ao Sane Beach is one such beach that offers 3 mini-beaches and it offers excellent snorkeling activity to the travellers and locals. The Banana beach is in the form of an interesting crescent-shaped strand and is very calm and soothing to eyes. One can also explore Nui Beach which is known for their  snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing activities and is filled with lush jungle.

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People Also Ask About Phuket

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Phuket?

    1. Patong Beach: Chill at Patong Beach which is fringed with casuarinas and palms. There are great stalls and restaurants at the beachside to enjoy traditional Phuket cuisine.

    2. Island Boat Tours: The stunning seascape surrounding Phuket,  Island Boat Tours are surely the best offbeat things to do in Phuket. Maphrao, Nakha Yai, and Nakha Noi as well as Koh Kaeo, Racha Noi, and Racha Yai are some of the best places to visit during this boat tour.

    3. Phuket Big Buddha: One of the island's most distinctive landmarks,  Phuket Big Buddha offers a peaceful spot to all its visitors. The statue was constructed in 2004 and offers spectacular 360-degree views.

    4. Rawai Village: Located on the east coast, Rawai Village has roots in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The beach of this village is covered with coconut palms, swamp oaks, and fishing boats and is also known for its seafood markets.

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  2. What are the best things to do in Phuket?

    1. Enjoy the Nightlife: Known for its tremendous reputation as an international party and nightlife destination in Thailand, Phuket nightlife with flashy lights, loud party music, and a crazy young crowd is a must-do thing when in Thailand.

    2. Have fun at the Jungle Safari
    : Housing Khao Lak Park and Khao Sok National Park, Phuket is home to many wildlife. Visitors can see lots of wild elephants, big cats, gazelles in action. It costs INR 692 approx (For adults) INR 346 approx (For children)

    3. Indulge in some Watersports
    : Phuket’s clear waters offer numerous water activities to visitors. Nai Yang, Layan, and Friendship Beach are known for kitesurfing. 

    4. Participate in Thai Cooking Class
    : You can surely take the rich flavors and techniques of Thai cuisine to your hometown after learning cooking at the  Thai Cooking Class. You will get to learn about the ingredients and special techniques to cook food.

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  3. How to reach Phuket?

    1. Flight: The Phuket International Airport has two terminals in the airport, Terminal 1 is used for international flights while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights.  It connects Bangkok with daily flights from India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany. Flights are the best way to reach Phuket, as there is no direct road or rail connectivity to Phuket.

    2. Buses
    : From Thailand buses go to Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Na, and Surat Thani  BKS terminal located just off Thanon Phang Nga in Phuket Town, from where you can hire a taxi to reach Phuket. Both air-conditioned, as well as non-air-conditioned buses, are available at different prices.

    3. Trains
    : There is no direct train to Phuket. The nearest railway station is Phun Phin railway station from where a bus takes 5 hours to drop you in Phuket.

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  4. What is Phuket famous for?

    Phuket is famous for offering the most beautiful beaches to rejuvenate, authentic and delicious seafood, adventurous water sports, vibrant nightlife, Buddha temples and diverse culture.

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