Interesting Facts About Phuket Thailand
Phuket is a rain forest at the highland island in the Andaman Sea it has some of Thailand's most popular beaches historically this island was one of the major trading routes between India and China Phuket only started to boom as a tourist haven in the 70s when the airport was built.
Today, Phuket is among the world's finest beach destinations it features a tropical monsoon climate due to its proximity to the equator surrounded by the Andaman Sea, and just about 1 hour by plane from Bangkok this island is a small piece of paradise which comes with a relatively.
The low price tag for everything from its accommodations to spa treatments and boat tours Phuket province has an area of 576 square kilometers somewhat less than that of Singapore the capital city is Phuket town its narrow streets are filled with great restaurants boutique shops and unique attractions although it is often overlooked in favor of the beaches.
There are lots to see and do in the old town full of heritage buildings a walking tour of Phuket old town is a great trip back to the sino Portuguese past that once made Phuket the center of the ten mining industry in Thailand.
In the old town, the land road is lined with colorful 19th-century shophouses and signs of Portuguese buildings that a very reminiscent of Singapore's shophouses Phuket town is probably the Great place to get the real Thailand experience on the island.
But, the most popular city is Patong it's a beach resort town on the west coast of the island it's a party town it's best known for just Warren Street Bangla Road which is the densest concentration of bars and clubs anywhere on the island.
Bangla Road is comes to the life once. the Sunsets similar to Walking Street in Pattaya the road is closed to vehicle traffic and becomes a four-meter festival of neon lights loud music and cheap beer it is quite a friendly and lively place to walk around if you're looking for a fun night out in Phuket Bangla Road should be number one on your beer bars occupy almost all the street slam with several gogo bars and a few pubs restaurants discos and shops there are tons of cool places in Patong.
Like this one surf house Patong Beach it's a vibrant surf center on protons Beach Road it's a fun flow ride facility where you can learn to surf in a safe and controlled environment but come on it's not the City Light that people come to the island for it's the sandy beaches the West Coast has several sandy beaches while the East Coast beaches are often muddy let's take a look at some of the popular beaches.
Patong Beach is the most popular and overcrowded tourist area perhaps oh into the easy access to its wide and Long Beach because most of Phuket nightlife and shopping isn't on this area has become increasingly developed south of Bhutan lives cata beach it's a long and lively beach and is a particular favorite with surfers from May to November there are several great restaurants to choose from as well as shops viewpoints and fun activities catenoid Beach is a small Bay just a short drive from cata Beach sitting just to the south of catenoid beach as Karen viewpoint.
It is one of the most popular viewpoints in Phuket Kamala beach it's a quieter beach to the north of Bhutan popular with retirees for its relaxed pace and abundance of spas villas and quality hotels Karon Beach is the second most developed beach after Bataan it's a great place for people who want to have a nightlife shopping and various attractions but don't necessarily want it right on their doorstep Nai Harn Beach the quiet and tranquil it is among the most popular places for locals Nai Harn Beach is the southernmost strip of sand in Phuket and locals people love it just as much as visitors in Phuket.
Do you like watching planes land, well then you have to come to my couch watching planes landed in Phuket has become a top-rated attraction in recent years it's easy fun super impressive and with such a beautiful Reach as a background, it has an excellent photo playground.
Why Beach rely on Beach is at the southeastern tip of Phuket Island historically the very first tourist beach Phuket and somehow retained its local touch with a sea gypsy village and the many longtail boats the lawn into local fishermen the atmosphere here is trunk whaled compared to that of Bhutan with only a few shops and nightlife options the resort town nevertheless hosts a few great beachside restaurants Surin Beach, serene Beach still has a small village atmosphere, but this is gradually changing as more and more major housing developments, and hotel projects get underway there are also a lot of trendy wine bars to choose Brown.
Some local Sun thieves are pretty cool like straight out of the pimp my ride show there are also conventional bus services and motorbike taxes as with most of Thailand the majority of the population is good est, but there's also a significant number of Muslims about 20% among the Muslims many are of Malay drop the number of people in Phuket Island swells to over a million during the season as tourists mainly for Western Europe China the United Kingdom, Russia, and the United States flocked to Phuket around Christmas the compact.
Phuket International Airport is in the north of the island, and as Thailand's second-largest hub the airport set a record of 15 point 1 million arrivals and departures in 2016 what are some cool things to do here let's start with simple things once you arrive to get a mango passion fruit smoothie for as little as $2 you can try different combinations of all those tropical fruits on the island Nando pineapples dragon fruit passion fruit and so on.
They have tons of vitamins to visit promthep capel this is the place to come at the end of the day if you have been driving around and exploring Phuket bring your drinks, and snacks and find a good Rock to sit on the Cape is at the very bottom of the island and it affords great sunsets.
Phuket island is connected by the Saracen bridge to the mainland from Bangkok the total driving distance is 862 kilometers the island is spread out, and it is larger than most people realize it will take you over an hour and a half to drive from the airport in the north to the southern part of the island given its size the best way to explore Phuket is by renting a car driving here is relatively easy the roads are in great condition these lovely people did not speak a word of English when who stops to ask for directions but we ended up with a tour of their garden and some fresh passionfruit their hospitality.
Just blows your mind aside from visiting the fantastic attractions of the island you can also get an exciting boat trip to the many nearby tropical paradises including the famous Phi Phi islands or enjoy a serene cruise around the mystical fun that bait you will almost surely stop at James Bond Island this most incredible scenery should be on top of your list the four-hour trip and a long tail boat will cost you just around $100 there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island watch alone has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism this temple is open from 7:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon.
Puckett's Big Buddha temple is one of the islands most important this huge image sits on top of the knackered hills at forty-five meters tall it is easily seen from far away the image is covered in wide Burmese marble the site offers the best 360-degree views of the island there are lots of really modern shopping malls with boutique shops restaurants and even live music.
Come, play with the elephants the elephant jungle sanctuary is a great place to play with elephants in an ethical and fun way you will prepare some food for the animals learn about the faith with them, if you want to and understand a little more why trekking has to stop well we're preparing a meal for our lovely elephants come watch the monkeys at monkey hill, are the highest hill in Phuket town the monkeys are not known to attack humans but you should keep an eye on your belonging.
I've learned these monkeys can be pretty aggressive I didn't feel safe around them get some bananas to fight them off with there's a lot of really nice real estate on the island there are lots of gated communities for ex-pats you can rent a house like this for $1,000 a month prices for a two-bedroom pool villa start at two hundred and fifty thousand dollars prices are higher along the coast.
Whereas inland they remain consistently moderate there are several top high-end luxury Phuket villas and apartments all set in prime locations with wonderful views I had a wonderful time in Phuket and I sure will be coming back what do you guys think about Phuket have you ever been to this island share your thoughts in the comments below.
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