Phuket, one of the world’s favorite destinations. Imagine of the white glossy sands, coconut trees by the blue ocean. There are always choices for any traveler’s taste or budget. Rich of culture, cuisine, thousand of hotels/resorts to choose from the Thailand’s biggest island as so called “Pearl of Andaman”. We have collected what are the best for Phuket to ensure you will not miss any fantastic attractions.
Thai food, well known as full of tastes and rapidly becomes the most popular food in the world. In Phuket, you can find variety choices of Thai and international tastes i.e. western, middle east/Indian, Chinese or Japanese in the fine restaurants and local food places. Phuket was one of the commercial ports of Melayu cape for centuries. Phuket traditional foods are mixture of Thai, Malay, and Chinese Hakka. You will experience and enjoy of the spicy of southern Thai taste, spice from Malay and sweet from Hakka Chinese.
Recommend: Fresh seafood, Thai food at your choice of spicy level, Phuket traditional food.
2. Culture & Festive
Thai culture is praised as one of the most friendliness, polite and rich of joy in the world. The festive of Phuket occurs in the whole year in all seasons and several reasons. From religious to fun, a mixture of Thai, Malay, Chinese roots make Phuket culture being various to respect to all different origins. Temple, Mosque and Catholic Church are peacefully located with community and waiting to be explored same as signature architecture of Phuket town so called Chino-Portuguese design, a colonial building in old town roads and fisherman village in Siray Island
Religious: Wat Chalong, Wat Big Buddha,
Old Town (Road): Ranong Road, Krabi Road, Dibuk Road, Yaowarat Road, Thalang Road, Soi Rommanee,
Only in Phuket: Vegetarian Festival (Sep-Oct), Chinese New Year (Feb), Phuket King’s Cup Regatta(July), Phuket Bike Weeks (Dec)
Thailand Festive: Songkran (13-15 Apr), Loy Krathong (Nov),
3. Beaches & Andaman Ocean
A glassy sand, deep blue sea, long beaches and stunning view and easy access make Phuket become the beloved vacate destination. More than a thirty beaches in the island make all residences become beach accessible. Swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling as well as a ocean-motorsport i.e. jet skiing, parasailing or yachting are activities that should not be missed.
Monsoon season is typically during May-October that may cause a swimming prohibition.
Recommend beaches: Patong, Karon, Kata, Surin, Kamala, Nai Yang, Mai Khao and others beaches nearby.
Central Festival & Floresta are largest shopping complex located in Phuket town. All in one purposes for shopping, restaurants, movie theater etc. Jungceylon shopping mall located in Patong, a center that collects shops, restaurants, movies theater, souvenir merchant in the most highlighted commercial zone.
Walking street markets bring you a touch of “Real” Phuket life. You will enjoy with street vendors that sell cloths, souvenir, local handcraft products and street food. Imagine of small portion of local food in the friendly price.
Recommend: Central Festival & Floresta, Jungceylon, Premium outlet, Naka weekend market, Chillva Market, Phuket town weekend walking street
After sunset, let’s go through the night with restaurants, pubs, discotheques and bars that make island bright of lights and never sleep with international crowd of revelers. However note of the limit of selling alcohol after midnight in some area.
Recommend: Bangla Street (Patong), Phuket town, Surin Beach, Kata sunset bars
Phuket is more than tourist destinations. It represents an investment hub in South East Asia. Especially a foreigner who is looking for an oversea investment or their retirement. As the most tourism revenue in the country, Phuket International airport with 10 flights taking off every hour. Phuket become the most economic growth of Thailand for decades.