25 Nov 2012

Top 10 Must-See in Phuket

As Thailand’s largest island, Phuket (pronounced as ‘pu-ged’) is one of the more famous destinations for cheap flights. People from all over the world are coming to this stunning city for its renowned beaches where award-winning Phuket hotels abound. Summer is always at its best in the island, especially with the tropical sun. The sunset is definitely spectacular as well.

However, Phuket does not just take pride on its gorgeous shores. The island is home to other wonderful places where people can awe themselves with a plethora of architectural eye treats, natural wonders, and unforgettable cultural experiences. Here are some that the list consists:

1) Phuket Temples

As a part of Thailand, Phuket encompasses the diverse religious heritage of the country. Thus, a number of temples can be found in the island. The most famous would be the Wat Chalong, a beautifully decorated edifice adorned with pieces of glass. It is complemented by numerous pagodas.

2) Phang Nga Bay

One of the most dramatic spots in Phuket is the Phang Nga Bay. Its limestone cliffs that appear majestically above the emerald green water are very picturesque that it looks like it was taken right from a postcard. One of the islands is named the James Bond Island.

3) Phuket Nightlife

After sunset, an exciting part of Phuket comes to life. Bars and night clubs open its doors for operations, providing tourists and locals alike with a lot of options for a very exciting nightlife. Whether on the streets or by the beach, there opportunities for fun are certainly limitless.

4) Old Phuket Town

Phuket has a very interesting history which can be explored by anybody through the Old Phuket Town. In the area, people can experience how it feels like to be in a Sino-Portuguese territory. It is brimming with restaurants, caf├ęs and shophouses.

5) Simon Cabaret Show

The island of Phuket is also famed for its transvestite community; and at the Simon Cabaret Show, the transsexuals (ladyboys) give off spectacular performances which could rival Las Vegas’ musical productions. It is definitely one feature of Phuket that you will never want to miss.

6) Big Buddha

A classic icon, the Big Buddha is located atop the Nakkerd Hills and look down on Chalong, Kata and Rawai. It is made up of brass and is one of the biggest of its kind in Asia. It is a very important and revered landmark in Thailand and one of a must see sights when you join Phuket tours.

7) Muay Thai

Muay Thai Boxing is a famous sport in Thailand, especially in Phuket. Thus, it easily became a top attraction itself. There are many venues scattered around the island that hosts Muay Thai events, like the Saphan Hin Stadium or Patong Beach.

8) Festivals in Phuket

Aside from summer, the best time to go to Phuket is when there is a festival being celebrated. Done for a variety of reasons (religious, historic, or just for fun), events like the Gay Festival and Songkran will definitely expose people to a better Phuket heritage.

9) Phuket FantaSea Show

It’s yet another spectacular musical show that could rival Las Vegas’. Only, the Phuket FantaSea Show doesn’t just feature human performers, but also well-trained elephants who will dance for you all throughout the show! It’s truly an entertaining watch.

10) Phuket Viewpoints

Even though Phuket consists mostly of natural attractions, it is still a commercialized place which could exhaust people mentally and physically. However, it compensates through the viewpoints in the island. Serene and beautiful, these places are where people can really find peace that could get them going further.

Air tickets to Phuket are cheaper nowadays so visiting these attractions – and many others – is no longer a difficult task. Take advantage of the offers online. That would do wonders.

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