Friday, 17 February 2017

Things To Do In Phuket

Far be it from us to tell you what to do in Phuket, but there are some gems that you really should not miss out on seeing, while on your visit here. And we don't mean the kind sold at the jewellers.Phuket's great advantage is that there's always something to do on and off the island, whether it's raining or shining. From the sublime to the seemingly profane, the range of activities and places to visit is remarkable for a destination of this size. Here are our Top 10 'Must See' choices, built on popular vote. If you only get through half of these destinations you'll have had an unforgettable holiday. Go for it.



Watch the Monkeys at Monkey Hill:-Also known as Toh Sae Hill, Monkey Hill is the highest hill in Phuket Town, there are about 400 macaques living on the hill and they live in little groups all over the hill. The monkeys are not know to attack humans but it you should keep an eye on your belongings. The bottom of the hill houses a shrine that is popular with Thai people, a lot of whom come here to ask for lucky lottery numbers, the shrine is in honour of three different holy spirits, Toh Sae Dang, Toh Sae Dam and Toh Sae Kaow.

Make a Visit to Phang Nga Bay:-Whilst visiting all the sites in Phuket you must take a visit to Phang Nga Bay, the bay is home to approximately 40 small islands that come straight out of the sea. The area is full of lagoons, caves and mangroves all of which you should take the time to see although seeing everything in one day could be a challenge. The bay is protected from a lot of the bad weather in monsoon season due to the way it is naturally protected because of its location. Visiting Phang Nga Bay with a tourist guide is the best way to ensure you don’t miss anything.


See The Ladyboys at the Simon Cabaret Show:-For over two decades the now very famous Simon Cabaret show has wowed tourists to Phuket with the most beautiful of ladyboys performing night after night. For one hour you will be treated to spectacular cabaret by the various performers including a big fat transvestite who always wipes her sweaty boobs on an unsuspecting gentleman sitting in the front row. The amphitheatre is very comfortable with large comfy seats and some drinks are included in the entrance fee.

Sit Back And Enjoy The Phuket FantaSea Show:-Offering entertainment on a grand scale the Phuket Fantasea Show is a 140 acre complex that is filled with a range of entertainment and activities for all. There is a 4000 seat restaurant serving up a humongous buffet of both Thai and international food, a Las-Vegas style theater show that showcases the best of Thailand’s myths and mysteries. A carnival village, shopping complex and handicrafts section also compete for your time and attention. With so much to do it is best to arrive early to give yourself the time to see it all.

Be Impressed At The Phuket Trickeye Museum:-The Phuket Trickeye Museum is the first of its kind in Southern Thailand, The museum is an interactive museum set up with the purpose of stimulating your imagination and creativity. The museum was designed so that the visitor engages with the art in a new way by actually becoming part of the art in the brief time you look at it. There is plenty of 3D art to see and be amazed by, whether in the permanent installation or one of the changing temporary ones.


Check the View at Khao Rang Viewpoint:-Located in the northwest of the city center, the Khao Rang viewpoint offers an excellent place to look out over the town, neighboring islands and hills that make up the ‘spine’ of the island (where the Phuket Big Buddha sits.) There are three restaurants and bars at the viewpoint along with a panoramic terrace where all the mentioned views can be had.  For those feeling energetic there is also a fitness park to be explored as well.

Be Inspired At Jui Tui Shrine:-Following a series of renovations the Jui Tui Shrine house three large statues, each of a different Chinese god, the most prominent of these is Tean Hu Huan Soy, the god of performing arts and dancing, Next to his statue are a dog and a chicken as they were said to be his favorite childhood pets. The shrine itself was not always in its current location but following a fire many years ago that nearly destroyed it they decided is should move. To the left of the shrine is a firecracker house, you will often see people throwing burning firecrackers during various celebrations.

Walk Around Phuket Old Town:-Phuket Old Town is the provincial capital of Phuket, it is a historically rich part of town where you will see an abundance of temples (Chinese and Buddhist), beautiful ‘shophouses’, small printing shops and a disused red light district. The Old Town was created during a boom many years ago when metal was a valuable commodity. The town itself is not that big so you can easily walk around it rather than taking any transport and has a large selection of restaurants to stop for something to eat.


Discover The Shrine of the serene light:-Built by a local family nearly 150 years ago and hidden away at the end of an alley way is the Shrine of the Serene Light. With Taoist etchings covering the walls and a vaulted ceiling there is much to see. Recently renovated the shrine has been completely repainted on the outside but kept completely original on the inside. There is always burning incense and freshly laid flowers, a live in caretaker makes sure that things are always kept just the way they should be.

Dine In Luxury at Mom Tri’s Kitchen:-Sitting in a property formally owned by the Thai royal family is Mom Tri’s Kitchen, a paradise for couples looking to enjoy a romantic meal. The restaurant is situated right on the waterfront overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white sand of the Kata Noi Beach. With over 700 wines to choose by the bottle and 18 to choose by the glass they leave no taste buds left wanting. Naturally for its location the restaurant is at the higher end of the prices in Phuket but for a one of celebration it is highly recommended.

Go Wild In Patong:-Patong Beach is known as the heart of Phuket, tourists swarm here in their thousands and parking is often impossible but it is worth the experience at least once on any trip to Phuket. There are two things people come to Patong Beach for, its beach and the wild nightlife. The beach is about 2 kilometres long and you can try parasailing, jet skiing or just rent a sunbed to relax for a few hours. The nightlife centers aound Soi Bangla and you can witness many a ladyboy strutting their stuff whilst enjoying a drink or two.


Help at The Gibbon Rehabilitation project:-Over 3,000 gibbons are killed each year in Thailand by hunters and this figure is on the rise, the Gibbon Rehabilitation project was set up to help look after the sick and unhealthy survivors with the intention of rehoming them back in the wild in the future. The project is always looking for volunteers to work at the project on a variety of tasks, such as working in the souvenir shop, fixing broken fences, feeding the gibbons or carrying out research. If you are expecting to see a normal zoo then you may be disappointed as the project is very much about making the gibbons better to return them to the wild.

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