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10 Tips to have a Blast in Phuket – How to Make your Phuket Trip One to Remember

Phuket is popular for its beaches, Patpong and vibrant night life. But did you know that the place has much more to offer; read on and experience more than the standard attractions.

1

The Big Buddha is A Must Visit

A famous landmark in Phuket this iconic statue is visible from many areas of the island. Best of all entrance is free to the site where a monk will bless you before you reach the statue.

2

Relish the Views Along the Way

On your journey to the Big Buddha there will be many gorgeous viewpoints you pass. Most of these spots are serviced by lovely little coffee shops and restaurants that encourage visitors to stop and enjoy the bird's eye views across the land.

3

Enjoy Idyllic Laem Ka Beach

This one is a secret! So keep it to yourself and preserve the serenity this beach is so loved for. Hidden away from the touristy beaches of Phuket this beach does not have any signboards pointing out it location; hence you literally have the place all to yourself. There you can swim and bask on the white sand beach taking in views of the nearby islands visible across the glistening ocean.

4

Explore Sirinath National Park

If you are enjoying the sun on famous Mai Khao Beach a quick sojourn into Sirinath National Park is recommended. Visible to guests at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas this verdant jungle is home to exotic foliage and elusive wildlife a treat to observe.

5

Visit Promthep Cape

Laem Promthep makes up Phuket's southernmost point. It is not an isolated spot like Laem Ka Beach but well worth being part of these Phuket travel tips. Head over to the cape where stunning views and lush surroundings will make your soul sing with joy and make sure to hang around for the gorgeous sunset that is nothing short of stunning.

6

Check Out Naka Weekend Market

Taking place every Saturday and Sunday this is Phuket's largest weekend market. Taking place just outside of town the stalls stay open from 4 pm to way past 10 pm. A retail shopper's delight the place is also a haven for foodies treating you to some of the best Thai street food.

7

Wat Chalong

Located in Chalong this likewise named wat is the biggest and most iconic temple in Phuket. An ideal location to plan a day trip to this temple is dedicated to two monks, Luang Pho Chuang and Luang Pho Champ.

8

Discover Phuket Old Town

Enjoy a unique perspective of Phuket by visiting the historical quarter. Lined with colourful vintage houses and charming coffee shops this district is a must for exploring ancient Chinese temples and chilling at beautiful Sirikit Park.

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Sunday Walking Street in Phuket's Old Town

In the heart of the Old Town is a Sunday Market known as a walking street; it is located along Thalang Road. The best place for picking up souvenirs, clothes and sampling various types of food; do make time to pay this place a visit.

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Absorb the Holistic Nature of Wat Khao Rang

Located in the Phuket Town this is a temple that is least visited. But do make your way there and enjoy the stunning temple. Home to a huge golden Buddha statue the place also has a second hidden temple; the staircase to this is protected by a large statue of a guard. Interestingly this temple was founded by a monk who lays claim to being the oldest man on earth; a story worth delving into.