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Top 6 Attractions in Phuket – the Best of an Enthralling Island

The Thai island of Phuket is visited by a host of holidaymakers each year. You will find a number of interesting attractions here that will strike the imagination of the visitor, including those described below.


Phuket Old Town

Despite the fact that many visitors to Phuket immediately head for the sunny environment of Patong, you will find that Phuket's Old Town offers a more genuine local experience. If you take the opportunity to visit the Old Town, you will encounter an array of streets featuring old but vibrantly coloured colonial type mansions. You will also find numerous townhouses containing charming and comfortable eateries and shops. You will find that the attractions of Old Town are a welcome respite from the bustling activity of Phuket's livelier districts.


The Big Buddha

Since the greater part of the population of Thailand are Buddhists, you will find innumerable statues and temples in the country that attest to this faith. However, not many of Thailand's Buddhist monuments are as striking as the Big Buddha of Phuket. This massive white statue which is composed of marble stands no less than an impressive 45 m in height. You must undertake a walk in order to approach the statue, but you are likely to find adequate reward in the spectacular scenic views that are available from this location.


Freedom Beach

Phuket boasts numerous attractive beaches, but Freedom Beach may be considered to be amongst the island's most pristine and secluded. Despite the fact that this beach is rather remote and a little harder to reach than many others, you are likely to find that the extra effort is very much worth it; you will probably find a largely empty stretch of sands that is free of noisy music and water sports. This picturesque beach features soft sands as well as shimmering sapphire seas and is lined by trees, creating an idyllic scene for the discerning leisure seeker.


Phuket Weekend Night Market

If you appreciate the opportunity to avail yourself of outstanding bargains, you are sure to be captivated by the engrossing Phuket Weekend Night Market. This popular market also features plenty of genuine Thai foods that are sure to delight the food lover. Here you will also encounter an array of stalls offering an extensive selection of goods ranging from T-shirts and perfumes to handicraft items. This market will be a great place to try out tasty, inexpensive foods or shop for some gifts. A choice of accommodation to consider from which this market would be within easy reach would be Kata Rocks, which offers conveniently located Phuket luxury villas in Thailand.



The well-known FantaSea has the distinction of being the most lavish show in Phuket. You will see that this show is staged on a grand scale that would make it suitable even for a place like Las Vegas. Visitors will find that the show is conducted in a vast and charming complex containing in addition to a number of shows, a theme park as well as several places at which to dine. If you choose to watch this show you will be treated to spellbinding entertainment that will also teach you a lot about the history and culture of Thailand.


Phuket Walking Street

Your tour of the attractions of Phuket would not be complete without experiencing the Phuket Walking Street which is situated within the Old Town. At the walking street market, you will have the opportunity to savour the traditional cuisine native to the south of Thailand. Apart from enjoying the delectable food, visitors will also have the chance to browse through the genuine Thai craft items and other mementos on sale. Shopping here amidst the quaintly pretty buildings and Chinese style lanterns is sure to be a memorable experience.

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