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10 Leisure Time Activities Famous in Phuket - Enjoy thrills and spills!

Phuket, being the largest island in Thailand is an interesting place to visit. Besides its numerous breathtaking attractions, you will find plenty of amazing things to do in beautiful Phuket. Read on to know more facts.

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Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

Kayaking to amazing limestone islands and secluded beaches sound interesting? Yes, it is! Spare some time to visit the Phang Nga Bay in Phuket to create more memories for your globetrotting adventures. Apart from its surrounding waters, you'll witness caves, unique rock formations, islets and some of the most breathtaking sceneries only found in Thailand. Plan a day trip to get close to serene surroundings.

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Surfing at Kata Beach

Fast, punch and often bigger waves of Kata Beach attract tourists from all around the world to experience one of a kind surf adventure. No wonder it's known as the 'paradise on earth' since whoever visits this beach fall in love with its turquoise waters and clean sand. The waves are ideal for snorkelling, surfing and even relaxing with your family.

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White water rafting

Want to experience an adventurous activity while immersing in stunning surroundings? Plan a white water rafting tour in Phang Nga and share the thrills of an adrenaline-filled sport. Descending the rapid waves through dense jungles will be truly amazing. Don't forget to stop at the Monkey cave, temples, and beautiful waterfalls. For those who seek more adventures can combine your tour with thrilling activities like zip line or ATV.

4

Go on a fishing trip

If you love fishing, Phuket will be an ideal destination to realize it. In the Andaman Sea, you'll come across some of the best deep sea fishing sites featuring different species of fish. If you are a pro, the professional instructors will give you important tricks to catch a 'monster fish'. Be sure to bring a sense of strength, adventure, and patience when you go on a fishing trip in the deep blue Andaman Sea.

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Explore the underwater world

Similan Islands is a top pick among most of the leisure travellers due to its numerous and appealing wonders beneath the crystal clear waters. Go on a dive adventure to discover hidden wonders of dive spots like East of Eden and Elephant Head and catch a glimpse of profound rock gorges, stunning sea creatures, and coral reefs. You'll come across many a Phuket luxury villa for sale the likes of Avadina Hills by Anantara from where you can plan an exciting dive adventure to Similan Islands.

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Snorkelling at Racha Islands

Located in the southern part of Phuket, Racha Islands showcases numerous eye-catching wonders. While warm and soft sand here provides ultimate relaxation to those who lie down on the beach, the crystal clear blue waters in the ocean are ideal for a snorkel adventure. You can reach this island without much difficulty through speedboat transfers. Get the best of your water adventure while feasting your eyes on appealing sea creatures beneath.

7

Visit Big Buddha

After trying out some exciting watersports, head over to the Big Buddha of Phuket to know the religious implications in Thailand. This 45-metre statue sits majestically atop the peak of Nakkerd Hills in Ao Chalong. The Big Buddha statues can clearly be seen from many parts of southern Thailand.

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Muay Thai fight at Bangla Boxing Stadium

Want to experience a real Muay Thai experience? Head over to Muay Thai fight at Bangla Boxing Stadium to watch a fierce martial art show. For those who are interested, there will be special events organized for women and men to face brutal bouts.

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Visit the Wat Chalong temple

The tranquil environments of the Wat Chalong temple will be the best place to spend hours of meditation. Built in the 19th Century, this holy temple is visited by tourists who are interested in learning more about the Thai culture, as well as Buddhism.

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Stroll around the Chillva Market

When in Phuket if you don't savour some Thai snacks, then you've made a huge mistake! Have a leisurely evening stroll along the Chillva Market to immerse in the Thai culture.