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5 Things to do for free in Phuket - And it won’t cost you a penny!

Phuket is a popular destination in Thailand which attracts families, friends, solo travellers and couples. It is also known that things are quite pricey here and that is one reason some people avoid this heavenly destination. Here are five things you can enjoy for absolutely free when in Phuket.


Relaxing on beaches

This tropical island has many gorgeous and wonderful beaches where you can lie down on your towel and relax in all day long. The sands are soft and powdery and the warm sunshine that falls upon you makes it even more heavenly. Take a good book and a drink with you, find a cosy spot and relax all day long. If you would like to book accommodation close to the beach, you can check out a Phuket resort the likes of Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas.



There are many excellent restaurants and bars from where you can have brilliant ocean views of this island. One place you must not overlook is the viewpoints that can showcase the spectacular beauty of this island from different angles. These are sceneries that you won't forget for a lifetime. The incredible vistas are truly great indeed.


Big Buddha

Remember, to get to the hilltop where this magnificent statue of Lord Buddha is situated at. You might have to opt for some transportation. However, once you reach the top, there are no charges incurred to get close and explore this magnificent statue. This statue overpowers the surrounding landscape and it's at a staggering height of 45 m. The location also offers striking views of the ocean and the island too.


Wat Chalong

This is the largest temple on this island and is absolutely free for you to enjoy. There are many brilliant statues of Lord Buddha and an excellent prayer hall that you can check out. There are numerous historic displays and exhibitions with a variety of statues too. These glittery temple buildings are extremely photogenic, and it is a good place to learn about the spiritual beliefs of the local Thai people.



You can also visit the lighthouse and take some brilliant pictures. Once you step inside, you will be able to witness a collection of maritime artefacts and exhibits at the Museum. The viewing platform will also offer gorgeous views. And the best part? Well, it is the fact that it doesn't cost you a single penny to visit this lighthouse.


Phuket Old Town

If you would like to get acquainted with Thai culture and traditions, the old town is a good place to visit. You will be fascinated to find out that there are Chinese and European influences in the local customs. The historic centre point of the old town has a vibrantly coloured and incredible architecture which will please any photographer. On top of that, there are not many touristy crowds which are considered to be a bonus. Do not forget to check out the fascinating street art and the statues that are peppered across the old town.