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Must Do Things in Phuket – activities that must be experienced

Phuket, an island province of Thailand, is one of Southeast Asia's most popular tourist destinations. Known for its amazing beaches, luscious green pastures, and host of leisure and recreational activities, Phuket is an ideal location for a vacation with a tropical and exotic flavor.

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Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

Surrounded by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea, Phuket is home to some of the world's most flourishing and beautiful coral reefs. Phuket is considered to be among the best scuba diving sites in the world, thus visitors are afforded the opportunity of diving into the waters and witnessing the marvels on the seabed. Swim amongst shoals of various species of fish and crustaceans, and observe some of the most breath-taking coral formations and reefs. The clear warm water permits an unhindered diving experience, and is thus one of the most popular things-to-do in Phuket. The island is dotted with several Phuket luxury hotels such as Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa, which offer a range of blissful accommodation options and leisure facilities. Here's a list of the top things you can do while in Phuket.

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Visit Phang Nga Bay

Visit Phang Nga Bay

The peaceful and pristine Phang Nga Bay is one of the most beautiful scenic locations in Phuket. While the bay has many unique features about it, some of its major highlights and attractions include the randomly places limestone karsts that stand out of the waters, large limestone cliffs, spectacular islands such as James Bond Island and Koh Panyee, and the unexplored Phang Nga caves (hongs). Taking a cruise around the Phang Nga Bay is one of the best way to discover its many wonders and beauties.

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Explore the Temples of Phuket

Explore the Temples of Phuket

Phuket is home to many famous temples and religious landmarks. These iconic temples are known for their stunning architecture, spiritual aura, and rich cultural significant, making them well worth a visit. The most popular temple is Phuket is Wat Chalong; a temple known for its artistic wall paintings, rare artifacts and stunning architectural design. Other popular temples include Wat Khao Rang; home of the Golden Sitting Buddha, Wat Srisoonthorn; known for its 29m long sleeping Buddha statue, Wat Tham Ta Pan; famous for its realistic depictions of Hell, and Wat Phra Thong; home of the half-buried golden Buddha image.

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Get a Relaxing Spa

Get a Relaxing Spa

Utilizing age old massage techniques, ancient ayurveda practices, and traditional forms of spiritual relaxation, Phuket is home to a thriving spa culture. Boasting as assurance of physical and mental revitalization and rejuvenation, the spas of Phuket offer you a host customized and signature treatments and therapies which are sure to leave you in a state of pure bliss. Complemented by the natural beauty and relaxing ambiance of the island, spa treatment in Phuket is definitely a must-do activity.

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Party at Bangla Road

Party at Bangla Road

Bangla Road is Phuket's premier nightlife spot. Bangla Road has many streets, most of which are dotted with many nightlife attractions. If you are looking a wild and exciting night Bangla Road is the place to be as it has a series of bars, clubs, discos and restaurants. It is a great place to enjoy a drink and party the night away. Bangla Road is also famous for its adult nightlife, and you will find many racy go-go bars. Some of the most popular streets along Bangla Road are Soi Tiger, Soi Vegas, Soi Eric and Soi Seadragon.

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Visit the Island's Viewpoints

Visit the Island's Viewpoints

Phuket is known for its stunning natural beauty, which combines the best of coastal and inland natural features. Hence, Phuket has some breath-taking scenery of clear blue oceans and golden sandy beaches, and peaks covered with luscious greenery. There are several viewpoints around the island that offer great panoramic views of the marvelous landscapes and coasts. For the best views offered by Phuket visit viewpoints such as Plub Pla, Panwa, Kata, Monkey Hill, and Promthep Cape.