Phuket is a place that has to be visited to be believed. As island off the south-west coast of Thailand, it’s a paradise for tourists with its sheer number of things to see and activities to do. If you are into white sand, you do not have to go any further to find the ones that sparkle. And with the climate there, you are almost guaranteed to enjoy yourself. If you have a boat, you can indulge yourself in island-hopping, a great idea for a long, carefree day. Perfect for a family with kids, visiting all the islands will take you the most of a day and longer. You can even do some shopping on them, if that takes your fancy and, of course, there is always food.
Food always intrigues people and Thai food is an experience in itself. One of the top reasons to experience Phuket is to try every dish that takes your fancy. The Thais are deservedly proud of each of their dishes and the aromatic blends of their spices. Thai food delights in combining spices and ingredients that you would not think could be mixed, to turn out a mouth-watering meal. Seafood, chicken, pork and beef all are subject to these amazing combinations and resulting in a perfect dinner. And, for those whose stomachs are a little delicate, there is always safer dishes to try.
Two of the top reasons to experience Phuket are what some people go there — explore the old Phuket Town and terrific shopping. Buy everything you could imagine at unimaginable prices. Old houses that have been skillfully renovated into restaurants from buildings over a hundred years old are a pleasure to see in them and can be explored on foot or by other means of transport. The good thing about Phuket is that one dollar goes quite far, so you may not need much money to enjoy yourself fully.
Plenty of the temples and places of history also belong to the top reasons to experience Phuket. Although Buddhism is the prevalent religion here, there are other local religions where people go to pray. These beautiful places of worship are somethings you just cannot miss. Another place that is well worth dropping into is the Seashell Museum. The Chalon Temple is filled with statues and it is probably the main Buddhist gathering place for people to pray.
Get to know the local people and their ways and speech. The inhabitants are extremely friendly and will go out of their way to make a stranger feel at home. They may be greatly amused at your attempt to speak their languages but never mind, it is not malicious laughter, but pure enjoyment. Your interest in their clothes also creates a fine talking-point and most of them have English or French as their second language, so you will not feel lost. My
As one of my Danish friends says: “Phuket er for alle“, or Phuket is for everybody. So book a trip to Phuket and enjoy your holiday to the fullest!