Phuket is Thailand’s famous jet-set destination. As a small island located in the southern part of the Land of Smiles, it offers a certain type of tranquility that is very much different from the city vibes of the country’s capital. If you are looking for an awakening experience, here are some reasons Phuket is worth considering to be on your next bucket list trip:
Phuket may be a quaint old town, but you will definitely fall in love as you immerse in its warm hospitality, rich heritage, and colorful traditions. As you explore this place, you will get to notice the beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture, the remnants of its history with tin mining, and the fishing villages of the once-nomadic Sea Gypsies. It also has countless rituals, festivals, ceremonies, and religious temples that you can all visit and enjoy. Plus, the food is unlike anything else in the world! Tourists usually love to try out their popular dishes, such as stuffed pancakes, noodle soups, sticky rice, tom yam, and geng kheaw wan gai.
If you love to party and socialize, Phuket is the place to be! Its nightlife is world-famous, and people travel from all over to experience it. There are many clubs and beach bars in the area where you can dance to lively music and enjoy good food and drinks.
It will not burn a hole in your wallet to live comfortably and have an authentic Thai experience in Phuket. Two people could easily spend a month in quieter corners of the old town for only US$1,000. This will include all basic expenses like accommodation in loft-style villa, food, transportation, among many others. However, if you want to experience the island’s luxury offerings and shop at international grocery stores, you’ll be needing about US$2,800 a month for two people.
Unparalleled Sights and Nature
Phuket is undoubtedly famous for its beaches. So, be ready to fill your Instagram feed with photos of your beach activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, and so much more! The experience will be completed with the town’s three distinct seasons. Generally, the coolest, driest, and least-humid time of year is between December and March, and the temperatures would range from 75 °F to 90 °F.
Easy Access and Safety
As a tourist, it will not be difficult to get around Phuket. First off, lots of locals, visitors, and ex-pats speak English fluently, so you can easily have conversations with them. If you like shopping, there are malls, big centers, and handicraft markets where you can get souvenir items and other products. Taxis, buses, ferries, and tuk tuks are also spread across the town making it easy to do day trips.
Furthermore, Phuket is known for its high-quality medical facilities. In fact, Phuket International Hospital, for example, is staffed by English speakers and is well-known for medical tourism.
Have you been craving a trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Phuket is definitely the place for you! With its rich history, hospitable locals, and amazing adventures, you will likely want to come back again in the near future!
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