Island day trips in Phuket
An absolute must place to visit is Big Buddha, in Phuket Town which is situated in the south east area of Phuket village. If you are holidaying in mainland Thailand, you will be glad you made the effort and if you are holidaying in Phuket Island you will be sorry to miss this magnificent sight. Big Buddha is exactly what you will see and is a spectacular homage. Big Buddha is 45 metres high make with white jade marble situated of the top of a hill in Karon, Phuket Town and is a modern sculpture that was only completed in 2008.
Surrounding Big Buddha are tranquil views and is so calming. Give yourself plenty of time to absorb the ambience. This is a trip you do not want to make quickly. Bangla Road, just off Patong Beach which is on the west coast of Phuket, comes alive from 6.00pm onwards and pedestrianised. It is 400 metres of fun, festivity, where you can enjoy traditional and modern entertainment and food that Phuket has to offer. It is a truly cosmopolitan road in the middle of this beautiful exotic island. You can enjoy traditional and modern music, go to bars from all nations and rub shoulders with locals and tourists from all over the world. If you have having a peaceful holiday Bangla Road provides a delightful distraction where a joyful evening is guaranteed. Just don’t expect to go to bed early.
Phuket Trickeye Museum at Montri and Phang Nga roads offers interactive 3D painting exhibitions, amazing photography truly gasping moments that can be enjoyed by all ages whether or not you are an arts enthusiast. The building used to be an old cinema and conversion work began in 2002. Phuket Trickeye Museum offers art that does what it says on the tin, art that allows the viewer to participate providing illusions of a 2-dimensional painting being three dimensional using an ancient technique ‘trompe-l’oeil’ which means ‘deceive the eye’ and using geometric skills. The art will provide jaw dropping moments for connoisseurs and the disinterested of art alike.
Baan Teelanka, the UpsideDown House in Phuket Town is great for families and is out of this world. A relatively new attraction that opened in 2014 located on the Bypass Road. Baan Teelanka is a 3-storey building, upside down, with a maze in the back garden which is good fun trying to get your bearings. The house is entered through the roof, from the attic visitors move to the next floor where there is a living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and bathroom, where all furnishes are hanging overhead. The third storey take you to the utility room and garage.
If you love Thai food, which hopefully you do if you plan to visit, then why not learn how to cook Thai food from the experts. There are a number of cooking lessons that you can attend where you can learn the tricks of the trade from professional chefs. Here are a few that you could try: Blue Elephant Cooking Class, Phuket Town; Dusit Laguna Phuket, Bangtao Beach; Organic Thai Cooking, Rawai; Phuket Thai Cooking Academy, Kathu; and Pum Cooking School, Patong Beach; and there are more that could search out.
Whatever you choose to do you are guaranteed an amazing time in Phuket.