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Places of interest in Phuket

6th September 2016
Travel

Phang Nga Bay is well known for its large limestone rock.

A distinctive feature of Phang Nga Bay are the limestone karsts that stand proud in the sea that a spectacular to view. The rocks are covered in moss and other greenery to are stunning. Close by are James Bod Island and Koh Panyee that are delightful locations and often there are only a small number of tourists offering an almost exclusive experience. You can enjoy a day trip by boat cruising leisurely marvelling at the wonder of these amazing rocks and surrounds.

Wat Chalong in Phuket is one of many Wats / Buddhist temples cross Thailand and Phuket offers 29 across the beautiful island. Wat Chalong is a short drive south of Phuket City, and is open from 7.00am until 5.00pm. Wat Chalong is renown for being home to a splinter of Lard Buddha’s bone. The Grand Pagoda is beautifully decorated with intricate wall painting showing the journey of Buddha’s life. There are other artefacts such as wax and porcelain models of Luang Poh Cham and other historical religious and leaders. Discover history that will be amazing and enlightening.

Phuket is rick with Beach Clubs that offer stunning views, without exception, but also offer other fun fill activities or opportunities to socialise and relax. Most Beach Clubs have restaurants and bars known for providing food and drinks made with organic and local produce. The Beach Clubs attract international DJs and organise parties, if that is appealing check out the itineraries.

Popular Beach Clubs include:

  • Café del Mar Phuket in Kamala with a poolside bar
  • Catch Beach Club in Bangtao that offers indoor and outdoor dining;
  • Dream Beach Club in Phuket that takes its influences from New York with a resident DJ who plays R&B, Jazz and chilled summertime music
  • Xana Beach Club in Bangtao Beach which has the longest swim up to bar pool in Asia;
  • HQ Beach Lounge in Kamala provides a more recluse experience as it is modest in size and quite trendy
  • Paradise Beach Club in Patong is a great place to party on the beach of white sands to the latest sounds and has a volleyball pitch
  • Iguana Beach Day & Sunset Bar between Kalim and Kamala Beaches named after a rock discovered by the owner that is iguana-shaped

 

There are many more and the descriptions do not do justice to all that these Beach Clubs have to offer otherwise this would be a long novel. What can be said about Phuket is that there something for everyone, many beaches, cultural places to visit, party venues and reclusive spots. In January 2018 the Government imposed a smoking ban at the beaches at Phuket and other locations in Thailand that is enforced. Breaking the Law could result in a fine of $2,300.

To get the most of your time at Phuket you will be glad that you tried different venues for a trip to remember for a lifetime.

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