What to do in Phuket
Phuket is the place to party
Patong Beach is thé spot when you are looking for party! Above all, there is wild nightlife going on. Especially at the Bangla Road or Bangla Walking Street. All in all, be prepared to be approached – a lot – with promotions at Bangla Road. The offers range from drinks to girls (or boys), they have it all. In case you are not a die-hard party person, it is just kind of fun to walk through this street. When you visit just around sunset, you get the vibe of what most people are visiting Phuket for.
Shopping at Phuket
In the same way people party at Phuket, they go shopping. There is a huge shopping mall close to Patong Beach: Jungceylon Shopping Center. There they sell all you need! For example, from jewellery (Swarovksi <3) to electric gadgets. For instance, from grocery’s (Big C) to clothes and bags, make sure to take a look! To sum up, it’s a good place to shop, have a coffee and enjoy the atmosphere there.
Next to this, at the island is also another shopping mall: Central Festival Phuket. In the same fashion you will find more ‘Central Festival’ shopping malls throughout Thailand, always worth visiting if you like shopping.
Must see: Big Buddha & Wat Chalong
The Big Buddha at Phuket is unquestionably a must see, this one is so impressive and so big! Surely, a must see for yourself. In the first place, the Big Buddha with the impressive stairs is the main attraction. But also make sure to take a good look around. Because of the top-of-the-mountain location, you have an amazing view! You will see the island Phuket in a different perspective.
Also, the Wat Chalong, the biggest Buddhistic temple at Phuket, is very impressive. When visiting Buddhas or temples always make sure to dress respectfully (shoulders and knees covered).
Beaches at Phuket
When in Phuket, you should go to the beach. Surely, Patong Beach is the most popular, with enough restaurants and bars alongside the coastline. Then again, Karon Beach is also a great one to check out. Karon Beach it is the third-longest beach on Phuket and close to Patong. Another one, Kata beach, has more of a family vibe to it. In like fashion, Kamala beach is quieter and more relaxed. To conclude, the more undiscovered beaches are Ya Nui Beach, Naithon Beach and Freedom Beach.
Promthep View Point
When you like beautiful beachy scenery, Promthep View Point undeniably has to be on your list. Although it’s rather touristy, I still recommend visiting it. Because from here you have such an amazing view, one that you will never forget. Also, at the viewpoint itself are the prettiest sculptures of elephants, from big golden ones to cute little ones.