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Sightseeing in Phuket - what to see. Complete travel guide

Thailand - Phuket This is a true tropical paradise, an excellent resort for beach lovers, boating, diving, and water sports. Due to its natural beauty and mild climate the island is often called "the pearl of the Andaman coast". The city's name can be translated as "mountain", and, indeed, the island resembles a majestic mountain rising among the endless seas from distance.
Phuket is the biggest island of Thailand known for a number of natural and historical sites. The Thepkasattri district locates a village of sea gipsy being one of the most visited places on … Open
The beach season in the resort begins in October and lasts until late April. Then starts the season of tropical rains, but even during it the beaches of Phuket are not empty. This weather is ideal for windsurfing because rains are not constant and are followed by sunny weather.
Patong Beach is known as the noisiest and most crowed area of the island. This place will be loved by visitors who enjoy being in the center of all events. On daytime tourists are offered to visit entertainment centers, bars and restaurants. At night tourists are welcome in numerous night clubs, dance halls and discotheques. Karon is by far more quiet and secluded, but this place also has wide choice of facilities including shops, cinemas and shopping malls that are always open for visitors. Most fashionable hotels and restaurants can be found in Bang Tao district. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Phuket is a favorite destination for beach recreation fans and sport entertainment enthusiasts. The island is known for its show white beaches and natural reservations. The most famous beach … Open
Besides excellent beaches and modern sports facilities the island offers visiting numerous notable places. Don’t forget to walk along the ancient streets of Phuket and look at the buildings which have survived from past centuries. Visitors can enjoy natural beauty of this place by making a tour to Khao Sok National Park. Your visit to the ancient Wat Chalong temple will become one of the most exciting and unforgettable events. Finally, those people, who want to make a walk in the pristine jungles, should make a trip to Phan Nga Island.
Phuket The unique Big Buddha monument, set on the top of Nakkert Hill, is the most popular tourist attraction. The height of the monument is 45 meters. It is located on the territory of the extensive temple complex. The construction process began in 2002 and was carried out exclusively on the donations of local residents and travelers that visited it. Phuket is famous for its Buddhist temples. Suwan Khiri Ket is the most beautiful among them. It was built in the late 19th century and is located near the Karon beach. The temple looks very tiny, however, its external and internal finishings are unique. An interesting night market operates several times a week on the territory of the temple.
1. National currency is an optimum way to pay for purchases and services. Currency exchange service is rendered by banks and exchange centers. One should keep in mind that the exchange rate … Open
In 2013, Phuket opened an original museum, called Phuket Trickeye. In this museum of three-dimensional paintings you can make a lot of spectacular photos and have fun with your whole family. It is also a great place to relax with children. The main exhibits of the museum are three-dimensional expositions of world-famous paintings. Visitors have an opportunity to become a part of any of such art paintings.
Phuket The Museum of Sea Shells enjoys immense popularity among travelers. Its opening took place more than 40 years ago. The founders of the museum are famous travelers - Patamakantin brothers. They managed to visit many countries of the world, and the most popular souvenirs during travels were seashells. Nowadays, the collection has more than 2000 exhibits. Some of them are of incredible value. Guests will see a huge shell weighing 250 kg, and admire the pearl of 140 carats.
On the island of Phuket is a wonderful bird park, which will be of interest to all lovers of nature. There are more than 300 species of birds from around the world. You can admire exotic tropical birds, as well as colorful parrots. The park has a wonderful landscape design with lots of cozy summer houses, sculptures and thematic figures made of wood, as well as artificial waterfalls and ponds. Several times a day, a bird show is held for visitors.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Phuket
♥   National Park 'Khao Phra Thaeo' , 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Marine National Park 'Khao Lam Pi - Had Thai Muang' , 65.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Khao Phanom Bencha' , 69.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Marine National Park 'Khao Lak-Lam Ru' , 84.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Klong Phanom' , 99.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Phuket from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Phra Nang Beach

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
Many of Thailand's most romantic beaches are famous for its Thaiwand Wall rock. It has a height of about 150 meters and is washed by sea from all sides. The steep rock attracts fans of mountaineering from all over the world. The length of the beach of Phra-Nang is about 500 meters, so it will not be difficult to find a place for a relaxing holiday on its territory. The easiest way to get to a secluded stretch of coast from the nearby West Raleigh beach is by hiring a boat. … Read further
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Future Travel Trends by IHG

Nearly 60% of the survey respondents had to cancel up to four leisure or business travels in 2020. People had to postpone their plans but didn’t skip them – more than half of the respondents have already rebooked hotels or plan to do this in the nearest future. Family vacations or visits to family and friends are the main reason for people to travel these days. People in all age groups from 18 to 55+ are optimistic about the future of travel and hope that vaccination will allow reopening the borders. Read this

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