We have prepared for you a few not the most trivial adventures on the popular resort island, which our friend who lived 2 years in Thailand recently told us. Traveling to Phuket may be different from what you heard, believe us.
Phuket, by virtue of its remoteness, is unlikely to ever become as popular and cheap place as Turkey or Egypt in the best of times, but here you can meet beginner as well as experienced tourists from all over the world every year - some of them come for the first time, but some of them - for the fifth time.. Surprisingly, but for a significant part of even experienced tourists (especially Russian) all the Phuket adventures revolve exclusively around resting on the beach, rum, pool, tom-yama, Patong, shopping and again rum and other things from common Phuket travel guide. Sometimes there are trips to a couple of temples, to the Big Buddha, adult shows, and at the end - a variety of tourist garbage and frank deception like a voluntary-forced visit to snake farms and "unique Royal Thai Pharmacies," in which nothing useful is sold.
Meanwhile, the island is full of all kinds of entertainment - both official and advertised, and those that you find yourself. vipbrides.com shared a small list of what to know about traveling to Phuket in case the beach rest is boring for you from the moment.
Have Fun on the Fair
Sunday Fair in the center of Phuket Town is bright, colorful, sonorous and tasty event. Despite the fact that all this magnificent action attracts crowds of tourists who are not averse to having fun, the atmosphere of good and even some family holiday reigns around.
There are usual fairs, when on Sundays in the beginning of evening the street of Thalang is turned into a pedestrian-shopping and entertainment zone, and more large-scale, like the Festival of the Old City.
This event is held for 3 days, almost the entire center is overlapping for it, you can see the shopping arcade everywhere, concert venues, exhibitions, smart city dwellers, curious tourists and other attributes of fun.
Why should you visit it? To look at the Old City with other eyes, to marvel at its unusual Sino-Portuguese architecture, to eat the most unusual treats and to buy gifts to friends.
Feel the Sea With Your Feet (And Stomach)
During the careless wanderings on a moped along the coast of the island, we discovered a couple of small harbors with blue floating pontoon piers made of plastic in the southeast. They go to the sea for 300-400 meters and serve as piers for rare tourist boats. It turned out that this is a great place for walking.
Naturally, for a promenade on the pontoon, good weather is needed, optimally - overcast, but without waves, otherwise there is a chance to swim in the not-cleanest water of the eastern coast of Phuket.
Why should I do that? This is a very unusual feeling, when you feel with your whole body that the sea is alive. The breathing of water in the bay is almost not noticeable from the shore in good weather, but if you walk to the end on such a pontoon, you begin to more consciously feel the power of this force of nature. And at the very edge of the pier it's good to lie, look at the sky and think. Or do not think at all.
Take a Sea Tour
This advice may seem banal, but our friend noticed an amazing thing: many tourists, even visiting Phuket third time, do not attend the sea excursion. If you decide to travel to Phuket, avoid this mistake.
Gorgeous sensations from the salty spray on your face, when you sit on the nose of a speedboat flying through the waves. Incredible emotions from the blue-turquoise featherbed of the purest sea water, into which even those who do not know how to swim jump from the boat. In Phuket, there is a lot of great beaches, but you will not get such pleasure from water procedures, being just on the beach.
All these activities are good if you know the best time to travel to Phuket. We recommend you to plan your vacation on early autumn. At this time there are not so many tourists, and the weather is just excellent.