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Things to do in Phuket

Phuket – home of beautiful beaches, great shopping and fantastic nightlife

Phuket, once called Thalang or Jung Ceylong, is a Thai island and one of the country’s southern provinces. This beautiful island of Phuket gets most of its money from tourists and rubber but used to also earn income from tin. Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the land of smiles, Phuket has a lot to offer and you won’t have a problem finding things to do in Phuket while visiting this beautiful island.

 

Things to do in Phuket

 

Phuket Beaches

Phuket, Thailand is a land with sandy beaches and clear blue water. Phuket beaches include Thai Muang where golf enthusiasts can play, Laem Singh, which is hidden away in a small cove, and many others.

 

Phuket Shopping and Night Market

Phuket shopping enthusiasts will enjoy bargaining for wonderful items such as filigree leather pictures, ceramics, bronze items, and lacquer ware. Check out the OTOP market located on Rat-U-Thit Rd, Patong which is known for handmade crafts and souvenir items. You can even have a tailor made suit in just a couple of days for amazing prices while you check out the Phuket night market.

 

Phuket Nightlife

The Phuket nightlife includes lots of fun bars such as the famous beers bars that located are along Bangla Road. Patong is the center of the nightlife in Phuket, and if you’re visiting Phuket for the first time it’s always nice to start the night here.

 

Travel from Phuket to Bangkok

There are lots of cheap flights from Phuket to Bangkok and vice versa. You can also go by train and bus from the coastal city to the capital of Thailand.

 

When to go to Phuket

Phuket has a tropical climate, with its dry season from November to April and its rainy season from May to October. The temperatures range from 29 ℃ to 33 ℃ (84 °F -91 °F). Some people prefer to come during the rainy season because the prices are cheaper, as high season is between October and April and when the island is the busiest. Winter is great if you like scuba diving or swimming because the sea is a lot calmer. Regardless of when you visit the area there are always things to do in Phuket.

 

Things to do in Phuket

Phuket Facts

Population600 000
CountryThailand
LanguageThai
CurrencyThai baht
Longitude98.398333
Latitude7.89
AirportPhuket Intl, Thailand (HKT)

GOLF

Golf in Phuket

Phuket is maybe best known for its beaches, but the golf experiences that can be had there is not to be underestimated! Some of the best courses include the Red Mountain Golf Club, located around an old tin mine using the nature as natural obstacles, the charming Loch Palm Golf Club, the coastal Mission Hills Golf Club and one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Asia, the Blue Canyon Country Club. No matter if you are a professional or a casual golfer, you are guaranteed to have a great time golfing in Phuket.

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MARATHON

Laguna Phuket International Marathon

At Laguna Phuket International Marathon there is a wide range of different races to choose from. Just find the perfect one for you. Pick between a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10.5k run, a 5k run, a 5k Community Walk and at last a 2k run for the kids. Keep in mind though that the 5k walk and the kids race are the only ones that aren't timed, the other ones are. The start and finish are at the same place, Laguna Phuket Resort. In between, you run through scenic local villages with pineapple and rubber plantations.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Phuket - Splash around at Splash Jungle Phuket Water Park

Splash Jungle Phuket Water Park is found right next to the airport. It isn't one of the largest but it sure offers you a great deal of fun! The area consists of five main attractions and one of them is the lazy river that takes you around the whole park. A day here will be a fun day for the whole family, whether you are looking for excitement or relaxation.

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