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A perfect Holiday in Phuket Thailand

Elephant Trekking

Phuket is a beautiful island in Thailand that has become one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world. Being an island, doesn’t mean that Phuket Thailand is disconnected with the main land, there are two bridges connecting this island with the rest of the country for easy access. Phuket is not only the name of the island, but it’s also the name of the province and the town on the island. The province itself contains the large Phuket island some other smaller islands surrounding it.

The size of the island is pretty much like Singapore, and just like Singapore, the island of Phuket Thailand is also a very famous island in the world history, mainly to travelers and merchants because it lies on the vital trade route between China and India. This island has been mentioned so many times in the ship logs throughout history, especially ships from France, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Portugal.

In the past, Phuket Thailand is prospering from rubber and tin that are the main commodities of the island. These two commodities are also the main reason why western imperialists (England, Netherlands and France) came to Phuket competing to take over the trading. Besides western powers, Burmese also tried to conquer the island but their attempt was unsuccessful.

Even though tin and rubber industries still exist today in Phuket, the main source of income for this island is its tourism industry. This beautiful island has become a tourist magnet that keeps pulling in visitors from all over the world. Many of these visitors are return visitors that already have emotional attachment to this island and think of it as their second home.

So what makes this Island so loveable? Most people might say it’s pristine white sand beaches, or at least these beaches are one of the many reasons why Phuket becomes a highly desirable tourist destination. It’s no doubt that the main attraction of the island is definitely its beaches, but these are not the only attractions you can find on the island, Phuket Thailand has so much more to offer to travelers.

 

Phuket Fantasea – Located on Kamala Beach, this is a huge cultural theme park covering 140-acre area. This theme park offers you an unforgettable adventure of Thailand’s mystery, magic and myth. The main attraction in Fantasea is a theatre with 300 seats that displays various Vegas-style shows, including magic shows, acrobatics, elephant shows, stunts, dance, and many other shows with Phuket’s mythology and history themes.

 

Phuket Fantasea
Phuket Fantasea

Phuket Zoo – With a large collection of mammals and birds from Asia and Africa, this is one of the most favorite places to visit for family tourists. There are crocodile and elephant shows performed regularly in this zoo.

Phuket Zoo
Phuket Zoo

Khao Rang Hill – This is probably the most popular viewpoint in Phuket. This hill offers a stunning view of the Phuket Town as well as the southern part of the island and several smaller islands offshore.

View Point Phuket
View Point Phuket

Butterfly Farm – Only 3km away from Phuket Town, this interesting place doesn’t only have a great collection of beautiful butterflies, but it also has a lot of other insects’ collection and marine life.

Butterfly Garden Phuket
Butterfly Garden Phuket

Phuket Cultural Center – If you’re interested in exploring Phuket’s culture, arts and history, this is the perfect place to go. This cultural center is located on Thepkrasattri Road near the Phuket Rajabhat University.

 

Phuket Cultural Center
Phuket Cultural Center

Simon Cabaret – Also known as the Ladyboy cabaret, this is a very popular attraction. It’s bold, hilarious and exotic, some people would say you haven’t been in Phuket if you haven’t watched this show. You can find the Simon Cabaret on the hill outside of Patong.

Simon Cabaret
Simon Cabaret

Thai Village and Orchid Farm – 3km away from Phuket Town, this is an interesting place where you can experience Thai’s culture as well as hundreds of exotic orchid species. It also various interesting shows, like Thai boxing, Thai folk and classical music, Thai dances, elephant shows and other cultural shows.

Thai Village and Orchid Farm
Thai Village and Orchid Farm

Phuket Aquarium – This is the house of more than 150 species from marine habitat and freshwater habitat, mainly from the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. This giant aquarium is located at Cape Phanwa.

Aquarium of Phuket
Aquarium of Phuket

Elephant Trekking – Elephant is the national animal of Thailand, so this is a must-do experience. You can ride a very well trained elephant going through jungle treks.

Elephant Trekking
Elephant Trekking

Dinos Park Mini Golf – Featuring dinosaurs and erupting volcano, this 18-hole golf course is a great place to hang out with your family.

Dinos Park Mini Golf
Dinos Park Mini Golf

Thai Cooking – Thai food is one thing that is just as popular as Thai elephants. There are a lot of Thai cooking classes you can find all over Phuket, usually in hotels that have Thai restaurants inside.

Thai Cooking
Thai Cooking
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