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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Summer activities in Phuket

Located in the Southeast Asian region, Thailand is famous for its all year round tropical season and natural scenery. One city that comes to mind is Phuket. Phuket is a world famous holiday destination for those who like to relax and rewind during a holiday while having some adventures and explore a new place. Whether you are travelling with friends, family or kids, Phuket is suitable for all ages. As summer is around the corner, why not consider a holiday at Phuket. Here I have come up with a list of things you can do during summer in Phuket.

Beaches


I mean this is a no brainer, Phuket is famous for its beaches! So yes! Always spend time on the beach. There are so many beaches in Phuket to explore, it’s worth going to a couple, trust me.

Kata Noi Beach


Summer activities in Phuket
Kata Noi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Phuket. It’s truly like a paradise with its fine white sand. The scenery is amazing, when you arrive at Kata Noi Beach, you are greeted with the bluest ocean you’ve ever seen. Only a few minutes to walk from Kata Beach, Kata Noi Beach is nature’s hidden gem. As it’s relatively more remote than other beaches in Phuket, Kata Noi Beach is never crowded, making it the perfect place to relax. The beach is very clean, making it ideal for snorkelling and say hi to all the underwater animals. There are a few foot massage stalls on Kata Noi Beach, if your feet are sore after all kinds of activities, make sure to have a short massage and forget the worries.

Pa Tong Beach, Phuket 



Summer activities in Phuket
If you are looking for a vibrant beach with different activities to do, then definitely head to Pa Tong Beach. Pa Tong beach is located on a resort island, there are a lot of hip bars and restaurants along the coast. The nightlife at PaTong Island is also amazing! Definitely check them out during the night. I mean partying by the beach, having the sea breeze blow on your face while dancing the night away and sipping cocktails, nothing gets better than that! During the day, there are a lot of things you can do. Apart from tanning, eating and having a drink, you can play all sorts of water sports. Pa Tong Beach also has the famous fine white sand and blue water. It’s both relaxing and exciting.

The Phuket Big Buddha


Summer activities in Phuket
Buddhism is an important religion in Thailand. Whatever city you travel to in Thailand, you can see different Buddhist statues, but the Phuket Big Buddha is like no other. The entire Buddha is pearly white, during the day when the sun hits the Buddha its white jade exterior gets even shinier. It’s truly a goddess scene. This 45 meters high and 25 meters wide statue is the third tallest and biggest Buddha in Thailand. Apart from its dreamy exterior, the Phuket Big Buddha features a mix of Thai and Chinese architectural designs. You can see a peak of the Big Buddha everywhere in Southern Phuket. And likewise, located at Nakkerd Hills, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Southern Phuket. A friendly reminder for you, a modest dress code is required when visiting the Big Buddha, make sure your knees and shoulders are not showing and avoid wearing flip flops. Entry is free. And the Big Buddha is open to the public from 6am to 7pm, so plan your trip and outfits ahead of time.

Wat Chalong


Summer activities in Phuket
Speaking of the importance of Buddhism in Thailand, Wat Chalong is definitely one not to miss. Built in 1837, Wat Chalong is one of the most important temples in Phuket. Not only is it the most respected Buddhist temple in Phuket, it is also the biggest and most visited. The temple’s walls and ceilings are all painted with the Buddha’s important stages in life. The temple has three floors, housing a lot of rare gold Buddhist statues. Many locals come to Wat Chalong temple to pay respect to monks in the temple. Two of the most important ones are Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, they led the citizens to fight against the Chinese rebellion in 1876. They also used herb medicine to heal the injured. The Wat Chalong temple is a very revered place; so a modest dress code is required, make sure your knees and shoulders are covered. Like any other Buddhist temples in Thailand, you are required to take off your shoes when entering the temple. The temple is open from 7am to 5pm, if you want to avoid the crowd, be sure to get there early.

Karon View Point


Summer activities in Phuket
The nice sunny weather means a day spent outdoors. It doesn’t need to be hard-core sports. Simply a small hike up a mountain will do. Karon View Point is located at the Kho Sam Haad, which means ‘The Hill of the Three Beaches’. At Karon View Point, you can enjoy a 360 view of South Phuket and the famous three beaches – Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach. When you reach Karon View Point, there’s a pavilion for you to sit down, have some snacks and water, enjoy the scenery and take some awesome pictures. As mentioned early, you can see all three beaches from the Karon View Point, and of course the water is extremely blue. It’s like the sky and the ocean are connected together.

Phuket Town Night Market


Summer activities in Phuket
End your day by spending it in the busy and vibrant Phuket Town Night Market. Phuket Town Night Market is also known as the Weekend Night Market and the Naaka Market. I mean only a famous market can have that many names! This enormous night market is always crowded. There you can find all sorts of fun things, making it the perfect place to get something unique for yourself as well as your loved ones back home. There are also a lot of amazing street food stalls in the market, so don’t worry about dinner. Just head to Phuket Town Night Market and try all those delicious local street foods.

I’m sure by now you are captivated by the beauty of Phuket. Fly with Cathay Pacific now and check on flight ticket booking to Phuket!

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