7 top spots you absolutely must see in Southern Phuket, Thailand

For a first time adventure into Thailand, why not concentrate on the beautiful southern tip of Phuket?

Phuket is the nation’s largest island, and so easy to get to with quick, daily, cheap flights to Thailand from Singapore and Bangkok. A perfect place for a long relaxing holiday or just a quick fun-filled stop.

Make a base on the outskirts of the party town Patong and hire scooters to get around this fun, exciting and breathtakingly beautiful area. Here are the top seven highlights not to B missed!

1. BEACHES

Less than half an hour away from Patong town is Kata beach, a delightful white sandy surf beach away from the hubbub of the city.

This shot was taken on the uber-paradisiaque island Kho Phi Phi, well worth the US$20 boat trip to spend a few nights out here!

2. BLUE TURQUOISE WATER

Although it can get rather crowded during the busy season (November to February), there is always something special about basking in crystal coloured water.

Bathing in beautiful blue bay, Koh Phi Phi

 

3. BANGALA ROAD, PATONG TOWN

A crazy night in the bustle and hustle of Party Central. Spend the night strolling the street but watch out for flying ping pong balls!

For the party animal in you

4. BEER AND CURRY

Unstuck Travel loves thai food… especially when it is served with an ice cold local beer – CHANG!

Thai green curry and Chang beer, a match made in heaven

5. BOATS

Long tail boats with re-conditioned motors and an overly large propeller pole are colourful and loud local boats that can be hired for day trips around the many stunning outer islands.

Very loud, but very cool.

6. BABY ELEPHANTS & BIG ELEPHANTS

The gentle, majestic beauty of these large beasts is breathtaking. They look well fed and happy in their work, with doting drivers coaxing them around the hillside as snap-happy tourists wobble on top of their strong backs.

A well loved baby elephant, very cute.

 

Graceful, gentle, intelligent.... and hairy!

 

7. BIG BUDDHA

About 95 per cent of Thais are Buddhist, there are over 17,000 Buddhist Temples in Thailand, including this 45 metre high statue sitting on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and visible from all sides of Phuket. Buddhism makes for a nation of gentle, respectful people who love to laugh.

Well worth a visit for the best views in Phuket.

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About Imogen Throp

Imo takes life as it comes, fueling her wander-lust with hard work along the way. She loves the lessons learned through shared experiences, interaction and bloody good yarns. Imo is humbled and awestruck by stories, situations and stunning panoramas that she encounters on her path. Often, all it takes is a smile.

  • Tony

    A trip to the south is not complete without chilli crab and a few beers at the After Beach Bar on hwy 4233. It sits atop the hill above Kata beach and offers simply the best spot to relax and watch the sun drown in the Andaman.  Do it!

    • The Backdoor

      Thanks Tony! We’ll take this one onboard for next time round!

  • http://www.surinbayinn.com/ Surin Beach Phuket

    Thanks for good story.
    Phuket island has so many fantastic beaches which will make a lot of attention from the tourists who visit the island.

  • http://www.unstucktravel.com/ Keri Algar

    We love Thailand!

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