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