The beautiful island that I had for in love with. Its coastline fringed with white sandy beaches and quiet coves, bathed by its clear blue waters of Andaman Sea and set against a backdrop of green hills, coconut groves and rubber plantation. Being the largest island in Thailand and situated 867 km from Bangkok city, it is blessed by nature and the smiling hospitality of its people that you can’t forget.
Many local cuisines offered fresh and delicious seafood and Thai food. With its all year round sunshine, there are varies of sporting and leisure opportunities to conclude a perfect and memorable trip.
Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber and has a rich history. Back in the early days, the island was on one of the major trading routes between China and India and was frequently mentioned in foreign ships’ logs. The Portuguese, Dutch, English and French come to trade during that time. You can still see many rubber trees as you drive around inside the island.
Beaches and Bays
Phuket’s glory is its magnificent coastline, Beaches ranges from gentle crescents of white sands and rocky headlands. The popular beaches and bays are Hat Mai Khao, Hat Nai Yang, Hat Pansea & Hat Surin, Hat Kamala, Hat Patong, Hat Karon & Kata, Hat Nai Han, Hat Rawai, Ao Chalong, Laem Phanwa and Ko Si Re.
Phuket’s most famous monument is the memorial statue of the heroines Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Sisunthon, who rallied with the islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders.
A few kilometers inland from Ao Chalong, the temple enshrines statues of Phuket’s two most revered monks: Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang who led its citizens of Chalong districts against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and their knowledge of herbal medicine to heal the injured.
Amorn Phuket Pearl
Since bringing pearl farming to Phuket in 1967, Amorn Phuket Pearl [i] has evolved into a leading pearl industry, devoted to producing the world’s most beautiful pearl jewelry from its creation to the showcase. Once getting into the entrance, I was greeted by their friendly staff and also a welcoming drink. The staff take me on a personal tour (since I was alone, haha) and explain the process of pearl making.
Amorn’s brand is built on quality. Each piece of pearl jewelry is designed using top quality pearls and fine craftsmanship. The designers will work together with their farmers to ensure the best pearl jewelry designs are offered for every occasion.
By the end of the tour, I had extra time and so get to walk around freely to look at the design of photos, crown jewelry and the Crown used by Miss Thailand contestants as well as pieces of jewelry display at its store for sales at its second floor.
Sri Suphaluck Orchid
This factory has been operating for over 80 years and serving hundreds of thousands of tourists. It is located in Thalang district of Phuket. Cashew nuts, cashew juices, coconut food products, dried fruit products and Phuket coffee are to be sold here slightly cheaper compared to outside markets and stores. So after the end of the visit, I bought a few different flavors of nuts at a discounted rate.
Phuket Simon Cabaret
Phuket Simon Cabaret’s luxurious theatre can cater up to 600 audiences and has three performances each night. Its fabulous stage is enhanced by state-of-the-art stage system and modern lighting. It has catered numerous stunning shows with the irresistible beauty of the performers, attracting both locals and foreigners. After the end of the performance, audiences can take photos with the ladies-men with some charges apply. Watch out, guys!!! Don’t get too excited.
Phuket International Horse Club
Children and adults of both beginners and experts are welcomed as the club stable boy and guide will accompany along the riding trail. They will ensure the riders’ safety and comfort on the horseback while riding along Laguna Beach with the beautiful sunset and sea view or Bang Tao Beach with 9 km of pristine white sands.
- Phuket has two main seasons: rainy from May to October and hot weather from November to April. The best time to travel is between November and February with average temperatures from 22 to 34 degree Celsius.