Phuket: More than just a beach

Phuket will be the first tourist destination in Thailand to lift the quarantine for travellers who have received vaccinations as of July 1, as we have been announcing. In today’s piece, we will provide you with a few compelling arguments in favor going on vacation in and around Phuket. Among these are the city of Phuket’s fascinating architecture and urban art, the island’s paradisiacal beaches, and the natural areas that have been carefully protected.

Old Phuket

Phuket: More than just a beach

There is a fascinating collection of structures that are examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture that can be found wandering the alleyways of Old Phuket (Old Phuket Town). Portuguese settlers arrived in Phuket in the first quarter of the 16th century to mine tin. These Portuguese settlers brought with them a mix of Chinese and European architectural influences, which resulted in the creation of this one-of-a-kind architecture. They are little structures with one or two floors, are covered with tiles and have perforated windows, and are painted in vivid colours. The Thai Hua museum is one of the most notable examples of this style of architecture and is located in Bangkok.

Urban Art

Phuket: More than just a beach

Muralism, also known as graffiti art, is relatively new to Phuket; it first appeared there in 2016, and its epicenter is located in Old Phuket. In order to commemorate Phuket’s designation by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy, a well-known artists’ collective by the name of So Pukhet painted works that were associated with the island’s culinary scene. Members of the collective included Alex Face and Rukkit. Since that time, they have been exhibiting works with a wide range of topics and have invited artists from all around the world to display their creations.

Streak Island

Phuket: More than just a beach

Twenty kilometers to the south of Phuket are where you’ll find the two islands that make up the Racha group: Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi (Yai means big and Noi small). They are islands that include beaches that are known for their clear waters, white sand, and plenty of palm palms; skilled divers frequently visit these islands for their exceptional diving opportunities. The island with the most hotel infrastructure is the largest of the islands, which is occupied by Muslims who work as fishermen and farmers.

Kata Noi Beach

Phuket: More than just a beach

Kata Noi beach is widely regarded as being among the top beaches in Phuket. As a result of the rich marine life that can be observed along the rock formations that can be found at both ends of the bay, this area, which can be found in the southwestern part of the island, is a well-liked destination among surfers and snorkelers. Some of the most opulent resorts in Phuket may be found close to Kata Noi.

Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary

Phuket: More than just a beach
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The Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Thalang district of Phuket Island and has around 23 square kilometers of land. Its mission is to preserve the island’s final tropical rainforest. The summit of Khao Phra is at an elevation of 442 meters, making it the highest point on the island. In addition to being famous for its gibbon rehabilitation center, the sanctuary is notable for a few minor waterfalls that are not difficult to reach and may be reached via an enjoyable hike. The wildlife that may be found in the preserve includes the wild boar, the mouse deer, the langur, the gibbon, the loris, and the civet. Additionally, there are close to a hundred species of birds and more than a hundred reptiles that can be found there.

The waterfalls are not very impressive in terms of their magnitude; however, the excursion to them provides the opportunity to observe a genuine well-preserved tropical jungle and, with a little bit of luck, have an encounter with some of the common creatures that live in the sanctuary.

Bang Rong Mangroves

Phuket: More than just a beach
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There are enormous mangrove forests, peaceful bays, and little fishing communities along the eastern coast of Phuket. One of these villages is called Bang Rong. The community can be found in close proximity to the Bang Pae waterfall as well as a gibbon rehabilitation centre. Additionally, the village is encircled by well-preserved mangroves, which are home to a large population of crab-eating macaques that are constantly foraging for food. You can explore the channels that lead into the mangroves by renting a kayak or a larger boat and going through them with a boatman for several hours. You can take a ferry from the pier to the island of Koh Yao Noi, as well as to several other islands located between Phuket and Krabi. Mai Khao Beach

Not because of its paradisiacal appearance with crystal clear waters and white sand —there are numerous beaches on the island with these characteristics—but because of its proximity to the airport and the low distance it takes to observe the planes that land, Mai Khao beach is one of the most well known in Phuket. This is not because of its idyllic appearance with crystal clear waters and white sand; there are numerous beaches with these characteristics on the island. There is a clearly demarcated area that no one is allowed to enter for reasons relating to safety. Nui Beach

In spite of the fact that it is encircled by verdant flora and towering palm trees, Nui Beach is not considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. To the enjoyment of basking in the sun in this remote cove, one must first embark on an exciting journey to get there, which must be completed in some form of four-wheel drive vehicle. This adds an extra element of excitement to the experience. Because of the images uploaded to various social networking sites, the swing located at the beach’s entrance has become a popular location.

Liam Lee

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