Things to do in Phuket Patong beach
Phuket is phun, phabulous and also, phree! Well, few things, that is!
Now, wouldn’t you like some free goodies thrown in during a holiday that you probably paid a lot for? Of course you would, which is why we bring you top 5 free things to do while on a trip to Phuket. Laying all cards on the table; you would have to incur the travelling costs to visit these places but perhaps that’ll be the only time you’ll need to dig in to your pockets!
Phuket’s beaches are one of the best in Thailand and make up for the most important and interesting part of any trip to the island. One of the best things to do in Phuket is beach humping. From the quiet Surin beach to the popular Patong beach, take your pick and have a splendid time at no cost. Spend the day lazing around at some of the quieter beaches like Kamala, Kalim, Kata Noi and Nai Han. Banana beach is another beautiful, hidden beach located on the Coral Island, 3 kilometres southeast of Phuket; perfect for spending a peaceful time and basking in the sun.Spend a quiet afternoon on the beach
With its vibrant, raunchy nightlife, bars competing for tourists and female dancers vying for customer’s attention, Bangla Road could be quite bold for some to handle but is enthralling nonetheless and is one of the major Phuket’s attraction. Located in the Patong beach area of Phuket, Bangla Road is home to many restaurants, bars, discotheques, nightclubs and go-go bars. If nothing else, do take a walk in the area at night to experience Phuket at its brazen best.Roam around in the bustling markets
Imagine a high cliff from where you can enjoy spectacular scenery and views of the ocean and that too for free! Phromthep Cape, one of the most famous landmarks of Phuket is a real delight, especially for photography enthusiasts. There is also a lighthouse at the cape with a number of historical artefacts on display and, an outdoor viewing area. Entry to the lighthouse is also free of cost. Try visiting during sunrise or sunset; the scenes are dramatic, to say the least.(For more details on Phuket tourism click here)Enjoy stunning ocean views from Phromthep Cape
Big Buddha on Nakkerd HillsMarvel at the Big Buddha statue
Prepare to be awestruck as you make your way to the big Buddha statue that sits atop Nakkerd Hills in Phuket. (The statue can be spotted easily from miles away). At 45 metres, this statue is perhaps the biggest Buddha statue in Thailand andis one of the highly recommended place to see in Phuket. In addition to its sheer grandeur and magnificence are the stunning panoramic views that can be enjoyed from top of the hill. And all this, free of cost!
Phuket TownWalk around Phuket Town and try local food
Think beyond the usual touristy spots and visit Phuket Town for its old-world charm with a European influence. The Old Town is a must-visit if you want to experience Phuket other than its coastline. Walk around, see historical sites and don’t forget to capture the Old Town on your camera.