Phuket City is one of Thailand’s most exciting tourist destinations, welcoming a huge crowd of travellers from all over the world, every year. From impressive coastal retreats and thrilling adventures to glitzy nightlife and world-class Thai food, the city has it all to present a memorable experience to the visitors.
If you are planning a trip to Phuket anytime soon, read on to learn about some of the best things to do here.
Explore Old Phuket Town
The historical centre of the Phuket City, Old Phuket Town is a fascinating spot with a century-old European architecture, age-old shrines, temples and beautiful little cafes, bars and boutiques. It comprises five main roads namely Phang Nga Road, Rasada Road, Dibuk Road, Krabi Road and Thalang Road, and several small, narrow lanes that are best to explore on foot. You will see mural painting on old buildings, street art, clothing and accessory stores, souvenirs, and more in these lanes.
Visit Phuket Weekend Market
Similar to the famous Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, Phuket Weekend Market is a prominent shopping and dining spot in the city. The market lies on Thalang Road and covers around 30,000-sq metre area with plenty of shopping and eating stalls scattered around. It is held every Saturday and Sunday and is loved by the tourists as they can have a glimpse of real Thai life here.
Watch exciting Siam Niramit Phuket Show
A visit to Phuket city is not complete without enjoying this exciting, elaborate stage show that presents the artistic, historical and cultural sides of the city in a terrific manner. Located in the outskirts of Phuket city, Siam Niramit Phuket complex is easily accessible. The show is divided in three acts with songs, dance routines and traditional martial arts and impresses guests with its decor, lighting, special and even the costumes. Besides, you can explore a floating market, traditional Thai-style houses and souvenir shops in the vicinity.
Take delight in the beauty of Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is a combination of limestone rock formations, caves, lagoons, private beaches and limestone rock formations. Lying between the Thai mainland and Phuket Island, this bay is among the most recognised Thai spots in the world; Koh Panyee and James Bond Island are the most photographed areas here. Tourists can make the most of its scenic splendour by canoeing within in the sea caves and kayaking through the green waters.
Indulge in scuba diving and snorkelling
If you are an adventure lover, make sure you enjoy the wonderful water sports here. Visit Phi Phi Islands, Similan Islands, Racha Islands, Coral Islands and more and enjoy the best diving and snorkelling opportunities offered here. The good thing is you need not be a professional enjoy it all; the city presents exciting opportunities for everyone, even for the beginners.