Phuket is synonymous with postcard beaches, but most travellers don’t really explore the rest of what the region has to offer and are missing out. Phuket is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand and in the world. See what you’re missing with this comprehensive guide.
Explore Khao Phra Thaeo National Park which has over a 100 species of birds and is the last virgin rainforest in the island. You can hike jungle trails and swim underneath a waterfall.
Go root for bargains at the Phuket town weekend night market which is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. where you can food and drink and explore the merchandise which are all very fairly priced.
Finding the perfect Phuket resort is an easy task as the island is blessed with so much beauty and most of the local resorts make the most of this. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is perfect as a hidden little getaway that gives you the privacy and alone-time with the beauty of nature you need.
Learn about the Wat Chalong which is one of Phuket’s oldest temples and is considered a place of healing. The temple is said to house a small bone fragment of Buddha that is housed inside a stupa. The temple played a big role during the Chinese rebellion of 1876.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+