Phuket Blog shares 25 years of passionate Phuket exploration and photography. Discover hidden beaches and amazing islands. We help you planning your first trip to Phuket with our 18 Best Things to Do but also so many things to discover off the beaten track! Find out where real local food is, and the many weekend night markets. And what would Phuket be without its legendary nightlife: where to party, beach clubs, rooftops and the famous Bangla road in Patong Beach.Phuket Blog also in:
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More About Phuket
Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, is blessed with a long list of things to see, do and enjoy. The 1st reason is the amazing white beaches and turquoise blue water. Such a small island has 40 beaches to discover, and despite the belief that Phuket is too crowded, most of them are peaceful. Most of the beaches in the south are known to range from busy to packed while those in the north are superb and peaceful.
Nightlife is notorious, but while Patong is still home to a lot of beer bars and go-go clubs, the island has a lot more to offer to families and couples today. There are many beach clubs and rooftop bars to enjoy a cocktail from sunset time until very late at night.
The shopping scene is vast and fun. With so many night markets all around the island, anyone should find something to have fun. Most of them sell cheap copies of brand bags and clothing, but Chillva and the Sunday Walking Street Market in Phuket Town are a lot more creative. For something more sophisticated, there are two huge shopping malls to explore (and soon a 3rd one!) Jungceylon in Patong and Central Festival in Phuket town. If you are in one of the tourist towns such as Patong, Kata, Karon or Kamala, street shopping is everywhere.
What and Where to Eat
Food plays an integral part in most travels, and you certainly will have a blast in Thailand. There is so much food to enjoy everywhere, from the cheapest to the Michelin level. You can enjoy a great dish by the road for just 50 baht or have a fancy dinner with a sunset on a romantic terrace. Just remember that food in Patong is a lot toned down compared to what Thai food usually tastes.
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Last Update: February 9, 2019 - by Willy Thuan