Phuket, Thailand is a wonderful place to visit, and it isn’t hard to see why, considering the 5 star boutique hotel in Karon, the beautiful beaches in Kata, and so many other things that the place has to offer.
If you are checked in at a 5 star boutique hotel in Karon, you might want to check out the Big Buddha as well. The 45-metre high statue is located at the peak of the Naked Hills at Ao Chalong. Made with white Burmese jade marble, the structure is reinforced with concrete. Its construction began in the early 2000s, but it took eight years until it was named Phra Putthamingmongkol-akenagakhiri. Visitors are advised to dress modestly around the area.
For those looking for fresh seafood, Rawai seafood market is the right place for you. Just a short distance away from Rawai Beach, the market sells freshly caught fish, crabs, prawns, octopus, and mussels that you can buy from the fishermen themselves. Then walk across the street and look for a shack or a local restaurant that would cook this seafood for you at a very low price. Dishes could be fired, grilled, steamed, or cooked in different styles like Western, Chinese, or Thai. Mango sticky rice is a must try desert around the area.
The Peranakan Museum at Old Town in Phuket brings visitors in a historic journey of how Thailand welcomed Singaporean and Malaysian migrants, who were descendants of Chinese migrants who got married to local Malays. They later become more popularly known as Peranakans. Their community had distinctive cuisine, fashion, and architecture, and the museum could attest to that.
Before the day ends, head over to Prompthep Cape where you can see a breath-taking view of the sunset. Located at the southernmost tip of Phuket, it also has an elephant shrine, a lighthouse, and some market stalls and restaurants.
Phuket has beautiful beaches that tourists from all over the world would love to visit, see, and swim. However, the place has so much more to offer, from great fresh seafood, to a rich history, and places with breath-taking views.