Why You Should Visit Phuket

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Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, being 48 kilometers long and 21 kilometers at the widest side. It is on the southern part of the country. The island is often referred to as the 'pearl of the Andaman' because of its stunning beauty. There are many reasons why you should visit Phuket for a great vacation.

This is one place where you will find different types of attractions, including peaceful broad bays, tropical in-land forests, white sand beaches and limestone cliffs. There are many marine activities that are carried out here. Apart from that, you may even enjoy an elephant ride! It does not matter whether you want some quiet moments or a vacation that is full of activities; Phuket provides it all.

Phuket has a breathtaking beauty that makes it an ideal destination for some relaxing moments. One of the best known sites where you can have some great views is the Prompthep Cape. Among the things you can do here is just to enjoy watching the sun as it sets. It is quite a great change if you are from a city where sunsets are hardly seen.

Another reason why you should visit Phuket is its wildlife. When you visit the Phuket Zoo, you will get the opportunity to see different types of wildlife. There are more than 45 species of mammals, 100 types of amphibians and reptiles, and 600 bird species, hence you will not run out of things to take pictures of. In addition, you will have a great chance to watch elephant, crocodile and monkey shows.

There are many things that you will see at the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, which range from rare types of trees to pet gibbons. There are also waterfalls in the park.

Even if you had never considered yourself as a nature lover before, you will have an unforgettable experience at Phuket Butterfly Garden & Aquarium. Enjoy watching many butterflies float in the air within a massive dome. You will also see some special types of fish and insects because of the ponds, watercourses and rich plant life.

Another reason why you should visit Phuket is to spend some time at the attractive beaches. The most well known is probably the Patong Beach, where you will enjoy your time be it day or night.

If you love entertainment, you will enjoy the time you spend at Phuket Simon Cabaret, which was officially opened on October 18, 1991. The performers will leave you with a memorable experience, not to mention the lavish theater that has a high-tech sound system.

If you would like to see the one and only left-handed Noble Volute that has ever been discovered, Phuket Seashell Museum is the place to visit. In addition, you will get the opportunity to see more than 2,000 other rare occurrences.

If you are interested in Thai culture, then you must visit the temples. There are a number of Buddhist temples that you will find in Phuket, among of which are Wat Chalong and Wat Phra Thong. It is not just the temples but also the things they contain that will interest you.
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This article was published on 2010/12/03