Thailand itself has been a quite popular tourist destination in general. However, one of the country’s biggest islands, Phuket have attracted limelight of its own as a must visit Asian destination. It is often regarded as one of the top Asian destinations that should be in a bucket list of foreign travelers. Whether you are planning a short getaway or an extended vacation, Phuket is an equally great choice and has various Phuket attractions to offer. Here are a few reasons why Phuket is a great tourist destination for people of all ages.
Despite being an island destination, Phuket boasts a fully functional international terminal that hosts flights from different parts of the world. Although it does not receive direct flights from every country, it does host flights from almost all South Asian countries neighboring Thailand. Emirates also operates direct flights to Phuket via Dubai, so if you want to skip a connecting flight in the Thai capital, you can use that option to fly directly into Phuket.
Despite being a less developed country in general, the Thai government has developed Phuket with a special focus on tourism. It has a well-connected road network and a sea transportation system. Besides that, it has well established wireless internet connectivity and most resorts and hotels provide free Wi-Fi facility. Besides that, you will easily find 7-11 stores and pharmacies for all your needs and supplies.
Whether you are a backpacker on a budget looking for hostels, a family looking for reasonably priced clean resorts, or a luxury traveler looking for exotic five-star resorts, Phuket has it all. Some of the word’s renowned chain of hotels such as Accor, Hyatt, Hilton, and many others have their hotels and resorts in Phuket. Besides that, you can also choose to book yourself an accommodation via Airbnb if you would like a cozy private place to yourself.
Phuket has dozens of exciting attractions and activities for people of all ages. Whether you want to beat the heat at a waterpark or want an interactive insight into the colorful Thai festival at Phuket FantaSea, Phuket has everything that you want. If you are a history buff, head to some of the amazingly beautiful Buddhist temples that you will fall in love with.
Thailand and nature are synonymous to each other and Phuket have hidden and undiscovered natural gems in abundance. The pristine white sandy beaches of Maya Bay and Koh Phi Phi that are brushed with the emerald waters of the Andaman sea, the gorgeous limestone caves and the lush green rainforests with beautiful waterfalls are a once in a lifetime experience. Some of these places are extremely secluded and exotic and are a true paradise on earth.
You can never get bored in Phuket for the number of entertainment and activities options it offers. The Phuket FantaSea show is a total entertainment powerhouse. Besides that, there are a number of water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and jet skiing. If you want something beyond beach and water, book yourself for an elephant trekking excursion and trek through the dense Thai forests.
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