Wanted to visit Phuket Thailand soon and it just happened that no one else wanted to go with you? Don’t worry its totally safe and possible to enjoy your vacation in Phuket even you travel alone.
During my first ever out of the country solo trip, Phuket Thailand was my first destination. I remember after I booked my entire trip, I got panicked and asked myself why in the world I would go to Phuket alone? Is it because I wanted to see the beautiful island, but we already have thousands of beautiful islands here in The Philippines! What should I do there? Is it safe for me to travel alone? What if I get lost? What if someone will rob me? I have done my own researched and I tried to ensure that I planned as much as I do to make sure that I felt prepared and for my family to feel calmed and secured for me in my trip. After getting all the necessary information, I packed my things and flew to Phuket Thailand.
Quick Fact about Phuket Thailand
Phuket is Thailand largest island, it is situated on the west coast of the country.It is one of the most popular beach destination in Asia.Most of Phuket’s areas of interest are on the west side of the island, where you’ll find Patong, Karon, Kata and other popular beaches. Phuket Town, the island’s provincial capital, is where you’ll find most of Phuket’s shopping and commercial activity.
I stayed in Patong for my whole trip in Phuket.Patong Beach is Phuket’s most popular beach area, a mix of natural beauty and large-scale commercial development. Patong Beach itself is beautiful but crowded, while the Patong area is home to most of Phuket’s popular bars and nightclubs. As a solo traveler, I stayed in the hostel at the center area of Patong, it’s the best way to make friends with other solo travelers.
What to do in Phuket Thailand
1.Visit the White Big Buddha
One of the highlight and most visited site in Phuket is this white big Buddha located in the top of the mountain.The Big Buddha is a 45-meter tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket and the views from up there are definitely breathtaking. Being a Roman Catholic I really got interested of how Thai people value their faith.
2. Karon Viewpoint
Particularly one of must things to see in Phuket the breathtaking view of the island. From the Karon Viewpoint, you really can see three magnificent bays: the closest and smallest one is Kata Noi Beach, then a bit further is the beautiful bay of Kata with its island ‘Koh Poo’ which means Crab Island, and in the far, the very long Karon Beach.
3.Temple haunting: Wat Chalong
There are thousands of temples all over Thailand and most of the local people are Buddhism. Wat Chalong is the largest and one of the most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. Its real name is Wat Chaitararam and the most recent building on the grounds of Wat Chalong is a 60 meters tall ‘Chedi’ sheltering a splinter of bone from Buddha. Read Related Article about Thailand; 25 PHOTOS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO HAVE A DAY TRIP TO AYUTTHAYA TEMPLES
4. Ride an Elephant
Thailand famous animals, Conquer your fear and ride the gentle giant Elephant. This is one of the other fun things to do in Phuket. They even have an elephant baby show. Must try to do.
5. Rent ATV
One of the challenging and fun things to do in Phuket. Explore the island in your own way. Rent ATV and go to the top of the mountain and see the most breathtaking view of the island.
6. Watch Ladyboy show
Thailand is the famous home of ladyboys. I know its sounds weird for a female to watch this show but it’s the funniest thing to try and experience.
7. Eat Local food
Aside from the famous Pad Thai, Phuket is the best when it comes to seafood. Indulge yourself with local seafood in Phuket.
8. Go to Phuket Fantasea
Experienced Phuket FantaSea, the cultural theme park on the island of Phuket, in the south of Thailand
9. Get lost in crazy Patong street
I can’t remember how many times I get lost in Patong area because I always stop and enjoyed myself in every corner. Shopping street, eating street food, dance shows etc.
10. Island Hopping.
The famous and most overrated things to do in Phuket. For this tour you need to book a tourist agency, the most practical way to do it, so you can save money and doesn’t mean you travel solo you will do island hopping solo. By booking with an agency you will be mix and meet a lot of travelers and you can even make friends with them after.
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