To know the 10 Best Things to Do in Phuket in 2019, the highly recommended activities to have a good time!
When you think of Phuket, you first imagine the long days of idleness on the beach and the watered evenings in the lively neighborhoods, but there is more to do.
Here is a short guide to the activities not to be missed.
1. Play Tarzan at Flying Hanuman
What to do in Phuket if you don’t feel dizzy: Hanuman flying is one of the largest zip line parks in Southeast Asia.
Move from tree to tree, sensations guaranteed!
Address: 89/16 Moo 6, Soi Namtok Kathu, Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu
2. Play like Captain Cousteau at the Phuket aquarium
What to do in Phuket when you have children: visit this small well-equipped aquarium with information in English and Thai.
If you are interested in scuba diving, a trip to the aquarium will provide an excellent introduction to marine life in the waters around Phuket.
Price: 100 baht for children and 180 baht for adults.
Address: it is located in the south of the island at Cape Panwa.
51 Moo 8 Sakdidet Rd, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
3. Playing like Rambo at the Phuket Shooting Range
Made for enthusiasts because it’s a little expensive: 10 balls + weapon = about 900 baht.
The price includes the presence of an instructor, and there should be one because they are live ammunition shots!
Address: 82/2 Patak Road, Phuket-city, Phuket, Thailand
4. Playing Daktari at the Gibbons Rehabilitation Center
If you want to have a unique experience while being useful, the Gibbons project in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park aims to save Gibbons that have been abandoned by relearning them to live in a wild environment.
You can volunteer or visit the center to support them.
See Jeanse’s article: Say no to pictures with a Gibbons baby
5. Take height with the Big Buddha
To admire a huge Buddha statue 25 meters high, covered with white marble that is located between Kata and Chalong.
The other interest is to have a high view of the island, one of the best places unless you have enough to rent a helicopter.
6. See a Muay Thaï fight at Patong Boxing Stadium
The boxing stadium of Patong welcomes the fighters of the island; sometimes of the country, the atmosphere is overwhelmed as often during the fights.
Address: 59 Sai Nam Yen Road | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
7. Sunbathing on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island
It is difficult to know which one to choose; fortunately, we made an article to help you:
The ten most beautiful beaches of Phuket
8. Visit the old main city, Phuket-town
If you feel too much in the “tourist” area on the beach you have chosen, take a walk in the old part of the island’s main city, Phuket town.
There we return to traditional Thailand, cheaper prices, a Chinese quarter, with its herb shops, markets, old buildings with Sino-Portuguese architecture, a quiet city…
9. What to do in Phuket: a trip to the Cabaret
They both offer a grandiose and family show with the particularity that the dancers are transvestites.
10. Celebrate at Patong
Patong is famous all over the world for its parties, discos, bars, and clubs, which are also, for many, it is important to know, high places of prostitution.
There are, of course, quieter, more family-friendly places to spend a pleasant evening with the family.
Photos: Big Buddha: Roma Neus: Phuket-town: Uwe Aranas; gibbons: Jeansé; Patong at night: Nicolas Lannuzel