This is the third time coming here to Phuket! The first two were awesome; this third time, I explored more of the island.
Phuket is in the southern part of Thailand, and it’s more of a tourist attraction in the country. Their top source of work is tourism and fishing (according to the tour guide, Sandra).
I booked a sightseeing day tour in Klook for only 988 PHP. According to Klook, we should visit 10 tourist spots in Phuket. Check out the link to view the itinerary & details.
Before booking that tour, know the things to prepare and details of each activity. Below are my personal opinions based on my experience.
What To Prepare
Sunblock! You’ll be walking under the sun a lot.
Small Umbrella. If you can and prefer not to be sunburned.
Water. This will be your stomach’s best friend. Found out why below.
Where did we go? (in order)
- Banzaan Market
- Karon View Point
- The Elephant Camp
- Nai Harn Windmill View Point
- Promthep Cape
- Big Buddha
- Chalong Temple
- Passed by Thai Street Boxing
- Phuket Old Town
- Khaorang Breeze View Point
Banzaan Market is a wet market in Patong where you can buy all the cheap food and snacks. Across it, you’ll see a 711 if you prefer bread and other light snacks.
I suggest you buy the huge mineral water and a few snacks. You can leave them inside the Toyota Commuter (your vehicle for the tour).
This stop takes 5-10 minutes.
Karon View Point
Karon is a certain area in Phuket — more of a district. This stop takes 5-10 minutes. There’s not much to do here except seeing the whole viewpoint of Karon. The “view” is actually quite far from where you are.
The Elephant Camp
To be honest, this is one of the highlights of my trip. I get to see & touch baby elephants. In this stop, you stay a bit longer because there are activity options.
- Ride an elephant and pay a certain Baht amount
- Feed the elephant and take a picture with them
- Animal Shows at a certain time schedule
Elephants, if I’m not mistaken, is considered as lucky for them. That’s why people want to feed them because it is believed that they will bring you good luck.
Nai Harn Windmill Viewpoint & Promthep Cape
Get a closer view of an awesome beach in Phuket with a Windmill. And just a few minutes away is the Promthep Cape, a park where you can tour, get to see few Elephant statues, and take photos for IG.
You can eat your lunch or snacks, take good photos using drones, and tour around.
In Promthep Cape, couples take prenup photos. There were 2 couples took their prenup photography there during our tour.
This is a-must-visit tourist spot. At the peak of the island, Big Buddha will definitely catch your attention. The only part they’re not finished with is filling up the whole Big Buddha temple with marbles.
Inside the Big Buddha is actually a temple where you can peacefully pray and meditate. They have a TV where they show how to properly pray in Buddhist.
This is the most popular and most visited temple in Phuket. In this area, there are a lot of things to do:
- Buy souvenirs
- Eat authentic Thai dishes
- Visit temples
- Take photographs
If you’re going to visit temples in Thailand, make sure you’re wearing something that’s not sleeveless or shorts. It’s not advisable to wear revealing clothes. They will let you borrow malongs to cover you up.
Phuket Old Town
Wanna see something European/Chinese in Phuket, visit Phuket Old Town. If you’ve been to Vigan, Philippines, this is similar to Vegan when it comes to architectures.
The most advisable time to visit is at night because the whole street turns into a food market — local acoustic bands, authentic Thai food, and souvenirs.
Khaorang Breeze Viewpoint
Before going to this next stop, we passed by Thai Street Boxing. Boxing, Muay Thai, and other sports similar to these are entertaining in Phuket. They even promote their shows via motorcade at night.
Then the last stop is Khaorang Breeze. This is another viewpoint where you now can see buildings of Phuket instead of the ocean.
Thank you, Klook!
Thank you, Klook for providing awesome trips all over the world. I love your service and how smooth our trip was. No hassle because the driver picked us up and everything is well-coordinated.
Though there are some tourist spots that I wish we could’ve stayed more, at least we got a glimpse of it and we can come back for a longer stay.
Will definitely book again.
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