Over the years, the country of Thailand has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. It offers a variety of activities, from seeing temples and historical buildings to enjoy the nightlife and the various Thai delicacies. The most popular destination is the city’s capital, Bangkok. But coming in a close second is Phuket, one of the southern provinces of the country. It’s quite a few hours away from the city’s capital, but here are three reasons why traveling to Phuket is worth it.
1. If you want a more relaxing vacation - Bangkok is a great place if you want to experience the hustle and bustle of city life. Bangkok offers an amazing nightlife and a lot of shopping spots. But there are some who want to vacation in order to escape the city life. If you are looking for something a little more laid back, just take one of the many transportation from Bangkok to Phuket. Phuket has more of an island vibe, perfect for beach lovers who want to see breathtaking scenery and relax by swimming on the beach. If you are tired of the pollution in the capital or the noise of the city, a trip to Phuket will be really worth it. You’ll get to meet friendly locals and enjoy unique spots such as the Tiger Kingdom or the Elephant Sanctuary.
2. To see tourists sites with fewer people - Not only is Bangkok the most popular tourist site in Thailand, but it is also the city the most population. This means that when you go around the city, especially in the popular tourist sites, chances are you will be encountering hundreds or even thousands of people going to the same place. If you’re someone who is not comfortable with too many people or you get claustrophobic in a crowd, Phuket is a better place. You can still see some unique sites, like the Big Buddha or Wat Chalong temple. And if you are missing the nightlife, don’t worry as Phuket still has clubs and even a night market that you can enjoy.
3. For some of the best beaches in the world - If you are looking for the best beaches in the world, Phuket boasts plenty of them, you just need to take your pick. There’s Surin beach that’s dotted not just with luxury resorts, but even mansions of the rich and famous. It’s a popular place with foreigners, and although it is more expensive than other parts of the island, you’ll find yourself dining on world-class cuisine. If you want something less expensive, take a trip to Nai Harn Beach where thousands of visitors go to every year. You can enjoy the pristine and clear waters, or you can also just bring out your beach towel and read your favorite book while under the shade of the trees. There are many restaurants serving good food, and you can even buy your souvenirs right at the beach.