Phuket

Phuket

Phuket Island is 48km long and 21km across at its widest point, so you're never far from the sea at any given point. The weather is at its best from December to April and at its wettest from May to October, though mornings and afternoons are still generally sunny and clear. Temperatures tend to be between 25°C on the coolest nights and 33°C on the hottest days.
 
There is plenty to do and see on the island...
At first sight, Phuket Town appears to some visitors as a sleepy provincial capital with not much going for it by way of attractions. Yet Phuket Town is steeped in history, has many attractive and unique temples and boasts top-rate viewpoints. A favourite with more adventurous tourists is a stroll through the Old Town, an area that lives and breathes the island’s history of tin mining, some 200 years ago. Many of the temples used as bases during Phuket’s famous Vegetarian Festival are within walking distance of each other and there is even wildlife downtown, on Monkey Hill. Here’s a comprehensive guide to Phuket Town’s attractions.
 
Patong is the most famous beach resort on Phuket. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife, Patong is an ideal place to party and play. By night the town has a bustling nightlife which includes literally hundreds of restaurants, beer bars, Go Go Bars and of course night clubs. The nightlife is centred around Soi Bangla (Bangla Road) however there are quiet parts of town.
 
Karon is famous for its beautiful long beach, a wide variety of restaurants, its shopping bazaars and a handful of friendly and not too over-the-top bars and a relaxed night scene. A few attractions stand out here including the Dino Park mini golf, Karon Temple and the local market. Karon Temple is the centre of local activities and offers night markets several days of the week.
 
It is hard to separate Kata from its picture perfect white sandy beach. But there is a lot more to the place, what with colourful bars, countless restaurants and good shopping. Another good option for a couple of hours is the viewpoint up on the hill between Kata and Rawai and then you can always visit Kata’s Buddhist Temple on Patak Road while the kids’ favourite place has to be Dino Park, right next to Marina Phuket Resort.

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