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Unwind on a Fascinating Island with Phuket Holidays

 

Phuket, the world-famous province of Thailand, is extremely popular among tourists for its charming beaches. However, while touring the province, you would come across many heritage buildings, besides the relatively modern structures. The province comprises of an island and city of the same name and other 32 smaller islands. It is believed that the name Phuket is derived from two Thai words, 'phu' which means 'mountain' and 'ket' which means 'jewel'.

 

Eating out in Phuket

 

You can try the local delicacies during your Phuket holidays by visiting any of the region's popular restaurants. Among the local dishes is the Mee Hokkien Noodles prepared by combining prawns, squids, pork, bean sprouts and egg. You would also love Massaman Curry, which comes in different versions depending on its main ingredient that can be fish, pork or beef. Oriental Spoon and Mee Ton Poe are some of the restaurants where you can have these delicious treats.

 

Places to visit in Phuket

 

A visit to the Phuket Town on the southern coast of the island allows you to explore some fabulous structures with an architecture that reflect Portuguese and Chinese influences. Wat Phra Thong, a Buddhist temple, also makes for an interesting visit as it houses a half-statue of Buddha that has an interesting legend behind it. You can indulge in plenty of activities during your trip to the Patong Beach, which is Phuket's longest beach.

 

Fun activities in Phuket

 

Rawai Village is an excellent place to enjoy sailing with the help of local guides. A tour of Similan Islands National Park would give you the chance to try some diving. The boat tours offered by the tour operators allow you to indulge in snorkelling, as these tours include many snorkelling stops around the islands. You can shop for gifts or souvenirs at the Bangla Mall located on the Bangla Road, which also has a supermarket and food court in its basement.

 

Nightlife in Phuket

 

Over the years, Phuket has earned the reputation as a hotspot for partying and offers a fantastic nightlife for its tourists. You can find many discos, bars and clubs during your holidays to Phuket which provides an excellent atmosphere for their patrons. Among the best nightclubs in the region is TaiPan, which is frequented both by locals as well as tourists. You can also check out Banana Disco, Patong's oldest disco, located on the Beach Road.

 

Accommodation in Phuket

 

Hotels in Phuket provide elegant rooms and suites that are equipped with the best facilities for comfortable stays of tourists. Guesthouses and hostels provide accommodations for travellers who are looking out for cheaper stays. You can get to your desired location in Phuket using any of the transport modes such as tuk-tuks, taxis, local buses called Songtaews, airport buses, and motorbike taxis.

 

Festivals in Phuket

 

Chinese New Year is celebrated along with the Old Phuket Festival with traditional dances. The Wat Chalong Fair is the biggest temple fairs, which was started by local farmers living around the Chalong Temple in the early twentieth century. Songkran or the Thai New Year is celebrated with a lot of water throwing on the streets. You would witness thousands of lights floating on the water during the Loy Krathong Festival. The Thai Peranakan Association hosts the annual Wedding Festival, during which, mass wedding is held for couples who wish to wed in a traditional Straits Chinese style.

 

Best time to visit Phuket

 

The period from November to February is the time when rains come to an end and Phuket experiences its coolest season. Many tourists plan their trips around this time of the year as it is the best season to visit the region. The cheap holidays to Phuket offered by Lowest2 greatly reduces your overall travel costs and provide you with bigger savings for your trip.

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