Seashores of the Kingdom-Thailand

12th Sep 2019

Possibly the best place...

Photo of Seashores of the Kingdom-Thailand by Shish Ranjan Singh
Day 3

When you think of travelling a place perhaps the first thing that comes to your mind is the landscapes on offer. What is the versatility of that place are add on. When we think about a country such as Thailand the first perspective that strikes our mind is beaches. When we travel we essentially look for something extraordinary in ordinary. You look for pastures greener, water deeper, history more gratifying and mountains whiter. There is endless assimilation which we evolve and when we experience it…………………………….it tends to mesmerize us.Through my recent travel experience following are my favourite top five must-visit places from one of the most popular travel destinations in Thailand not only amongst the Thais but from people all across the globe.

Phuket - Chapter 3 (Thailand Series)

1. Kata and Patong Beach

Almost half an hour distance from each other Kata and Patong beaches are two of the most popular beaches in Phuket amongst tourist.Famous for clean water and party atmosphere, you can find almost everything that amuses you. Sunbathing, swimming, walking along the beautiful beach lines or simply enjoying the nightlife. These two areas certainly have all. During the day time, there are various water sport activities on offer like jet skiing and parasailing. Kata is a little far from the main city in the southern part of the island but still very much accessible.

2. Wat Phra Thong (Wat Phra Phud)

Just like the name the temple has a rising Buddha statue from the ground. Buddha statues here were discovered around 400 years ago by a local farmer boy. First, he discovered the head buried in the ground. In Thai culture, the head is the most important part of the body (You don’t touch anyone’s head). He discovered then in his dream that there is a statue and that’s how a temple was made at that location.

3. Khao Rang (View Point)

You can get a beautiful view of the city from the top.Night scenes are simply amazing from this point and on some days with clouds roaming around it become incomparable. This place is free and can be visited at any time of the day. The place is very photogenic and looks mesmerizing from late afternoon. People usually love being there after 6 PM. This is the most popular city viewpoint in Phuket.

4. Chalong Temple

Day 4

The most important of the 29 Buddhist temples of Phuket is Wat Chalong or formally Wat Chaiyathararam. It is dedicated to two highly venerable monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who led the citizens of Chalong Sub-district fighting against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured. The large market at Wat Chalong extends into the grounds of the temple and features amplified pop music and Thai-fighting advertisements.

5. Walking Street (Bangla Street)

This place is the most famous location in Phuket especially amongst travellers from all across the globe. This place is adjacent to Patong beach. During night time it becomes nightlife district with lots and lots of bars, restaurants, music and entertainment. Locals call is Bangla road or Bangla Street. This place was affected due to Tsunami 15 years back. The place is also famous for its party like atmosphere.

PS: Other than these above mentioned there are two other places that would everyone to visit are Big Buddha and Phuket walking street (Sunday lardyai). Phuket Walking Street is the latest attraction featured in Phuket Old Town. Also-known-as Lardyai (talaad Yai), which means ‘big market’ in southern Thai dialect, this weekly market started in October 2013 and is hosted on the beautifully renovated Thalang Road, right in the middle of the historical Sino-Portuguese district of Phuket Town. The two main items sold at Phuket Walking Street are food and souvenirs. Barbecued squid, chicken and pork are certainly the favourite dishes if you consider the number of stands selling them. Fruit juices, ice-creams and Khanom (Thai traditional sweets) are also very popular. There’s even a stall selling horseshoe crabs, which is somewhat unusual. The international side of Phuket is represented as an original tuk-tuk sells beef and chicken burgers at the end of the street. Phuket's Big Buddhais one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach.The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island, with sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon, Chalong Bay and more. Relatively easily reachable via a winding 6-km road leading from Phuket's main artery route, it is a must-visit island destination.

Hoping this will help you decide your plans for an amazing trip in Phuket…In case you need to know anything further do let me know.

Keep Travelling… :)

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