21 January 2016

Phuket, A Dream Holiday Destination For Many



Phuket! What comes to mind? A walk along the breathtaking white sand beaches, chilling under a palm tree sipping on some cosmos feeling a little expensive, watching the sunset, island hopping, walking along the streets full of clubs, pubs and go go bars? All that and more is so true about Phuket, thats why it has since became a popular dream destination for many, even A List celebrities travel there on family vacations, The Kardashians have done it, Brangelina too, just to mention a few.

I for one had a chance to visit the Island in 2015 too, I had not started my blog hence never shared about it. The place was incredible, though some people say its not as good as it was 10 year ago Im like;
 I have not seen it 10 years ago so I dont have anything to compare it with, so to me its beautiful, simple as that.
I got a 3 weeks job in Phuket, I then decided to head there a week earlier and visited a friend, hence explored the town a little before I got busy. I later moved closer to where I was working which was literally a stone throw away from one of the beaches in the town, no it wasnt the famous ­Patong beach but nonetheless it was a beach (I sorta kinda forgot the name) it was in one of the area which was hit by Tsunami 10 years ago, that is, in 2004.
Due to the damage of my memory card, I have lost so many of my Phuket memories, it’s sad, real sad.
Anyways, like I said, Phuket is an incredible place to visit and I enjoyed every minute I spent there and all the activities and attractions I got up to. I have few pictures from my Phuket trip which some of them are from the most sort after attractions in the town.
I guess I won’t be posting about the white sand beaches since those memories have gone down the drain. This would be something different from many posts about Phuket that I come across because it won’t be focus on the BEACHES

These are some of the famous Attractions that I got to see:

1.  Old Phuket town

My friend and I drove through the old Phuket town, the towns architecture caught my eye, a mix of colonial and Chinese architecture. The place was also filled with lots of cafes and very stunning art galleries. Having read about the town prior to the visit, we drove past the Thalang Road, which is the main street and considered to be the historical heart of the town. Apparently most of the old buildings have been renovated into cafes and shops, however the SINO PORTUGUESE building in Thalang Road its still intact and its one of the main attraction in the Old Phuket town. A brief history about the old Phuket town can be read here -   PHUKET.COM



2.  Big Buddha

This is actually a new development to the town, it is located in Nakkerd hills, the place has since became a common tourist attraction site because of its magnificent view of Chalong Bay, Kata and the Andaman Sea as well as a full 360 degrees view of the whole southern part of Phuket.
It stands at 45 metres tall with a base of 25 metres and built from reinforced concrete and adorned with white Burmese jade marble. It is known as Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha amongst the locals. The structure is built from donations hence the slow progress, it was still in progress when I visited in 2015.
Viewpoint from the Big Buddha site


View from the Nakkaerd Hill (Big Buddha)
View from the Nakkaerd Hill (Big Buddha)
One piece of advise, if you are to visit this place, COVER UP, avoid short skirts/dresses, shorts, vest etc. The place is free of charge or youll have to pay a fee for a sarong to cover covered up.

3.  Wat Chalong



Located between Phuket town and Chalong, Wat Chalong is the largest of the many Phuket temples. It is one of the most important Temple in Phuket and a symbol of Thailand. The temple has been dedicated to the two selfless monks Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang who helped the town through their knowledge of herbal medicines during the war between the Chinese Rebellion.
Locals come to the temple to pray and most tourists visit the place in a quest to learn and gain knowledge about the culture and about Buddhist.



Inside Wat Chalong Pagoda

Inside Wat Chalong Pagoda

4.  Bangla road Patong
This street comes to live at night, its full of pubs, bars with lady boys dancing from poles and some from the glass windows of the clubs. The place offer relatively the same services but there are special kinda clubs that offer shows like Ping Pong Shows If you know a little about Asia youll know that Ping Pong here doesnt really mean the ping pong we know. One more thing,the street is nosier than Hanoi during rush hour.

Some of the other things that I did which I think were cool;

A floating restaurant
Just in the hidden corner of the town, the restaurant is reached by a small long tail boat. Im not a huge fan of sea food but I must say, the food tasted good and I really enjoyed the fresh fish, prawns and squids. we took amazing pictures of the sunset and of course ourselves.



Layan Beach
During my stay there, I also had a chance to take my students, (Yes I am a teacher), to a beach on a field trip.

Koh Sirey Temple
The temple stands on a 60M tall hill and gives a great view of Phuket and a small sea gypsies village known as Cha Ley and it’s said these gypsies were the first inhabitants of the Andaman costal region of Malaysia and Thailand.



These are some of the snaps I got from Phuket.



If you wish to travel to Thailand Phuket getting a tourist visa in your home countries is the easiest. Just get in touch with any Thai embassy or consulate near you and get going.


Have you ever been to Phuket? Please do share your memories with us and let’s hear how it was.

All is love
Signing out
Mr Orsen
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44 comments:

  1. Love all your pics! The view and the place make me miss Phuket! I went island hopping too with super big storm that time. It was definitely something I never forget at Phuket =D

    Sharon
    www.snowman1314.com

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    1. Wow a big storm im pretty sure I'd have shit my pants because swimming is a challenge for me.

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  2. I am so loving your pictures... I miss Phuket now huhuhu... I had a great time there at Phuket for sure....

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    1. Its great that you had fun. I'm missing it too. I wish i could return too. Maybe in the future

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    2. Its great that you had fun. I'm missing it too. I wish i could return too. Maybe in the future

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  3. i haven't been there, i didn't know it's so beautiful, your photography skill is pretty sick

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    1. Thanks.
      You should get your travel game on and you'll enjoy the place

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  4. The photos are gorgeous!! Would love to dine on the floating restaurant. I'm sure the evening view would be just amazing

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    1. The view is amazing and the food too, fresh sea food, you'll drool before you even have your meal brought to you

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  5. Looks like you really enjoyed your trip to phuket. Love your photos xx

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    1. I really had fun and i wouldnt mind visiting again.
      Thanks for complimenting my photos :)

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  6. Beautiful pictures dear and I love all the views you took at Phuket :) Island hopping there is quite fun, really miss the experience too.

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    1. I do miss the place as well, i wish i could visit again soon :(
      Thanks, i do try to take good pictures all the time.

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  7. I love all your photos. When talk about phuket the first thing come to my mind is their awesome grilled squids. I want more and more.

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    1. Hahaha i'm not a huge fan of fast food but that's the best place to get fresh seafood

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  8. so glad you share this post, haven't go there for many years. Looks its so nice to go holiday now.

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    1. Its really nice and beautiful, and a lot to see in the town

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  9. Phuket is a great place!
    Wish to go there for holiday :)

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    1. You wont regret, make a trip there, its a bus away from Malaysia and an Asia flight away and very cheap to get there

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  10. woah really love the pictures you took! Really hope to visit Nakkaerd Hill and Wat Chalong :)

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    1. You should visit you wont regret it. Nakkaerd has a really nice view

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  11. i have only been to phuket once, and didnt explore so many places. i wish to go again!

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    1. Go back, hahaha, this time with a plan and rent out a motorbike to move around

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  12. those are so beautiful, i wish i will go to phuket someday, thank for sharing :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing this lovely post. Although I live nearby, I have not been to Phuket yet so this is a good reference point for me!

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  14. lovely pictures! i missed my flight to Phuket last time because i was sick. hopefully can visit Phuket again!

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  15. Wow ~!! Amazing photos
    I been to Patong Beach, but few places that you shared,
    I didn't visit them yet, will visit them :)
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. After reading your post make me recall my phuket trip. Miss there alot.

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  17. Yes! I was in Phuket a few month ago and love the place, food and people.

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  18. phuket! wish i have the chance to vacation there soon! such a pretty place.

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  19. I love Phuket especially the food part. Cheap and have a lot of variety.

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  20. lovely pictures! looks like phuket is going into my 'places to travel' list.

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  21. nice sharing...all place wish to visit too!!

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  22. your picture really nice!!! I love your picture!!!

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  23. I'd been to Phuket like 10 years ago! And now it looks so much different, should check it out once again!

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  24. great picture!!! phuket is the best place for holiday and maybe a good placeto celebrate valentine day ?
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  25. Lovely photos! I've been to Phuket and it is a nice place to relax.

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  26. Haven't been to Phuket before, will bookmark this post for my travel reference :)

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  27. I love phuket, its quite near. The food, people plus the beach are awesome.

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  28. Beautiful photos you have captured and lovely place.

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  29. The pictures are lovely and I do agree that phuket is a great holiday destination to explore. Cheers to the share! :)

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  30. I've been hearing about Phuket alot of times, hopefully I've the chance to visit this beautiful place. Thanks for your post! :)

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