Phenomenal Phuket

Together with a few of my friends and family members I play Swag Bingo practically daily as the chat feature allows me to catch up with them whilst enjoying some laughs as I play my favorite game. The beauty of online bingo is that I can pick it up via my smartphone for a few minutes or settle down for a full session. I can play whenever and wherever I choose and as I lead a busy life this is very appealing.

Not only do I get to enjoy some gaming action I can also take advantage of some great bonuses and promotional offers which means I don’t have to use my own hard-earned cash to enjoy myself.  All in all, I thoroughly enjoy meeting my friends online.

It was why I was in the chat room that a few friends were talking about where they were planning to go on their summer vacations, and I was surprised to see that three out of five of them were traveling to Thailand, with two out of three of those actually visiting Phuket.

This got me thinking about percentages and as I have never been to Thailand myself I decided to do some research about what makes Phuket so appealing.

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and there are a quarter of a million people who call Phuket their home, and most of those people are either Chinese or Thai.

Phuket can be found on the west coast of Thailand. The sea temperatures vary between 21 degrees and 34 degrees centigrade. May until October is generally the rainy season, with November until April are traditionally sunny, making Phuket a great place to go for a winter break.

Phuket has a lot to offer the tourist and a visit to Kata Noi beach is well worth a visit. Taking a walk along the beautiful sands or going for a swim gets rave reviews with the best time to visit being November and April (especially for swimming)

One of the most famous landmarks in Phuket is the hug Buddha which sits atop the Nakkerd Hills. Standing at forty-five meters the Buddha is pretty hard to miss, and from the top of the hill you can get a panoramic view of the island. Made from white Burmese marble the Buddha sparkles in the sunshine.

On the south of the island is Nai Harn Beach and is one of the most popular beaches with a great number of tourists each year, although, luckily it is still relatively untouched maintaining a lot of its originality. The sand is soft and the water is crystal clear with restaurants selling Thai cuisine.

Definitely something not to miss is the Naka Market which is a little way from Phuket Town. This is said to be a night market like no other. The number of things you can buy is mind-boggling and its popular with locals and tourists alike. The best time to go is late afternoon before the place becomes too packed, and remember to try some of the local food too.

If you like this article check out our previous post about Thailand.

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