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Top 10 things to see and do while visiting Phuket:
Phuket's ten most interesting and exciting activities and sights
#1: Book a flight over Phang Nga Bay with Destination Air
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|Ferry Schedule: Phuket-Phi Phi-Krabi and Return|
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**Departure and arrival times may vary
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#6: Take a Drive: Get
out and see the "real" Phuket away from the tourist areas
Coconut, pineapple and rubber plantations, rural villages, and stunning sea and bay views are all on offer. You will be amazed at what you'll find, a Phuket that even many local residents don't know about. Soi Bangla is interesting, but it isn't really Phuket. As long as you are coming to the island, you might as well see what is here. Check out Phuket's Best Island Drives. Self drive or hire a car and driver for the day. A couple well-reviewed drivers with cars are here: Phuket People. Read Phuket Car Rent for information about driving on Phuket and how the Car Hire situation works here. This two-meter statue of Ganessha is one of the surprises you will find, but you'll have to go hunting for it yourself.
A tourist favorite on the island and often well-reviewed on travel forums, this is a show everyone goes to see at least once. Know that you can eat many fine Thai meals for the price of the buffet, though people speak highly of it too.
Cruise Soi Bangla in Patong
If you are here, you have to see it to believe it. Even if only once, get down to party central on Soi Bangla in Patong and just wander amongst the crowd. This is adults only fare after dark, but even if the bar and party scene is not your cup of tea, it's still worth checking it out. Located right in the center of Patong, you can't really miss it. The street is open only to pedestrian traffic after about 6pm and a bit later Phuket's resident "lady boys" come out in all their flamboyance - as do the regular ladies and the tourist hoards looking for a good time.
If you just can't get enough of the flamboyance and lady boys of Soi Bangla, head on over to Simon Cabaret. Another attraction very popular with the tourist crowed is this transvestite cabaret show with lots of lip-syncing and flouncing about. Worth doing at least once if you have never been to such a show.
Do you love searching out great places to eat? If so, Phuket is a true paradise. Literally hundreds of excellent restaurants of every national cuisine and every price range are available on Phuket. Check out the Favorite Restaurants section, but know that even a list of 100 wouldn't begin to cover all your options. And, discovering a new place yourself is half the fun. Thai food, Italian, Japanese, you name it, we have it here.
#11: Don't forget the Beach
The beach is why most people come to Phuket. But don't let yourself think that Patong, Karon or Kata are the only beaches on the island. There are many beaches that are much less crowded and even more beautiful. Check out the Best Beaches section on this website site for ideas on different beaches to sample - some great beaches are just off the island and, as yet, still undiscovered.
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