Phuket Old Town
Lively Phuket Old Town is a perfect place for ‘Instagrammer’ and is known for colorfully painted, century-old Sino-Portuguese buildings, with a well-preserved row along Soi Rommanee. Main street Thalang Road has stores selling artisanal ice cream and batik fabrics and a Sunday market for souvenirs and street food. Wandering around this area, you will come across a lot of shrines as well as Buddhist and Chinese temples to take pictures from.
Enjoy cozy Thai massage
You know what, in the popular tourist areas of Phuket, you can’t walk more than a few meters without being offered a massage. You can even get a Thai massage right from your beach chair!. Unlike typical Western-type massages, you lie on a mat or a massage table while a practitioner uses stretching, pulling,rocking and a set of yoga techniques to relieve tension, promote relaxation, and improve flexibility and blood circulation and relax your whole body.
Visiting Bang Pae Waterfall
Bang Pae Waterfall is one of the famous waterfalls on the island of Phuket, located on the northeast of the island in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. This place is on of a popular weekend escape, Bang Pae usually teems with local families enjoying picnics and cool dips in the stream. And Yes, alcohol is apparently forbidden within the park grounds
Wat Srisoonthorn’s reclining Buddha
The first impression on entering the temple is of the 29-metre-high Reclining Buddha on top of the wat’s central building. A reclining Buddha is an image that represents Buddha lying down and is a major iconographic theme in Buddhist art. It represents the historical Buddha during his last illness, about to enter the parinirvana. He is lying on his right side, his head resting on a cushion or relying on his right elbow, supporting his head with his hand. After the Buddha's death, his followers decide to build a statue of him lying down. It's worth stopping to see as the representation has a remarkable look, with large ears and a very relaxed expression
Take a trip to Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple, built at the beginning of the 19th century, Its real name is Wat Chaiyathararam, but you probably won't see it on any road signs. Wat Chalong ( Chalong Temple ) is the largest of Phuket's temples, and the most visited.
Chalong Temple is one of the Must-See places in Phuket and the nearby Big Buddha of Phuket, as they are relatively close to each other. It is dedicated to two highly venerable monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who led the citizens of Chalong Subdistrict fighting against the Chinese rebellion(Ang Yee)in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured.
Discover Rawai Village
If you want to experience a more authentic side of Phuket, then venture out to this small village on the island's east coast to take a peek at the lifestyle of the Moken or (Sea gypsies). This is an excellent place to experience some real Thai culture. This palm-fringed beach is best known for sea gypsies, a formerly nomadic fishing minority believed to be of Melanesian descent. Compared to many other areas in Phuket, Rawai is not quite as popular as a tourist destination. This makes it one of the best places in Thailand to experience authentic local culture.