The attractive Phuket Botanic Garden is always a delightful place to visit. If you have some leisure time to spend, this alluring garden is an excellent place to relax and unwind. There are numerous distinctive sections within the gardens, including appealing features like the rainforest garden, orchid pavilion, winter garden and so on. Each of the different zones boasts its own plant collection and features, meaning that the park is always an interesting place to explore.
Within the gardens you will find an array of interesting and exotic plants such as no less than 50 varieties of different cactus plants, unusual palms and some varieties of fragrant aromatic plants.
You will find a beautifully integrated pond within the garden, which contains attractive lotuses, water lilies and numerous Japanese carp. You will also notice a large manmade waterfall through which visitors may literally walk.
In the tropical fruit garden you will see an amazing variety of exotic fruits like bananas, mangosteens, mangos, santol, lychees, rose apples and jackfruit. Many of these varieties are species native to the southeast Asian region.
On the other hand the attractive winter garden is always a splendid sight which mainly features trees and colourfully picturesque flowers from the country’s cool northern region. Although Phuket is normally humid and warm, the temperature within this section is maintained at a cool 20 degrees C.
An attraction of a very different kind is the exhibit which depicts the homestead of a typical Thai farming family. Here you will see an independent compound with a modest house, paddy field and a garden for growing vegetables.
The Phuket Botanic Garden occupies a vast extent of land, but it is always a pleasure to explore with its numerous rest areas. In addition to a diverse array of plants the visitor will also see wooden constructions and typical Thai spirit houses. These features demonstrate the skill and mastery possessed by Thai craftsmen.
If you have a few hours to spare, visiting this beautifully laid out park will undoubtedly be a memorable experience.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.