While you’re enjoying the splendid beaches, unbelievable shopping and soothing spa sessions in Thailand, why not take time to enjoy a few historical sites. Situated close to the town of Phuket, on top a steep hill is the Koh Sireh temple. One of Thailand’s sacred sites, the overall view from up here is beautiful, covering both Phuket as well as the nearby PhangNga bay.
To get to the temple you will have to climb a majestic stairway decorated with intricate carvings of one of Thailand’s oldest mythical creatures; dragons. Inside the temple is an even more majestic reclining Buddha statue. Large crowds gather in this temple during the day of the Kathina Festival. Being an annual day on which Buddhists make donations to temples all over Phuket, and considering this temple’s significance, security at the temple is considerably tighter during this period.
If you are planning on paying a visit to the Koh Sireh temple, then make room for a stopover at the Koh Sireh Gypsy Village in your schedule. With one of Phuket’s oldest inhabitants living there, the culture of this fishing village is very distinct and has withstood certain changes despite all the new things that have popped in to neighbouring Phuket. Visit this charming place on a Saturday and you can join the locals as they drink up some whiskey and break into a dance for music from a jukebox.
Considering the number of tourists who visit Phuket, there are a range of accommodations available for all their needs. If you are looking for a Phuket resort, there are many resorts widely popular and available for a variety of prices. Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand is an outstanding Phuket beach resort situated in an expansive pristine beach in Thailand and within the vicinity of the famed Mai Khao; Phuket’s longest beach.
Because of its location, getting to the numerous attraction sites is relatively easy. Other places of interest around include the Big Buddha, the Old Phuket Town where you can wander for hours, the Ao Sane beach. Koh Lon and Nai Yang beach, you can always find something to do in Phuket.