Being the largest island of Thailand, Phuket proudly show cases some of the most alluringly beautiful beaches in the world. This is a traveller’s paradise with its dazzling natural beauty along with modern comforts. Beaches such as Bang Thao and Kamala Beach are perfect for a quiet, relaxing getaway. However beaches like Kata Yai Beach and Patong Beach are places where you will find scores of tourists along with a vibrant night life. In the olden days Phuket has been a part of the trading route between India and China and earned much of its wealth from trading of tin and rubber. However, in the present day tourism contributes to much of the Island’s income.
Having a culture influenced by Buddhism, Phuket is home to a large number of Wats or Buddhist temples, which are extremely fascinating structures. Wat Chalong situated about 8km south of Phuket city is the most significant temple in the island. This marvellous temple is dedicated to two Buddhist monks Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang who tended to the injured during the tin miners rebellion in 1876. The Grand Pagoda of the temple contains a splinter of a bone of Lord Buddha and is highly venerated. It is also decorated with exquisite murals which tell the life story of the Buddha. You might be startled by the sound of Chinese fire crackers while visiting Wat Chalong. This is because devotees whose prayers have been answered come to the temple to light fire crackers to show their gratitude.
You can indulge in a wide variety of food during your stay in Phuket. Along with the traditional Thai cuisine there are many international dishes on offer too; as foreigners have set up eateries to cater to their fellow travellers.Phuket has home grown cashew nuts and pineapples which are extremely sweet and highly delectable. Noodles and sea food cooked in numerous ways are also easily found in most of the restaurants and cafes scattered across the island.
If you are looking for a Phuket Resort then you have a host of options to choose from. Phuket Villas offer the traveller luxurious comforts in a scenic landscape. Anantara Phuket, Thailand is one such villa where you will be offered services of the highest standard including premium restaurants, bars and leisure activities.