Cool and Unusual Things to Do In Phuket

Phuket is not just its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, but a lot more than that. It can offer tons of fun and excitement even for the people that don’t like to follow the standard tourist routes. The following list consists of some of the coolest and unusual things one can do in Phuket. Those in seek for a different type of excitement will find this very helpful and insightful.

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

This will take you to the “Hongs” – a complex of mysterious caves. It is one of the unique places that you can find in Phuket and far from the main tourist routes. Those with the more adventurous spirit can even sleep overnight in some of the bungalows in the nearby island.

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

Visit the Floating Village

Koh Panyee is one of a kind fishermen village that is built on stilts. Your first impression will be that this just another traditional village. However, once you enter it, you will find that it has restaurants and is connected to the internet. It even has its floating football stadium.

Floating Village Phuket

Visit The Khao Phra Thaeo National Park

This rainforest is the last untouched part of Phuket. Located in the north part of the island, the Khao Phra Thaeo national park is known for its Bang Nae waterfall, as well as for its wide variety of species.

Khao Phra Thaeo National Park

Experience the thrill of the Flying Hanuman Zipline

The thrill of climbing trees and zipping through the dense forest is exceptionally thrilling. The Flying Hanuman Zipline is a unique experience and something that many tourists see as bit dangerous and thus avoid it. The truth is that it is perfectly safe, and there is nothing to worry about.

Flying Hanuman Zipline

Take Thai cooking lessons

If you are not into outdoor adventures, you can always go for something different, like cooking lessons. Places like the blue elephant offer Thai food cooking lessons. The blue elephant is not just a cooking school as it doubles as a restaurant. Therefore, if you don’t turn out to be the master chef you expected to be, you can always order something from the restaurant.

Thai cooking lessons

Snorkeling in Racha Islands

The Racha Islands have some of the cleanest, crystal clear waters in the region, and one of the best snorkeling spots. The warm and soft sand beaches only add up nicely to the local ambient. The islands can be reached via a speedboat, which is also a great experience.

Snorkeling in Racha Islands

Phuket airport transport

The Phuket airport transfer options include bus, airport taxi, rent-a-car service, or welcome pickups. The bus is the cheapest option but is often overcrowded, and it only runs at certain times during the day. The airport taxi is another option, but most drivers don’t speak any English, and those they do speak with a heavy accent which is hard to understand. Renting a car is a possibility, but you will need navigation, and it comes with a pretty hefty priced attached to it. Then there is welcome pickups, an online service that helps you book a car, and an English speaking driver to pick you up from your exit gateway for a flat, pre-agreed rate.

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