Phuket’s Amazing Attractions: Day 1 and 2 of our Media Trip to the Jewel of the Andaman
iTravel is currently in Phuket to cover the grand Closing Ceremony of this year’s Asian Beach Games; but while this gripping sporting event is the main focus of our trip, we are also exploring some of the island’s most popular attractions. Read on to discover what we have been up to so far on the first two days of our media trip to this much-loved island!
Thai Hua Museum
One of the first destinations we visited was Thai Hua Museum, located on Krabi Road in Phuket’s picturesque Old Town. This museum features fascinating exhibits which teach you all about the island’s history and its prominent figures which include a number of Chinese families who are still an important part of island society to this day. You also get to learn about Sino-Portuguese architecture – of which Thai Hua Museum is a prime example – and the vibrant cultural festivals and celebrations which are held in Phuket throughout the year.
Wat Phra Thong
Another thought-provoking cultural attraction is Wat Phra Thong, home to a half-buried Golden Buddha and a little museum of its own featuring interesting and quirky artefacts donated by locals. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this elegant temple, which has become a spiritual hub for the community.
Baan Telangka, (Upside Down House)
One of Phuket’s newest and most unusual attractions is Baan Telangka, otherwise known as Upside Down House. As you can see from our pictures – that’s just what it is! Enjoyably weird, this topsy-turvy 3-storey fully furnished house gives you plenty of opportunities for hilarious selfies and is a great place to visit with friends or family.
Phuket Bird Park
As well as boasting its fair share of natural, cultural and quirky attractions, Phuket is also home to several animal attractions which range from elephant trekking operations to horse riding stables, a zoo – and a bird park. The Phuket Bird Park is home to over a hundred species of bird, from eagles to owls to colourful parrots. During our visit to this charming park, with its lush foliage and natural waterfall, we got to get up close and personal to some of these beautiful creatures, as well as meeting the handlers who care for and interact with them.
As you can see, our first two days in Phuket have been a thrilling adventure; stay tuned to catch our coverage of the spectacular Asian Beach Games’ Closing Ceremony and see more of the island’s amazing attractions.
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