What to See and Do in Phuket

With Phuket's size, there is really no way to see all the luscious coves in the province in just a few days of sightseeing. Nonetheless, to help you ensure that your itinerary will be worthwhile, we give you here an idea on some of the places and activities you should not miss during your visit to the island.

Participate in the Vegetarian Festival

The most important celebration in the region, the Vegetarian Festival is held during the first ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which usually falls in late September or October. It is conducted to kick off the start of the "Taoist Lent", during which devout Chinese abstain from meat.

Besides abstaining from animal food, the festival also involves several processions with demonstrations of acts of self-mortification, such as piercing skin with sharp objects and walking on coals.

Enrol in Phuket Thai Cookery School

Do you want to cook those exotic Thai dishes right in your own kitchen? Will then, check out the cooking classes which foreign visitors can participate in every Saturday. The lesson starts at the local markets where you will be shown the local Thai ingredients. Then from there, you will be taken to the school, which is basically a huge house near the beach.

You may attend the classes for just a day, but you are sure to enjoy the experience a lot. You will get to learn under the tutelage of experienced chefs and, at the same time, eat as much as you want!

Spend a few hours at the Little Yoga Room

After a few days of pure fun and excitement, your mind and body would need a little rejuvenation and relaxation. And for that, go to the Little Yoga Room, a small and intimate shala in Chatong. Each training session holds a maximum of up to eight students only, so you can get the attention you need during the practice.

Phuket is one great destination that gives you a chance to experience all the things you find hard to do at home. The key here is planning your itinerary well. And to ensure that you only get the most luxurious of accommodation, check out the rental villas featured on this website.


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