Of all places to visit this time of the year, why should one choose Phuket, Thailand? There are hundreds of reasons. If you don’t have one, you should probably ask your friends or acquaintances that have already gone and visited over and over again what it is about the place that keeps calling to them.

The most common type of travellers that go through Phuket are those that love all things tropical, of which Phuket has a lot to offer. White sand beaches, crystal clear seawater, and the lush greenery that your usual urban city cannot provide.

And why settle for your local area to unwind and relax when there is something better? If you are planning a trip to Phuket now, here are 3 of the best places to visit first, especially if it is your first time travelling to this magnificent location.

Phang Nga Bay

The first place on the list is Phang Nga Bay, which is located at in the northeast of the Phuket province. Amongst all places, this place is truly unique. Visiting this place during the day is one experience that you will never forget. Its most distinctive feature is of its unmitigated limestone cliffs that are vertically placed out there over its emerald-coloured waters. Two of the most famous islands here, Koh Panyee and James Bond Island, are both must visits here too. But the best thing to enjoy in this entire province is its spectacular scenery. You will only have short encounters with other tourists in the aforementioned islands, but don’t forget to take the boat ride if you ever decide to take a tour there.

Old Town

Next up is Old Phuket Town. The splendour of its Sino-Portuguese architecture is something that you will probably be surprised to find in Thailand, especially if you are not aware of the history behind it. It is not only filled with historical monuments. You also get to see a number of excellent local sights and excellent restaurants. Its unique combination of Chinese and colonial architecture plus a mix of its tangible quaintness, which really makes this spot an unforgettable and fascinating place to spend most of your time, given that you have the knack for historical architecture and art. Don’t forget to bring your best camera to this town. You will never regret it.

Patong Nightlife

Third on the list is the Bangla Road Nightlife, located at Patong Beach. Aside from what Thailand is really famous for, there are quite a few things in the world that will prepare you for a stroll of this place after dark. This is what it means when you look for things that are only available during unholy hours, just like the ones you get to see through the Bangla Road of Patong. It may not be for those with the closed mindset. What you need in this place is an open mind and a good sense of humour. That’s all there is to it and you will definitely enjoy this place. Actually, there is more than just the nightlife you will witness in this place. With its exotic girls, ladyboys, the enchanted western visitors (which are mostly of the male gender) plus a couple of extraverts mixed into the crowd, the Bangla Road is something that you will never forget even long after your stay in Phuket.