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5 Underrated Places to Visit in Phuket

Phuket has successfully established itself as one of the top tourist destinations. However, as the island is extremely popular among tourists, typical tourist attractions are almost always crowded. These spots are also ones that you have already seen many times on travel blogs and books.

If you want a more unique experience when you come to Phuket, then perhaps you should consider going to places that most tourists have no idea about. Listed down below are some of the most underrated places in Phuket that you should definitely check out:

1. Phang Nga Bay While Phang Nga Bay is relatively a famous tourist spot, you can still have a unique experience by simply avoiding the bus boat tours! What you should do is begin your boating journey at the Northern side of Phuket. Here, the area will be much less crowded, and you will be able to relax as you stroll along the beaches and take in some beautiful sights along the way.

You can make a visit to James Bond Island, or Koh Tapu, which was known for its appearance in a Bond film. For a more thrilling experience, you can include snorkeling, cave exploring, and kayaking into your itinerary as well.

2. Old Phuket Town As unbelievable as it may sound, the central area of Phuket lies an underrated spot of extraordinary Sino-Portuguese architecture. Old Phuket Town has everything for everyone, including cute cafes, decent restaurants, and boutiques that sell beautiful, traditional textiles and clothes. Don’t forget to bring a camera with you to this amazing historical part of Phuket so that you can capture its beauty to admire for years to come.

3. Phuket Weekend Market (Naka Market) Also known as Phuket Weekend Market, Naka Market is located just outside of Phuket town not far from Central Festival. This place is one of the best places to do some shopping. While you can haggle for a cheaper price here, most items in this market are already very cheap compared to those in those markets in Patong. Note that the majority of items in Naka Market is imported directly from Bangkok.

4. Natural Restaurant (Tamachart Restaurant) It is not easy to find an authentic Thai restaurant in Phuket. However, Natural Restaurant, also known locally as “Tamachart Restaurant,” has some of the best traditional Thai dishes, including pineapple fried rice, massaman beef or chicken, and pork satay. The restaurant is also a long time favorite for Thai locals and expats. If you want to have a real taste of Thai cuisine, then you should definitely check out Natural Restaurant.

5. Similan Islands National Park For a full day of relaxing and exciting explorations, a one-day trip to Similan Islands National Park is highly recommended. It only takes around three hours to reach there by boat. There are several fun activities that you can do there. You can explore the beauty of the underwater world at one of the snorkeling and diving sites, or you can hike and explore the natural rock formation and jungle. Either way, the choice is yours!

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