You may wonder what Singapore is like. You may have heard the good and the bad of it. I believe that Singapore is one of the greatest cities in the world and everyone should at least visit once in their lifetime before your last breath. There are so many beautiful places to see and eat. No matter how small the country or the negative aspects you have been told. They are wrong. Even as a local, there are places to explore and places you have not been to.
Rawai is one of the nicest areas on Phuket in my opinion. It's quiet, the resorts I have stayed at there are reasonably priced and I never have had a problem finding really good Thai or Farang foods there. It is home to Rawai Landing Pier my number on pick for places to watch and photograph sunrises (see my article here) and several unnamed beaches along the west coast of Phuket that are quite nice and tourist free. Rawai Beach on the other hand is not even in my top ten favorite beaches on Phuket.
Promthep Cape is the most Southern point in Phuket. It offers a large park like area with a lighthouse and cobblestone courtyards, a paved roadway and view point area and an extreme terrain path to trek out to the Southern point. Along the coast and out to the point are rocky shores constantly being bombarded with rough surf, small whirlpools and a rip tide that makes the area a place where you can never swim. During a storm in fact you can see huge 3 meter waves roll in at the point and crash into each other out in the open water.
It's almost 3 a.m and in 5 hours and a half, my alarm will be drilling our ears so that we make it to the bus towards Can Tho (at the Mekong delta in South Vietnam). I should be sleeping, I really should. And I'm trying, believe me. I've tried listening to numerous "sleep" themed playlists on Spotify, watching the most boring Netflix series I could find, staring at the ceiling trying to empty my head...NOTHING WORKS.
Nai Harn Beach is a small beach located on Phuket. It offers clean sand, shady trees on its outskirts and many shops and restaurants under palm trees just off its shore. Nai Harn Beach is a great place for viewing a sunset, spending a few hours in the sun or to go for a swim. The waters are usually very calm and there is a relaxing atmosphere with little annoyance from beach vendors.
Big Buddha Phuket is probably the largest Buddha you will ever see in your life. The funny thing is, it has to be called Big Buddha Phuket because in Thailand there are several Big Buddhas. The Thais are a bit lacking when it comes to naming things so its understandable that no matter what province you go to there is a Big Buddha. But this Big Buddha in Phuket is more like a huge Buddha, a massive Buddha even dare I say an epic Buddha?
Located about 70 kilometers North of Bangkok, the UNESCO Heritage site of the city of Ayutthaya is a must see if you are in the area. The 15 square kilometer site is full of ruins of the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam. The city served as the capital as well as a prosperous trading port from 1350 to 1767. It met its demise when the Burmese burned and plundered the area, cutting the heads from many Buddha statues and stripping the temples of their coveted gold.
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If you have visited any of the major beaches in Phuket then surely you have noticed there are an abundance of parasailing operations working from sunrise until sunset. They spend the day pulling tourists around the coves, dangling from a parachute for a quick thrill. Quick is the key word here, the average ride is about 4 minutes long.