Sunday, December 14, 2014

Phuket City Tour

car rental for my city tour

It was my second time to visit Phuket, Thailand. 
The last trip was November 2013 or about a year ago. 
But this time I have only two (2) days to spare for my tour and I had to maximize the trip.

I arrived in Phuket from Singapore past 10 am and the first thing I did was to go to Phuket Town and checked-in at Sino Inn Hostel. I was supposed to arrive a day before my actual check-in but thanks to the change in the schedule of the flight, I had only 1.5 days to roam around Phuket. I paid only P1,200 for my two (2) day accommodation.

At the front desk, I booked my two (2) tours which consist of the James Bond Tour and the Phuket City Tour. I booked my city tour 3 pm so that I could still take a nap before the actual tour. I paid 750 baht for the tour which was arranged by Sino Inn. And the tour was good only for four (4) hours.

I was fetched from the hotel by the car service and our first stop was Wat Chalong Temple or Chai Tararam TempleWat Chalong is about 8 km south of Phuket City. It is the most important of the 29 Buddhist temples in Phuket. It is the largest Buddhist temple with stunning architecture and the most visited among all the temples in Phuket.

After staying in the temple for less than 20 minutes, we sped off towards our next destination.

Good thing my driver/tour guide speaks good English. He was able to explain to me some important things/details about the places and the tour itself.

After 10 minutes, we reached our second stop for the day.

 Promthep Cape

Rawai Beach

The cape is located at the southernmost tip of Phuket and is one of the most visited places in Phuket.  Also known as Phrom Thep Cape or Laem Promthep, it is considered one of the most beautiful spots in Phuket. Notably, it is the best spot in Phuket to watch the sunset.

Kata Noi Beach
After taking some pictures at the Cape, we went to our third destination - Karon View Point. From this spot, you can see the Kata, Kata Noi and Karon Beaches. 

It was already 5 pm when we were nearing the beaches and I decided to satisfy my hunger. 

I asked the driver the best spot for our meal and he took me to Baan Chom View Restaurant

It is located at Kata Beach. It is ranked 35 out of 109 restaurants in Phuket. It serves a variety of dishes.

The view for the restaurant was enough to satisfy my crave for my late lunch but I still wanted to eat and taste the food per recommendation of TripAdvisor.

I ordered for both of us (driver/tour guide and I) and we ENJOYED our late lunch!

It was really sumptuous!

Hooray for Baan Chom View Restaurant!

Afterwards, we went straight to our fourth destination - Kata Beach!

Along the way, we stopped at another beach - Karon Beach!

But my personal favorite is the world-renowned Patong Beach!

I walked the entire stretch of the beach and watched the activities and the sunset at this spot. 

The trip to Patong Beach will not be complete without going to the famous nightlife district of Bangla Road.

Last stop for the day was the Sino-Portuguese Houses at Thalang Road at the heart of Phuket Town.

Your Phuket City tour will not be complete without dropping at this side of Phuket Town. And the best time to visit it is at nighttime when the beautiful colors light the road. And the 4-hour tour was coming into a conclusion.

Finally, ending the day with a Thai massage at Rain Tree Spa of Sino Inn Phuket Hotel. And what a relaxing massage to end a very tiring and exciting day in Phuket. 

I love Phuket!

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