The Lesser Known Places Around Thailand

There are many visitors that come to Phuket, and they don’t even pull themselves away from Patong beach or their resort.

There are a lot of other places to see only if one leaves the usual tourist destinations. Australian news.com.au rounds them up.

Ao Sane beach

This is a beach worth going to. The sand is coarser, though. What makes this beach attractive are the giant boulders and trees lining the beach. Snorkeling is good here too.

Khao Phing Kan

There are numerous limestone karts here. The most famous island is the James Bond island which was featured in the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Activities include exploring rock formations, canoeing around the island or just lazying out on the beach.

Koh Racha Yai

The island is slowly developing as seen in its increasing accommodation options. The sand is white and soft. The water is clear blue, and there are schools of fishes. It is a great place to bask in its waters.

Haad Sai Kew beach

This beach is located in the northernmost part of Phuket. One needs to rent a car or drive there. However, the drive is worth it since there are only a few tourists likely to be around.

Freedom beach

To get to the Freedom beach means hiring a long tail boat. This means the beach doesn’t get really crowded. The sand is white, and the water is mesmerizing.

Layan beach

This is a remote beach located in Phuket’s western side. There are fishing boats plus a river is guarded by an island. The shoreline is fringed with tropical trees. There is also just a single resort here. There is not too much to do here other than swimming, sunbathing or having a massage.

Similan Islands

This archipelago is a group of 10 islands. The islands are almost deserted, and they are a short distance away from Phuket. The islands are low lying but are covered in forests. The coral beaches are home to crab eating monkeys too. The islands are popular dive spots often rated in the top 10. Thailand Dive and Sail is one company offering diving trips to these islands.

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