If you are looking for a truly stunning place to take your vacation in Thailand, you must consider Phuket. Phuket is one of Thailand’s most extraordinary islands you can ever be in. Blessed with beautiful panoramic views of the sea, not to mention the beautiful blanket of nature all around, Phuket is your go-to place if you want to surround yourself with nothing but stunning greenery.
That being said, if you’re a big hiker lover, you’re in luck! Phuket offers some of the best hiking trails around, and in this article, we’re going to share with you a few trails that you cannot miss out on:
1. Paradise Beach
Paradise Beach is well known in Phuket as one of the most stunning beaches around the island, thanks to its emerald-blue waters, loose white sand, and lush palm trees. As a hiker, here’s some good news: there’s a trail here! However, the trail doesn’t start in Paradise Beach. The trail begins in Patong, allowing you to pass the Tri Trang Resort while following the road to Emerald Bay.
Once you reach the beach, your hike is completed! Reward yourself with a cool dip in the waters before you head back. Don’t forget to bring water, as the hike can get a little hot.
2. Kathu Waterfall
If you’re a bigger fan of waterfalls than you are of beaches or simply a fan of both, then Kathu Waterfall is a must-visit place. At the top of the waterfall, you are promised a spectacular view of the jungle, not to mention all the other beautiful scenes as you make your way up there.
To hike here, we highly recommend doing so in the rainy season. This way, once you reach the waterfall, you are rewarded with fast-flowing freshwater to dip into. Do remember to pack in some non-slip shoes to keep your footing when climbing wet rocks.
3. The Big Buddha
Regarded as one of the most revered places in Phuket, the Big Buddha sits towering over its surroundings, being seen from many directions. It is made out of marble, standing tall next to its smaller gold-plated version of itself nearby.
To hike to the Big Buddha, start your trip from Karon Beach. From there, you will pass vine plantations, slowly making your way to the path towards the Big Buddha that seems to get narrower and narrower as you climb higher. Once you reach the top, enjoy relaxing at the view of the stunning beach and feeling the cool breeze on your skin! However, keep in mind that you are expected to dress conservatively because this is a religious site. In other words, no beachwear!
There are so many other places in Phuket that we highly recommend you visit! This includes Bang Pae Waterfall, Khao Sok National Park, and many more. Regardless, going to any of the places we recommended will promise you an exciting journey with a fantastic finish to it all.
Just remember to research the hiking area and prepare for the hike thoroughly before going out. This includes wearing the right hiking gear along with packing enough water for the journey. This way, you won’t be caught thirsty and uncomfortable during the hike, which is nothing near the perfect hiking trip you dreamt of.
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