The West of Thailand is full of endless amounts of beaches, tropical rainforests, awe-inspiring culture and a huge array of restaurants. Within the heart the West lies the stunning island, Phuket, located on the Andaman Coast. Not only is it the countries largest island, but is a major hub for backpackers & tourists. Have a read below to find out the best places to visit on your trip to the West Coast of Thailand.
BIG BUDDHA TEMPLE
Kick start your adventure in the best part of the the West, Phuket. There is no better palce than to start with visiting the iconic Big Buddha! Seeing as it can be seen from just about most places in the South of the Island, take time to climb the hill in Karon to experience the most breath-taking views around you. The perfect way to indulge into the Thai culture.
Whilst in Phuket, take a trip to the islands most funky & colourful night market. With a somewhat bohemian vibe, prepared to be impressed with the vast array of food, trendy clothes stalls and local made produce.
For those looking for a buzzing nightlife, Bangla road is the place for you. Complete your time in Phuket spending the evening in the centre of Patong. Bangla Road continues all the way to the beach and is a 400 metre strip full of a vast array of entertainment! From bars, nightclubs, and live music. Prepare for a fun-filled, wild night!
PHI PHI ISLANDS
You can't visit the West Coast without going to the famous Phi Phi Islands. Dive into the blue crystal waters where you will be surrounded with colourful schools of fish. Take a boat trip to stop outside the well known Maya Bay (from the legendry movie, The Beach!) and visit the most beautiful spot in Thailand ‘Pileh Lagoon’.
KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK
Escape off the beaten track and head to the stunning, Khao Sok National Park. Whether you are full of adrenaline and fancy tubing down the river, or looking for a peaceful afternoon canoeing, Khao Sok is the perfect little getaway. Enjoy the traditional Thai food and spend the evening relaxing listening to the sound of the wildlife in the national park.
Last but definitely not least, take a trip to Bangtao Beach. Some may say paradise, others may say 8km long stretch of white sand and crystal blue waters. Spend the day getting into your favourite book and cool down with an ice cold cocktail in the surrounding beach clubs. The perfect place to relax, top up your tan and make the most of the stunning island you are on!
There you have a few of the best things to do in and around the West Coast of Thailand. If this is your dream destination why not experience all of this and more on our brand new ‘Thailand West’ tour. Check it out and come and have a chat with the TruCrew today for some more info!