A trip to Phuket usually means sinking your toes into the fine, white sand of its beaches or taking a dip in the surrounding crystal-blue waters. But did you know that there are actually more ways to enjoy nature when you visit this island paradise? In this article, we’ll walk you through four of your options.
You can add any of them to your itinerary as they’re all pretty accessible. Also, enjoying what they have in store will take very little time, so you don’t have to worry about fitting them into your schedule. Continue reading to find out more.
1. Visit the elephants of the island
There are several elephant sanctuaries on the island, so you can choose the one that you like the most. We recommend the one that pioneered ethical wildlife tourism in the area, which is Phuket Elephant Sanctuary in Paklok. There, you’ll be able to learn more about these majestic creatures and observe them in an environment that’s close to their natural habitat. Interaction with the animals is kept to a minimum, so you can enjoy nature in a responsible and mindful way.
2. Take a zipline through scenic Wichit
You can go to Hanuman World in the Wichit district to enjoy over a dozen zip lines that will take you soaring through the trees. Some of them are over 400 meters in length, and one special line called the roller zip line weaves around the entire area. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed there as well. You can climb elevated sky bridges and platforms to catch unforgettable views of the jungle or challenge yourself by rappelling down the trees.
3. Enjoy panoramic views of Ya Nui
Give your social media feeds the attention it deserves by snapping a photo at arguably the best viewpoint on the island. The Windmill Viewpoint near popular Ya Nui beach isn’t hard to miss, as its location is marked by a white wind turbine that gives the place its name. The real attraction to be found, however, is the view itself. It’s gorgeous any time of the day, with its nearby cliffs, lush greenery, and azure sea.
4. Get close with the macaques of Monkey Hill
Toh Sae hill is popularly known as Monkey Hill in the area, and that’s because it’s home to families of local macaques. There, you can enjoy the outdoors while making a few furry friends in the process. Some are even part of a regular performance that is led by a local, known as Uncle Hog. The macaques are generally not aggressive and are not as likely to steal your things as other monkeys do, but do exercise some caution as they are still wild animals.
The next time you find yourself in the beach capital of Thailand, keep this list in mind for occasions when you want to enjoy the outdoors in a new and different way. These activities are also a great way for you to start exploring nearby areas, so who knows what else you might discover. If you want a tranquil beachfront escape situated in a tropical island at a luxury resort,
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