More insider guides for planning a trip to Phuket
When it comes to natural attractions, Phuket has a fair bounty – pearly beaches, dramatic coastlines, monolithic limestone karsts, never mind the national parks teeming with marine life and rainforest habitat – but cultural diversions have always been a bit harder to find. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Peel yourself off the sunbed for a stroll around the mosaic-tiled streets of Phuket Old Town and light some incense at a colourful tiered temple (but don’t forget to cover up).
Hang out with rescued elephants
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first ethical elephant camp to open on the island, and one of only two in the south of Thailand (the other being Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National...
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