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Local Guide

Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year Eve

26 December 2017

Phuket is a southern province and the largest island in the Andaman Sea.

It also consists 32 other islands which we all can travel to. This place is blessed with its finest beach, lovely culture and variety of things to do. Here you and your family can stay at the best family hotel in Phuket and spend a whole week without feeling bored. Despite being the second smallest province in Thailand, this place is the top recommended destination for tourists, especially in this time of year, Christmas and New Year Eve. Let’s see where people can visit to feel so completely festive that Uncle Santa would be proud of your fullest life.


The Big Buddha

New Year is coming, and it is a new chance for you to start over and fight for your resolutions. The past year may be so good that you want to keep this lucky feeling forever, or may be bad and you finally fought it through. How about lifting your spirit this year with some religious beliefs? Phuket has its most famous religious landmark named The Big Buddha on top of the Nakkerd Hill, which gives you 360-degree views of the island between the Chalong pier and the Kata beach. The image of Buddha is 45 meters tall and can be seen from far away. People here will surely enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the sound of ringing bells and prayers.


Patong Beach

You can’t come to Phuket without visiting its beautiful beaches. And the most famous of them are obviously half-moon shape Patong Beach on Phuket's west coast. This place has everything one heavenly beach needs to be, mouth-watering sea foods, spas, water sports, sunbath areas, nightclubs, volleyball fields, nightlife complex, and the list goes on. This place is 24/7 so you can do anything from jet skiing, parasailing or even dancing dusk till dawn.


Old Town Phuket

This is also the well-known destination on the island that people can immediately think of while mentioning Phuket. These are historical streets where you can find Buddhist and Chinese temples, shrines, old-style shop houses and Sino-Portuguese buildings since the 16th century. There are also many tourist attractions in this area, including the Baan Chinpracha Museum, Phuket Provincial Hall or famous restaurants like Kopitiam Restaurant. We can guarantee tourists who love taking photos that, you can spend your whole day on these streets, especially the main one which is Thalang Road.


Bangla Road

How can you count down to the next year without being late at night? And how can you stay up all night without being somewhere fun? With inexpensive choices of alcohols for tourist, Bangla Road is the perfect match for you to jump into next year, while drinking your favorite cocktails, followed by local beers and some dancing moves. There are plenty of open-air bars, go-go bars, few pubs and some restaurants. To imagine that you were in some beautiful beachfront bar, talked with your beloved friends while drinking your favorite drinks and enjoyed the new year fireworks, this would be one of the best festive moment Phuket can create for you.


Phuket is one of those cities which never truly sleeps. The island is an international heaven for people around the world for its finest beach, shops, foods and cultures. So, we would like to recommend this beautiful place for tourists who seek festive memories about Christmas and New Year. Phuket surely can guarantee you so much joy and bliss, that you can say you have lived life to the fullest for the next year to come.


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