If you feel overwhelmed by the crowds of people in Phuket especially during its peak season, get some respite at one of its many beautiful parks.
Think Phuket is all hustle and bustle? Think again! It’s also home to some of the most stunning parks in the region. We list three Phuket parks that should be high on your must-visit list especially if you are craving some breathing space.
Located on the eastern side of the island, Khao Phra Thaeo National Park is full of picturesque waterfalls and stunning mountain walkways.
A very popular route to explore is the eight-kilometre-long hiking trail that takes trekkers from Bang Pae waterfall to Ton Sai. Local tour guides are on hand to help identify the sights and sounds you'll encounter along the way. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife as you make your way through the forest.
If you are not really an outdoorsy person but enjoy picnics, then this is just the place for you. Located on the northern part of Patong Beach, Loma Park is a public space that does a great job of combining beautiful open air scenery with nature. Little wonder it’s a favourite picnic spot for many of the locals.
This Phuket park is the perfect choice to enjoy nature first-hand without straying too far from the beaten track. And with Patong right there, you could even spend a few hours sunbathing!
There are various events held at the park, including the celebration of national holidays and concerts, and it would be hard to find a better for public gatherings, as Loma Park encompasses everything that’s great about Phuket — laid-back and beautiful at the same time.
Stretching across 90 square kilometres in northern Phuket, Sirinat National Park is one of the best representations of the island’s nature.
The park houses a huge mangrove forest that is home to plants and animals unique to Phuket, with suspended wooden walkways designed to show off the beauty of the swamp without damaging the park's delicate ecosystem.You will find plenty of information about the plants and animals that inhabit the park thanks to a dedicated visitor’s centre and signs throughout.
The park also encompasses three beaches, Nai Yang, Nai Thon and Mai Khao — pristine stretches of sand far from the madding crowd.
Looking to get the full Sirinat experience? Rent one of the government-run tents or bungalows, or spend the night in one of the resorts close by.
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