Published: April 22, 2020
The tropical haven of Phuket is arguably the most Instagram-worthy province in the whole of Thailand; as it boasts an endless array of tropical greenery, palm tree fringed beaches, breathtaking vistas, and beautifully crafted islandic architecture, making every single corner of it, quality social media material. So for those who do want to share their experiences on Instagram here are a few suggestions of where to get great photos.
Phuket Old Town
Phuket’s old town holds a lot of charm beneath its name – the preserved olden city showcases beautiful and vintage architecture in the style of Sino-Portuguese townhouses. The old Portuguese influenced town has an exuberant crowd and collection of colorful restaurants, bars, food stalls, and cafes. Wander the streets and discover eclectic vibes from galleries street art boutiques, along with a variety of architectural walls that provide perfect backgrounds for your Instagram – outfit of the day shots.
One of the more vibrant streets where people just love to indulge themselves in collecting moments from the eyes of a lens is Soi Rommanee – filled with ample light from Chinese lanterns, and traditional shophouses that are shaded with different romantic shades that will take your Instagram game to a whole new level.
On top of that, the old town also features an elegant restaurant – Blue elephant, that serves rich and authentic Thai cuisine within the gates of its opulent and exotic surroundings. Other than that, you can savor moments within the European architectural genius at Thai Hua Museum and Dibuk Road that features textile and art shops as well as French cuisine.
Nui beach may just seem to you like any other generic beach on the Pearl of the Andaman, however, what makes the hidden and remote gem really unique is the rush of excitement you get from trying to find it – people are always fascinated by things that are hard to discover or find.
The private beach withholds strong elements of privacy and comfort that make it a perfect place to take pictures and enjoy the company of your fellow visitors in peace and composed tranquility. The stylish beach features a spa, several levels of a hillside, buildings made from bamboo as well as natural stream coming from the mountain that makes it very nature abundant and adventurous – a tropical haven for the landscape-loving.
Nui beach has several props that include couches under the sun, a swing for people to sit on and an eye-captivating scenery, in addition to the turquoise clear water, that definitely has to be recorded through a lens to be relived and cherished.
Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple)
Wat Chalong may be a place to pay your respects, but it is also one of the most beautiful and eye-catching hotspots in Phuket, featuring its beautifully crafted local architecture in the form of exquisite temples and buildings.
Wat Chalong is the largest temple in Phuket, bringing out the beauty of reverence in the Buddhist religion. The exterior is constructed with astutely and beautifully painted murals that depict the life and teachings of the Enlightened Buddha; delicate carvings that are so exquisitely structured, as well as a glass chamber that holds the sacred relic bone of Buddha in the third level of the Phra Mahathat Chedi stupa. The dome also features various poses of Buddha in statue form as a resemblance to the different phases of his life.
The spot is not only a perfect way to interact with elephants, but to also capture beautiful and rare moments with them through professional or amateur photography. The sanctuary offers an ecstatic but at the same time homely vibe through interactions with the elephants, by feeding them, washing them, merely rubbing their trunks or touching them, as well as the simplicity in just feeling their warm breath.
On top of that, the sanctuary connects visitors with nature in absolution through the use of a mud spa with the elephants, where intimacy and interaction are compliments of the atmosphere. There are also photographers for hire, that will contribute to the welfare and maintenance of the elephants.
Samed Nang Chee Viewpoint
Samed Nang Chee is located less than an hour from Phuket Airport at the neighboring province Phang Nga. This scenic spot offers photo opportunities of stunning views overlooking Phang Nga Bay coastline. Samed Nang Chee is a tourist attraction that is very popular and has widely intrigued the public ever since its picture was posted on the internet in 2016 by a Thai photography icon and went viral.
The view comes from the east coast of Phang Nga Bay, and you can observe the beautiful angle of the archipelago across, with the spectacle emphasizing the limestone cliff islands. The name “Samed Nang Chee” is taken from the local tale of a nun (nang chee) residing on the hill. She had to fold her dress as she stepped on to a canal to visit a monk staying on another hill.
Samed Nang Chee is a very unique location to capture moments as you can see the sunrise and after that; leading to clear nights in absolute darkness can unveil a rare glimpse of the Milky Way. Anyone who wants to take a break from the mainstream and hectic spots in Phuket can escape to the peaceful boutique accommodation nearby.
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