Monday, February 1, 2010

From Snorkeling to Football, in Phuket

Adventure Trips for All, in Phuket

Phuket has many activities available for those who select the island as their holiday destination.
Some are interested in the many beautiful beaches, others in the day or night entertainment that can be enjoyed. As one of the richest province in Thailand, Phuket has something for all, including three football seven tournaments.

Tourists to the island can enjoy the many excursions available, by themselves or with a tour company. From elephant riding to bungee jumping, there are different adventure trips to fit everyone's liking. Other thrilling activities are scuba diving, rock climbing, kart racing, snorkeling, or motorcycling.

Riding a motorcycle in Thailand is nice, especially in Phuket, but very dangerous. A couple of hundred tourists end dead on the road each year, not only due to their intake of alcohol, but also the careless driving style of the natives. It is refreshing to ride with the wind going in the hairs, but wearing an helmet could save many lives.

In Phuket, it is much safer to experience speed in a kart on a speed track in the Patong Go-kart Speedway facility. Spectators can also enjoy seeing the karts racing safely while eating Thai food at the place's restaurant. Wearing an helmet is compulsory and safety rules taken seriously as having someone injured is not an option.

Young and old can snorkel safely. Exploring Phuket's beautiful sea floor and admiring coral reefs with very colorful fish around them is a kind of experience. Snorkeling is a cheap activity very well suited for children under supervision. There are lots of fascinating snorkeling areas in Phuket.

Scuba diving is for those who want to experience an even more beautiful sight of fish and corals in the ocean. New divers can be trained by a qualified diving instructor on the basic theory and equipment. A supervised dive in a swimming pool, and then in shallow water near the shore, can get anyone ready for an open ocean dive.

Phuket also has a rock climbing wall that attracts many climbers of all levels. There, at the Quest Laguna Phuket, one can receive instructions in climbing and practice on a 15 meters tower with different faces. At just a few hours from Phuket, Krabi is the place to go climbing in a stunning environment.

Two-day international football seven tournaments are organized three times per year in Phuket, in November and February. Football lovers who want not only a vacation but wish to enjoy sport in a friendly competition may join and play against teams from Hong-Kong, Singapore, Australia and many more countries.

Phuket is only the sixth province of the kingdom in terms of population. With all the quality activities and entertainment it is able to provide, Phuket is certainly the first tourist destination in Thailand.

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