Are you in the middle of packing up your belongings so you can make the long-haul temporary move to Phuket, Thailand? If so, there is no doubt that you’ve got lots on your mind as you prepare to settle in and live in a whole other country. At the same time, it’s important to slow down, take a moment, and really let it all sink in. If you plan on being there on a temporary basis, whether a few months, or a few years, you want to be sure you make the absolute most of your time.
A great way to do this is by chronicling your adventures through photography. Even if you don’t consider yourself much of a photographer, that’s no reason not to pick up a camera and try. Here we’ll take a look at some of the best most picturesque locations to photograph while you’re in Phuket.
The Big Buddha
The Big Buddha is a very well-known tourist destination and features a massive 45-meter high Buddha made of white marble. The statue sits on a steep hill, and visitors can climb the stairs to the top for spectacular views and photo opportunities.
Patong Beach is easily the most famous beach in Phuket and features a huge array of activities. It’s also known for its bustling nightlife. With that said you’ve got a whole lot of great opportunities for photographs during the day, and at night. Just remember the beach resort area tends to get pretty crowded, which means you need to be a bit more patient with your photo ops.
Phi Phi Viewpoint
If you’re the type that loves scenery photos then Phi Phi Viewpoint is going to knock your socks off. The trick is to head all the way up to viewpoint 2 in order to get the best most expansive views. It’s a hike, but it is well worth it.
Old Phuket Town
Old Phuket Town will have you feeling as though you’ve stepped back in time thanks to its beauty, intricacy, and stunning colors. The streets are lined with Sino-Portuguese shop houses that are painted in lovely bright colors that will truly pop in photographs.
Wat Chalong is another must-photograph attraction as this is known as the most revered and largest temple in all of Phuket. The carvings are nothing short of spectacular, and the lovely bright colors are really something to take in.
Don’t Forget Your Accommodation
Of course you also want to capture how special, unique, and picturesque your own accommodations are. Take for example the exceptionally elegant Phuket luxury villas with private pool offered by Banyan Tree Residences. These are particularly popular with expats and those looking to invest in high-end realty in Phuket, and can enable you to have your own base on the island, which is ideal if you can afford it.
Take the time to capture all the nuances and special qualities of your villa, as one day these will be some of your most cherished photos. You may even want to take the extra step and decorate your villa with your own photos and create a collage of sorts.
By capturing all these fabulous spots you’ll have more than just great memories, you’ll have albums worth of incredible photos.