November 24, 2014

Phuket – City tour

During the Aidilfitri holidays in July, we went to Phuket for a short holiday.  We stayed at the Marriot Mai Khao Beach Resort, under the invitation of the Marriot Vacation Club.  The catch is of course, we had to listen to a 2-hour sales presentation of Marriot Vacation Club.

We took the early flight and arrived at the hotel at about 11am.  After some paperworks and confirming the time for our presentation, we rented a car and drove to the town to meet up with hubby’s classmate who has settled there.  He took us for lunch at a local restaurant, before playing tourist guide.

Our first stop was Baan Teelanka (Upside Down House).  Aside from its novelty and quirky photo opportunities, the house has nothing much to offer, though it’s touted as one of the best of the dozen or so upside down houses in the world.

Next stop was Wat Chalong, one of Phuket's most important temples and visited by thousands each year.  It is beautifully decorated with infinite reflections from hundreds of tiny glass pieces. 

We then headed to the Big Buddha, one of the island's most important and revered landmarks.  The huge image sits on atop Nakkerd Hills.  The site also offers 360-degree views of the island.  On the way down the hill, we stopped by one of the many little elephant petting farms.

We wrapped up the day with dinner with our hubby’s classmate’s family.

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