Thailand was a destination on my list for a while now.
The clear blue water, the monkey island, and of course the food!
Possibly one of the most beautiful beach destinations I have been to. The culture is beautiful, the people are humble, and the Thai Tea is AUTHENTIC.
There is nothing like spending an entire day in a Speed Boat Island hoping, jumping into the shallow emerald green water, enjoying authentic Thai Food surrounded by good people and good vibes.
PHUKET, THAILAND/ MUST DO:
Speedboat to the Phi Phi Islands
Koh Phi Phi Don
Swim in the shallow emerald green water
Buddhist Temple: Amphone Muang Phuket AKA 'Monkey Temple'
Wat Chalong Temple
James Bond Island
Phuket Big Buddha (Chalong)
Tip: Wake up at 5AM to visit the Big Buddha - Nobody was there (except the monkeys)
also, it is better to go when the sun is not shinning toward the Buddha
DA HOOD MARKET, Patong
BEST. THAI TEA. EVER.
BEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER.
Valentine stole my heart <3
SAVE THE ELEPHANTS
The sanctuary specializes in rescuing injured and mistreated elephants
DO NOT RIDE THEM!!! </3
Do not do it for the gram, PLEASE.
AVOID all elephant tourist activities such as riding and taking pictures with them.
They deserve to be happy. The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary allows you to experience something unique, and honestly it is such a humbling experience.