The second part of the why-we-love-this-place story is attitude: few places on the planet are this laid-back. Of the two islands located near Phuket and Krabi, one is completely free of human inhabitants (Phi Phi Leh), and the other is without roads (Phi Phi Don). There’s no schedule, no hustle-and-bustle, no reason to be in a hurry.
Bangla Road is one of the top attractions in Phuket and for good cause. It is something that you cannot truly understand until you have seen it with your own eyes. On the main Bangla Road, bars line both sides of the road. There are several side roads (called Soi’s) leading off of Bangla Road which are more like entertainment complexes then actual roads. Wherever you go in Bangla, friendly girls will call you with a big smile and encourage you to have a drink and play a few silly bar games. Everyone is welcome.
Why are elephant riding tours famous not only in Phuket but throughout Thailand? The simple answer is that elephants are considered as a symbol of Thailand. It is the animal of the Kings. In Thai history, elephants are the king of all animals and were used regularly in wars of the past. The history of the Thai elephant can be compared with the history of Siam or nowadays, Thailand. If you do not try some of these activities especially ones where the Thai elephants are involved, it might seem like you never truly arrived in Thailand.
Many of the Elephant riding & Jungle Trekking tours will have you enjoying a relaxed ride on a domesticated and gentle elephant through the jungle. At the elephant camp, you will find a chance to enjoy the elephants show, watch them play football, dancing and do painting and taking them to bath in a stream.