travelers interested in eco-tourism will want to visit less
developed provinces of Thailand. But there are places on the
island where eco-tourists can revel in the natural surroundings.
diving off the west coast of Phuket Island is one of the best
ways to appreciate the natural beauty of the coral reefs and
aquatic life in the warm waters of the Andaman. There are
also many scuba tours available to other islands such as the
Similans, which are famous as one of the top scuba diving
destinations in the world.
on a nearly deserted beach is more to your taste than being
pampered in a luxury resort, you may want to explore Nai Yang
or Mai Khao beaches in the Sirinat National Park in the northwest
are well maintained trails in Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Park,
the last refuge of some of the indigenous wildlife, where
trekkers can enjoy hiking through the jungle, and numerous
tour operators offer treks on elephant back. The
island has also been described as a paradise for mountain
bikers who like to take in the scenery and atmosphere of the
tropical island and get some good exercise at the same time.
rock climbers will want to challenge the limestone cliffs
of nearby Krabi province, but they can practice on one of
the climbing towers in Phuket.
for health conscious tourists who want to absorb the natural
beauty of the island and its surroundings include snorkeling,
swimming, horseback riding, and especially sea-canoeing or
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