Phuket is the place to watch tridacna in its natural habitat — these giant bivalve mollusks that can reach 200 kilograms and the clam length of 1.5 meters produce the largest pearls. For instance, the largest pearl ever found, the Pearl of Allah, which is 6,4 kg, was found in a tridacna.
There is a beautifully sad story of a Philippine chief’s son, who dived in search of corals and beautiful shells, and didn’t return to the surface once. He was later discovered with his hand captured in the tridacna’s powerful clam. His hand was holding the Pearl of Allah. This is why tridacna is also named «a deathtrap».
You shouldn’t really be afraid of these old folk’s tales, though — scientists have proved that mollusk muscles are weak and could hardly capture a human finger, let alone hand.
Help these cute buddies to get back to their native habitat. Gibbons are balancing on the brink of extinction and can’t cope on their own!How much: free10Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Helping orphans is arguably the most important pursuit in one’s life. To hear a happy child laugh is the highest possible reward!How much: free4Orphanage Centre
Rent the underwater bike and have the high-level adventure right on the other side of the ocean’s surface.How much: from 3200 baht23Phuket
From the top of the observation deck you will see an amazing view opening on the major part of the island.How much: free16Big Buddha
The dish for the bravest of the foodies — and a great snack for a glass of beer, surprisingly. Besides, this exotic food is rich in protein and calcium.How much: price unknown10Phuket
Staying in touch with animals and taking a walk outside in the beautiful exotic nature of Thailand will give you a boost of energy like no other.How much: from 800 baht10Phuchada Safari Park
In Phuket you can try out an unusual, but very tasty dessert that will impress any sweets lover.How much: from 20 baht10Sam Kong Ice-cream Cafe
Face and conquer your fear — where else could you get away with dragging the huge crocodile with its huge teeth by its tail?How much: from 200 baht12The Phuket Zoo
Try out Thai «Chalong Bay» rum right at the production factoryHow much: from 300 baht10Rum Factory
Write a good message for your darlings on a marble tile that one day will become part of the magnificent temple.How much: from 300 baht6Big Buddha
The tradition of impetuous water splashing during this holiday not only cheers up but is believed to purify souls.How much: free21Phuket
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