€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
240things to do
in Thailand
114things to do
in Phuket

Try durianin Phuket, Thailand

#7of 114 things to doin Phuket

Take local guide

Try durian in one of the toursChoose

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
Durian is considered to be a «king of fruits», but be prepared for the stark dissonance between its pleasant taste and terrible smell.
How to try durian in Phuket
Durian rightfully won the title of the «king of fruit» due to the abundance of vitamins and minerals under its prickly skin — vitamin C, carotene, folic acid, riboflavin, calcium, iron, niacin - and this is not a complete list.

The fruit itself can weigh up to 8 kilograms; inside the fruit there are several chambers filled with a yellowish mass of heavenly taste, reminiscent of the egg-milk cream, but with an awful smell! This is because the fruit durian contains organic sulphur, which causes such a «stunning» flavour. It is even forbidden to visit the public places with this fruit. The longer the cut durian is kept, the more «fragrant» it is, so it is better to eat at once.

It is believed that Thai durians are the best, but it still worth to check out its quality when buying: a sign of immature fruit can be its fixed spines — they are moved in a ripe fruit.

How much?

the cost is seasonal, ranging from 100 Baht per kilogram.

Tips and hints

never eat the durian with an alcohol — they do not play well together and can lead to an excessive increase in blood pressure.

Tours & excursions 1

#1Cuisine AdventureCuisine Adventure

It is a real gastronomic adventure that you'll remember for a long time. You will discover the little secrets of great culinary delights of Thailand.

฿1000+/person

Reviews

Guest06 December 2022

More things to do in Phuket

#33Attend the Vegetarian Festival in PhuketAttend the Vegetarian Festivaloddviser

The bright and strange festival that is held yearly in Phuket attracts thousands of spectators.

FREE
#11Ride a quad bike in the jungle in PhuketRide a quad bike in the jungleoddviser

Extreme quad biking in the jungle will be a bright flash back of Thailand.

800Phuchada Safari Park
#66Try sapodilla in PhuketTry sapodillaКристина Нестеренко

Because of the short-term storage period you can try out the tasty and healthy sapodilla only in tropical countries — do not miss this chance!

40
#29Swim with the leopard catsharks in PhuketSwim with the leopard catsharksoddviser

The memorable diving in the company of leopard catsharks can be found near the islands of Phi-Phi.

4400
#70Try the ruby dessert in PhuketTry the ruby dessertoddviser

This is a wonderful replacement for conventional ice cream — the dessert is served cold, and looks like a real handful of precious stones.

#49Watch the birth of the sea turtles in PhuketWatch the birth of the sea turtlesoddviser

Become a witness to the birth of tiny sea turtles and watch their first broken path to the sea.

195Mai Khao beach
#10See a mudskipper in PhuketSee a mudskipperoddviser

All fish swim and don't show off. But these fish are an exception - they run, jump and even climb trees. Try to find it!

FREESirinat National Park
#28Try Thai foot massage in PhuketTry Thai foot massageКристина Нестеренко

After a busy day of hiking, be sure to check out the Thai foot massage — relieve your fatigue

270«Oriental Massage» Parlour
#32Try the roasted crickets in PhuketTry the roasted cricketsoddviser

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.

#2Feed the Megabat in PhuketFeed the MegabatEugene Krasowski

Find the flock of megabats and get the fruit snacks ready (their favorites are mango, papaya and avocado).

FREE
#21Try fried ice cream in PhuketTry fried ice creamoddviser

In Phuket you can try out an unusual, but very tasty dessert that will impress any sweets lover.

20Sam Kong Ice-cream Cafe
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Phuket with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!