Day 11 we went to see the "Big Buddha" project that is on one of the highest spots of Phuket. The Buddha is enormous and can be seen from almost anywhere on the island.
A man gazing at the Big Buddha:
There are monks that live on the premises. This one had the public rotation where he sits and blesses the visitors that come in:
A Coconut Juice break...again. Can you tell this is the ONLY treat we are allowed? :-)
Evening of Day 12 we went out to Patong. A crowded area full of shopping, lights and night activity. Incedentally, it is also the better place in Phuket for seeing Thailand's infamous "Ladyboys."
Nicole and Myself with two of the Ladyboys. Yes, transgenders. They were born men and then made the transformation later in life:
Check out the size of this seafood! The restaurants all put it out on ice to show you what you are getting before you agree to come in: