47 Best Things to Do in Phuket and Around

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What to do in Phuket? [toc] What are the best things to do in Phuket? The popularity of this fantastic island comes from the incredibly vast range of attractions, activities and tours, from fabulous beaches and natural wonders to glittering temples and human-made attractions. Phang Nga Bay is an absolute must-do, with jaw-dropping limestone cliffs and flooded caves. Phi Phi islands are everyone's second favourite, even though they can be

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands near Phuket

What to do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2022: Access to Maya Bay is now possible but limited to a few daily visitors. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2022, Phi Phi islands are open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island looks quiet, and many shops, restaurants and hotels are still closed, but things start to look better. There

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Phuket Trip Planner 2022

Phuket Trip Planner

How to plan a trip to Phuket? [toc] When planning a trip to Phuket, there are several key factors to consider: When to go, how long to stay? where to stay, what to do and what not to miss, how to get around, what you should know, safety, etc. When to go to Phuket? Selecting the right season is key when planning a trip to Phuket. Most visitors prefer to

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Andamanda Phuket Water Park

Andamanda Phuket Water Park

A huge water park near Phuket Town [toc] Andamanda Phuket is an immense new water park near Phuket Town, passed Kathu when coming from Patong Beach. This massive park covers a staggering 100,000 sq.m. and 25 attractions, including many impressive waterslides, a 10,000 sq.m. swimming area with artificial waves and the longest lazy river in southeast Asia (550 metres!). Andamanda is divided into 5 main theme zones, all decorated with

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket – Scuba Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the Best Scuba Diving Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers' recommendations and the years we spent working with local dive shops, we compiled a list of reputable dive centres around the island. They offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, liveaboard cruises and speciality diving. This list is not sponsored and is in

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022 – September 25th to October 4th

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022

What is the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022? [toc] The Phuket Vegetarian Festival (or Nine Emperor Gods Festival) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events on Phuket island. For this unique occasion, a crowd of devotees assemble in every Chinese shrine around the island, followed by an even bigger horde of photographers avid to get the shot of their life. The

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket

Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Where to bathe with elephants in Phuket? [toc] The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket gives visitors a unique chance to get close to elephants in a fun way. Here, no one rides the animals; the old controversial elephant trekking time is over. In an Elephant Sanctuary, you feed, play and bathe adults and baby elephants in a way you never experienced before. However, keep in mind that bathing with elephants is

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REBEL Rock Climbing in Phuket

Rebel Rock Climbing Phuket

Where to do rock climbing in Phuket? [toc] REBEL Rock Climbing is an impressive 3-story, 700 sqm indoor set of walls to ascend. Everyone, from kids to adults, from beginners to very advanced, can practice their skills on top-rope walls, boulder walls, lead climb walls, boulder caves and top-out boulder walls. It looks great for corporate events as well. Friendly staff are here to teach you and help you find

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23 Most Instagrammable Spots in Phuket

Where to get the best selfie in Phuket? [toc] What are the best places for your Instagram photos in Phuket? Pictures and selfies have become part of our lives. They are a fantastic way to keep travel memories alive for a very long time, not to mention the irresistible bragging rights on Facebook and Instagram. Who doesn't enjoy posting tropical beach photos and sharing them with friends freezing in the

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Phuket FantaSea Show

Phuket FantaSea Show on Kamala Beach

Phuket FantaSea Review [toc] Important note about Phuket Fantasea: if elephants performing on stage or giving a short ride to the visitors upset you, you should give it a miss. Phuket FantaSea is a show narrating the legend of Kamala, which in this story is a jungle with a mythical palace, quite different from the Kamala, you know! This massive stage performance plays on the ground of a large theme

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Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

Phuket most iconic landmark [toc] The Phuket Big Buddha is a 45-metre-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. This impressive landmark is probably at the top of everyone's 'Must-Do in Phuket' and is jaw-dropping. The panoramic views from up there are breathtaking. Koh Samui always had a very popular Giant Buddha, and Phuket wanted a bigger one. In addition, it is free to visit

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10 Chinese Shrines in Phuket ⛩️

Chinese Temples and Shrines in Phuket

Phuket Chinese temples and shrines [toc] Phuket's Chinese shrines always offer an excellent opportunity for some good photos. There are quite a few around, and each has its characters and unique features. The large ones are very popular during Chinese New Year in February or the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in October and can get extremely crowded, not to mention very loud from firecrackers. 1. Jui Tui Shrine Best known and

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Best surf schools in Phuket 🏄

Phuket Surf Schools

[toc] Here is a list of surf schools in Phuket. We've seen surfboard rentals priced from about 150 to 300 baht an hour around the island, while surfing lessons start at about 1,000 baht per person for a group lesson. Private lessons are also available. Ask the surf shop about board delivery if you're hoping to surf at a different beach. Best surf schools and board rentals in Phuket Talay

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Stand Up Paddle in Phuket – SUP

Stand Up Paddle in Phuket

What is Stand Up Paddleboard? [toc] People may be familiar with surfing, but what's this SUP? SUP is an acronym for Stand Up Paddle. Stand Up Paddleboarding as a sport has been around Phuket for quite some time but is still one of the world's most popular water sports mainly because of its wide range of recreational uses, including fitness, fishing, yoga, racing and surfing. Stand Up Paddle in Phuket

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BrassWok Thai Cooking Class

BrassWok Thai Cooking class in Phuket

Learn how to cook great Thai food while in Phuket! [toc] Thai cooking classes at BrassWok cater for small groups from 2 up to 6 guests per session. Typically each guest will have their own station and hands-on learning to craft their own dish. The lessons are fun, educational and entertaining. Chef Instructor leads the practical class at a personally suitable and enjoyable pace for guests. And the cooking assistant

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