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What to Do in Phuket

What to Do in Phuket? Phuket is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. Some of the most popular attractions on the island include the Big Buddha, Wat Chalong Temple, the old streets of Phuket Town, and the elephant sanctuaries.

Phuket also offers a variety of tours and day trips, such as snorkelling and diving excursions to nearby islands like Phi Phi Island and Similan Island. Visitors can also take a trip to Phang Nga Bay to see the famous James Bond Island and Koh Panyi village on stilts. Other popular activities in Phuket include island hopping tours, cultural tours, and ATV adventures. With so much to see and do, Phuket is a perfect destination for those looking for an unforgettable vacation in Thailand.

All-times popular attractions

There are so many things to see and do in Phuket, we tried here to organize them in easy to browse list. Whether you come with friends, with your kids or with your loved one, we explored and sorted everything we found, with beautiful photos or videos.

Most popular attractions pages

The pages below share the many attractions of Phuket organized by themes and topics, from viewpoints to beach clubs and even rooftops bars and restaurants.

Most popular landmarks in Phuket

Below is a list summarizing some of the most popular landmarks and sites you can discover and visit while in Phuket. The classics always include The Bif Buddha, Chalong Temple, the old Phuket Town, Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi Island, but there are so many more to explore! If you feel like renting a car or a scooter, you will be able to go from place to place by yourself. If not, the tour agencies in Phuket are well organized and affordable, plus they will always pick you up at your hotel and drop you off after your day trip.

Beaches of Phuket

Since the main reason decided to travel all the way to Phuket is the beaches, you will be pleased to know that we counted more than 46 beaches on the island. Those in the southwest are the most beautiful, but also the business ones, especially between December to March. Luckily, some superb beaches in the north are a lot more quiet, with enough hotels and restaurants to make your holiday perfect. We even found some beaches that remained quiet, not so much because they are secret, but because it requires a bit of effort to reach them, and people are often unwilling to make this effort, but fast to complain when the easy-to-access beaches are too busy!

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Islands near Phuket

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Kite Surfing in Phuket

Kitesurfing in Phuket!

Did you know that Phuket offers perfect conditions for learning kitesurfing? Rawai offers great flat water and the wind averages 10 to 20 knots, providing perfect conditions for all to learn this amazing sport! Prices start at 2,200 baht, everything included

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Big Buddha Phuket

The Big Buddha of Phuket

Phuket Big Buddha is a 45-metre-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. This impressive ... Read More
Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market is the most popular attraction in Phuket Town. This 360-metre long street market was an ... Read More
Jungceylon Shopping Mall

Jungceylon Shopping Center

Jungceylon Shopping Center is a massive complex in the very centre of Patong Beach and the largest on Phuket Island ... Read More
Wat Chalong Temple in Phuket

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong is the largest, most revered and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. According to some sources, it was ... Read More
Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket is one of the best weekday night markets on the island. Everyone seems to love them, Thai ... Read More
Phuket Naka Weekend Market in Phuket Town

Naka Weekend Market

Phuket Naka Weekend Market (previously called Chaofa Variety Weekend Market) is an immense night bazaar near Central Festival on the ... Read More
Kata Night Market, Phuket Thailand

Kata Night Market

Kata Night Market is not a very well-known market as it is rather hidden between a maze of buildings and ... Read More
Carpe Diem Beach Club on Bang Tao Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Carpe Diem Beach Club Phuket

A great beach club on Bang Tao Beach Carpe Diem on Bang Tao Beach is the latest Beach Club in ... Read More
Central Floresta Phuket

Central Phuket Floresta Shopping Mall

Central Phuket Floresta sounds like another mall on the island but is just a massive extension of the good old ... Read More
Catch Beach Club Phuket on Bang Tao Beach

Catch Beach Club Phuket on Bangtao Beach

Catch Beach Club, by the famous Twinpalms Resort, is reborn on Bangtao Beach and is as popular as ever. This ... Read More
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is a luxurious 5-star resort situated at the feet of a green hill overlooking the ... Read More
Banzaan Market in Patong

Banzaan Market in Patong Beach

Banzaan Market in Patong Beach is an excellent experience during your holiday. It's easier to access than most local markets ... Read More
Tunk Ka Cafe Phuket

Tunk Ka Cafe in Phuket Town

Tunk Ka Cafe is one of our favourite restaurants in Phuket Town, a long-established hillside place beautifully built on top ... Read More
Karon Viewpoint

Karon Viewpoint

Where is Karon Viewpoint? The Karon Viewpoint Thai name is Kho Sam Haad, which means 'The Hill of the Three ... Read More
Tann Terrace Phuket à Karon Beach

Tann Terrace Phuket

Tann Terrace Phuket is a lovely beach bar, restaurant and even boutique hotel with a unique location at the very ... Read More
Boat Bar Kamala Beach

Boat Bar and Restaurant on Kamala Beach

Breakfast, lunch and dinner right on the beach in Kamala Boat Bar and Restaurant is a long-established venue with a ... Read More
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