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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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Wingfoiling in Phuket

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!