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  • The island of  Phuket doesn’t feel like an island at all. It’s so huge that you barely feel like you are surrounded by water. Called as the ‘pearl of the Andaman’, this is Thailand’s original flavor of tailor-made fun in the sun. Phuket's sin city of Patong is the biggest town and busiest beach.

    It’s the ultimate gong show where beachaholics sizzle off their hangovers and go-go girls play ping pong…without paddles. But there's space for all kinds here. Phuket Town has morphed into an artsy, culturally rich capital, while Rawai on the island's southern tip remains blissfully laid-back, despite development. The twin west-coast beaches of Kata and Karon reel in holidaymakers who like their trips easy.

     An upmarket twist awaits along Hat Surin and Ao Bang Thao, while, further north, things quieten down as you thread through Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaew reserve. Ultimately, the island’s affinity for luxury far outshines its other stereotypes. 
  • Must Visit Places: Thrillophilia Recomendation

  • 01Phuket Aquarium

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    One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! 

    Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty.

    Location: Mueang Phuket District

    Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB

  • 02James Bond Island

    James Bond Island
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    Tour to James Bond Island

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  • 03Phi Phi Island

    Phi Phi Island is the most popular destination in Thailand. The Phi Phi Islands consist of six islands. The major ones being Phi Phi Don, which hosts the bohemian town of Phi Phi Islands, and Phi Phi Leh with Maya Bay.

    Phi Phi Islands are famous for its limestone cliffs rising sheer out of the emerald green waters, white powdery beaches and its many coral reefs offering great diving and snorkelling.

    Highlights
    : This island is popular for sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling. Tourists can also visit Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Cove, Viking Cave and Monkey Beach.

    Getting There
    : The Phi Phi islands are located about 48 Km southeast from Phuket, 42 km south from Krabi Town and 40 km from Ao Nang Beach. You can reach the island within 3 hours depending on the type of boat you choose. Boats leave from Phuket, Ao Nang and the Chao Far Pier in Krabi Town on a daily basis.
  • 04Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

    Perched on the headlands and overlooking the Andaman Sea, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach resort is a serene and relaxing getaway, giving you the direct access of the Naithon Beach. The resort has variety of guestrooms to offer, showcasing the authentic Phuket accommodation in a contemporary design and are equipped with all the ultramodern amenities.

    With two restaurants, three bars and a bakery, the resort has everything to offer for its guests, from the authentic Thai cuisine, sea food to the traditional buffets. 

    Location: The resort is located on the Naithon Beach at the Saku Thalang. The resort is just 15-20 minutes drive from the Phuket International Airport. 

    Activities & Amenities
     Spas
     Meeting Rooms
     Wedding Place
     Swimming 
     Limousine Services
     Shuttle Bus services from the city to the hotel

    Price: Starts from approximately 6500 Baht.
  • 05Raya Island

    Raya Island
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    Raya Islands Tour near Phuket

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  • 06Cruise to Phang Nga Islands

    Cruise to Phang Nga Islands
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    Island Cruise to Phang Nga Islands near Phuket

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  • 07Visit Khao Rang Hill View Point

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    When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best locations in Phuket is to visit Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the northwestern side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the southeastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.

    Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. For having excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area.

    Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 
  • 08The Tiger Kingdom

    The Tiger Kingdom is a great combination of tourism with wildlife preservation. The preservation provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with several Indochinese tigers of varying ages and sizes that have been raised by hand in captivity since birth. The vicinity also boasts facilities to camp for the night with several amenities.

    Location:  Located right next to the Go?Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill.

    Things to Keep in Mind: Before entering the visitors are asked to leave the belongings outside in a locker, remove your shoes and wash hands.

    Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.

    Price: The approximate entrance fee is around 800 Baht.
  • 09Bang Tao Beach

    Immerse in the munificence of nature and enjoy the luxuries of Asia’s largest resort complex, Laguna Phuket, in Phuket’s largest beach of Bang Tao. The beautiful stretch of land goes up to four miles and has some of the luxurious resorts with facilities like spas, pools, golf course and restaurants.

    Located between airport and Patong Beach, this beach line is one of the largest in Phuket. Laguana Phuket provides the ultimate luxuries to tourists. A shuttle boat circles the 5 resorts inside the complex which you can board to move around.

    The restaurants serve delicious cuisine to indulge your taste buds. Swim around in the beach, walk on the warm stretch of sand and enjoy the luxuries of the resort complex.

    Highlights: Spend the leisure time on trendy beach clubs in tropical backdrop, practice wakeboarding, enjoy golfing, go for horseback riding or elephant trekking or go for sea kayaking exploration.

  • 10Karon Beach

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    Karon features the third longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata (with which it shares a common municipality) to the south, Karon Beach is the second favourite holiday destination in Phuket.

    Karon Beach road is ideal for taking an evening stroll and is mostly occupied by large resorts interrupted by restaurants and shops (including the popular Karon Bazaar). Karon is centred on Luang Poh Chuan Road, towards the southern end of the beach, which houses excellent restaurants and the ‘hottest’ nightlife spot of the resort town. Here the sea is calm throughout the dry season and the sand is fine and powdery.

    Activities:  The beach has excellent snorkelling and diving spots at its southern end. 

    Location: Phuket
  • 11Kata Beach

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    The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close to the beach.

    Visitors will find an abundance of shops to browse in, from souvenir and ready-to-wear outlets, to 7-Elevens and local mini-marts, to branded fashion stores.

    Location: Phuket

    Activities: Mom Tri's Boathouse features an art gallery with rotating shows by local artists along with a jazz band, Thai cookery classes and a superb menu.

    Nearby Attractions: Dino Park, Surf House, Kata View Point, Kata Temple, etc.
  • 12Visit Phrompthep Cape

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    A visit to Phuket won’t be complete without visiting the most photographed destination, Phrompthep Cape. Sweeping through either the Rawai beach or the Naiharn beach several cars and tour buses reach the southernmost part of the hill where at the top, parking the cars loads of tourist and locals set forward to enjoy the fascinating natural show, the sunset.

    It also has a lighthouse which provides excellent views of the east and south-east part of the island.

    Highlights: Apart from this spectacular views of Phi Phi Islands, Koi Racha Yai and Koi Racha Noi can also be enjoyed from here. Along with enjoying the view, one can cherish dining at the popular Phromthep Cape restaurant. The scenic beauty from here is awesome and the food is quite delicious and reasonably priced too. 

    Location: Nai Harn- Rawai
  • 13Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

    Located amongst the luxurious natural beauty of the Mai Khao Beach, Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa is a product of the reputed Marriott Hotels.  The exemplary retreat offers its patrons options for holding any occasion, meeting or simply reveling in the hospitality.

    The accommodations are divided into deluxe villas and guest rooms that are all equipped with the best of amenities and contemporary facilities. Many of the living spaces accommodate exotic beach views as well as private plunge pools.

    You can take pleasures in the various facilities at the resort such as the well-equipped fitness centre, plush and luxuriant spa or simply taste the varied cuisine that the restaurants are famous for. It also offers up the amazing option to conduct a beach ceremony in case you plan to hold a wedding here.

    Location: Mai Khao, Talang Phuket 

    Activities and Amenities:
     Fitness Centre
     Spa
     Banquet Halls
     Plunge Pools

    Price: Starts from approximately 9,800 Baht.
  • 14Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn is one of the island's most popular places with in-the-know locals. Great for swimming from November to April, care should be taken in the low season (May-October) when there can be strong undertows.

    The local restaurants just above the beach make a great place to relax with a sundowner. Further south is Ya Nui, a sandy cove that attracts snorkelers and divers. Another out-of-the-way spot nearby is the tiny beach of Ao Sane, a great spot for snorkeling, reached by taking the road that starts at The Royal Phuket Yacht Club car park.

    Activities: Snorkeling and swimming are the two best pass time’s people partake in whilst on this beach. 

    Best Time to Visit:  Anytime apart from monsoon season is ideal to visit this beach and take part in a wide array of fun activities. Forget swimming during low season as that can prove slightly dangerous.

    Location:  Muang District, Phuket
  • 15Phuket Zoo

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    Visit Phuket Zoo and appreciate this superbly diverse kind of zoo. Rich tropical gardens welcome you to walk around in the shade of huge trees lined along the islands containing a wide range of exotic creatures. New types of fish, feathered creatures and different wildlife species are received every year and also different brooding projects welcome more and more of off-springs every year.

    The zoo also trades creatures with different zoos to dispose of abundance stock and get fresh beautiful recruits. The attentive and prepared staff will do their best to keep you entertained and enrich you with an array of wonderful photograph opportunities. Icy beverages, desserts and so on are sold at a few unique areas around the broad grounds so you can sit and rest amid your visit.

    Location: 23/2 Moo 3, Soi Palai, Chaofa Road (not far from the Chalong circle, the zoo is very well indicated)

    Timings: Monkey Shows: 09.00 AM, 12.00 PM, 02.30 PM and 04.45 PM, Crocodile Shows: 09.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 03.15 PM and 05.30 PM, Elephant Shows: 10.30 AM, 01.30 PM and 04.00 PM 

    Price: The approximate price is 700 THB per adult and 500 THB per child

  • 16Loma Park

    As you walk along the shores of Patong Beach you will come across Loma Park, which has a children’s recreation area as well as a small fitness park. The park is also the site for many important events throughout the year such as Phuket Bike Week, the Tsunami Memorial  Service and Patong Carnival.

    Both locals and tourists come here to enjoy the views of Patong Bay while picnicking under the shade of the tall trees.

    Location: Located near the northern part of Patong Beach.

    Timings: Open  from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • 17Tha Rua Shrine

    This is considered to be one of the oldest temples among the four islands of Phuket. Temple of Ta Rua is the brightest and largest temple in Phuket and features many strikingly carved dragons, traditional Chinese paintings with outstanding red, gold and green colored theme.  Inside the hall, you’ll find Kwan Yin statues (the Goddess of Mercy) of various sizes as well as other traditional Gods.

     This shrine complex consists of a spacious car parking and other  amenities. The ThaRua Shrine is unquestionably the largest and probably the best-looking  temple in Phuket. 

    Location: Located near the monument to the heroines in Phuket.

    Timings: Opens daily from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

    Things to Keep in Mind: If it is possible, avoid wearing black clothes when visiting any Chinese shrine/temple in Phuket. While white is the most auspicious color, any color than black will do as it considered bad luck.
  • 18Khai Island

    Khai Island
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    5 Days and 4 Nights Tour in Phuket and Khai Island

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  • 19Wat Phranang Sang

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    It is the oldest temple in Phuket, and the exact age of the temple is not known. However, it is built for more than 500 years, and it has been attracting the attention of tourists. Currently, a whole new complex behind the old temple is constructed. The grounds are large, and visitors can walk through the ground complex to explore different things.

    In fact, the temple is associated with lots of stories and there are plenty of things to see. The historical temple involves the legend of Phra Nang leud Khao, who was a lady with white blood. She was the wife of the ruler of the city, a devotee of Buddha.

    Location: The temple is present about 20 km from the main town of Thalang district on Thepkasattri Road.

    Highlights: The walls of the temple are covered with stories of Lord Buddha. There is even a white temple and a mummified Abbot. There are three large images of Lord Buddha in different buildings.

    Timings: Opens daily from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 20Wat Srisoonthorn

    This place is popularly known as Wat Lipon by the locals. The sleeping Buddha on top of the main building is a major attraction here. In fact, the statue is so large that it is easily recognizable from the road. Apart from this image, nine other images face the entrance, in a way to welcome people. It is a symbolic reminder to people to be kind towards others.

    Location: It is nestled in Thalang, north of Phuket town and about 5 km north of the Heroine’s monument.

    Highlights: The sleeping position represents Lord Buddha in a dreaming state. There are some non-Buddha images here including lions and a giant and they act as the guards of the temple. There is even a small bell tower for people to have a closer look.

    Timings:
    Opens daily from 7:00 AM to 5.30 PM
  • 21Wat Phra Thong

    This place is mainly visited to witness the half-buried temple of Golden Buddha. Only the head and shoulder of Buddha is visible, and it is not possible to excavate the image. Legend says that those trying to excavate the image have either met with serious accidents or have become ill.

    It is believed that the image hails from China. It is also considered as one of the oldest temples of the island. It is not a very big temple but comprises of several colourful features, which is another point of attraction for the visitors.

    Location: It is located in the Thalang district of Thailand off Highway 402.

    Highlights: During the Chinese New Year, Chinese pilgrims come here from different corners and especially from Takua Pa, Phang-Nga, and Krabi. The temple is even associated with a historical museum and a crematorium.

    Timings: Opens daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 22Visit Jui Tui Shrine

    This is a popular Chinese temple, which is a must see  for all newcomers here. The grounds display photos of the temple that dates back to 1911. It was then a single and standalone construction. The principal deity of the temple is Tean Hu Huan Soy.

    The shrine attracts people who want to improve their physical health through prayers

    Location: It is situated on Soi Phuthorn, Ranong Road. This is not very far from the main market.

    Highlights: The main building has been renovated several times, and the exterior is highly attractive and appealing. The interior comprises of three statues of Chinese Gods. Fortune sticks are key highlights here. The papers are however written in Thai and Chinese.

    Timings: Opens daily from 8:00 AM  to 8.30 PM
  • 23Phuket Big Buddha

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    Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the island's most imperious and adored points of interest on the island. The colossal statue sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills in the middle of Chalong and Kata and, is around 45 meters tall which is why it can be effectively seen from far away.

    The grandiose site offers the best 360-degree view of the island, with clearing vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon shorelines, Chalong Bay. Easily reachable by a six-kilometer road drive from Phuket.

    Referred as the Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha by locals, it is 25 meters crosswise over at the base. The entire body is developed with strengthened cement layered with Burmese white jade marble that sparkles in the sun, making it a characteristic image of trust.

    Location: Big Buddha, Chao Ra Road East near Chalong

    Timings: Every day from 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM

  • 24Wat Chalong

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    Wat Chalong is one of the most beautiful and dominant Buddhist temples, known for attracted travellers from all over the world. While for the local population, this temple is a noteworthy centre of worship while for foreign visitors Wat Chalong is a source to know and learn more about this beautiful religion – Buddhism.

    Poh Than Jo Wat is an impressive and colossal Buddhist statues located in the old hall of the temple. Another fun fact about this place is that the temple also boasts a statue of an elderly gentleman called Ta Khee- lek who won a famous local Thai who won numerous lotteries after consulting Poh Than Jo Wat statue.

    Apart from the grandeur visitors also enjoy the stunning display of around a dozen small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs and visitor’s stuff.

    Location: Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

    Things to keep in mind : Owing to the sacredness of this place it is advisable to maintain a standard decorum while inside: do not position themselves higher than the Buddha image and be considerate towards your dressing. Avoid short dresses, sleeveless and other revealing clothes.

    Timings : The temple is open 24 hours every day

  • 25Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

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    Chalong Bay rum distillery is the brainchild of two French citizens who sought to create a handcrafted rum distilled from fermented local Thai sugarcane. It is the only rum distillery in Thailand not associated with the vastly dominant distilleries.

    The production process miraculously combines the traditions of Thai and French techniques — this can be checked out by a visit to the factory. During such visit, you will not only learn some of the secrets of rum production but will be invited to taste the spirit and a variety of cocktails it is added to.

    Location: Located near Tambol Chalong in Amphur Muang

    Timings: Opens between Mondays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 6 PM.
  • 26Visit Old Phuket Town

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    Old Phuket town comprises the historical part of the Phuket City. Established in the end of 19th century or towards the beginning of 20th century, the place hosts multiple well-crafted mansions and well preserved architecturally beautiful shophouses which look a replica of the Sino-colonial architecture.

    The overall look of the Phuket Old Town bears huge resemblance to the beautiful Georgetown located in Penang. The greatest attraction is the multiple best in class restaurants and cafeterias, bars and clubs which keep it quite lively throughout the day. It is one of the preferred locations to chill out with friends and family watching the sunset and entertaining in the busy old town streets.

    In the morning the place is a commercial hub with markets in Ranong Road and Thalang Road. One can find each and everything related to lifestyle and culture of Phuket, available here in reasonable prices. 

    Highlights: Once you reach this place you will be delighted at the sight of the grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, which was said to be once occupied by the tin barons 100 years ago.

    Timings: 09:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Closed on Sundays.
  • 27Visit Monkey Hill in Phuket Town

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    The real name of the Monkey Hill is Toe Sae Hill which is probably the highest hill of beautiful Phuket. The reason behind the name Monkey Hill is the presence of troupe of macaques which according to a daily visitor, Uncle Hog, is 400 in numbers. According to him, the macaques live in groups and eats as provided by the locals. They are not aggressive and never attack people like in many temples but small children should be kept away.

    There is a beautiful small shrine at the base of the hill dedicated to holy spirits Toh Sae Dam, Toh Sae Dang and Toh Sae Kaow. Friday is known to be the holy day here attracting many to this temple though the same remains open on all days. Motorbikes are allowed up the hill though the roads to the peak are quite steep. Bikes are allowed only in daytime and after 5pm one can only reach the top by walking.

    Location: Toe sae Road, Phuket 
  • 28Phuket Seashell Museum

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    One of the prominent attractions of Rawai Beach is the Seashell Museum which hosts a whole range of sea shells from different parts of the globe. Many of these seashells are from Phuket and Thai waters too. Located at the basement near Evason Resort, there are four main exhibitions held with informations shared in both Thai and English language. The collections are wide stretching from the earliest shells found on earth to the world’s largest golden pearl weighing 140 carats. Opened in 1997 the museum has about 2000 sea shells for all to enjoy. The entry fee of the museum is quite reasonable and pocket friendly.

    Location: On the way from Chalong Circle to Rawai, Phuket

    Timings: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Open on all days.  
  • 29Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach

    Overlooking the scenic Makam Bay, Radission Blu Plaza Resort is a private beach front resort which provides direct access to the fascinating white sandy Panwa beaches. Having tastefully furnished rooms in contemporary Thai styling, the accommodation here is spacious with luxurious decor, classy private balconies and elegant outdoor sitting.

    Facilities with all sorts of luxurious amenities there are 211 rooms including suites and villas for the guests. Enjoy the Talay spa for relaxing and rejuvenating massages where children get entertained in the thrilling Saparot Club. There are four dining options serving versatility with Mediterranean cuisine, all day dinning to light refreshments and cocktails.

    Location
    : 45 min drive from Phuket airport Activities and AmenitiesSauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Indoor Games and entertaining activities,

    Price: 2783Baht to 6875Baht approximately

  • 30Visit Karon Temple Market

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    Based in the heart of Karon beach, the Karon Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for both the locals as well as the visitors. The Karon compound stretches for 12,000sqm and on every Tuesday and Saturday, it transforms into a live market selling all kinds of goods.

    Here one can find a wide collection of many products from T-shirts to bags, Thai style carves to sarongs, swimsuits to beachwear, branded watches, jewellery, souvenir and many other lifestyle goods.

    One can find good Thai handicraft products in here which are a rare collection and a must buy for all visitors. Karon market is almost like Phuket Weekend Market with unlimited choice goods but at decent prices. The market is also notable for delicious food items like sushi, grilled or steamed meat, fruit shakes etc.


    Location: At Wat Karon on Patak Road, Central Karon

    Timings
    Every Tue and Sat from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 31Visit Bangla Road

    One of the most sought-after happening destinations of Phuket is the thrilling Bangla Road. It is the lifeline for the nightlife of Phuket where crowds enjoy fascinating clubs and bars, sizzling dancing numbers performed by young girls, silky smooth drinks, live music, mouth-melting dishes and fabulous entertainment of all means.

    The traffic remains closed from the evening on the road and buzzing loud sounds of music, flashy lighting all mix together creating a mess of sounds on the road. Beer bars, Go Go bars, restaurants, disco, shops all are present in the venue attracting almost 90 % of the visiting crowd of Phuket.


    Highlights: Fascinating street performances also catches the eye here specially during the late hours of the night. Soi Bangla, the small lanes across the Bangla Road are the popular landmarks of reputed bars and pubs here.
  • Other Places to Visit in Phuket

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    Popular Places to Visit in Phuket


    32. Similan Islands
    33. Phuket Trickeye Museum
    34. Thai Hua Museum
    35. Thalang National Museum
    36. Phuket FantaSea
    37. Enjoy Kite Surfing
    38. Ziplining at Hanuman World
    39. Go for Kayaking
    40. Elephant Trekking
    41. Siam Niramit Phuket
    42. Rang Hill
    43. Sabai Corner
    44. Go for Paramotoring
    45. Talang National Museum
    46. Kathu Waterfall
    47. Splash Jungle Water Park
    48. Go for Scuba Diving at King Cruiser Wreck
    49. Sarasin Bridge
    50. Coral Island
    51. Do Snorkelling at Ao Sane Beach
    52. Old Phuket Town
    53. Phuchada Safari
    54. Visit Wichit
    55. Bungee Jumping
    56. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
    57. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
    58. The Gibbon Rehabilitation project
    59. Cape Panwa
    60. Hat Nai Yang National Park
    61. Sirinat National Park
    62. Bon Island
    63. Wat Kao Rang
    64. Wakeboarding at Anthem Wake Park


    Places to Eat and Drink in Phuket


    65. Dino Park Mini Golf & Restaurant
    66. Luxury at Mom Tri’s Kitchen
    67. Mom Tri's Kitchen
    68. Black Ginger
    69. La Gritta Italian Restaurant
    70. Dedos Restaurant
    71. Breeze at Cape Yamu
    72. Rim Pan Restaurant
    73. Wassa Homemade Bar 
    74. Kata Rocks Restaurant
    75. The Surface Bar
    76. Baba Nest
    77. On Top Social Club
    78. ZAG Club


    Places to Shop in Phuket


    79. Thai Amulets Market
    80. Banzaan Market
    81. Indy Market
    82. Central Festival Mall
    83. Chillva Market


    Beaches to Visit in Phuket


    84. Patong Beach
    85. Kamala Beach
    86. Bang Tao Beach
    87. Surin Beach
    88. Mai Khao Beach
    89. Ra Wai Beach
    90. Ao Sane Beach
    91. Freedom Beach
    92. Banana Beach
    93. Laem Singh Beach
    94. Nai Yang Beach


    Offbeat Places to Visit in Phuket


    95. The Mangroves of Takua Pa
    96. Butterfly Farm
    97. Bangla Boxing Stadium
    98. Soi Dog Foundation
    99. Simon Cabaret
    100. Koh Panyee Village
    101. Tham Suwan Khuha Cave

Attractions

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Splash Jungle Waterpark

When the idea is to search for a full family entertainment then nothing matches the Splash Jungle Waterpark. Overlooking the fascinating beauty of Mai Khao Beach, the water park hosts a series of rides in different difficulty levels suitable for kids and adults both. Over six million litres of water remains distributed in the waterslides for a complete fun and enjoyment time here. Added attractions are the Splash Bar and the Spa Village with sauna. There are two in-house restaurants where one can have small filling eateries and loads of snacks options. Though not very large it is one place to enjoy good fun and entertaining time with near and dear ones.



Location: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao,Phuket
  
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price
The approximate price starts from 1250 THB adults and 650 THB for kids
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Patong Beach

Patong is a beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket Island, in the southwest of Thailand. Its sandy, crescent beach is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. The famously raucous nightlife scene features beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors and transgender cabarets that overflow into the street along neon-lit Bangla Road and in the Paradise Complex. This destination is an astonishing combination of breathtakingly beautiful white sand beach edged by the glittering Andaman Sea.



Activities: During the day enjoy all the beach-type activities from sunbathing to beach volleyball. Restaurants abound featuring every type of cuisine from seafood, noodle and rice vendors along the beach promenade.

Location: Phuket
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Ao Yon Beach

Ao Yon is a hushed and isolated beach located between Panwa beach and Cape Panwa. This quiet beach has a long stretch of warm sand and clear blue water with tropical setting. Set between tall palm trees, this place is a great place to relax under the sun alone or with your family. There are a few restaurants in the beach that serve you delicious meals. On several occasions the locals practice the Dragon Boat race which is quite a sight to behold. Just take a barefoot stroll on the warm sand or relax under the shades with refreshing drinks.



Highlights
: Enjoy the lively Dragon Boat race by the locals on occasional weekends. Rent a longboat to explore the islands. You can also drive a little further to see the small cascading waterfall or have a panoramic view of the area at Panwa View Point or go to Panwa Aquarium.


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Go Go Bars

A visit to the Go Go Bars is one of the prime attractions of Phuket’s nightlife. When it comes to enjoyment for the adults these bars are absolutely worth a visit. Though the bars are majorly directed for the men but couples also visit more to experience the show and to have something to talk about back home. Most of the Go Go Bars are present on both sides of Soi Seadragon almost in the central part of Bangla Road.



Some of the popular Go Go Bars here are Suzy Wong’s A Go Go which is famous for its punch marvelous ambience and complete entertainment, Harem, a relatively new addition with excellent interior décor and lovely drinks and Devi’s Playground, a place to enjoy sizzling dance performances. All three of these Go Go bars along with others usually remain open for 4 hours from 10pm till 2 am in the morning.


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Phuket Aquarium

One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! 

Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded byy breathtaking scenic beauty.


Location: Mueang Phuket District

Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB

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Bangkok River Cruise

A river cruise along the incredible Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand, and a few trenches on the Thon Buri side is the loveliest approach to explore the city that was once named "Venice of the East". The glorious appeal of the Chao Phraya adds viewpoint to your exploration of the city's head attractions.Visitors can book slots through various travel specialists or ca even rent a vessel at Tha Chang, a pier close to the Grand Palace. At the point when the capital of Thailand was moved to Bangkok in 1782, trenches were the prime medium that connected the capital with the rest for the places, thus, earning the title ‘Venice of the East’ by European visitors.Nowadays, despite the fact that Bangkok has turned into an advanced city, the Chao Phraya River and the channels are yet beguiling option for tourists in search of exploring the true Bangkok.

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Best Time: Throughout the year, however, afternoon is the best time of the day for a river cruise. If you wish to go for night river cruise, you can opt for a dinner river cruise that provides you with good food and good time.

Location: 2.5 hour long cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

Things to keep in mind: Visitors are provided with the option of choosing from river cruise and dinner cruise, the timings for both are different. Thus, if you wish to avail just the river cruise make sure you know about the timings as the latter is usually conducted at nights. Also, owing to its popular demand the cruises are populated with overwhelming crowds – ensure that you 
reach earlier than the time slot so as to enjoy a hurdle free cruising experience.
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Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn

A very recent addition to the elephant trekking companies based in Phuket, Sea View Elephant Camp is known for its excellent service and good deals. Opened in 2010, this camp is based close to Kata view point and includes entertaining activities like paintball and ATV. The scenic beauty of the location of the camp is quite an eye-arresting. There are about 12 elephants in the camp all having excellent arrangements for their good being. The tour programmes organised by the camp mainly includes mountain treks overlooking the fascinating view of Chalong Bay.



Location
: 1 km from Kata Viewpoint on the way to Nai Harn beach

Timing
: 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM

Price
The approximate price for 30 minutes is 900 THB for adult and 600 THB for children, 45 minutes is 1,100 THB for adults and 700 THB for children, and 60 minutes 1,380 THB for adults and 800 THB for children.
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Khao Rang Hill View Point

When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best locations in Phuket is to visit Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the north western side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the south eastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.



 Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. For having excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area. Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 
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Rustling Palms On Ko Raya

A perfect place to unwind yourself and soak in the sun, Ko Raya Island, a stunning coral island is located towards the south of Phuket. A considerably remote island with white-shiny beaches that is still untouched by the overwhelming tourists.The postcard perfect bays, shimmering beaches and the crystal clear blue waters further adorned with coconut palms are some added features that make this island a ‘Must-visit-place’ in Thailand.


Things to Do: Once you reach Ko Raya, get ready to unwind yourself as this treasure box offers an array of water adventures. Explore the beautiful aquatic life by participating in snorkeling adventure. You can also enthrall in Scuba diving as the rocky reefs make this place an idyllic destination for diving. Apart from these activities, well, you can easily relax and calm your strained muscles on the sandy beach.

Getting There:This hidden slice of paradise can be easily accessed via chartered boat from AoChalong and Rawai. If you wish to spend maximum time on the beach then prefer travelling via speedboat which will take you to this bounty of joy within 20-25 minutes.



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Patong

The party capital of Asia, Patong is best known for its nightlife and an array of activities that it holds for the regular as well as first-time travelers to this place. Comprising of primary restaurants, nightclubs and various other tourists hot spot, Patong, has both good as well as notorious reasons that make this place a hit among tourists from all over the world. This mysterious place lights up as the night approaches, while Bangla Road is the hub of the night parties, the eastern part of the beach, on the other hand, is well known for its neon lights, hot streets, and erotic massage parlors.


Things to Do: There is no second opinion that majority of the crowd come to Phuket just for partying. However, if you are looking for some other entertainment sources apart from partying you ca head to the ever-so-famous massage parlors in the region. Adventure seekers can indulge in an array of water adventures available at the Paradise Beach and Kalim Beach.

Getting There: Patong is easily reachable via a bus that connects to Phuket town every 30 minutes. However, if you are coming by flight, you can opt for a taxi from Phuket International Airport which is just 35 km to the north of Patong

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Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, for those who love to spend time with azure water, golden sand, and backdrop of thick palm trees on a sunny day. Located between Kamala and Surin beaches on the west coast, this stunning beach seems hidden beneath the thicket of palm trees with large boulders scattered around.

There are several restaurants serving Italian and Thai delicacies to indulge your taste buds. Those who are looking for water sports can enjoy snorkeling, boarding, jet skiing, water skiing and even banana boat ride. Don’t forget to relax your body after a full day of adventure with Thai massage beneath the canopy of lovely palm trees.



Highlight: Enjoy the delicious Italian and Thai food and exotic seafood, satisfy your adventurous soul with multitude of water sports like water ski, Jet Ski and sooth your body with Thai massage.
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Pansea Beach

Set between the beautiful tropical backdrop with long stretch of white and soft sand and turquoise water, Pansea Beach is an isolated beach on the west coast of Phuket. A small cape isolates the beach from the livelier Surin Beach. The beautiful coconut and other exotic trees this beach is a perfect example of tropical beaches. There are water sports centre, restaurants which serve delicious meals and drinks, massage huts and sun loungers in the beach for you to spend enjoyable moments with friends and family. The lapping ocean offers great snorkelling opportunities for those who love water sports. Inflatable airbeds are also available on rent to soak yourself in sun while floating on azure water.



Highlights
: An ideal place for enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. The beach also offers snorkelling and jet skiing opportunity. Do not forget to experience the special oil massage to rejuvenate your senses.


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Freedom Beach

Freedom beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket and the least accessible too. If you are in a mood for beach trek through the thick jungles near the beach, you can only reach via boat. The whole beach is elongated on a private bay and consists of beautiful powdery white sand, a perfect place for long beach walks.  The beach is surrounded by the hills and thick jungle, giving you a feeling of a hideaway on the beach.



Highlights: No sports activities are done here to spoil the peaceful atmosphere on the beach. On the south end of the beach, there are various authentic restaurants to carve your hunger. You can even rent a lounger and relax on the top of the beach under the coconut palms.

Getting There:
The only option to reach Freedom beach is via boat. You can catch a long-tail boat from the south end of Patong Beach.



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Surin beach

Lovely and naturally beautiful Surin Beach-based in the west coast of Phuket is a highly entertaining place for the visitors as well as the locals. With panoramic beauty comprising of fine white sands and aqua blue water it is a place to enjoy natural extravaganza. There are high-end hotels, restaurants and entertainment areas to enhance the beauty of the location.



Highlights: There are a number of activities which can be enjoyed in the most sought after Surin beach. This includes enjoying a spa treatment, surfing and even trying out the enjoyable Thai classes to learn some delicious and mouth melting Thai food. For spa resorts, one needs to visit the 5-star hotels Twin Palms Phuket Hotel and Ayara Hilltops.

Best time: For surfing the ideal time is from May to October though in other times also one can do the same. Twin Palms organise the cooking classes.
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Kamala

This is one destination that is still unspoiled and remains virgin for a majority of visitors. The calm stretch of the white sands with no sign of overwhelming crowds are some factors that make this place all the more interesting. A favorite destination among the retiree, Kamala has its fixed bunch of visitors who are regulars to this place.


Things to Do: Kamata is known for providing calm environs. The sprawling stretches of white snow and azure water are best for evening strolls and leisure moments. Elephant trekking is another thrilling activity that enables you to enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes.

Getting There: The sole mode of transportation to this quieter location is public transport via blue songthaews that commute between Kamala to Surin and then Phuket town. However, you can even opt for a taxi if travelling from the airport
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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Haad Sairee, the longest and most popular beach on Koh Tao, boasts a vast stretch of sand lined with bars, restaurants, resorts and dive centers. While the area around the beach is a major hub of activity, the beach itself doesn't get overcrowded – there's always a patch to spread your towel over. The bay can get quite busy with long tail transfers, so keep a keen ear out for boat engines while frolicking. Hawkers do walk the beach selling sarongs, tasty snacks and fresh fruit but are not bothersome. For resort comforts, privacy without total isolation and convenient snorkeling, head north where the coastline gets rockier but the silence makes it worthwhile. 



Activities: Apart from snorkeling, Haad Sairee is a top spot to watch the sunset in Koh Tao, and with many beachside bars to choose from, sipping a cocktail as the golden orb dips is a great way to round off a hectic day.

Location: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan

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