Top Phuket Attractions
The Island of Phuket is filled with various sites and attractions. Some are really not worth your time, but others, you absolutely must see for yourself. This is a list of what we consider to be the top Phuket attractions that you must see on your next trip to Phuket.
THE BEST PHUKET ATTRACTIONS
THE BIG BUDDHA OF PHUKET
LOCATION: CHALONG BAY
The Big Buddha of Phuket sits atop one of the highest points on the Island of Phuket and can be seen from most places in south Phuket. The statue itself sits at 45 meters high and 25 meters high. It was constructed using approximately 135 tons of Burmese white marble. Although it is still under construction, it is already one of the must see Phuket tourist attractions.
LOCATION: WEST COAST
A trip to the Island of Phuket would not be complete without venturing out and experiencing some of the world class beaches. To experience the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, you cannot go wrong with a trip down the western coast of Phuket Island. This is where you will experience the absolute best that Phuket has to offer and you will understand why Phuket is a top tourist destination.
BANGLA ROAD (SOI BANGLA)
The absolute spectacle that is Soi Bangla can not be explained, it must be seen for itself. Bangla Road is the beating heart of the Phuket nightlife and is one of the major reasons for many tourists to grace the shores of Phuket Island. It is the heart of the Phuket sex industry, and whether you love it or hate it, it is one of the must see tourist destinations in Phuket Island.
The Simon Cabaret in Patong Beach is the largest Transvestite show in Phuket Island. It is a grand musical extravaganza featuring the famous ladyboys of Patong. The show itself is of Las Vegas quality, with fantastic costumes and beautiful kathoey performers lip-synching to the most popular music from around the world.
Said to be the ultimate Thai culture theme park, Phuket Fantasea is a huge 140 acre complex full of activities and entertainment. The highlight of the park is the Las Vegas style theatrical show which is one of the must see Phuket attractions. Live the myths and legends of Thailand through an amazing show that should not be missed.
LOCATION: CHALONG BAY
Wat Chalong Temple in Chalong Bay is the largest and most important temple in Phuket Island. The Grand Pagoda which is the dominant feature of the temple is said to contain a bone splinter from the Lord Buddha himself. The walls of the pagoda are beautifully adorned with murals depicting the story of the Buddha’s life.
LAEM PHROMTHEP VIEWPOINT
It is known to many as the number one viewpoint in south Phuket. Whether this is true or not is open for debate, but there is no question that Laem Phromthep offers magnificent views. Everyday there are bus loads of tourists that are brought up to the view point to watch the sunset. On the days that there are few clouds on the horizon, it can indeed be a spectacular show.
PHUKET TOWN NIGHT MARKET
LOCATION: PHUKET TOWN
If you are a shopper or just want to buy some souvenirs to take back home, you must visit the Night Market in Phuket Town. There are literally hundreds of stalls set up within this tightly packed marketplace selling all sorts of things. You can buy most anything that you can think of and expect to get it at a very good price.
MUAY THAI BOXING
Muay Thai Boxing is the national sport of Thailand and it is the reason for living to many Thai’s. Be sure to check out a Muay Thai match when you are in Phuket. The sport is much faster paced then Boxing and has a lot more energy. Combatants use their fists, elbows, knees and feet to bring their opponent down.