Top Phuket Attractions

Everything You Must See in Phuket

Top Phuket Attractions

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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.

Phuket Beaches

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)

Location: Patong

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.

Simon Cabaret

Location: Patong

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.

Phuket Fantasea

Location: Kamala

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.

Wat Chalong

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

Location: Rawai

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

Location: Patong

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.

Lawrence Michaels

Google+ : Lawrence is an American expat who has lived in Thailand since 2008. He has spent the majority of his time living on the Island of Phuket, but has also done a fair amount of traveling around the country.

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9 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this site, it was a great help for my trip there.

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  2. Ahhhh, Phuket. Do you hear me? I said PHUKET!

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  3. What about the Flying Hanuman zipline in Kathu? Is it worth the trip?

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    • I’ve never found zip-lining to be all that much fun, but that’s just me. If you are into that sort of thing, then I guess it is worth a look.

  4. As I understand many people don’t realise what the trainers do to elephants to make the elephants cart people on there back or dance around for entertainment. It is important that people realise the elephants get beat over & over constantly, they r taken away from there families, I could go on but basically damn right cruel & shouldn’t b allowed to advertise this

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  5. hello guys. phuket is destination of lots of bizarre. Phuket’s south coast offers its most popular beaches and resorts, hotels. my friends spent the first three days of our holiday at the Trisara and what a fantastic start to the holiday it was. they were collected as we disembarked our flight and fast tracked through immigration. It was a short drive to the resort where we were greeted by the General Manager, and then taken to our pool view villa. The villa was amazing – everything you could wish for was provided, and it was huge!
    There were two separate seating areas, surround sound system, a massive bed and a fully stocked fridge. The bathroom/dressing area ran the full length of the villa, and there was also an outdoor shower which I loved using. The private pool was perfect and had a beautiful view out over the ocean.
    Phuket offers a rainbow spectrum of spectacular holiday sights from blue lagoons and pink sunsets to orange-robed monks. Three wheeled-Tuk Tuks, taxis, buses and long tailed boats transport visitors between these marvels.

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  6. i experience it a amazing place, phuket is destination of lots of bizarre. Phuket’s south coast offers its most popular beaches and resorts, hotels. my friends spent the first three days of our holiday at the Trisara and what a fantastic start to the holiday it was. There were two separate seating areas, surround sound system, a massive bed and a fully stocked fridge. The bathroom/dressing area ran the full length of the villa, and there was also an outdoor shower which I loved using.

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  7. I agree about all said above, it is a good check list. Especially I like Elephant trekking.
    But I would also add snorkeling. There is some places on Phuket where you can enjoy it and it is free. What you need is only mask, snorkel and to get in right place.

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  8. Nobody that visits should have ANYTHING to do with any show or tour that involves elephants. The way that the Thai people treat elephants is absolutely deplorable. I’m not spending my money on one damn thing that perpetuates their desire to mistreat these majestic animals.
    Everything else about Thailand and it’s people is pretty awesome though.

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