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30 Best Places to Visit in Phuket

Various tourist destination locations in Phuket are known for their natural beauty, especially beautiful islands and beaches. However, there are also a number of historical locations that you can visit here. Here are 30 of the best tourist destinations in Phuket that we recommend!

1. Kata Beach

This tourist spot in Phuket is a white sandy beach with clear seawater. Along the coast, there are many culinary delights that you must taste. Kata Beach is also suitable for family tourism because it is surrounded by various eating places, perfect surfing, and unique souvenirs.

2. Nai Harn Beach

Located around tropical forests and inland lagoons, Nai Harn Beach is one of the must-visit beaches and tourist attractions in Phuket. Having clean water and an average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius, this beach is suitable for family tours. You can do many activities, namely snorkeling, swimming by the river, surfing, playing jetski, and others.

3. Patong Beach

Patong is the first beach in Phuket with complete facilities, from the accommodation, dining places to spas. Here, you can do various activities, such as jet skiing, surfing, and parasailing. If you are hungry, you don't need to worry, because along the coast there are many cafes and places to eat that serve a variety of typical culinary delights of the White Elephant Country.

4. Siam Niramit

Siam Niramit is a typical Phuket dance and drama performance art. This show is divided into three sessions. The first session tells the history of Thailand and the story of trade cooperation between Thailand and China. The second session presented the eccentric side and Thai culture. The third session gave Thai festivals.

5. Fantasea

Phuket Fantasea is the only night time cultural theme park. When you enter this tourist spot in Phuket, you can already feel the excitement that is offered. Not far from the entrance, you can find the Tiger Adventure building and Similan Entertainment Center, which intersect with Hanuman's Lai. There, you can see forests created in 12 themes. There are 11 show segments offered here. Of course, it is very suitable for family travel.

6. Phuket Weekend Market

Plan your vacation in Phuket until the weekend to be able to stop by the Phuket Weekend Market. As the name implies, this market is only open on weekends. This tourist spot in Phuket is perfect for those who want to shop and culinary tours. Here, you can find lots of Thai souvenirs, from clothes to beautiful designs.

7. Phi Phi Island

The Phi Phi Islands have become one of the famous tourist destinations in Phuket. Located about 40 kilometers from Phuket, this archipelago consists of six islands, with the largest island Phi Phi.

8. Karon View Point

Karon View Point is one of the strategic areas to feel the charm of Phuket Town. From here, you can see the panoramic beauty of Patong Beach, Kata Beach, and Karon from a height. No wonder this area is a famous tourist spot in Phuket and is often visited by tourists. There are also instagramable spots, such as natural scenery and beaches.

9. Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong was formerly known as Wat Chaithararam. This temple of tourist attractions in Phuket is Wat the largest. Apart from traveling, here you can learn many things about Thai culture. The Wat Chalong complex consists of many buildings and stunning designs. One of them is a 60-meter high stupa that protects the bones of the Buddha. The walls and ceiling are decorated with beautiful paintings that tell crucial moments in Buddhists' life journey.

10. Big Buddha

This 45 meters high Buddha statue was built on the Nakkerd Hills between Katan Chalong, 400 meters above sea level. This tourist spot in Phuket is also one of the best places to enjoy the city's beauty in 360 degrees. To get closer to the statue, you can climb the stairs. Arriving at the top, feel the figure's splendor made of white marble, which symbolizes the reflection of the Buddha's heart.

11. Bangla Road

Still in the Patong Beach area, there is a road called Bangla Road, which contains rows of bars, places to eat, clubs, and cafes. Being the center of nightlife in Phuket, many live shows are presented on Bangla Road. One of the shows that travelers are looking forward to is Lady Boy.

12. Promthep Cape

Promthep Cape is a must-visit tourist spot in Phuket. Located at the southern tip of Phuket, this hit tourist attraction is a favorite of tourists who want to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Guaranteed, your photos at sunrise and sunset are undoubtedly instagramable. So, prepare your best camera and style when taking pictures here!

13. Phuket Old Town

Furthermore, there is Phuket Old Town, which must be visited while on vacation to Thailand. The location is not far from Patong Beach. It only takes about 30 minutes. The environment here is not much different from Little India in Singapore because there are colorful old buildings. To come here, it's right at night because there will be lots of lights decorating every street corner.

14. Hai Harn Beach

This tourist spot in Phuket is perfect for those of you who want to take a vacation while looking for tranquility on the beach. Hai Harn Beach is a tourist attraction that is rarely known because many tourists have not visited it. With a quiet and calm atmosphere, of course, it makes you freer to relax.

15. Kata Noi Beach

This cozy little bay beach is at the end of the waterfront road, just a few minutes' drive over the hill from Kata Beach. There's not much you can do on this beach, but you can relax, take a walk along the soft sand, snorkel, and swim.

16. Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach is an exclusive gem on the West Coast of Phuket. Here, apart from sunbathing, you can also play soccer, beach volleyball, and snorkel. There are also jet skis and other marine recreation on this beach.

17. The Upside Down House

There's nothing wrong with visiting The Upside Down House for those of you who like unique tourist objects. The house building and the items in it are in an inverted condition that seems to defy gravity. Inevitably, this tourist attraction is instagramable!

18. Phuket Trick Eye Museum

Phuket Trick Eye Museum is one of the tourist attractions in Phuket, suitable for family tourism. Many backgrounds are using optical illusions that make for unique photo spots.

19. Phuket Zoo

Apart from Bangkok, Phuket also has a zoo that must be visited. This tourist attraction is very suitable for family tours who want to see animal shows, a crocodile. The crocodile handler will attract a wild animal.

20. Karon Beach

Karon Beach, a long, beautiful bay of soft sand and lovely blue sea in Karon's western resort town. This tourist attraction in Karon City has several quality dining places and bars with views of the bay and ocean that spoil the eye.

21. Phuket Elephant Conservation

The elephant is an animal that has become an icon of Thailand. There is a nature reserve for elephants in Phuket that offers elephant learning facilities. You can also have fun with elephants by feeding them and observing their lives.

22. Jui Tui Temple

Jui Tui Temple is a Chinese shrine that houses statues of Chinese deities. The architecture differs from typical Thai temples and makes for a stunning sight. Apart from its unique architecture, the temple is known for its vegetarian festivals.

23. Thalang Road

Thalang Road is a residential area filled with places selling souvenirs and several places to eat. Here, you can buy some souvenirs or other items at low prices. Not only that, but you can also go on a culinary tour by tasting Thai specialties.

24. Surin Beach

Surin Beach is a famous tourist attraction in Phuket and is often used as a major tourist destination for travelers. You see, this beach has soft white sand like cotton. The color of the seawater here is greenish, adding to the uniqueness of Surin Beach.

25. Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay has extraordinary beauty and is sure to spoil your eyes. This area is located in Phuket and peninsular Malaysia, or rather in southern Thailand. Here, you can enjoy impressive sea caves. Not only that, but you can also set up tents to enjoy the night and the beautiful stars.

26. James Bond Island

James Bond Island, or whose real name is Kao Pingkhand, is a small island that looks like a needle. Named James Bond Lantara in 1974, this area was once the place for a James Bond film entitled The Man with the Golden Gun.

27. Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach is a tourist destination in Phuket, which is located north of Patong Beach. This beach has the characteristics of being calm and suitable for relaxing.

28. Koh Racha

Koh Racha is famous for its two twin islands, namely Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi, in southeastern Phuket. Koh Racha is a paradise for those of you who like diving because it has clear water.

29. Two Heroines Monument

Two Heroines Monument commemorates Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Soontorn, who dared to fight against Burma. Two Heroines Monument is located in Tha Rua, built by residents, and opened on May 23, 1967.

30. Phuket Thaihua Museum

Phuket Thai Hua Museum is a museum dedicated to telling the history of the Chinese people in Phuket. The museum opened in 2010 using the Old Thai Hua School, which is the oldest Chinese language school in Phuket.