Things to Do in Phuket

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  • Phang Nga Bay

    Phang Nga Bay

    With limestone cliffs protruding out of the emerald green waters and stunning scenery around, Phang Nga Bay in Phuket is a magical place to visit. The most famous and perhaps the most photographed spots are Koh Panyee and James Bond Island.

    A famous landmark of Phang Naga Bay, ...

    Beach Landmark Movie Connection
  • Old Phuket Town

    Old Phuket Town

    With its age-old shrines, temples, century-old architecture with a European influence and charming little cafes, Phuket's Old Town makes for quite a fascinating visit.

    The Old Town is made up of several sois (small, narrow lanes) and five main roads namely Rasada Road, Phang Nga Road, Krabi Road, ...

    Cultural Landmark
  • Phromthep Cape

    Phromthep Cape

    One of the most famous landmarks of Phuket, Phromthep Cape with its high cliffs and breathtaking scenery attracts crowds in large numbers.

    A photographer's delight, Phromthep Cape offers dramatic, spectacular views of the ocean especially during sunrise and sunset. There is also a lighthouse at the cape, which ...

    Park Garden Landmark
  • Banana Beach

    Banana Beach

    Banana beach is a beautiful, hidden beach located on the Coral Island, 3 kilometres southeast of Phuket. Relatively lesser known and not as crowded as other beaches in Phuket, Banana Beach is perfect for spending a quiet time, basking in the sun.

    Located on Coral Island in Phuket, ...

    Places to see around Beach
  • Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Phuket. A beautiful, ornate construction, Wat Chalong is a must-visit when in Phuket and is dedicated to two revered monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, known for their work in herbal medicine and providing treatment to the ...

    Religious Cultural Landmark
  • Laem Singh Beach

    Laem Singh Beach

    Once a remote beach, Laem Singh is today a popular tourist attraction in itself and one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. Laze on the beach, try a Thai beach massage or enjoy a swim in the pristine waters. The beach is very popular with Italians and is nicknamed ...

  • Khai Islands Tour

    Khai Islands Tour

    Just about 15 minutes' drive away from Phuket, this tour will take you on a trip to three islands - Khai Nok Island, Khai Nai Island and Khai Nui Island. Khai Nok Island has a beautiful white beach with crystal clear turquoise water. Plenty of tropical fish are swimming around ...

    For Kids Beaches Places to see around
  • Phi Phi Islands

    Phi Phi Islands

    Phi Phi Islands are one of the most famous islands in the Andaman sea region. These are currently one of the worlds’ main snorkeling and diving destinations for tourists. Did you know, the movie 'The Beach' starring Leonardo DiCaprio was shot right here at Maya Bay, one of the most ...

    Beaches Places to see around
  • Phuket Seashell Museum

    Phuket Seashell Museum

    At the museum you will get to see a display of valuable seashells from around the world, some of which are rare specimens from Phuket and Thai waters. The building houses a collection of over 2,000 species shells, including one of the rarest golden pearls and fossils dating back 380 ...

  • Maya Bay

    Maya Bay

    The stunningly beautiful Maya Bay is sheltered by 100 metre high cliffs from three sides. Did you know, The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio was shot right here? Situated on the island Phi Phi Leh, this is a highly recommended place. It is home to several beaches where you can relax ...

    Beaches Places to see around
  • Tiger Kingdom

    Tiger Kingdom

    A recent addition to Phuket’s attractions, Tiger Kingdom is located at the foot of Patong Hill and allows visitors an opportunity to get up close with Indochinese tigers of all ages and sizes. These animals have been raised since birth by a group of professional trainers. You can decide what ...

  • Phuket Big Buddha

    Phuket Big Buddha

    Standing at a height of 45 metres, this impressive white Burmese marble statue of Buddha can be seen from any part of southern Phuket and offers breathtaking views of the island. One of the most important landmarks of the island, the statue sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between ...

  • Phuket Monkey School

    Phuket Monkey School

    Watch the monkeys in action as they are trained to pick coconuts and perform tricks like riding a tricycle, doing sit ups, scuba diving, and even playing basketball! A great place to bring your kids, Phuket Monkey School is located in the same entertainment complex as the Phuket Shooting Gallery ...

  • Phuket Cobra Show and Snake Farm

    Phuket Cobra Show and Snake Farm

    At the snake farm you will get to see over 50 varieties of snakes, including the most poisonous ones. The snake show is sure to send shivers down your spine as snake handlers fearlessly caress, charm and even kiss different species of snakes, including the venomous king cobra. ...

    Zoo and Aquariums Parks/Gardens
  • Shell World Museum

    Shell World Museum

    While the Seashell Museum was started by Somchai Patamakanthin and his brothers, he passed on this hobby to his son Jom, who went on to become one of the leading seashell collectors of Thailand. Shell World Museum houses his collection of shells and is much smaller, but by no mean ...

  • Freedom Beach

    Freedom Beach

    One of the most beautiful and isolated beaches of Phuket, Freedom Beach is only accessible from the sea and is a ten-minute long-tail boat ride. Take a stroll on the white sand, laze on the beach and marvel at the breathtaking scenery and marvelous rock formations. You can also go ...

  • James Bond Island

    James Bond Island

    The most famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay, James Bond Island gained international fame after starring in the 1974 James Bond movie, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. One of the most stunning examples of Mother Nature, this large leaning rock is a sight to behold. It is hard not ...

  • Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)

    Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)

    Located in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, GRP aims to successfully protect and rehabilitate gibbons in their natural habitat and to educate visitors about the illegal use of gibbons as pets. However, tourists must not confuse this with a zoo and should avoid touching or feeding the gibbons. ...

    Nature For Kids
  • Tri Trang Beach

    Tri Trang Beach

    Unless you are a guest of the Merlin Beach Resort, the chances of you knowing of Tri Trang Beach are pretty slim. Located to the southwest of Patong, it is a haven for sun lovers and is often confused with Tri Tra Beach. The beach is ideal for snorkelling and ...

  • Kata Noi

    Kata Noi

    Don’t go by its size, but this small beach is one of the most popular ones in Phuket. Relax on the soft sand, take in the beauty of the lush green jungle backdrop and enjoy a dip in the crystal clear water. The sea is calm from December to April ...

  • Karon Viewpoint

    Karon Viewpoint

    An essential part of most itineraries, Karon Viewpoint (earlier Viewpoint) is one of the most frequented spots in Phuket. Locally it is known as “Khao Sam Haad”, which means “Hill of Three Beaches”. From here you can enjoy beautiful views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches. Located ...

  • Karon Beach

    Karon Beach

    Famous for its stunning long beach, Karon was named as one of the Top Ten Family Beach Holiday Destinations in the world by Lonely Planet and has something to offer for everyone. Pamper yourself at one of the many Karon spas, explore your surroundings on the unique elephant trekking adventure, ...

  • Patong Beach

    Patong Beach

    Head to Phuket’s most famous beach where there are plenty of options to keep you busy during the day and night. It’s bold, bright, crowded and loud, but nevertheless attracts tourists all year round because of its infectious vibe. Walk in Soi Bangla and you will come across a number ...

  • Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn Beach

    This tranquil and beautiful beach located in the south of the island is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. Surrounded by jungle-covered mountains on both sides and a large freshwater lagoon, the beach is never really overcrowded, even during peak season. Take a dip in the crystal clear ...

  • Kathu Waterfall

    Kathu Waterfall

    Unlike other waterfalls, Kathu waterfall is a series of drop pools with water cascading down the rocks. The climb till the top isn’t an easy one, but luckily there are steps for the most part. June to November is the best time to go when there is plenty of monsoon ...

    Lakes and Waterfalls
  • Monkey Hill

    Monkey Hill

    Regarded by many as the highest hill in Phuket Town, Toe Sae Hill is nicknamed Monkey Hill. And there is no surprise why. A few hundred metres into the walk up the hill and you will come across a troupe of macaques. The hill has a number of TV and ...

  • Thai Hua Museum

    Thai Hua Museum

    Built in 1917 as the first Chinese-language school, Thai Hua Museum is a beautiful specimen of Sino-Portuguese architecture and has also won an award from the Association of Siamese Architects for outstanding conservation of architectural arts. It comprises of 13 exhibition rooms and showcases historical pictures of the old town ...

  • Phuket Orchid Farm

    Phuket Orchid Farm

    Come and marvel at Phuket’s largest exhibition of orchids, with over 1,500 different hybrids and species to admire. You can go for one of the garden tours to learn more about these beautiful flowers and later head for light refreshments and homemade Passion Fruit and Mango ice cream at the ...

  • Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong

    Brimming with history, Wat Chalong was formally Wat Chaiyathararam and is the most important of the 29 Buddhist temples of Phuket. According to a saying, “if you are visiting Phuket but have not yet set foot in Wat Chalong, then you have not really arrived on the island.” One of ...

  • Phuket Aquarium

    Phuket Aquarium

    Take the young ones on a learning experience to Phuket Aquarium and bring them up close to some of the rarest marine creatures. Let them marvel at the tropical, exotic creatures and learn interesting facts about them. The main attraction here is the large tank with a tunnel running through ...

    Zoo and Aquariums
  • Kata Beach

    Kata Beach

    Located just south of Karon beach, Kata beach draws visitors looking to unwind amidst white sands and crystal clear waters. Lined with palm trees, lively restaurants, happening nightspots and a range of accommodation options, the beach is great for couples and families looking to spend quality time together. May to ...

  • Royal Phuket Marina (RPM)

    Royal Phuket Marina (RPM)

    Located on the famous Phang Nga Bay, RPM is Thailand’s first state-of-the-art ‘luxury lifestyle marina’. With 350 berths for yachts and 400 luxury residences and shopping facilities, it is undoubtedly a yachting haven, situated amidst beautiful parks and gardens. The marina is dedicated to sailing, sports and leisure and is ...

    Places to see around
  • Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

    Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

    Enjoy a visit to the distillery and learn about the production of the international award-winning Chalong Bay Rum. This 100% natural rum is produced using the best Thai sugarcane and age old French distillation methods. Later, attend the cocktail workshop and learn the art of making rum-based cocktails including Mojito ...

  • Koh Racha Yai Island

    Koh Racha Yai Island

    20 kilometres south of Phuket lie the Racha Islands that comprise of two islands, Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi. With its crystal clear waters, Racha Yai is ideal for snorkelling and diving daytrips, and has in the recent years seen an upsurge of bungalows and resorts. With its ...

    Places to see around
  • Coral Island

    Coral Island

    Locally known as Koh Hae, this beautiful getaway is famous for its impressive coral reef and has two main beaches, namely Long Beach and Banana Beach. At both beaches there are a lot of water sport activities such as, banana boats, canoes and snorkelling. At Long Beach you can go ...

    Places to see around Beach
  • Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World

    Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World

    Come and admire nature’s amazing creations and learn about the life of butterflies and insects. All butterflies at Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World are bred here and you can also visit the breeding room to understand the transition from a caterpillar to a butterfly. The Farm breeds 6,000 to ...

    Parks/Gardens Nature
  • Ko Rok Nok

    Ko Rok Nok

    Explore the hidden paradise of Ko Rok Nok, with its captivating beauty, rare species of monitor lizards and camping opportunities. Ideal for a day’s trip, you can also choose to stay for longer at the bungalows, villas or camps here. With its white beaches and colourful coral reefs, the area ...

  • Phuket Botanic Garden

    Phuket Botanic Garden

    A great learning experience for children and those interested in Thailand’s flora, the Phuket Botanic Garden features a vast collection of tropical and exotic plants, including ferns, rainforests, cactus, orchids, water lily gardens, and lots more. You can also enjoy a leisurely picnic with friends and family in the tropical ...

  • Khao Rang Viewpoint

    Khao Rang Viewpoint

    Regarded as one of Phuket’s most famous viewpoints, Khao Rang Hill offers beautiful views of the south of the island, including Chalong, Panwa and even the Big Buddha sitting on top of the hill. Khao Rang was earlier a popular exercise park, but today serves as a gathering site for ...

  • Kamala Beach

    Kamala Beach

    Away from the hustle-bustle of Patong, lies the quieter stretch of Kamala Beach. Surrounded by forested hills, the destination is popular with locals and visitors staying close by. While the southern end of the beach tends to get crowded during peak season, the northern end stays peaceful all year round. ...

  • Rawai Beach

    Rawai Beach

    Rawai was the first tourist beach of Phuket and attracted lots of people from nearby places, especially on the weekends. Today however, it serves as the point of departure for boats heading to islands closeby as well as the mooring point for many fishermen living in the area. Rawai Beach ...

  • Mai Khao Beach

    Mai Khao Beach

    An isolated beach, Mai Khao is perfect for those long strolls and for some quiet time. It is often referred to as Airport Beach or Sanambin Beach because of its close proximity to the airport. The northern part, Hat Sai Khao has groves of Casuarina trees along the shore and ...

  • Surin Beach

    Surin Beach

    A popular location with the rich and famous, Surin is known as “Millionare’s Row”, and has many high-end houses and resorts such as Amanpuri, Twinpalms and The Chedi. Take a walk on the white sandy beach and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear water. Later, head to the ...

  • Paradise Beach

    Paradise Beach

    True to its name, Paradise beach is stunningly beautiful and is one of the best beaches in Phuket. You can swim all year round, get a nice tan as you laze on the beach and admire great views right across Patong Bay. Walk along the powdery beach with the palm-trees ...

  • Bang Tao Beach

    Bang Tao Beach

    This 6 km long beach is one of Phuket’s longest beaches and does not attract many tourists. Most of the visitors are guests of the luxurious resorts and villas situated along the stretch. You can relax on the beach or head to the few restaurants and bars. November to April ...

  • Koh Yao Yai

    Koh Yao Yai

    The island remains secluded from the crowds of Phuket and is known for its natural beauty. Visitors can engage in activities like agricultural demonstrations (rubber and fishing), kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and swimming. ...

  • Koh Pannyi (Sea Gypsie Island)

    Koh Pannyi (Sea Gypsie Island)

    This fishing village is built on stilts and was established at the end of the 18th century as the settlement of nomadic Malay fisherman. The village has a Muslim school, a mosque as well as a floating football pitch. Nowadays Koh Pannyi is one of the main attractions of ...

    Places to see around Cultural
  • Phuket Zoo

    Phuket Zoo

    With lots to see and do, a visit to Phuket Zoo makes for a wonderful outing for everyone in the family, especially the little ones. As soon as you enter the zoo, you will be greeted with lush green tropical gardens and many exotic species of birds and animals. Watch ...

    Zoos and Aquariums For Kids
  • Khao Khat Viewpoint

    Khao Khat Viewpoint

    Khao Khat Viewpoint is a slightly offbeat one in Phuket. Located in the heart of Cape Panwa, it provides 360 degrees views of southern Phuket. A staircase leads to the top of the hill where an eight-sided tall tower stands offering views of Phuket Town, Koh Sirey, Cape Panwa and ...

  • Phuket Mining Museum

    Phuket Mining Museum

    Phuket boasts of a rich history and Phuket Mining Museum is a testimony to it. Located in Kathu, it is one of the most interesting places to visit in the island. The indoor and outdoor exhibitions have informative displays on the formation of minerals and evolution of animals. A tour ...

  • Crocodile Farm and Sea Aquarium

    Crocodile Farm and Sea Aquarium

    If you are travelling with family, Crocodile Farm and Sea Aquarium definitely deserves a visit. The exotic and colourful marine life in the aquarium makes for a fascinating sight. It boasts of huge varieties of both salt and brackish water fish, river crocodiles and alligators. What’s more, the huge and ...

    Zoos and Aquariums For Kids
  • Chinpracha House

    Chinpracha House

    The erstwhile home of the Chinese immigrant Chinpracha family, Chinpracha House gives you a peek into the life and times of people in earlier Phuket. The building is elegant and beautiful and majority of it is open for public viewing. The antique furniture, vintage Italian floor tiles and artistic masterpieces ...

    Museum Cultural
  • Friendship Beach

    Friendship Beach

    Friendship Beach is the ideal place for solace seekers. This offbeat and quiet beach is one of the longest in southern Phuket. It is excellent if you want to take a stroll along the coastline, lounge on a hammock by the seaside or simply enjoy views of Chalong Bay. The ...

  • Don’s Gym

    Don’s Gym

    From free weight training to cardio and more, Don’s Gym at Kata Beach offers various courses for tourists and locals. From monthly and six-monthly courses, they also have courses which last a week or a day – ideal for anyone who’s on vacation! You can simply walk in and try ...

  • Chinese New Year, February

    Chinese New Year, February

    Be a part of vibrant celebrations, including fireworks, colourful processions and local entertainment, as Phuket’s local Chinese community prepares for its most important festival. During this time Chinese houses decorate their homes with flowers, platters of oranges and tangerines and eight different varieties of dried fruit. Red banners and ...

  • Songkran Festival, April

    Songkran Festival, April

    Get ready to experience the world’s biggest water fight; Songkran is a celebration of Thai New Year and marks the beginning of the social calendar. For some the festival is a time for young individuals to show their respect to elders by pouring fragrant water on their hands and offering ...

  • Kathu Festival, July

    Kathu Festival, July

    Experience Thai culture and traditions at Kathu Street Culture Festival, an event that is slowly gaining popularity with bigger crowds. The festival features street stalls, stage shows, live music, exhibitions and Thai traditional children’s games. Visitors can also enjoy Chinese-inspired local treats, lion dances, marital arts and parades where people ...

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival, October

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival, October

    This colourful nine-day event celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that avoiding meat and other stimulants during this period will bring them good health and peace of mind. ...

  • Loy Kratong Festival, November

    Loy Kratong Festival, November

    This festival falls on the night of the twelfth lunar month, at the end of the rainy season. On this day, people gather in the evening around lakes, rivers and canals to pay their respect to the goddess of water. Beautiful lotus shaped rafts adorned with candles, incense and flowers ...

  • Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, November

    Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, November

    The event is regarded as Asia’s biggest and most popular regatta. Besides being a premier sailing regatta, this week long event guarantees lots of fun with local parties, local food and great shopping. ...