Made famous by movies such as The Beach, Phuket Thailand has become one of the most sought-after beach destinations in the world. For visitors to Thailand, this area offers the ideal blend of beaches, jungle, culture, history and atmosphere. From the pristine islands of Phi Phi to the nightclubs found in Patong, the nature reserves, Phuket beaches, dive spots and viewpoints, this island has something for everyone.
In this mini guide, we take a look at some of the top things to see and do in Phuket Thailand.
Highlights to Enjoy in Phuket Thailand
What can you see in Phuket Thailand? Be sure to add the following attractions to your list of things to enjoy here:
Phang Nga Bay
This one of a kind bay is truly unforgettable. Its most interesting feature is its sheer limestone cliffs that seem to rise out of the water magically. An island tour is the best way to see the bay’s attractions. Highlights within this bay include James Bond Island and Koh Panyee.
Old Phuket Town
Fascinating stalls and shops abound here. Lying in the provincial capital, Phuket Town is also home to restaurants, local sights, a unique combination of Chinese and colonial style buildings and plenty of photographic moments.
Taking a stroll down Bangla Road in Patong is highly advised for those with a love for parties and fun. Be warned though – with the largest selection of clubs, bars, shows and haunts, this area can be loud, bright and a little overwhelming.
A popular viewpoint is the Giant Buddha that sits on Nakkerd Hills, looking out over Chalong, Rawai and Kata. Costing 30 million baht to make, this 45m statue is impressive from afar and close up.
Khao Phra Thaeo Game Reserve
On the northeastern part of the island, you will find a reserve that is home to buffalo, wild boar, elephants, monkeys, tropical birds, a rainforest, and the Ton Sai and Bang Pae waterfalls.
Hat Nai Yang National Park
Also on the northwestern end, there is an equally lovely park. This is where sea turtles come ashore each night to lay their eggs. Seeing this incredible moment is sure to be a highlight for any nature lover.
Three Beaches View
Another view point to look out for is the aptly named Three Beaches View. This gives you an amazing view of three stunning beaches that look a lot like the number three when viewed from above.
Looking for places to stay in Phuket Thailand? With so many amazing resorts on offer, from Centara Villas Phuket to Seaview Patong Hotel, you will have no trouble planning your dream holiday in Phuket Thailand.