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10 Must-See Attractions in Phuket, Thailand - Bask in the Sun, Surf, and Adventurer

Phuket is a lush and mountainous island located in the Andaman Coast and the largest island in Thailand. The island is a major tourist destination with plenty of attractions and home to Thailand's most popular beaches.


Freedom Beach

A stunning and secluded beach in Phuket, if you are craving for a private beach experience this may well be the location for you. Although reaching it will be difficult it may well be worth the effort.


Elephant jungle sanctuary

The elephant is the national animal of Thailand but unfortunately many are abused in the tourist industry. This sanctuary cares for abused elephants and does an important job of educating the plight of elephants in Thailand. Visitors are allowed to feed and watch these majestic animals roam freely in an environment resembling their natural habitat. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is situated close to this sanctuary among many Phuket family resort properties from this location you can further explore a turtle foundation and a gibbon rehabilitation project.


Big Buddha

A beautiful and serene white marble statue of the seated Buddha perched atop Nakkerd Hill. The climb is worth it, you will be able to witness wonderful views of Phuket from the summit.


Surin Beach

It is a popular beach site among the wealthier populations of Thailand. Crystal clear waters and white soft, sandy beaches await you along with plenty of high-end restaurants, and bars around this postcard-worthy beach.


Phuket weekend night market

You can eat authentic Thai food at a reasonable price and go on a shopping spree at the same time. There are plenty of stalls selling anything and everything you can imagine in this vibrant market.



It is a grand and spectacular complex which includes a theme park, a shopping mall and plenty of restaurants. Engage in Thailand's rich cultural heritage by visiting one of the many dazzling shows performed here in a variety of mediums.



Phuket has significant marine and coral life scattered throughout the island, making the island a top destination for diving enthusiasts. The Coral Island and Similan islands located near Phuket are considered to be one of the best diving sites in the world.


Wat Chalong

This is a revered Buddhist temple built in the early 29th Century. The temple houses a stupa that contains bone relics of the Buddha. The temple exterior is a beautiful sight with many golden statues and ponds surrounding the premises. Inside you can find a gallery of wall paintings depicting the life of Buddha.


Promthep Cape

Probably the most beautiful viewpoint in Phuket, overlooking great sea views and lush greenery. The perfect place to bask in a spectacular sunrise or sunset with your loved one.


Phuket Old Town

It has a different vibe from the streets of Patong which encapsulates the authentic feel of Phuket. This part of town however is reminiscent of colonial times, where you will find pretty colonial-style architecture lined up along its many streets. Perfect for a photo session!