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5 Places To Visit In Phuket - Experience paradise! 

Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural exploration, Phuket has something to captivate every traveller. Thus, it is no wonder that Phuket is also one of the most popular destinations in Thailand among tourists. If this island paradise of the Andaman Sea is on your list of places to visit next year, here are five of the most alluring places in Phuket that you cannot miss. 

1

Patong Beach

Patong Beach, situated on the west coast of Phuket, is a vibrant and bustling destination that never sleeps. The beach offers a wide array of activities, from water sports such as jet-skiing and parasailing to simply lounging under the sun with a refreshing drink in hand. As the day transitions to night, Bangla Road comes alive with neon lights, music, and a plethora of bars and clubs. Patong Beach is not only a picturesque destination but also a hub of entertainment, making it a must-visit for those seeking a dynamic beach experience in Phuket.

2

Big Buddha

The Big Buddha, perched atop Nakkerd Hill, is a monumental and spiritually significant attraction in Phuket visited by any tourist staying at a luxury villa in Phuket. The towering statue, made of reinforced concrete and covered in Burmese white marble, is not only a visual spectacle but also offers panoramic views of the island's coastline. The site includes smaller Buddha statues, prayer bells, and a meditation area, creating a serene and contemplative atmosphere. The journey to the Big Buddha is as rewarding as the destination, with scenic roads leading to this iconic landmark.

3

Phi Phi Islands

While technically not part of Phuket, a visit to the Phi Phi Islands is an essential excursion from the island. These pristine islands, surrounded by turquoise waters and limestone cliffs, offer an idyllic setting for snorkelling, diving, and beach relaxation. Maya Bay, with its crystal-clear waters and fine white sand, is a highlight, but don't miss out on exploring the vibrant coral reefs and hidden coves throughout the Phi Phi archipelago. Boat tours from Phuket provide an unforgettable day of island hopping and natural beauty. If you are lodged at Koh Yao Yai Resort, island hopping activities are available for greater convenience. 

4

Old Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town is a charming district that reflects the island's rich history and cultural diversity. Stroll along the streets adorned with colourful, well-preserved Sino-Portuguese architecture, and immerse yourself in the artistic atmosphere created by street art and murals. The area is a treasure trove for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and food lovers alike, with numerous boutique shops, galleries, and cafes. The night market adds a lively touch to Old Phuket Town, offering a chance to savour local delicacies and shop for unique souvenirs.

5

Karon Viewpoint (Three Beaches Hill)

For a breathtaking panoramic view of the Andaman Sea and the three stunning beaches—Kata Noi, Kata, and Karon—visit Karon Viewpoint, also known as Three Beaches Hill. The viewpoint, surrounded by lush tropical greenery, provides an excellent photo opportunity, especially during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset. Take a leisurely stroll along the observation platforms and absorb the beauty of the coastline and surrounding islands. The tranquil ambience and stunning vistas make Karon Viewpoint a tranquil escape from the bustling tourist areas.