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14 Best Things to Do in Phuket Thailand 



Are you looking for a short getaway in Southeast Asia during your visit to Singapore? Don’t worry.  We have got you covered. It’s Phuket Thailand. 


Phuket is Thailand's largest island, where every corner holds an adventure waiting to be discovered. From its pristine beaches and mesmerizing sunsets to its vibrant cultural heritage and delectable cuisine, Phuket offers a tapestry of experiences that cater to every traveler's desires. Join us as we unveil some of the most captivating attractions and activities that make Phuket a must-visit destination on any traveler's bucket list. Phuket is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious food. Here are some of the things you can do in Phuket:


1. Explore the Beaches

Phuket has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with something to offer everyone. Patong Beach is the most famous beach in Phuket, and it's a great place for swimming, sunbathing, and watersports.

Patong Beach (Credit Hotels.com)
Patong Beach (Credit Hotels.com)

2. Take a Trip to Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Phuket, and they're home to Maya Bay, which was made famous in the movie "The Beach." You can take a day trip to the Phi Phi Islands from Phuket, or you can stay on one of the islands for a few nights.

Phi Phi Islands (Credit The World Travel Guy)
Phi Phi Islands (Credit The World Travel Guy)

3. Explore Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is a stunning bay with limestone cliffs, caves, and islets. You can take a boat tour of Phang Nga Bay, or you can go kayaking or canoeing in the bay.

Phang Nga Bay (Credit The Luxury Signature)
Phang Nga Bay (Credit The Luxury Signature)

4. Visit Khao Rang Viewpoint

Khao Rang Viewpoint, also known as Rang Hill Viewpoint, is one of Phuket's renowned viewpoints, offering panoramic vistas of the city and beyond. Situated atop a hill, visitors can enjoy stunning views stretching southwards, encompassing Phuket's urban landscape and even glimpses of the distant Big Buddha statue and the lush islands dotting the eastern coast. Adorned with an elegant open pagoda, the viewpoint features a spacious viewing platform with safety guardrails, surrounded by lush gardens and mature rubber trees, providing a tranquil and natural setting. Nearby cafes offer refreshments with a side of breathtaking scenery.

Khao Rang Viewpoint (Credit Hotels.com)
Khao Rang Viewpoint (Credit Hotels.com)

5. Climb to the Big Buddha 

The Big Buddha is a giant Buddha statue that sits on top of a hill overlooking Phuket. You can climb to the top of the hill to see the Big Buddha, or you can take a cable car up.

Big Buddha (Credit Trisara)
Big Buddha (Credit Trisara)

6. Explore Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town is a historic town with Sino-Portuguese architecture. You can wander through the streets of Phuket Old Town, shop for souvenirs, or have a meal at one of the many restaurants.

Phuket Old Town (Credit Phuket 101)
Phuket Old Town (Credit Phuket 101)

7. Visit Chalong Temple

Chalong Temple is one of the most important temples in Phuket. You can visit the temple to learn about Thai Buddhism, or you can watch the monks pray.

Chalong Temple (Credit GetYourGuide)
Chalong Temple (Credit GetYourGuide)

8. Explore Night Markets

Phuket has many night markets where you can buy souvenirs, clothes, and food. The most famous night market in Phuket is the Night Market in Patong Beach.

Night Market in Patong Beach (Credit Club Med)
Night Market in Patong Beach (Credit Club Med)

9. Relax or Party in a Beach Club

There are many beach clubs in Phuket where you can relax on a sun lounger, swim in a pool, or enjoy a cocktail. Some beach clubs also have parties at night.

Yona Floating Beach Club (Credit Truely Classy)
Yona Floating Beach Club (Credit Truely Classy)

10. Go to a Spa and Massage 

Phuket is famous for its spas and massages. You can find a spa that offers a variety of treatments, from traditional Thai massages to oil massages.

Spa and Massage in Phuket (Credit Thrillophilia)
Spa and Massage in Phuket (Credit Thrillophilia)

11. See and feed the Elephants

There are several elephant sanctuaries in Phuket where you can see and feed the elephants. These sanctuaries provide a safe haven for elephants that have been rescued from the tourism industry.

12. Enjoy Sunset Drinks and Dinner

Phuket has many restaurants with stunning sunset views. Enjoy a delicious meal and a cocktail as you watch the sun go down over the Andaman Sea.

Sunset in Phuket (Credit Phuket 101)
Sunset in Phuket (Credit Phuket 101)

13. Go on an Instagram Photo Spree

Phuket is a very Instagrammable destination. There are many beautiful places to take photos in Phuket, from the beaches to the temples.

Phuket Thailand (Credit Lets Phuket)
Phuket Thailand (Credit Lets Phuket)

14. Try Real Local Food

Don't miss out on trying some of Phuket's delicious local food. Many street vendors and restaurants are serving up traditional Thai dishes. Some of the must-try dishes in Phuket include Pad Thai, Tom Yam soup, and Green Curry.

Pad Thai (Credit RecipeTin Eats)
Pad Thai (Credit RecipeTin Eats)

Conclusion 

As you explore Phuket's diverse landscapes and immerse yourself in its rich culture, you'll create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're seeking relaxation on sun-kissed shores, culinary delights at bustling night markets, or spiritual enlightenment at ancient temples, Phuket promises an experience like no other. So pack your bags, embark on this journey, and let Phuket's charm captivate your senses, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the wonders of Thailand's island paradise.


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