Phuket, the biggest island in Thailand, is like a condensed version of all the amazing things Thailand has. It sits down in the southern part of Thailand, right by the Andaman Sea coast. Thanks to the Phuket International Airport, people visit this island all year round. Imagine stunning beaches, lots of small islands nearby, bustling markets, lively nightlife, and super exciting water activities – that’s what Phuket is all about! It’s also one of the easiest and quickest beach spots to get to in Thailand.

Main attractions

Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town

Established during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, this district is an attraction in itself.  Stepping into Old Phuket Town is like entering a time capsule of colonial architecture and vibrant street art. The charming streets are lined with colorful Sino-Portuguese buildings, now housing boutique shops, quaint cafes, and local markets. Wandering through this historical district is a delightful way to absorb the island’s rich heritage.

There are numerous Chinese shrines and Buddhist Temples to be visited here.

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi islands

Phi Phi is like a bunch of six islands all together. They’re just 40 km from Phuket. Now, the two really popular ones out of these six are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. These islands are famous for their crystal-clear waters and awesome parties. So, if you’re in Thailand, spending a few days on these islands is a super cool idea!

Phi Phi has six islands altogether, including the big ones. Apart from Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, there are four other islands: Bida Nok, Bida Nai, and Ko Mai Phai, also called Bamboo Island. These islands became really well-known after a Hollywood movie called ‘The Beach’ came out in 2000. They filmed it on Ko Phi Phi Leh.

Now, on Ko Phi Phi Leh, there’s this place called the “Viking Cave.” People do a special business there – they sell nests of edible birds. It’s quite an interesting industry!

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

At the highest point of Phuket, above Chalong, stands the remarkable Big Buddha or Ming Mongkoi, a towering statue that reaches 45 meters in height. It’s one of the tallest statues in all of Thailand! You’ll find it on Nakkerd Hill, about 10 km away from Kata. To get there, you’ll drive up a winding road that’s about 6 km long. And let me tell you, the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking.

You can visit this place from sunrise to sunset – that’s when it’s open. The best part? There’s no charge to enter, but they do welcome donations. Actually, the whole sculpture was made possible by generous donations from people. It’s pretty amazing how everyone pitched in to create this incredible monument.

Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi Beach

Imagine strolling along powdery sands kissed by gentle waves – that’s Kata Noi Beach. Away from the hustle, it offers tranquility that invites you to relax, read a book, or simply soak up the sun. The azure waters create a refreshing canvas for both novice and experienced swimmers. As the sun sets, the beach transforms into a canvas painted with shades of gold and pink, a sight you won’t want to miss.

Bangla Road Nightlife

As the sun sets, Bangla Road in Patong Beach comes alive with vibrant energy. Neon lights, pulsating music, and street performances create an electrifying atmosphere. Bars and clubs offer a diverse range of entertainment, making Bangla Road a hub for nightlife enthusiasts.

The music is loud and the booze are cheap making it more attractive for enjoying the vibe. Most of the restaurants and bars are open air or open fronted so that the customers eyes catch up easily. Simply walking through street is fun.

Elephant Sanctuaries

For an experience that combines fun and compassion, visit ethical elephant sanctuaries. These sanctuaries provide a safe haven for elephants rescued from exploitative practices. Here, you can observe and even interact with these gentle giants in a responsible and ethical manner.

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay

Prepare to be awed by the sheer beauty of Phang Nga Bay. Towering limestone karsts emerge dramatically from the emerald waters, creating a surreal landscape that’s perfect for kayaking, cave exploration, and taking in the awe-inspiring views. James Bond Island, with its distinctive needle-like rock, is a highlight not to be missed.

Baan Teelanka

It is the Upside Down House of the city. Visiting here is a fun and completely different experience in itself. The tour to this home takes you to a completely different upside down, which may leave you puzzled and astonished at the end.

Timings- Daily from 9.05am to 6.15pm

Moreover, you can dive into an array of exhilarating water activities, including surfing, snorkeling, parasailing, paragliding, scuba diving, paddleboarding, sea kayaking, and jet skiing. For those seeking an extra dose of adrenaline, bungee jumping is also on the menu of thrilling experiences in Phuket.

Ways to reach Phuket

  • By Air: Phuket has it’s own International Airport the second busiest airport in Thailand. Direct flights are available from and to India. Flights of Air India. Air Asia, Thai Airways and Indigo are available from various Indian Cities like Banglore, Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad etc. There are flights to Phuket from most of the European and Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and many more. Also there is an option for taking flights to Bangkok and then a domestic flight from there to Phuket.
  • By Road: There is also roadways through Myanmar to Thailand from India. The journey consumes lots of time and also it requires several documents and it’s quite expensive. After reaching Phuket Airport there are lots of ways travel around including Taxis, buses, tuk tuks and motorbike taxis etc.
  • By Water: There are ferry from nearby islands in the Andaman Sea like the Phi Phi Islands. Luxury yachts and cruises are also available towards Phuket.

Phuket is a destination that marries stunning natural beauty with rich culture, offering a tapestry of experiences for all types of travelers. From serene beaches to vibrant nightlife, from historical charm to adventurous exploration, this tropical paradise promises memories that will last a lifetime.

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