Must See Phuket Attractions


Visiting Phuket will be a rewarding experience no matter your age. You can admire beautiful scenery while lying down on a tropical beach and enjoy blue sea and hot sun.

Phuket has become one of Southeast Asia’s most visited beach destination, understandable once you have uncovered its smooth beaches and tempting accommodations. Attractions generally involve golf, diving, boating or dancing your worries away at a local nightclub. Phuket attractions offer a variety of typical vacation activities as well as exciting festivals and events which will leave you begging for more.

Take advantage of these opportunities by visiting the island and its surroundings on one of the following 6 Phuket attractions.

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Phang nga limestone cliffs

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Visit these amazing limestone cliffs that peek out of rich green water.

You will surely enjoy the scenery of gorgeous and peaceful beaches while boating through this incredible landscape. It is a great place to go boating as it offers quiet and picturesque waters, protected from the monsoon seasons. You will also most likely encounter the famous James Bond Island, recognizable from the movies “The Man With the Golden Gun.”

Once you surpass the abundance of tourists, you will surely enjoy this picturesque island filled with excitement. While boating through these large limestone rocks, you will want to stop by Koh Panyee in Phang Nga Bay. It is a small Muslim fishing village which offer a wide range of restaurants and boutiques, a perfect way to end your day in Phang Nga Bay. This is a perfect Phuket attraction for families and couples alike.

The Big Buddha

The Big Buddha in Phuket

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Address: Yot Sane 1 Chaofa Road (West), Chalong, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Coordinates: 7.827982, 98.312757

You will be able to spot this magnificent structure from far away, tucked between Chalong and Kata, settling itself on top of Nakkerd Hill. If you reach the top, you will be witnessing one of the most beautiful sights in Phuket. A 360o view of all the surrounding areas including Karon beaches, Chalong Bay, Kata and Phuket Town.

This incredible structure is considered a must see in the long list of Phuket attractions. Once you have reached the top, you will only hear the ringing of small bells and yellow Buddhist flags flapping in the wind. It measures a whopping 25 meters in lengths and 45 meters in height, making this Buddha one of the most extravagant. It is adorned with beautiful marble that shines in the sun, making it a symbol of hope for the people of Phuket.

Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

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Phuket offers a wide variety of different festivals throughout the year. You may wish to visit a listing of current festivals prior in making your booking; it will help you to plan ahead.

If you are visiting Phuket in late September or early October, you will not want to miss the annual Vegetarian festival. This colourful celebration is held for nine days and based from the Chinese belief of restraining from me at and other stimulants during the 9th lunar month (of the Chinese calendar.) They believe their reward will be a year of good health and peace. This festival is sure to entertain you with various ceremonies including fire walking and body piercing.

Phuket attractions offer diverse activities and celebrations, the Vegetarian Festival is one you do not want to miss.

Thai Boxing

This new and popular sport from Thailand is sweeping local and visitors as a new Phuket attraction. This martial art of Muay Thai has gained popularity worldwide and includes vicious punches, deadly kicks, and overwhelming elbow strikes. These fights are conducted in the specially built stadiums on Soi Sai Namyen. Only visit this Phuket attraction if you enjoy violence, as this wild boxing match will not be a wimpy ride.  Music is always played during matches, giving you access to another cultural experience.

Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town

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Coordinates: 7.884723, 98.390335
Filled with old Buddhist and Chine shrines, and temples, the Old Phuket Town is a must-see. The streets contain small cafes, museum, printing shops and a small red light district. If you have a particular liking for history, you will not want to miss out on this amazing tour of Old Pucket Town. This attraction is filled with life and excitement waiting to be uncovered.

You will witness large Sino-colonial mansions that were onced owned by tin barons over 100 years ago. You will able to stroll down these small streets throughout the day, however it is recommeneded to visit late at night or early in the morning, as the heat can sometimes become unbearable. You can always stop by a restaurant for an enjoyable meal.


Phuket FantaSea

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Address: 99 Moo 3 Kamala Kathu Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Coordinates: 7.956388, 98.287522

Another fine example of a surprising Phuket attraction is FantaSea, the island’s largest show available. The show will take your breath away through trapeze stunts, performing elephants and hundreds of performers and animals. All of these elements are thrown together to create an unusual storyline blending the importance of tradition with fantasy.

You and your family will definitely create unforgettable memories while viewing this spectacular show and feasting on the island’s largest buffet. You will also enjoy various other activities available nearby including the Palace of Elephants, Similan Adventure Centre, and many shopping and eating opportunities. If you are looking for an exciting event which will entertain a wide range of attractions, you will definitely not want to miss out on FantaSea.

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Other Attractions

The list above is only a suggested list based from the top Phuket attractions. If none of these attracted you, do not fret, you will surely find other activities and celebrations in order to captivate your attention.

Other opportunities include various beaches, night clubs, cabaret show and much more. Doing some research will be necessary in order to fulfill your desires. Once you have found your chosen Phuket attractions you can begin planning your vacation. Remember, festivals and celebrations are held on specific days throughout the year. If you find a specific event that you wish to attend, book your flight and hotel ahead of time.

The most important aspect of all is to remain entertained and amazed. You should step away from your comfort zone and try a new and exciting adventure in Phuket.

Also check out our guide of must see places in Thailand, for more resources on Phuket and other Thailand travel destinations.

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