Phuket Travel Guide


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    The little cape of Jung Ceylon has been a stalwart shelter from monsoon rainstorms for sailors and traveling merchants. Today, the cape is a famous tourist destination known as Phuket. Beyond its world-class resorts and restaurants, Phuket has a lot to offer tourists by way of its cultural heritage...

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Hotels in Phuket (80 Hotels) See All Phuket Hotels

  • Thai Siam Residence

    Having Bua Massage, The Life Spa and Fitness and Phuket Simon Cabaret properly found in the vicinity of the two and half star hotel, Thai Siam Residence; this hotel is im...

  • Tanawan Phuket Hotel

    Including Cockatoo Bar, Let's Relax Spa and Aqua-Lien Diving ideally found in the vicinity of the three star hotel, Tanawan Phuket Hotel; this hotel is perfectly located ...

  • Rome Place Hotel

    With Phuket Town Night Market, Phuket2thailand-Day Tours and Bubba Diving Phuket readily placed close to the two and half star hotel, Rome Place Hotel; this hotel is wond...

  • Metropole Hotel Phuket

    With Limestone Adventures Day Tours, PrungThai Cooking Home and Phuket2thailand-Day Tours properly found close to the three and half star hotel, Metropole Hotel Phuket; t...

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  • Khao Rang Hill View Point
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  • Phuket Thai Cookery School

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    Phuket Thai cookery school is definitely the one and only place in phuket island that offers you a h...

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  • Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong

    on the road from Phu...

    The most important of the 29 buddhist temples of Phuket is Wat Chalong or formally Wat Chaiyatharar...

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About Phuket

The little cape of Jung Ceylon has been a stalwart shelter from monsoon rainstorms for sailors and traveling merchants. Today, the cape is a famous tourist destination known as Phuket. Beyond its world-class resorts and restaurants, Phuket has a lot to offer tourists by way of its cultural heritage sites, temples and colonial buildings.

Must-See Attractions

Seeing the Giant Buddha up close is even more breathtaking than spying the 45-meter high statue from afar. After enjoying a 360-degree view of the island from atop Nakkerd Hills, come down to Phuket's Old Town for a stroll through its small streets or sois and look at the beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture of colonial houses in the Old Quarter. Then, take a little detour into one of the narrow alleys in Phang Nga to see the well-preserved 19th century murals at the Shrine of Serene Light. Finally, make sure you check out all of Phuket's gorgeous temples starting with the historic Wat Chalong.

Things to Do

When in Phuket, take your family to see high flying trapeze artists, well-trained elephants, and amazing acrobats perform with fireworks at the Siam Niramit art theater or watch the farm staff interact with docile crocodiles and alligators. Throw little bamboo sticks to ask the gods a 'yes or no' question at the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine.Plus, don't forget to drop by the amulet market for a charm or two to take home as souvenir. After sunset, join the throng of party goers as they enjoy the nightlife in Patong and Bangla Road where clubs and bars come alive with laughter and music until dawn.

If you really want to see what makes Phuket stand apart from other tourist destinations, then take a jungle or safari tour with elephant riding and nature trekking around Southern Thailand. Make your visit to Phuket complete by going island hopping and dropping by Khao Phing Kan, the famed island where the 1975 James Bond movie ""The Man With The Golden Gun"" was filmed. Enjoy a day of diving, snorkelling, parasailing, jet-skiing or yachting around Ratchet and Phi Phi Islands.

Annual Events

From late September to early October each year, all of Phuket come together to celebrate the Jia Chai Festival. Devotees walk through fire and climb ladders madeof knives to show the purity of their intentions. During this festival, people refrain from eating meat and serve only vegetarian dishes to their guests. You get to savor the exotic taste of crab soup seasoned with wild betel or fried Hokkian noodles with mixed veggies.

Basic Visitor Info

Transportation in Phuket is made up of metered taxis, pick-up trucks converted into buses called songthaews, and bright yellow or red mini-vans called tuk-tuks. You can also take a motorbike taxi or motosai, which is the cheapest option for going around town. If you're the DIY type with defensive driving skills, then try renting a car, motorcycle or scooter to get you wherever you want to go.

Every year, thousands visit Phuket and always came home with more than their fair share of memories and trinkets. But the charm of this lovely island goes beyond its beautiful beaches. Visitors will never forget the warmth of Thai hospitality.

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