• Phuket Tours, activities and travel guide by Gotophuket.com

Recommended Place of Interest

Recommended Place of Interest

Phuket Old Town

Unlike many Thai provincial capitals, Phuket Town fairly shines with personality and nowhere more so than its Old Town. In this historically rich part of town, tourists will find shrines, temple (Buddhist and Chinese), ornate and beautifully preserved ‘shophouses’, quaint cafes, tiny printing shop, grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, impromptu private and public museums and even a mini ex-red light district.

Phuket Old Town is compact enough to stroll around in. The best time to do this early n the morning or at the end of the day when it’s not so hot.

Laem Promthep

This outcrop of land offers exceptional views of the surrounding sea and coastline especially Ko Kaew and Nai Harn Beach. Sunset is when the cape provides its most magical moments.

Big Buddha

Phuket’s Big Buddha, known among Thais as Phra Phuttamingmongkol Akenakkhiri Buddha, is one of the island’s most important and revered landmarks. It is 45 metres high and 25 meters across the base. The whole body is layered with beautiful white Burmese marble that shines in the sun making it a natural symbol of hope.

The huge image sits on top of Khao Nakkerd between Chalong and Kata, and it is easily seen from far away. The top of the hill offers the best 360-degree breathtaking views of the island. It’s a must visit island destination.

Wat Chalong

The largest among the 29 Buddhist temples of Phuket, Chalong Temple has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism.

Visit the Grand Pagoda that has a splinter of the Lord Buddha’s bone and is officially named Phra Mahathat Chedi Chomthaibarami Phrakat. See the wall painting depicting the Buddha’s life story and also various Buddha images.