9 Exotic Places to Visit in Phuket, Thailand!

Planning a holiday trip to one of the world’s most culturally enriched cities? Here are some must-visit attractions that are sure to make your trip even more memorable and special!


Phuket Big Buddha

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Representative of Phuket island is Phuket’s Big Buddha, a 45m tall concrete statue, layered with white jade marble which makes the statue look almost ethereal when in sunlight. This religious site is frequently visited by Phuket locals and tourists alike for good luck and to pay respects to passed loved ones.


Old Phuket Town

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Photo Credits: Phuket.com

Old Phuket Town is arguably Phuket island’s most culturally enriching destination. Contrasting western-influenced architecture with Asian shrines and temples, experience a clash of cultures you’d find no where else in the world! Spend a whole day strolling around the ornate shops, public museums and charismatic cafes!


Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park

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Phuket FantaSea is an absolute must-visit if you’re looking for a fun and fulfilling night-out! The cultural theme park is filled with many things to see, from gold-plated Thai architecture, to award-winning street performances. Don’t forget to feast on the royal Thai dishes served day-in and day-out at the theme park!


James Bond Island

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Love the James Bond franchise? Why not a visit to the famed rocky pinnacle that is James Bond Island, featured in the 1974 James Bond movie? Phuket island is iconic for the funky-shaped rocks surrounding it and James Bond Island is certainly not the only natural wonder to visit. Join a boat tour and witness Mother Nature at its best with your own eyes!


Phang Nga Bay

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Not only James Bond Island, but the entire Phang Nga Bay is worth exploring as well! Showcasing majestic limestone cliffs and magical realms of fauna and flora, the entire bay is a sight you’ll never forget. Touring around on a boat is the best way to experience the beauty of the bay first-hand!


Wat Chalong

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Central to Thai culture and heritage is Wat Chalong, Phuket’s most treasured Buddhist temple. The temple is open all day for locals and tourists alike to pray and learn more about the Buddhist religion. With a stunning exterior and equally magical interior, Wat Chalong is a must-visit for those looking to indulge in Thai culture to the fullest!


Phuket Trickeye Museum

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Everyone loves to take photos and where better else to take the most eye-catching pictures than Phuket Trickeye Museum? As explained by its namesake, the museum features a large series of interactive and creative exhibitions. Treat yourself to a day spent admiring 3D paintings and unlocking your imagination!


Bangla Road

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What better way to explore Phuket’s acclaimed nightlife then paying a visit to Bangla Road? From fancy nightclubs to easy-going beer bars, Bangla Road is a must-visit for tourists who are keen to meet new people and experience authentic night culture in Thailand. Don’t forget, legal drinking age in Thailand is 20 years and over!


Flying Hanuman Phuket

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For the adventurers, Flying Hanuman, or better known as ziplining, is a fun activity for people of all ages! What makes the Flying Hanuman so special and different from other ziplining experiences is Phuket Island’s beautiful views of the sea, sand, and lush forests. You can spend a whole day adventuring along the Flying Hanuman course from $140AUD!


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