Phuket City

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Top attractions in Phuket City

7 great attractions in Phuket

For a city with a slightly more provincial feel than Bangkok, look no further than Phuket. Its Buddhist temples and stunning sea will seduce you!

  • Big Buddha

    1. Big Buddha

    The Nakkerd Hills serve as Big Buddha's seat. Made out of marble and funded by donation, it's visible from Phuket's south side and you can also climb the hills to get up close.

  • Andaman Islands

    2. Andaman Islands

    Zoom by speedboat around the nearby islands in the Andaman Sea - you'll practically be James Bond for a few hours!

  • Elephant Sanctuaries

    3. Elephant Sanctuaries

    The elephant is the Thai national symbol, so getting to know one of these revered and beautiful animals is a very special opportunity. Help the animal's conservation by visiting an elephant sanctuary.

  • Thai Cookery School

    4. Thai Cookery School

    Experienced chefs teach you how to cook classic and authentic dishes, including Pad Thai and Tom Yum Koong. These are lessons you can take home with you!

  • 5. Trickeye Museum

    Take hilarious photos that will astound your family and friends as you tightrope between two cliffs (3D paintings, but they don't need to know that...).

  • Wat Chalong Temple

    6. Wat Chalong Temple

    Golden buddha statues and firecracker ceremonies are just some of the sacred features of one of Phuket's most important temples.

  • Scuba Diving

    7. Scuba Diving

    Thailand has some of the most beautiful coasts in all the world. Discover colorful fish, manta rays and even sharks in these crystal clear seas.

Planning Your Visit

  • When should I go?

    Anytime except September and October, as this is monsoon season and may cause travel difficulties and uncertainties.

  • Do I need to wear any special clothes for temples?

    Make sure your shorts or pants cover your knees, and don't wear a sleeveless shirt - if in doubt, bring a scarf. You should also keep talking to a minimum in holy places.

Good to know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Thai baht (฿)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    The high season goes from November to April, with hordes of tourists visiting and driving up prices. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider June through August, the least wet months of the low season.

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What people are saying about Phuket City

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,597 reviews

Highly recommend our city tour, loved all places we was taken, especially the big Buddha, only us and a couple on it, our guide vj, was really friendly and very knowledgeable on the area and history

Th guided tour was great! The guide was clear and precise at each location and provided a lot of historical information as we drove and stopped at the locales along the way. I enjoyed it!

Bus arrived on time, and have found the driver being courteous, and friendly. We were also satisfied with the vehicle's cleanliness. We recommend this service provider for everyone.

Engaging personal knowledgeable team moved us through the basics of Thai Cooking like breathing. Delightful tastes and smells and we got to eat the rewards! Delish :)

Fabulous well organised trip, food and crew were amazing, I recommend this trip to everyone