People visit Phuket expecting beautiful beaches and shores that carry a weight of culture and experience. And this is what Phuket offers. Visit its various sandy beaches and you will fall in love with Phuket, some of which are Phang Nga Bay, Kamala Beach, Laem Phrompthep Viewpoint, Kata Beach, James Bond Island and many others.
Phuket’s thriving culture can be witnessed in its Old Phuket Town, Big Buddha, Bangla Road, Phuket Fantasea and many others. Phuket also boasts of magnificent temples that represent Thailand's tradition and an absolute must visit owing to their glory and Oriental ensemble. Some of these temples are: Wat Chalong Temple and Rang Hill Temple. These temples will offer you a local flavour and history of Phuket Island.
From Phuket, you can also take a day tour to Phi Phi Islands, that hold astonishing array of sea beauty and a glorious landscape. Phuket Mining Museum is another attraction that will offer you an insight into traditional mining traditions in Thailand. With these and many more, Phuket becomes an ideal destination to people who wish to witness the dash of Thai culture and natural beauty.
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There is not much to do here outside of the usual beach activities. But the sand is soft and white and the bay is beautiful, with headlands on either side of the beach. Snorkelling is always a good activity. Between May and October surfing is also popular, but swimming at this time can be dangerous due to strong underwater currents. This is a far less developed place than Kata Yai, which means this beach is almost never crowded. It has a very backwater feeling. There are small massage shacks on the beach. Not far away is the Kata View Point, with breath-taking views of Karon, Kata and Kata Noi.
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Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wats are Buddhist Temples that are important and sacred places for the Buddhists in Thailand. The Wat Chalong is a very beautiful temple of this sort and is considered to be the most important of the 29 that exist in Phuket.
This temple has a sharp and tall roof and typical Thai Buddhist architecture. It is a gorgeous site but entering it will make you realize its importance as a religious place. Calm and serene, it instills a sort of peace in every soul. Surrounded by greenery and full of intricately designed serene interiors it is an important place for both the tourists and the locals. There is also a market not far from there, in which all the profits from the shops go to the temple. If you have 3 days in Phuket, this Buddhist Temple is a must in your itinerary.
Welcome to one of the magnificent Buddhist temples, Wat Chalong Temple in Thailand. Since it is a religious site, there are no tickets for Wat Chalong Temple. You can enter freely. However, as you book tickets for Wat Chalong Temple with our tours, you will be enlightened on the history and significance of this place. Wat Chalong Temple Tickets are subjective with our tours as you can combine them with a visit to other attractions. Wat Chalong Temple ticket prices with our tours are affordable as you book them with us.
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Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand
The Phang Nga Bay hosts the tourist magnets of James Bond Island and Koh Paynee. But even if you want to avoid the crowd, you can take leisurely boat rides across the verdant surroundings though the green waters. The limestone “karsts” are a beautiful contrast to the water and make for very scenic viewing.
The boat rides take you to areas which have remained unexplored until recently and are beautiful and untouched islands that make the whole experience serene and unique. There are very few places in the world where you can see nature’ bounty in its complete splendor quite like this place in Phuket. You can also choose to try kayaking through the scenic routes and explore the islands for yourself. Phang Nga Bay is an unavoidable part of your Phuket itinerary 3 days.
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Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Patong beach is the most popular beach in Thailand. It has everything, the sun, the sand the activities, the beer, the cocktails, the amazing sea-food and the spa treatments. Patong is truly the center of all activity for tourists in Thailand.
It has an interesting and eccentric nightlife which means night owls will love this place. Bars and nightclubs are open into the wee hours of the night which means you can party to your heart’s content and more! Soi Bangla is the most popular place for the night prowlers and has many interesting haunts. Neon lights and bright colours are the theme of Patong beach through and through.
To go along with all this there are also several water sports to be indulged in. there are also amazing places to get a good bargain here. You can even try your hand at the traditional arts of Thailand or go kayaking into the ocean. If you love busy beaches and live to party, Patong beach is the perfect haunt for you.
This is one of the most popular beaches along with the locals on the island. It is refreshingly development free thanks to the presence of Samnak Song Monastery, which owns most of the land around the beach. The Lagoon of this beach is one of the most beautiful on the island. There is not much shade which makes this beach very popular among sunbathers. The southern headlands at Ya Nui are good for snorkelling, but the coral reefs at Ao Sane to the north are better. The area in front of the Phuket Yacht Club is good for surfing. Not far away is the Promthep Cape, a perfect place for photography. Be careful of the strong undertows in the water between May and November.
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Yot Sane 1, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
08:00 am - 07:30 pm
The big Buddha of Phuket is a recent addition and an important landmark in the Phuket skyline. The remarkable thing about it is that it is visible form the whole of south Phuket. This extremely lavishly built plain white figurine of the Buddha in his usual meditative pose is the pride of Phuket. A beautiful lotus thrones surrounds it. There are thousands of messages written on white stone slabs around it.
The Buddha is a symbol of faith and prayer and is important to Buddhists in Phuket. As it is a religious site it is best visited in the right spirit by the religious tourist. If you do visit it you are sure to get some awe-inspiring views of the ground below. It's a landmark that has to be a part of your 3 days in Phuket itinerary.
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167/9 Moo 4 Soi Tambon Amphur Talang, Mai Khao 10, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
09:00 am - 03:30 pm
This one is for dog lovers. The driving principle behind this Foundation is to create a world without stray animals. The organisation works in multiple countries - Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France, Canada and Holland. It helps rehabilitate and heal homeless and abused dogs, and works towards ending trade in dog meat. At this place it runs an animal shelter. In your tour of the facility you will get to meet hundreds of dogs, learn the history of how the foundation came to be, what its short and long term strategies are, and get to spend some highly informative time with the staff. These are a very inspiring people.
Gibbons are a species of primates whose re-habilitation has become an acute problem in Thailand. The gibbons are often taken by people from their wild habitats to use them in streetside shows. What happens is that once they reach a certain age the gibbons may become aggressive at which point the touts abandon them. This has caused the gibbon population in Phuket to reduce drastically.
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, located at the scenic Bang Pae Waterfall in Phuket, is a small sanctuary that rescues gibbons from the illegal pet and tourist industries and releases them back to the wild. The unique project is run by local Thai staff, volunteers and financed entirely by donations.
The poaching of gibbons is a serious threat to this species throughout Thailand, fueled largely by the tourist trade whereby the gibbons are used as photo props and entertainment in bars. GRP teaches these rescued animals normal gibbon behaviours by socializing them with other gibbons and feeding them a natural diet.
GRP is not a petting zoo and interaction with the animals will not be possible for visitors. However, visitors will be able to enjoy watching the gibbons from the viewing area, hearing them sing (especially earlier in the day) and learning more about gibbons and the work GRP does from our volunteers at the Education Centre.
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project takes in these gibbons and tries to prepare them for their life in the wild after being domesticated for so long this is a wonderful conservation venture which is open for the viewing of tourists. If you are an animal and nature lover it is a great way spend the holiday learning more about and observing these cute little creatures. Although this is not a very popular spot it is important from the point of view of preservation and hence many tourists do make it a point to visit the place. The place itself is set amongst nature and there is a beautiful waterfall on the way there.
Karon beach is one of the popular beaches of Phuket. It is a great place to enjoy everything related to the sea. There is the sun, the sand, the cocktails, the water-sports and so much more.
It is the second largest beach in Phuket and a real beach-lovers paradise. The best time to visit it is from November to April when the sea is calm and the sun is very pleasant. There is never a dearth of activities to try out in this place. The beach also has a very lively nightlife with bars and pubs to explore in the wee hours of the night. Bargain stores for clothes and other articles line the area leading towards the beach so there is a lot to do for the certified shopaholics. In the end, nothing can compare to a long leisurely walk down this beach in Phuket. Head to the Karon Beach to make the most of your 3 days in Phuket.
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Sirirat Rd Patong, Kathu District, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand
12:01 am - 12:00 am
On the west coast of Phuket Island, south of Patong, is a beautiful beach of aquamarine blue waters and soft white sand enclosed by a canopy of green trees. In other words, this is cliche of tropical beauty. The southern section of the beach is one of the best places the entire island for snorkeling. You won't be disturbed by hawkers trying to sell their wares. There are some ramshackle sports facilities, such as volleyball net and football goal posts. Apparently you need to pay to lay down a towel on the sand, even if that's towel is your own. And while this beach is mostly undeveloped, you do get showers and toilets. There's an extremely tasty Thai restaurant on the south end, and there is a massage center next to the restaurant. Visitors usually love this beach for being much cleaner than Patong Beach.
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130/1 Phang Nga Road, Soi Phang Nga 1, Talad Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This museum’s attractions are very literal. Making use of the artistic technique known as Trompe-l'œil (the trick of creating a 3D image on a 2D background), the museum is an exhibition of virtual and 3D paintings. It’s quite unlike any other attraction in all of Phuket. There are about 100 painted and sculpted scenes to check out, each more audacious than the last. The first room looks like a classic painting gallery, with recreations of works by Van Gogh, Munch, Leonardo Da Vinci among others. The other rooms are much stranger, with gigantic installations that seem to leap out from the walls at you. The most fun activity for visitors is to insert themselves into the painting and/or interact with it in some way.
North of Phuket Town is the city’s highest hill, and its name is to be taken literally. Populated by thousands of macaques that are all now used to entertaining and harassing tourists for treats, the hill has nevertheless managed to remain on of the most popular recreational areas around. At the bottom of the hill you’ll see three shrines where people pray for success at the lottery. There’s a park halfway up. And though there is a viewpoint on top, the occasional views on the way up are better. The only time the top is better is during sunset. The hill is quite a steep climb if you are walking. Check out of the Green Forest restaurant which has opened up close to the bottom of the hill.
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Thanon Chao Fa Amphoe Mueang Phuket Chang Wat Phuket 83000 Thailand
04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
A word of warning before you head into the treasures of this Market. If there's anything in the market that looks branded, it is fake. This has practically no exceptions. The market basically has three sections. The covered section has the second hand goods, and it is quite intriguing, with a items of fair to good quality. The open section is the new goods. And the last section is the food section. There are a lot of clothes, accessories, everyday items, bags and perfumes. If you want quality, try to look for the stuff made by local designers. Do not by any high priced items here. In food, you’ll find corn, BBQ meats, fishcakes, fried everything, beer and ice-cream, to name a few.
The Tiger Kingdom in Thailand is an interesting place. You can get a very up close at the life of a tiger at this attraction. How? You can hang out with one. Literally! The concept is that you get to be around tigers of many different ages and sizes. You can even feed and pet the younger cubs and take pictures with them.
This attraction is of course not for everyone but if you are into this sort of a thing do check out this extremely unique and bizarre place to hang out with the majestic beasts of the jungle.
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Soi Bangtao 4/2, Tambon Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This is one of the longest beaches on Phuket Island, facing one of the largest bays. The beach used to be a very important tin mine but that industry became declined, and was replaced by tourism; Specifically, the Laguna Resort complex. Almost everything on this beach - restaurant, pubs, and shops - was developed to cater to the guests of the resort. The best swimming is to be had at the north end of the beach where there are coral reefs. If you want to get away from the standardized resort offers, head to Cherngtalay, a tourist village which has bars and restaurants and shops and Spas. You might also want to check out the Wat Cherngtalay temple.