Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Phuket is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Phuket a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Phuket.
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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...
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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 tho...
It is strange that Patong, one of the biggest tourist traps on the island of Phuket, has one of the least tourist trappy temples. This beautiful temple has a somewhat wild feel, with overgrown plant life, snoozing dogs and wandering chickens. The best time to check it out is probably at dawn, when you can see the monks heading into the complex, and...
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Thepkasattri Rd, T. Kohkaew, A. Muang, Phuket 83200, Thailand
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
Apparently it cost US$25 million to build this upscale marina of 350 berths for boats on Phuket’s eastern seaboard. And every cent shows luxury waterfront villas, gourmet markets, upscale bars and restaurants and an exclusive beach club overlook waters parked with the most glamorous of yachts and private vessels. The whole place is a brillian...
Not far from Karon Beach is a rather attractive temple complex. It is an elegant layout, with two great green dragons called Naga encircling the compound. The doors and windows of the temple building depict scenes from the life of the Buddha. The other temple building is guarded by two blue figures with the dramatic embellishments;. These are calle...
This is not a very impressive-looking temple from the outside. But when it has a gigantic half-buried statue of a golden Buddha, a temple doesn’t have to be impressive from the outside. There is a rather fantastical legend about the origin of the statue and of the temple, and you should get the locals to tell it to you. But you should know th...
Once upon a time this used to be a Chinese School, now it is one of the best museums on the island that occasionally also serves as an event space. The museum building is of Sino Portuguese architecture and historic to boot. The exhibits inside explore the Chinese history of Phuket in its most salient movements. This includes the Chinese migration ...
This Temple is famous for two things. One of them is the statue of the sitting Gordon footer which is allegedly the first such statue on the island. The second is the origin story of the the 19th century monk, Luang Pu Supha, who founded the temple, and who locals claim was the oldest man that ever lived. You should ask the locals about it as his l...
This Temple looks remarkable and also has a nice story. Once Upon a Time the wife of the city's ruler was accused of having an affair. Before her punishment she requested to travel to Sri Lanka. She built this temple on her return and afterwards was sentenced to death, but upon her execution it was shown her blood was white, and that was a proof of...
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Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha Phuket (Wat Sikh), Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
The island of Phuket is quite the melting pot of a variety of cultures. While people usually know about the Buddhist, Muslim or Chinese culture of the island, few people realize there is also a Sikh temple, or Gurdwara, in town. It was only opened recently in 2001. You'll find it close to Monkey Hill. If you visit in the daytime you'll usually find...
Mixing western modernist art (Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Picasso), with the works of Chinese and Vietnamese artist, this 700 meters square art gallery and antique store has been doing steady business. Covering paintings, sculptures and images, the gallery was born due to the efforts of Mr. Eric Smulders and Mrs. Elisabeth Cassegrain. Make sure ...
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Kua Tian Keng Sapan Hin Shrine, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
07:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is the only shrine on the island that is almost directly on the sea. And as such, it has special purpose. This is supposed to be the departure point of the gods and deities who have come down to mingle among us mortals during the vegetarian festival, and we can finally get back to eating normal food. Check out the statues and images of the var...
This temple’s location on the edge of Phuket town means it received much less attention from tourists as it should. The locals more than make up for that though. It is a tiered structure, built on a small hill, with three halls. One hall is dedicated for chanting and praying, one hall for study and meditation, and the third hall for the image...
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Tha Rua Shrine, Si Sunthon, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
Once upon a time this used to be a tiny shrine. But now it has been made much bigger and expanded. It's most striking features are the red, gold and green dragons guarding its entrances. On its terrace you will see a container that was brought all the way from China to burn incense. Inside of temple is the statue of the goddess of Mercy. This is su...
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20/4 Thepkrasattri Rd, Tambon Si Sunthon, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
07:00 am - 05:30 pm
Around 5 kilometers north of Heroine’s monument, the reason for stopping by this otherwise obscure temple will become quite clear. Where else are you going to find a giant, 29 meter high golden statue of the Buddha sleeping on a roof? The image is supposed to be a symbol of the Buddha entering Nirvana. Other statues include giants, lions, and...