Phuket is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Phuket one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Phuket is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Phuket or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Phuket. Explore the historical monuments of Phuket with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Phuket guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Phuket page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Phuket landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Phuket.
#1 of 10 Historical Places in Phuket | Added 198251 times in trip plans
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...
Imagine all the debauchery of Vegas packed into a few street complexes blazing with neon lights. That’s Bangla Road. This road, which looks utterly innocent and commonplace in the daylight, is the heart and soul of both Phuket’s nightlife and Phuket’s sex industry. It is packed with bars, pubs, clubs, discos, go-go bars, but also ...
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 ...
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75/2 Rim Hat Rd, Tambon Kammala, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83120, Thailand
300 souls in Phuket, locals and tourists, were killed in the 2004 tsunami, most of them in the Baan Nam Khem village, which was nearly wiped off the map. This park with its wave shaped walls was established to commemorate those dead souls. There hang photographs and plaques. Since it was established, the park has become something of an annual pilgr...
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98 Krabi Road, Close to Elephant Restaurant, Phuket
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
This Sino Colonial mansion is much valued for the fact that it’s perfectly preserved in its original state. Much of the old colonial houses have been demolished. Only the lower floor is open to visitors as technically this is still a private residence, and the owners live on the upper floors. Built in 1903 by Pratipak Chinpracha in what&rsquo...
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Thao Thep Kasattri Thao Sri Sunthon Monument, Si Sunthon, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Even though there is nothing to do here except to click a photograph of the monument and move on, it is still worth visiting for the sheer symbolic importance the two women represented in this monument hold for the island of Phuket. Lady Chan and Lady Mook, during the invasion of the island by Burmese invaders roused the locals and led them to vict...
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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...
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12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket 83100 Thailand
The Mom Tri’s Spa Royale is situated in the premises of the Mom Tri’s Villa Royale. Set amongst lush green gardens, the spa offers treatments based on traditional Thai remedies. The menu includes treatments such as Le Royal Release, Jetlag release and Apple Polisher to name a few.