Top Historical Places in Phuket

Are you looking to explore the history of Phuket through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Phuket including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Phuket. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Phuket ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Phuket, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Phuket for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Phuket with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Big Buddha

    Tags: Religious Site, View Point, Statue

    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 slab...Read more
  2. Wat Suwan Khiri Khet

    Tags: Temple, Statue

    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 called yak, supernatural beings in the Buddhist myth...Read more
  3. Wat Phra Thong

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Statue

    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 that this is thought to be one of the oldest temp...Read more
  4. Tsunami Memorial Park

    Tags: Park, Memorial

    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 pilgrimage site. There is nothing much to do here ex...Read more
  5. Phuket Heroines Monument

    Tags: Monument

    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 victory. This has had a long and powerful impact on...Read more
  6. Kua Tian Keng Sapan Hin Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Statue

    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 various deities in the shrine, including the smirk...Read more