The 5 Must-Visit Destinations in Phuket, Thailand

Places to visit in Phuket

Are you thinking about visiting Phuket, Thailand, this summer? If yes is your answer, then what’s stopping you? Well, if it’s the fact that you’re not so sure if you’re going to have a good time, then that shouldn’t be a problem.

Phuket is the largest island located in Thailand, and some even argue that it’s the most famous. But being the largest and most famous is not all this island has to offer. Well, as an island that it is, it is only right that it is a beach-friendly destination.

Phuket is an island known for its sandy beaches, famous blue waters, amazing cuisines, and a lot of tourist attractions. It’s is also known for its exceptional weather conditions, which are mostly warm and cozy, perfect for those who love spending time outdoors.

With the overload of tourist attractions, you might find it a bit difficult to decide just what destinations to visit first, which will really connect with you and enhance your summer experience. Well, not to worry, this article will reveal to you five locations worth visiting, once in Phuket, Thailand. Well, let’s get right to it, shall we?

Interesting Destinations to Visit in Phuket

Kata Beach

Kata Beach Places to visit in Phuket
Kata Beach

This beach could be found just on the outskirts of Phuket, Thailand, and is known for its calm waters and Golden sand floor, and palm trees which help beautify the environment.

This beach has a unique curved bay, which is well shaped by hills on each end of the beach. This beach is perfect for a casual retreat with family and close friends, or maybe just you and your other half. And if you’re hungry, then you can stop at the beachfront for a snack and a papaya shake.

Then you can finish your day with a quiet stroll around the beach, just you and your mate.

Visit Phuket Town

Phuket Old Town
Phuket Old Town

Are you looking for a more historical experience? Then take a visit to the past in the town of Phuket. This famous town is located just southeast of the coast, just on top of a picturesque bay.

This land is so full of life, with lots and lots of hotels, restaurants, massage parlors, and many more tourist attractions. But the most outstanding thing about this island is its architectural style which was designed and planned by the Chinese and Portuguese.

This type of architecture cannot be found anywhere else on the island. Before you leave this beautiful town, be sure to walk around the old streets of Phuket Town, which feature old buildings, shophouses, Portuguese mansions, temples, and shrines.

Patong Beach

 Patong Beach
Patong Beach

Well, for those who are not a fan of quiet beaches, then Patong beach is just right for you. This beach is arguably the longest on the island and was even the most beautiful of all the beaches on the island.

But as a result of tourists flooding in to experience its beauty, it has now become more of a casual beach. Though you will not be able to find any peace and quiet on this beach, you can still engage in fun activities here.

And if you find yourself feeling uncomfortable on this beach, there are a lot of resorts and even luxury hotels just around the corner where you can relax and unwind while still enjoying the beach’s breathtaking views.

Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket Big Buddha
Phuket Big Buddha

Well, are you the adventure type, then you wouldn’t mind a visit to the Big Buddha of Phuket. This amazing landmark is located just above the island, on the top of hills, and in-between kata and Chalong.

There you would find this 45 meters statute of the great Buddha, which was constructed in 2004. Once on top of the big Buddha, you can relax and enjoy the view, or you could even meditate, for this part of the island is the most peaceful you would ever experience.

Visit The Trickeye Museum

Trickeye Museum Phuket
Trickeye Museum Phuket

Well, are you a fan of a more indoor vacation experience? Then this museum is just the right mood for you. You could either visit this museum on a hot sunny day or maybe when it is pouring.

This museum features amazing 3D paintings, which were designed by a group of very smart and intellectual Korean artists who wanted viewers to get the illusion of being inside a painting.

This experience will not only increase your love for fine art but would also inspire you and your family throughout your vacation.


There are still a lot of amazing places to visit in Phuket, Thailand. Just see these places listed in this article as good spots to start with while in Phuket, Thailand.


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