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10 Great plans to enjoy Phuket

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and the quintessential destination for beach seekers. A good idea is to complete your trip with a few days on Phuket Island. Although it has many interesting and beautiful places to visit, you can take your visits to Phuket more calmly and enjoy its beaches or excursions to the surrounding islands a little more.

In this post I tell you about 10 great plans to enjoy Phuket and visit the coolest places on the island.


1. Phuket Beaches

Since it is the main claim, we are going to take advantage of it. There are places in Thailand with more paradisiacal beaches (I'll talk about that in other posts) but they are usually much smaller islands where apart from the beach there is little else. Phuket has it all, you can enjoy strolling along the beach, sunbathing and swimming in the morning, and tour the island in the afternoon.

The coolest beaches in Phuket are: Patong, Kamala, Karon, Banana Beach, Ao Sane Beach,

Mao Khao, Rawai, Wichit, Pa Klok and the beaches of the Sirinat National Park.

2. Sirinat National Park

In the Sirinat National Park, you can find beautiful and "desert" beaches. This national park has a total of 90 square meters and is located in the north of the island. Its most beautiful beaches are: Bang Tao Beach, Naiyang Beach where one of the most impressive coral reefs in Thailand is located and Nai Thon Beach.

From November to February, sea turtles come to the park's beaches to lay their eggs (one of the reasons why this place became a protected national park). Several associations fight to preserve this environment. If you are staying in hotels near the national park, some offer small outings to enjoy this phenomenon. They are outputs of few people and very controlled.

3. The Big Buddha of Phuket

Between the Chalong and Kata area you will find the Great Buddha. Being located on a hill, its views are impressive, where you will have a panoramic view of the island.

This Buddha is one of the largest in Thailand, in white marble and 45 meters high and with a base of 25 meters in diameter. Its construction began in 2004, most of its costs have been covered through donations, at the foot of this Buddha image you will find a room where you can see the history of its construction and a box in case you want to make a donation.

Admission is free and it would be great if you make a symbolic donation so that they can finish the works on this site.

The opening hours are from 06:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and it opens every day. I recommend you stop by around 6:00 p.m. to see the sunset.

The proper dress code, as in all temples and religious places in Thailand, is to cover your shoulders and legs, if you do not wear proper clothing, do not worry, at the entrance there is a small stall where they will leave you clothes to visit the great Buddha for free.​

4. Phuket Town

An essential stop on your trip to Phuket is to visit Phuket Town. It has many corners to know; temples, streets with Sino-Portuguese architecture, mansions, parks…

I tell you about everything you can see and do in Phuket Town in the post:

5. Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong is the most important temple on the entire island of Phuket and very popular and revered by the locals. This temple is Buddhist and is located in the Chalong sub-district. And it was built to venerate two great Buddhist monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who fought in 1876 against the Chinese rebellion, helping whoever needed it with all their knowledge of medicinal herbs.

The highlight of the temple is the Poh Than Jao Wat a building that contains two statues (one of an old man named Ta Khee-lek who was a famous local who won the lottery several times and another statue in the hall named Nonsi) and the large center paid.

If hours are from 07:00 am to 5 pm. Admission is free and donations are accepted.

The clothing must be appropriate for any Buddhist temple: you must leave your shoes at the door and enter completely barefoot, and you must not show your shoulders, chest, abdomen or legs.

6. Patong Town

This small town located in Phuket is full of life, especially when night falls. Its restaurants and shops close late, and you can take the opportunity to walk along the "red street" of Patong.

Unlike Bangkok where Soi Cowboy is much more intense, here in Patong it is much more relaxed. The street is very wide, without cars, so you can walk around the center, see the lights of the clubs and enjoy the atmosphere. They are not usually that intense chasing you to get into one of the shows.

If you are traveling with children, you can go to meet him without fear, at nightfall around 7 or 8 pm the street is full of daddies walking their carts (I approached with a little respect seeing if we could enter or not, and my surprise was meeting people of all ages there) yes, you can only walk down the street, to enter any bar or club on this street they will ask you to be of legal age.

7. James Bong Island

Visiting James Bong Island is one of the most popular excursions. I tell you everything you will see, how to go, and what to do on this island in the post:

8. Phi Phi Island

At the end of 2019, the Thai government put a stop to the thousands of people visiting Phi Phi Island and the famous Maya Bay beach. Closing this beach for the next 2 years, to recover the seabed, the fauna and the vegetation of the area that has been affected by the number of boats and tourists that visited it. Is it possible to visit Phi Phi Island? Yes, I tell you how to do it in the post:

9. Actividades de aventura en Phuket

I don't know about you, but after touring Thailand for many days, when I arrived in Phuket, apart from enjoying the beach, I wanted to do more dynamic activities.

You can bungee jump if you want, you don't do it on a bridge like in other places, but on a structure that raises you 50 meters, so that you can then jump into the void, above a lake.

The company that manages it is Jungle Bungy Jump, you can see more information from this link.

You can take a route through the jungle of Phuket, through its pineapple fields, reaching beautiful beaches, by bicycle. See more information and book the Phuket Jungle Bike Tour

Feel like a monkey and go down the zip lines of Phuket. You can do it in a zip line park in the middle of the forest. The park has a circuit with 40 platforms, 16 zip lines, 4 bridges, 2 climbing tracks and up to 18 obstacle courses. See more information and book the excursion Zip lines in Phuket.

Do you want to add rafting with the excursion to the zip lines? You can see the information and book this option from this link.

10. Coral Island and Racha Yai

Do you want to know the Thai paradise? With this excursion you will get to know completely desert islands, with white sand and crystal clear blue waters. You can snorkel and enjoy the catamaran ride. See more information and book the Excursion to Coral Island and Racha Yai.


I hope you enjoy your trip to Thailand very much and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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