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Best things to do in Phuket

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Shopping mall with department stores, supermarket, shops, restaurants. Free fountain show.”
149local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“Promthep Cape is one of the island's most photographed and perhaps best-known locations. Every evening, large tour buses, scooters and private cars sweep through Rawai Beach and up the island's southernmost hill in order to watch the sunset at its peak. On the top of the hill stands a busy car park where vehicles disgorge crowds of people from every corner of the world. Cameras flash, fingers point and lovers cuddle as Phuket's most fabulous free show is re-enacted nightly – the sunset. ”
111local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Must see place. Try coconut icecream, look at monkeys (6pm), climb to 45m statue of Buddha, listen for monks prayers, get lucky strap on the wrist, pray for luck and health. Wonderful pictures and views.”
108local recommendations
Beach
“Most crowded and noisy. But it has its own charm, especially in the night. If you know what I mean ;)”
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General Entertainment
“ If you're looking for some crazy fun experiences, then look no further....go to Soi Bangla (Walking Street). This street has it all: Bars, Pubs, Lounges, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Shopping and a whole lot more!”
58local recommendations
Buddhist Temple
“Wats - or Buddhist temples - are among the most important symbols of Thailand, partly because the majority of Thais are Buddhist and partly because they are so beautiful. In Phuket alone, there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island. Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism. The temple is open from seven in the morning to five in the afternoon. What to See at Wat Chalong Poh Than Jao Wat is one of the more important Buddhist statues in Wat Chalong. It is located in the westerly old hall of the temple, with two statues of an elderly gentleman called Ta Khee-lek (grandpa Khee-lek), a famous local who won many lotteries after consulting the Poh Than Jao Wat statue. Another statue in this hall is called Nonsi. One of the temple's halls features a gilt-covered statue of Luang Poh Cham and this busy hall also contains statues of Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. ”
81local recommendations
Women's Store
“Rainy day? Why don't you entertain yourself at the biggest shopping center in Phuket!?”
116local recommendations
Farmers Market
“Good place to buy fresh food and street food. The Fresh market is open day time and the night market starts about 18:00.”
30local recommendations
General Entertainment
“Intimate theater offering an extravagant cabaret show with dancers in sparkly attire and headdresses.”
22local recommendations
Theme Park
“This is the must-see experience in Phuket - a dining experience followed by an amazing show. Must Do.”
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Beach
“Beautiful, clean, cozy, popular and large Nai Harn beach with magnificent waves, clean sand and nice local cafes.”
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Beach
“Surin beach, the popular public beach which you can go around 20-30 min. by walk and 10 min. by motorbike. it's not a busy resort town and is more like a coastal village. Fine white sand and turquoise water has ensured that the picturesque beach is very popular with tourists and Thais alike. The whole area is awash with high-end hotels and housing which, in turn, has created opportunities for high-end restaurants and wine bars. ”
38local recommendations
Beach Bar
“Phuket’s finest beach club. Relaxing atmosphere and delicios food. Worlds best DJ’s often playing here in the night time.”
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Café
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“This place located just stick to the beach,great food, calm atmosphere, one of the labels of Rawai beach restaurants”
41local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“Karon Viewpoint (which used to be Kata viewpoint) is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket. From here, it is possible to take in views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches. Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, the viewpoint is busy most days of the year and is a staple of many tour itineraries. Called locally ‘Khao Saam Haad’ (Three Beaches Hill), the local municipality for some reason has officially renamed it ‘Karon Viewpoint’. It’s located just to the south of Kata Noi Beach and looks out directly out to the Andaman Sea but most people have their cameras trained due north at the undeniably impressive eight-kilometre vista of the three west coast beaches with Mom Tri’s Villa Royale in the foreground and the distant Hilton Arcadia on Karon Beach in the background. ”
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Beach
“A small but quaint beach only a 5 minute drive away from your villa. Kayak rental is available there, you can also buy refreshments there and dine in the lovely breeze coming in from the sea. ”
27local recommendations