Known as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is Thailand's largest island and quite popular one too. Phuket and the islands around can boast of impressive coastline featuring long stretches of sandy beaches surrounded by dramatic rock formations. While Phuket is a commercial and touristy place, it is still worth visiting and pretty good for a relaxing holiday.
Here are some top attractions to keep you busy on your trip besides just lazying at some island or a beach:
It is one of Phuket's most iconic landmarks and is 45 metres tall. Based on Nakkerd Hills it offers some incredible panoramic views of Phuket Town, and the coast.
Phromthep Cape is a popular spot and known for incredible sunset views from Phuket's southernmost point.
Wat Chalong is the largest temple in Phuket. This colourful building houses many Buddhist statues, with the most revered being Poh Than Jao Wat.
Old Phuket Town
To explore the real Phuket, this is where you need to be. Old time architecture with British and French inspiration, it shows how town use to be in it's old days.
Patong Beach is the centre of the main action besides the nearby Bangla Road. It's busy with great atmosphere.