Sightseeing In Phuket

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Posted by Continent Property on September 23, 2022
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What Are The Best Places To See In Phuket?

Phuket is blessed to be host to so many wonderful places to visit and there’s something for everyone which makes sightseeing in Phuket a must for visitors and locals. Great nightlife, amazing views and plenty of Thai culture spots to enjoy. Some of the more popular attractions in Phuket and ones we certainly recommend you view are:

Sightseeing In Phuket - Big Buddha

Big Buddha

One of the most significant and cherished landmarks in Phuket is the Big Buddha. With a height of 45 meters, the enormous statue can be seen from as far as Phuket Town and Karon Beach, as well as the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata.

The moment you arrive the sheer size will impress you. The countless hours it has taken to erect this monumental statue is outstanding, and the whole area has been renovated also! With expansive panoramas over Phuket Town, Kata, Karon, Chalong Bay, and more, the elevated position provides the best 360-degree views of the island.

It is a must-see tourist attraction and is accessible by a twisting 6-km road accessible from one of Phuket’s main roads running through Chalong.

Wat Chalong

The largest and most popular temple in Phuket is Wat Chalong (Chalong Temple), which was constructed in the 19th century. Many locals and visitors from Thailand visit Wat Chalong to worship and pay respects to the legendary monks who founded Wat Chalong.

The latest structure to be added to the site of Wat Chalong is a 60-meter-tall “Chedi” that houses a fragment believed to be of Buddha’s bone. Beautiful paintings depicting the life of Buddha, as well as numerous donated golden statues, are used to embellish the walls and ceilings.

You are free to ascend to the top floor terrace of Wat Chalong Chedi, which has three levels, for a lovely bird’s-eye perspective of the entire temple complex. A few more steps will bring you to a glass case with the bone fragment on exhibition for your perusal.

It’s worth noting that there is a strict clothing and behavioural code that must always be followed, just like in all Buddhist temples.

– No shoes in the temple, they must be left outside.
– Females are required to wear long trousers or skirts that extend to their knees or lower and have shoulders covered at all times.
– Respect should be shown at all times. Do not touch the relics and speak in hushed tones.

Bangla Road

A large majority of visitors that come to Phuket come for its nightlife scene and the most famous area on the island for that is Bangla Road. This bustling area is home to hundreds of bars and boasts some world-famous nightclubs too including Illuzion, Sugar and Tai Pan.

Here you can drink and dance the night away, meet new friends and create some amazing memories. There is a seedier side of Bangla road though and in the nighttime, it’s not considered family friendly. During the daytime, you’re just a stone through away from the beach and it’s the perfect place to come and cool off with an ice-cold beer and watch the world go by.

A View of Phnag Nga Bay - Phuket Sightseeing

View Points in Phuket

Phuket is blessed with some of the best ocean views in all of Thailand and there are so many different places to choose from where you can view Phuket’s coastline in all of its glory. Most of these areas feature restaurants, cafes and small bars to enjoy the view, these viewpoints include:

– Promthep Cape
– Cape Panwa Viewpoint
– Black Rock Viewpoint
– Karon Viewpoint
– Laem Singh Viewpoint
– Windmill Viewpoint

Monkey Hill

While it would have been easy to lump in Monkey Hill to the viewpoints of Phuket, this one stands out much more for one reason…. monkeys! Located in Phuket Town and recorded as the highest hill in Phuket, Khao Toh Sae has hundreds of Macaques living there that you can see throughout the day. You can also find several Thai restaurants and shrines around the area as you make your way up to the viewpoint.

Phuket Fantasea

Phuket island is home to Phuket FantaSea, a Thai-style theme park that celebrates Thai culture at night. The 60-acre park has a Thai cultural theatre performance, a theme buffet restaurant, and a shopping mall available for its many visitors. There’s a host of fun things to do there throughout the day and certainly, somewhere you can enjoy with your children.

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