Top 5 things to do in Phuket

 Wednesday, July 13, 2022 


The province of Phuket comprises of Thailand’s biggest island and is one of the world’s most au courant holiday destinations.

Seamless tropical forest meeting the luscious waters of the Andaman Sea in the horizon, invite nomadic souls to unwind, rejuvenate and contemplate.

A slice of paradise on earth, Phuket is the place which even the most cynical traveller loves to visit time and over again to rejuvenate their mind and body.

Here is a list of the best 5 things to do in Phuket that we have shortlisted for you:

Soak up the mystic vibe at Big Buddha

The 45-metre-high Big Buddha is Phuket’s third tallest statue after the Luangpho Yai and the Great Buddha in Phuket. Built during the year 2004, the statue is devoted to the late King of Thailand, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej. This iconic monument perched atop the Nakkerd Hills, bears a coating of glistening Burmese jade marble which makes it shine under sunlight.

It offers a 360-degree view of the island with extensive vistas of Phuket town and some significant landmarks.

The tinkling of tiny bells and a large bell pounding after every 7 minutes, coupled with soft Dharma music offers a pensive atmosphere for the tourists. A tour around the Big Buddha is certainly one of the best things to do in Phuket.

Spend time with Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Phuket offers tourists an opportunity to get up close with elephants in their natural habitat, learn about their history and develop insight on their nature.

And all of these experiences will be under the guidance of professional tour guides and in a safe environment.

One of the hotspots of elephant jungle sanctuary in Phuket is the Naithon Beach. Visitors can indulge in giving an elephant a mud bath and help them wash in the river. They can also feed and touch the elephants and also take tons of Insta-friendly photos with these gigantic beauties of Phuket.

After spending quality time with the native elephants, enjoy a buffet lunch with authentic Thai cuisines.

Karon Viewpoint

Karon Viewpoint which is also popularly known as the Kata Viewpoint or Khao Saam Haad is one of the most sought-after spots in Phuket for those looking for a tranquil hideout to meditate and relax.

The place owes much of its scenic charm and overwhelming tranquility to its exotic location and agreeable topography.

Kata Viewpoint overlooks the Karon and Kata beaches, tropical forests, 3 bays and several islands and offers a breath-taking vista of the surrounding.

It is also popular among tourists as it passes through a crossroad directing towards Phuket’s busiest destinations Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Nai Harn.

Phang Nga Bay

The emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay silhouetted by Thailand’s largest mangrove reserve are a delight to travellers of all ages and tastes. The place is named after the indigenous folks (pangan) of the Malay Peninsula.

Phang Nga is known for its rich folklore of sea-gypsies and Malay fishermen dating back hundreds of years.

Tucked between Phuket and Krabi islands, this 400 sq km inlet is widely famed for its spectacular limestone karts many of which resemble unfinished class vessels upon a potter’s wheel.

The colourful islets of Phang Nga bay is a hotspot of marine activities that include fishing in long-tailed boat, canoeing, kayaking, riding in a speedboat and visiting places like Koh Panyee village and James Bond Island.

Siam Niramit Show

Stunning, showy, spectacular-these three ‘S’ can rightly describe the world-class Siam Niramit show featuring Thailand’s arts and cultural heritage.

With over 100 performers wearing lavish costumes, music, martial arts, stage designs, vibrant backdrops and visual effects, the 75 minutes’ cultural show makes for a an entertaining night out and a chance to get some insight in local beliefs and religion.

Apart from extravagant stage scenes, there are also open air performances that are worth a watch. The Elephant War Parade shows a glimpse of battles fought centuries ago with a procession of elephants and soldiers wearing uniforms of Siamese army.

There is also an exhibition show of Muay Thai boxing (Thailand’s most popular sport), traditional Thai dance shows, carnival games for kids, demonstrations of traditional crafts and many other options for recreation.

Phuket is a glaring stand out among other tropical destinations which awaits you to explore its nook and corner and leave your footprints on its soil!

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