Historical Sites in Phuket

Here's a list of Historical Sites in Phuket recommended by our experts:

Phuket, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ is dotted with many sandy beaches and azure waters. There are plenty of memorable things to do and see in Phuket – it has now grown into a lot more than a blissful beach laden island. Tourists should know there is never a dull moment in Phuket. The island also boasts iconic cultural attractions - temples and shrines, museums, a beautiful historical town; a vibrant nightlife, entertainment venues, bustling markets, great viewpoints and world famous landmarks. Phuket is a must-visit destination for families and groups of buddies longing for a fun-filled holiday. Discover Phuket’s fascinating history at the museums, temples and historical sites in old Phuket. Phuket is a beach resort but there are large areas of quiet farmland covered in rubber plantations or pineapple groves or shrimp farms – not visible from the beach areas. Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion, Kathu Mining Museum celebrates the history of tin mining on Phuket. Tin mining was the main industry on the island for at least half a century beginning around the turn of the 20th century and the mines attracted thousands of Chinese labourers who eventually settled on the island, creating the current cultural and ethnic mix that is so prevalent around the island, especially in Phuket Town.The places of worship in Phuket represent the diverse cultures and populations Phuket has played host to, through the centuries. Phuket's temples are vital in the preservation of the Phuket's role in Thai history, culture and religion - even as foreign influences make their presence felt in different, fascinating ways in Phuket. Visitors and tourists learn about spirituality and associated religions such as Buddhism and Taoism, while locals frequent them to maintain ties with their past as each of the island temples has a story to tell. Temples and shrines are among the top attractions in Phuket and they can be visited for free! Two of the most popular religious sites on are located in Chalong. They are Wat Chalong - the largest Buddhist temple in Phuket, and Big Buddha. Big Buddha, a 45 meter tall white marble statue, is visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. It is one of the island's most important and revered landmarks. Here is a definitive list of the popular historical sites to visit in Phuket:

Kathu Shrine : 內杍斗母宮

Kathu Shrine : 內杍斗母宮

Museum in Phuket
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Kathu Shrine has shared a long history with Phuket's Vegetarian Festival and is known as the original home of the festival. Rumor has it that a Chinese opera ...

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

Monument in Phuket
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Phuket Big Buddha, a 45 meter tall white marble statue, is visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket.It is one of the island's most important and ...

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong

Temple in Phuket
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Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple, built at the beginning on 19th century, is the largest and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. Its real name is Wat ...

Karon Temple

Karon Temple

Temple in Phuket
History

Dedicated to the Sapphire Buddha, this temple is worth stopping by if you're passing by. Very picturesque place.Karon Temple is about half a kilometer from the ...

Wat Khao Rang

Wat Khao Rang

Place to Visit in Phuket
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Built many years ago, the beautiful golden sitting Buddha image is a spiritual centre for many worshippers on the island. It not only looks amazing, it was also...

Phuket Weekend Market

Phuket Weekend Market

Shopping Place in Phuket
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The Phuket Week End divides into two sections - covered and open. In the covered section you'll find secondhand items with a huge selection of jeans, T-shirts, ...

Phuket Rare Stones Museum

Phuket Rare Stones Museum

Museum in Phuket
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The most enjoyable part of visiting the Phuket Rare Stones Museum is that after the brief look at all stones, you select 5-6 your most interesting ones. ...

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Place to Visit in Phuket
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The Thai Hua Museum occupies a building that once belonged to the oldest Chinese school in Thailand. The building opened in 1934 and served as a school until ...

Kathu Tin Mining Museum

Kathu Tin Mining Museum

Museum in Phuket
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Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion the Kathu Mining Museum celebrates the history of tin mining on Phuket. Tin mining was the main industry on the ...

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Hin Muang Dive Sites

Hin Muang Dive Sites

Diving Sites in Phuket
Scuba Diving

Dive Hin Muang and you'll experience the thrill of diving the highest vertical wall in Thailand. The southern side descends to over 60 metres and on the eastern...

Phuket Heritage Trails

Phuket Heritage Trails

Things to do in Phuket
Art And CultureHistory

The Phuket Heritage Trails tour is unique for a number of reasons. The tour is run by two local women who are not only very knowledgeable about Phuket but also ...