Popular places to visit in a day in Phuket

Here's a list of Popular places to visit in a day 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 boasts iconic cultural attractions, a most vibrant nightlife, a beautiful historical old town, entertainment venues, markets, great viewpoints and world famous landmarks. 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. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and at 45 metres high it is easily seen from far away. Go beach hopping among Karon, Patong and Kata, or get off the beaten path and explore remote stretches of sand in the north of Phuket. Phuket is also a good base for exploring the nearby islands and must-see attractions, such as the world-famous Phang Nga Bay and the Phi Phi Islands. Bangla Road is the heart of all Phuket Nightlife. The island boasts a serious crowd of revellers, discos, ping pong bars, go-go bars, cabaret shows, vivid nightclubs with live bands and top international DJs – all the things Thailand’s party scene is appreciated for! Patong is the nightlife centre of Phuket – even though most parts of the island have their own party scene. Tourists make their way over to Bangla Road in Patong with its bright neon lights, biggest clubs, ‘bar beers’, loud music and party-lovers. The beach areas of Patong and Karon are dotted with the best nightlife options including lounges, places for sundowners, gay bars and cultural gigs. We have put together a comprehensive list of the must-visit tourist places in Phuket:

Kata Beach

Kata Beach

Beach in Phuket
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The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with ...

Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Located six kilometers north of Patong Beach this two-kilometre beach is one of the quietest on the island. Nearby beaches include Laem Sing and Surin, as well ...

Patong Beach

Patong Beach

Beach in Phuket
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Patong is the most famous beach resort on Phuket. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife, Patong is an ideal place to party and play. By night the ...

Prom Thep Cape

Prom Thep Cape

Place to Visit in Phuket
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Prom Thep Cape, Tambon Rawai. 24 hours. Literally translated as "God's Cape", the Prom Thep Cape is one of the islands most notable natural landmarks and lies ...

Bangla Road

Bangla Road

Night Club in Phuket
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Bangla Road is the heart of all Phuket Nightlife. A very famous place for nightlife in Phuket. Patong Beach is famous for its nightlife and 3.5 kilometres (2....

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, ...

Old Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town

Place to Visit in Phuket
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A must-do in Phuket is a walk in the old part of Phuket City, around Thalang, Dibuk and Krabi roads. The beautiful architecture along these roads will take you ...

Phuket Fantasea

Phuket Fantasea

Place to Visit in Phuket
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Phuket FantaSea: This is referred to as the Disneyland of South East Asia. It's the ultimate in night entertainment on Phuket.

Karon Beach Viewpoint / Kata Viewpoint

Karon Beach Viewpoint / Kata Viewpoint

Scenic Beauty/View in Phuket
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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, ...

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Splash Jungle Water Park

Splash Jungle Water Park

Amusement Park in Phuket
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"Phuket's wettest wildest water park" providing gallons of excitement for the whole family!

Phuket Thaihua Museum

Phuket Thaihua Museum

Museum in Phuket

Phuket Thaihua Museum is a History Museum located in Thalang Rd (Talad Nuea) , Mueang Phuket , Phuket 83000

Half Day Phuket City Tour

Half Day Phuket City Tour

Things to do in Phuket
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As the tour name suggests this is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along...