Visit the statue of the Big Buddha – also known as Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha – at Nakkerd Hills situated between Chalong and Kata. At 45 metres, the white Burmese marble-layered statue is the island's symbol of hope, and one of Phuket Island's most important and revered landmarks.
Wat Chalong is the most famous and sacred temple in Phuket. It was the residence of a respected monk, Luang Por Chaem, who took part in helping people during the Chinese Coolie Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of King Rama V. The statue of Luang Po Chaem is now enshrined at the main hall, together with statues of Luang Po Chuang and Luang Po Kluem, other revered monks who resided at the temple in later years.
Experience Phuket's first ethical elephant sanctuary where elephants roam and bathe freely. Set on 30 acres of lush tropical jungle, you can observe these gentle giants and feed them pineapples and bananas. Your visit may leave you inspired, transformed and in awe of these majestic animals.
Explore the beauty of Phang Nga Bay. See the famous James Bond Island and Koh Panyee Fishing Village.
Phuket Thai Hua Museum is a charming 1930s British-Colonial-style mansion that was formerly the oldest Chinese-language school in Phuket. Spread over the two storeys are 16 galleries portraying the island’s Chinese ancestry and Phuket Town’s growth to prosperity.
The Old Town district of Phuket Town is a must for those who want to delve into the food and culture scene of the island. A self-guided walk around the area could take just a couple of hours to a whole day, depending on how long you linger at the shops, sights and delicious food stops along the way.
This group of islands is one of the Andaman Sea's most renowned and ranked among the world's top 10 diving sites. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the coast beyond Phuket and visit the Similan Islands by day or after nightfall.
Take a stroll along the old parts of Phuket City, around Thalang, Dibuk and Krabi Roads. The beautiful architecture along these roads will take you back in time to what local life was like before the different aspects of the present day set in.
Promthep Cape is the Island's most photographed spot and is also well-known for being a good spot to catch remarkable sunsets.