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Best things to do in Phuket

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Shopping mall with department stores, supermarket, shops, restaurants. Free fountain show.”
148 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Big Buddha Phuket is the landmark that is very famous in Phuket with a beautiful view around the island and a big Buddha image.”
109 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Promthep Cape Or known local as Laem Promthep View Point. Great place to watch the sunset, have a romantic dinner or just take in the great views!”
110 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the true heart of Phuket, Patong Beach, is often crowded and busy. The rocks at the north end of the beach has snorkeling where equipments can be rented easily. Some of the popular activities including jet ski, parasailing, banana boat and surfing as well. The best place to surf at Patong Beach is at the north end too. (If you like crowded beach, Patong beach is absolutely your choice, but if you like a less busy beach to chill, northern part of the beach is more suitable for you.)”
63 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Places for people who loves to understand different ethnicity. Poh Than Jao Wat is one of the most important Buddhist statues in which is located westerly old hall of the temple, with 2 statues of an elderly gentlemen called Ta Khee-lek (grandpa Khee-lek), a famous local who won many lotteries after consulting the Poh Than Jao Wat statue. Probably the highlight of your visit will be the Grand Pagoda which contains a small splinter from the bone of Lord Buddha.”
84 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“ If you're looking for some crazy fun experiences, then look no further....go to Soi Bangla (Walking Street). This street has it all: Bars, Pubs, Lounges, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Shopping and a whole lot more!”
57 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Good place to buy fresh food and street food. The Fresh market is open day time and the night market starts about 18:00.”
30 locals recommend
Women's Store
“Central festival Phuket is the biggest shopping mall is Phuket . There are many interesting things ,brands and restaurants.”
117 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Intimate theater offering an extravagant cabaret show with dancers in sparkly attire and headdresses.”
21 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This is the must-see experience in Phuket - a dining experience followed by an amazing show. Must Do.”
84 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful, clean, cozy, popular and large Nai Harn beach with magnificent waves, clean sand and nice local cafes.”
53 locals recommend
Beach
“Surin beach, the popular public beach which you can go around 20-30 min. by walk and 10 min. by motorbike. it's not a busy resort town and is more like a coastal village. Fine white sand and turquoise water has ensured that the picturesque beach is very popular with tourists and Thais alike. The whole area is awash with high-end hotels and housing which, in turn, has created opportunities for high-end restaurants and wine bars. ”
42 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Catch is a great place to both relax with a lunch during the day or for drinks in the evenings. Friday nights are the most busy here and will often have great music and atmosphere. ”
71 locals recommend
Café
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“Good food, both western and Thai, sitting outside with lovely breeze. Relaxing.”
42 locals recommend
Beach
“A small but quaint beach only a 5 minute drive away from your villa. Kayak rental is available there, you can also buy refreshments there and dine in the lovely breeze coming in from the sea. ”
28 locals recommend
Beach
“Kata beach is a 1 km long bay with its white sands and clear waters. It is very popular with families. From May- October, surfers come for Kata’s waves and from Nov- April, the beach is famous for relaxing holidaymakers. ”
39 locals recommend