Phuket Old Town
Whilst most may head to the sunny streets of Patong, for a more authentic experience of Phuket, it’s worth heading to the Old Town. You’ll find street after street of old, colorful colonial-style mansions and townhouses hosting cute, cozy stores and eateries - perfect for having amazing photos and a welcome change of pace compared to some of Phuket’s more lively districts.
Phuket Walking Street
Set in the scenic Old Town of Phuket, the walking street market is the place to be to sample traditional, southern Thai cuisine. Aside from the delicious food, those lucky enough to visit can shop for authentic Thai handicrafts and gifts under the scenic Chinese lanterns and between the pretty, colorful buildings.
The most famous and arguably most beautiful views in the whole of Phuket, Promthep Cape, is the best place to sit back with a loved one and watch the sunset into the sea. A gorgeous cape with bay and sea views and a lot of greenery, it’s romantic, beautiful, and every bit the sort of scenes you imagined you’d be seeing when you boarded the plane for Thailand in the first place.
Visible from most of the south of Phuket, the giant Buddha image sits on the top of the Nakkerd Hills and looks down over Chalong, Kata, and Rawai. It cost 30 million baht to construct and is 45 meters tall. Next to it stands a smaller golden image that is actually made of brass and there is a shrine near the site's car park. The drive up to the Big Buddha takes you through the 'real' Thailand and the view from the top is enhanced if you take a map to identify many sights.
Wat Chalong is one of the oldest and most prime Buddhist temple of Phuket — built as early as the 19th century. This large and visually fascinating temple, originally known as Wat Chai Tararam, is dedicated to two abbots. The present structure is a 60 m long Chedi(stupa) guarding a chip of Buddha’s bone.
Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
Chalong Bay Rum Distillery is located close to Phuket Zoo and is one of the important places to visit in Phuket city. The world-class white rum produced in this manufacturing unit is world famous. The distillery tour allows tourists to experience the various stages of rum production and tasting them.
It's wacky but fun and very professionally done. Trapeze artists, elephants on stage and pyrotechnics combine in a Las Vegas-style show. You'll see nothing else like it anywhere on the planet. Combining Thai traditional myths with humor, fantasy and a loose plotline that keeps getting more and more amusing, FantaSea's extravaganza is a highly entertaining and riveting show, worthy of its spot in this list of the best things to do in Phuket.
Phuket Trickeye Museum
The museum is an interactive museum set up with the purpose of stimulating your imagination and creativity. The museum was designed so that the visitor engages with the art in a new way by actually becoming part of the art in the brief time you look at it. There is plenty of 3D art to see and be amazed by, whether in the permanent installation or one of the changing temporary ones.