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Phuket is that one interesting place in Thailand that you’ll keep coming back to.

World-renowned for its undeniable appeal, inviting waters, and tropical island vibe – Phuket is becoming the mecca of travellers who want to experience the best of both worlds.

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Whether you’re in Phuket as a fan of island-hopping, cafehopping, a seeker of the notoriously crazy party scene, a lover of nature, or an adventurous chaser of waterfalls – Phuket has everything in store for you.

Before you head to this beauty of an island, here’s a list of 18 must-do things in Phuket that will surely make your vacation one that is for the books!

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1. Take a peek into the lives of the sea gypsies – Koh Panyee (1 hour 30 min from Phuket)

Koh Panyee is a quick day trip via while you’re in Phuket. In fact, it is strategically located near the famous James Bond Island, so getting here is no problem at all.

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Despite that, the boat ride is an experience in itself as you glide through the waters, mangroves, and towering limestone cliffs.

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Known for being a floating Muslim village and a fishing village as well – you can take a peek into the lives of this close-knit community by paying a visit!

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Koh Panyee

Address: Koh Panyee, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga, Thailand
Getting there: Rent a longtail boat from Surakul Pier for USD $48.70 / approx. 1,700 Baht for 3 hours

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2. Spend a night at a floating bungalow in Khao Sok National Park (3 hours from Phuket)

Khao Sok National Park is located in the province of Surat Thani which is a 3-hour drive from mainland Phuket.

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With its thick jungle forests, soaring limestone karsts, inviting emerald lake water and floating bungalows – this place is definitely worth visiting especially if you want to escape the stressful hustle and bustle of the city life – or want something other than a beach vacation!

Refuel and recharge your worn out batteries as you spend a lazy day or two at any of its floating bungalows. Let your mind float to an otherworldly world, as the beautiful scenery and chirping birds lull you to sleep.

Whether its Panvaree Resort or 500 Rai Floating Resort, you’ll be surrounded by a gorgeous watery view set amidst a lush and thick forest.

Jump and throw your worries away as you playfully frolic in the waters.  There are also a number of fun activities to try – such as swimming in the river, exploring caves, trekking the lush jungles and monkey-watching to name a few.

PS: If you’d only like to visit Khao Sok National Park for a fun day amidst stunning nature and rare wildlife – you might want to try Klook’s Khao Sok National Park Discovery Tour!

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Khao Sok National Park

Address: Khlong Sok, Phanom District, Surat Thani 84250, Thailand
Contact: +66 98 686 2328
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3. Enjoy a dramatic sunset – Windmill Viewpoint Phuket

Best for beautiful sunsets, Windmill Viewpoint in Phuket offers one, if not the best place to witness the dramatic setting of the sun.

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For those who would like to truly relax, head down to this viewpoint and let your nerves be calmed and lulled to peace and solitude – as you find that perfect spot to watch the beautiful sunset.

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An old-time favorite hangout for chilling and sunset-watching, make sure to head to the Windmill Viewpoint before 5pm. Once you’re settled in, it’s time to relax and listen to the waves make music  – as you patiently wait for Mr. Sun as it bids goodbye for the day.

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Windmill Viewpoint Phuket

Address: Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Contact: +66 95 210 4626
Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 7pm

4. Go island-hopping! – Raya and Coral Islands

Beach lovers, Phuket is just the beginning. Hop on that boat and explore the idyllic beaches of nearby islands and make the most of your tropical holiday!

Snorkellers and divers alike enjoy coming to these two islands for some underwater adventures. On land, these islands are small enough to be explored on foot. Under water, the pristine environment offers crystal clear waters with amazing visibility; see the colorful and intricate details to be found on the nearby reefs.

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After working up an appetite on this unforgettable island adventure, the tour will whisk you to a restaurant where you can indulge in a buffet of delectable seafood for lunch.

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Raya (Koh Racha Yai) & Coral Islands Tour (Koh Hae)

Entrance fee/Price: Speedboat tours from USD $37 (inclusive of seafood lunch buffet)
Islands:Raya (Koh Racha Yai) & Coral Island (Koh Hae)
Getting there: 25km south of Phuket

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5. Learn about diverse marine life and visit sea turtles’ nesting grounds! – Sirinat National Park

Want to experience the island’s diverse marine life? Sirinat National Park is the place to go!

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It is home to a number of coral reefs such as tree corals, plate corals, and soft corals to name a few and other interesting marine species. These reefs are found about 700-1000m away from the shore, near Sirinat National Park’s restaurant.

Plus, It is also famously known for protecting the nesting grounds of the endemic sea turtles!

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Aside from this, overnight stay is also an option for the adventurous ones. You can bring and pitch in your tent at the park’s designated camping grounds – or if you don’t mind spending some cash, bungalows are also available for rent.

P.S. If you are lucky, you may be able to catch a plane flying low past the Nai Yang beach.

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Sirinat National Park

Address: 89/1, Mu 1 Ban Nai Yang, Sakhu Sub-district, Amphur Thalang Phuket Thailand 83140
Contact: 7632 8226, 0 7632 7152
Opening hours: The visitor center is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Bungalow accommodations are available, and camping is also allowed.

6. Did you know about Phuket’s unique history? – Peranakanitat Museum, Phuket Mining Museum, Phuket Seashell Museum

If you thought Phuket only had beaches and fun nightlife, boy are you wrong! Phuket holds plenty of culture too, and these are evidenced by the number of museums here.

6-a. Peranakans in Malaysia and Singapore, sure. But Thailand too? – Peranakanitat Museum

If you didn’t already know, there’s a small group of local thai peranakans in Phuket, and they’ve contributed to a fair share of the island’s history.

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Not only are there several Peranakan-themed hotels around, here you go with the newest museum opened – in March 2017 no less!

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Feel free to walk around and understand more about the local baba heritage through exhibitions and more. It’s a great way to enjoy any afternoon out of the sweltering heat!

Peranakanitat Museum

Entrance Fees/Price: From USD $5.40 / approx. 190 Baht
Address: เลขที่ 34 ถนนภูเก็ต ต.ตลาดใหญ่ Amphoe Muang Phuket 83000
Contact: 095-257-7264
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm

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6-b. “It’s an interesting museum worth a visit!” – Phuket Mining Museum

This is one of the more interesting museums in Phuket we’d definitely recommend, especially if you’re the sort that loves a good museum jaunt.

The place itself features incredible architecture, not to mention photo-worthy surroundings including a picturesque bridge great for strolls.

Featuring recreated scenes of opium dens and more, indoor and outdoor exhibitions showing what life was like for locals back in the day where tin mining was all the rage – this is one unexpected eye-opener that entails plenty of culture and history!

One can even experience a little of what it was like being a tin miner, with interactive installations available – such as sieving your own tin minerals.

There’s even costume props for you to play dress-up and get fun photos of your time here!

Phuket Mining Museum

Entrance Fees/Price: USD $2.80 / approx. 100 Baht (Adult), USD $1.40 / approx. 50 Baht (Child); 50 Baht (Local Adult), 20 Baht  (Local Child)
Address: Moo 5, Khatu-Nakoh Road, Tambon Khatu, Amphoe Khatu, Phuket, 83120, 83120, Thailand
Contact: +66 (0) 88 766 0962
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 9am to 4pm

6-c. Always loved seashells or all things mermaidy? – Phuket Seashell Museum

The delightful Phuket Seashell Museum holds a bounty of oceanic treasures in the form of rare collectors’ seashells – all from Phuket and Thai waters.

From 2000 different types of shell species including incredibly unique and rare ones, to other rarities like shell fossils and the world’s largest gold pearl, you’ll definitely feel like Ariel in her underwater treasure cove!

It’s really informative and each shell display comes with information such as where the shell was found, how old it is, and even creatures that used to live in them!

PS: Don’t forget to hit up the souvenir shop before you leave!

Phuket Seashell Museum

Entrance Fees/Price: From USD $5.70 / approx. 200 Baht
Address: Viset Road Rawai Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 613 808
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm

7. Looking to catch a show? – Phuket FantaSea, Siam Niramit, Simon Cabaret

If you’re looking for something a little more chill and a little less active unlike day tours and outdoor activities – one of these shows might just be the ticket for a relaxing night out that keeps you entertained.

7-a. A fantastic show to surprise and delight you – Phuket FantaSea

Delight begins with a theme park that you may explore and enjoy before the show. There’s carnival games to play, a shopping street where you can get souvenirs, and a buffet restaurant where you can have a nice dinner.

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Get to know Thailand’s myths and mysteries as the show’s story is told with magical illusion, acrobatics and aerial performances, trained animals, fireworks, and lots of stunts and special effects. But we don’t want to give too much away; you’d have to see it for yourself!

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Phuket FantaSea

Entrance fee/Price: Tickets from USD $53
Address: 99 Moo 3 Kamala Kathu Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 385 000
Opening hours: Daily from 5.30pm to 10.30pm
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7-b. A visually stunning depiction of Thailand’s history – Siam Niramit

Siam Niramit is a wonderfully entertaining way to learn the history and culture of Thailand. From the beautiful costumes, the lavishly decorated sets and the wonderfully talented actors – it’s a visual treat for audience of all ages. With over 100 performers, it’s a wondrous sight to behold as these acrobats, martial artists and dancers share the stage with real live elephants.

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The amusement center where it is located is also a great place to immerse yourself in Thai culture – with recreated old-time rural villages, Thai boxing, and a chance to mingle and take photos with the cast in traditional costumes. You can even enjoy a sumptuous buffet of authentic Thai and international cuisine. Definitely a must-see when in Phuket.

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Editor’s note: While elephant rides are available here, we strongly advocate against elephant rides. Riding elephants can actually cause serious long term harm  as their spines are not made to support the weight of humans. Do try to avoid taking a ride as it is actually harmful to these magnificent animals.

Siam Niramit

Entrance fee/Price: Tickets from USD $39
Address: 55/81 Moo 5, Chalermprakiet Rd., Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 335 000
Opening hours: Weds-Mon, 5pm to 11pm (closed on Tuesdays)
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7-c. A gaily colorful musical extravaganza – Phuket Simon Cabaret

Care to watch some Bollywood-style dancing? How about Beyonce and Madonna shaking things up? A little Disney song number perhaps? What if you could see all of these in one show?

It’s flashy, it’s colourful, it’s extravagant, and it’s downright entertaining. Watch this amazing troupe of performers as they lipsync, dance, and impersonate their way into your hearts. Thailand’s famous ladyboys are here to dazzle you with their beauty, talent and comic antics for a night of funny and wholesome entertainment.

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Phuket Simon Cabaret

Entrance fee/Price: Tickets from USD $16
Address: 8 Sirirat Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Contact: +66 76 342 011
Opening hours: Daily from 6pm to 10.30pm
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8. Visit the best beaches in Phuket – Freedom Beach, Ao Sane Beach

Phuket is fairly dotted with some of the best beaches and islands in Thailand.

However, due to its popularity (Patong Beach, anyone?) thousands of tourists flock this island all year round, and if you’re the type who doesn’t prefer the crowd – fret not, Phuket has a number of other unspoken beaches that you can always visit.

For starters, how about Freedom and Ao Sane Beach?

8-a. A gorgeous white sand beach just minutes from Patong?! – Freedom Beach

Most have not heard of Freedom Beach in Phuket, and with good reason too. This beach is hidden with its crystal clear turquoise waters, and virgin white sands – this beach is pristine and looks almost untouched!

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You actually have to ride a longtail boat in order to get here. All you have to do is find locals willing to take you over from the southern end of Patong Beach (for a good fee, of course).

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One thing’s for sure, it’s definitely a beach for those with a hearty dose of beachy wanderlust!

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Freedom Beach

Entrance Fees/Price: The price for a round trip can range from USD $28.80-37.50 / approx. 1,000-1,300 Baht per person. (It’s slightly pricey but the gorgeous beach will be well worth it.)
Address: ถนนศิริราช Patong, Kathu District, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand
Getting there: Head to the southern end of Patong Beach and look for a local with a longtail boat to bring you over!

8-b. The loveliest little beach cove hidden in plain sight – Ao Sane Beach

If you’ve ever been to Nai Harn Beach, chances are that you might have overlooked this hidden sandy cove hardly anyone knows about!

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This beach consists of 3 small sandy bays and has little to no crowd – since people don’t quite know how to get here. (The secret’s out now…)

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Not only is there a beach restaurant here for hungry beachgoers, there’s also rentable beach chairs, and a small ‘Armin’s Dive Shop’ where snorkel equipment are available too!

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PS: Dive lessons are available here if anyone’s interested!

Ao Sane Beach

Address: Tambon Rawai,, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Getting there: To get here, you’ll have to drive through the tunnel under Nai Harn Resort!
Contact: +66 76 288 306

9. Visit the incredible upside down house – Baan Teelanka

If an upside down house sounds kinda quirky to you, that’s because it is. It’s a three-storey house where the floor is the ceiling and the ceiling is the floor. This is where you can lose yourself in a labyrinth maze, or find yourself locked in a room until you figure out the puzzle to get you out, all in the name of good fun.

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Adults and children will spend hours of fun in this house where you enter through the roof and the second floor is the ground floor. It also features a 1000sqm labyrinth maze and an escape room game.

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Just when you find your world turned topsy-turvy, a coffee shop and a souvenir shop will bring your senses back to reality. If you’re looking for unique experiences in Phuket, this is a fun and unique attraction you definitely shouldn’t miss.

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Baan Teelanka

Entrance fee/Price: Tickets from USD $5
Address: Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 84 456 5279
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm
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10. One for animal lovers with huge hearts – Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, Soi Dog Foundation

10-a. Frolic and play with the elephants (ethically) –  Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

For tourists who don’t like to support the massive proliferation of unethical elephant-riding business in Thailand, but want to have a close encounter with the gentle giants…

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary should be included in your itinerary while on this island.

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Promoting ethical elephant tourism, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is home to injured, sick, and old elephants – who have been previously used for tourism and entertainment purposes, and in logging industries.

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You can always opt to do a half day tour or better yet, why not take some time by volunteering and supporting their cause?

While at the sanctuary, you’ll get the chance to feed, enjoy a mud spa with these beautiful animals, bathe, and wash them too!

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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Entrance Fees/Price: USD $86 / approx. 3000 Baht per person
Address: 111/116, Moo 8, Saunneramit 1, Thombol Paklok, Amphur Talang, Phuket, Thailand
Contact: 094 990 3649
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 2pm
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10-b. Give some puppy love – Soi Dog Foundation

For all dog lovers out there, taking a day trip to Soi Dog Foundation is such a heartwarming idea!

Soi Dog Foundation is fighting the cause to stop the rampant dog meat trade in Asia – and the facility is actually home to almost 720 animals undergoing rehabilitation. It is also a cat and dog hospital!

There are 4 guided tours each day which takes place at: 9.30am, 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. (Guests are advised to come 15 minutes before the tour!)

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After the guided tours, you will get to spend some time with the dogs and cats which is an incredible experience while abroad!

Soi Dog Foundation

Entrance Fees/Price: None but donations are highly encouraged
Address: 167/9 Moo 4 Soi Tambon Amphur Talang, Mai Khao 10, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +66 81 788 4222
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri from 9am to12pm, and 1pm to 3.30pm (closed Sat-Sun)

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11. Dine at a cafe or chill out at an incredible ocean rooftop bar! – Baba Nest

11-a. Chill out at the one of Phuket’s best ocean view rooftop bars! – Baba Nest

Picture this: a cold beer in your hand with great friends to hang out with, while watching the sun set into the horizon at one of Phuket’s best sea view rooftop bars…

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Isn’t it the perfect way to cap off the day?

Dine or enjoy a few drinks at this rooftop restaurant that’s perfect for lazy days when you don’t feel like doing anything. It has comfy pillows scattered on the floor where you can lounge in, as you take a sip of your favorite cocktail drink.

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Tip: Baba Nest is open for non-guests but be sure to make reservations in advance as the place can get very busy.

Baba Nest

Price: Beers from USD $7.40 / approx. 258 Baht
Address: Sri panwa, Phuket 88 moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 7637 1000
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 9pm

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11-b. Make your own souvenir and have a stellar meal and cup of Joe while you’re at it – Chino Cafe Gallery

This is a coffee shop, restaurant, souvenir shop, and photo and art gallery all rolled into one.

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Polished grey marble walls and floors, accented with wooden tables and chairs give off a modern and subtly chic vibe – with small keepsakes and cute souvenirs displayed around the dining area.

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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served here, along with a full selection of drinks, coffees, and tea. Local favourites like Thai green curry and mango sticky rice are must-tries. There’s also a broad range of western favorites like chicken salad, French toast, and pasta dishes.

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PS: Breakfast here is well recommended!

Chino Cafe Gallery

Prices: From USD $4.20 / approx. 150 Baht
Address: 4 Talang Road, Talad Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket, 83000
Contact: +66 81 979 6190
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 8.30am to 7pm

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12. Be blown away by a majestic sunset – Promthep Cape Viewpoint

Promthep Cape Viewpoint is prominently known in Phuket, as it has the most gorgeous spot in the area that offers a dramatic view of the sunset.

Aside from sunset viewing, the place has an undeniable tropical feel with lush palm trees swinging and dancing against the wind.

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This place can get pretty crowded due to its popularity so make sure to head there before 5pm to get the best spot.

PS: Prompthep Cape Viewpoint offers the perfect backdrop for your Instagram-worthy photos! It’s time to use those hashtags! #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #darlingescapes #darlingweekend

Promthep Cape Viewpoint

Address: Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand
Contact: +66 62 978 3284
Opening hours: Daily 24/7

13. For the love of chasing waterfalls – Kathu Waterfall, Ton Sai Waterfall, Ton Ao Yon Waterfall

13-a. Take a relaxing bath like no other – Kathu Waterfall

Kathu Waterfalls is perfect for days when you’re tired of going to the beach, and need respite from salt water. One of the most famed and most visited waterfalls in Phuket, Kathu Waterfalls is best visited in the morning – when you can soak in its beauty and glory all by yourself or with a couple of friends.

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Kathu Waterfalls is also ideal for cooling off and communing with nature. Take a dip and enjoy a natural fresh water shower! You’ll enjoy the cold water especially during the unbearable heat of the summer season in Thailand.

Kathu Waterfall

Address: Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand. Coordinate here
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm

13-b. Enjoy cold baths – Ton Sai Waterfalls

Ton Sai Waterfalls is hidden behind lush forests in the northeastern part of Phuket. Getting there is an easy breezy task as it is found inside Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.

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Apart from Ton Sai Waterfalls’ great natural cascade, the experience of finding chasing it down is quite spectacular too. Add this to your list of waterfalls to chase while in Phuket, and you won’t be disappointed!

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Ton Sai Waterfall

Address: Tonsai Waterfalls- Thep Kasattri, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand. Coordinate here

14. Can’t get enough of monkeys? – Khao Toh Sae, Phuket Town

If Bali, Indonesia has its very own Ubud Monkey Forest, Phuket, Thailand on the other hand has its own Monkey Hill.

Set in the Khao Toh Sae area, this place is home to hundreds of macaques! Considered to be the highest hill in Phuket town, Toh Sae Hill (Monkey Hill) is home to a number of TV and radio stations. Also, this place is a daily favorite jogging spot of local Thai people.

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Once you’re up there, you’ll be surprised to see hundreds of monkeys roaming around the area. Be extra careful though especially if you’re bringing any food for they might grab it before you know it.

Khao Toh Sae, Phuket Town

Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Road to the hill top is closed to traffic from 5pm to 8pm

12. Catch sunsets in all their theatrical glory and people watch! – Saphan Hin Park

If you prefer peace and quiet, Saphan Hin Park is the ideal place to be. With a beautiful beach and its one-of-a-kind theatrical sunsets, no wonder the locals visit this park on an almost daily basis.

Spend your time watching the passing scenery, or watch people go on their daily routines as you sit in one of those big rocks scattered in the area.

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Bring your nice comfy blanket, and enjoy eating your sandwiches and juices as you wait for the setting of the sun!

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Tip: During November, expect Saphan Hin Park to be crowded, as it is famously known for being the main venue of Phuket’s annual Loy Krathong Festival.

Saphan Hin Park

Address: Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 63 910 7479

15. One of the best night markets in Phuket! – Phuket Walking Street

In our opinion, Phuket Walking Street is one of the better night markets Phuket has to offer.

Apart from the surprisingly good shopping available with a variety of not-so-touristy goods on sale – the market also has an abundance of interesting food and drinks from colourful buckets of cocktails to charcoal burgers.

If you’re looking for souvenirs and trinkets to bring home, Phuket Night Market is the place to go.

Described to be a shopaholics’ paradise, you can bargain and haggle until you get the best price!

From jewellery to caps, clothes and even colourful wires to protect your cables, there’s a lot on offer.

There are even random quirky cafes and shops along the Walking Street that’s perfect for ducking into to take a break, or to simply shop more.

Phuket Walking Street

Address: Thanon Chao Fa, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Contact: +66 99 619 9282
Opening hours: Sat-Sun from 4pm tp 9pm

16. Immerse yourself in a good dose of culture! – Old Town, Phuket

A perfect fusion of culture, history, and arts, this is a must-see while in Phuket. The bright and bold colored facades of buildings in Old Town Phuket give it a lively feel. Also, it’s a go-to place if you’re looking for some street food and cheap souvenirs!

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The most famous part of this town that’s widely known for its richly vibrant colorful buildings would be Soi Romanee. The vintage buildings are in a picturesque Sino-Portuguese style which have now been turned into quirky bars, cafes, and guesthouses.

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Another must-see would be Thalang Road, one of the oldest streets, and is considered to be the main central hub of Phuket’s quaint and charming Old Town. This particular part has that eclectic vibe perfect for amazing photo shoots!

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Old Town, Phuket

Address: Old Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 8.30pm

17. Ever thought of learning how to pilot a plane? – Phuket Air Park

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning how to fly planes, you might be happy or surprised to know that in the beautiful island of Phuket – you can actually learn these skills!

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Enrol and take a class at Phuket Flying Club Ultralight Flying School! It’s an incredible thing to do on a vacation, and quite the bonding experience for friends or couples too.

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How to turn your flying dreams into a reality you ask? Get your Student Pilot License (SPL) for as low as 200 Baht! (You’ll need to join the Phuket Flying Club for 6,000 Baht before you can get your license.)

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How cool is that? You’ll not only learn some flying skills and techniques, but you’ll also get to have a cool photo of yourself – while you are out there flying a small plane in the outskirts of Phuket!

Phuket Air Park

Entrance Fees/Price: Student Pilot License for USD $5.70 / approx. 200 Baht
Address: Soi Petladda 2, Thep Kasattri, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +66 93 592 7558

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18. Admire one of Thailand’s best rainforests in all its splendour – Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary

The rich and dense flora and fauna of Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary is considered to be one of Thailand’s best-conditioned rain forests.

Offering a 22.28 square kilometer stretch of virgin forest, it is no small wonder – the home of wild animals such as gibbons, monkeys, deers, and flying foxes to name a few.

This means that this wildlife sanctuary is the best place to go if you love the idea of doing some minor trekking while in Phuket.

This rainforest reserve can be explored by foot as it offers several forest trails for hiking and trekking. And if ever you don’t feel like exploring alone on your own, you can always hire guides from the reserve office found near Ton Sai Waterfall!

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PS: We highly recommend a visit to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project while you’re here. It’s a fantastic way to learn more about responsible tourism, and how the gibbons are being protected. Ways to contribute include donations, volunteer work, or you could even adopt a gibbon! (We adopted 2 and that totally made our day!)

Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Tambon Thepkrasattri, Amhoe Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Contact: +66 7631 1998

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So now you know the fun activities to try in and around Phuket, you’ll never run out of things to experience while in this beautiful island!

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