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Smile Thailand Ep.19 | Welcome back Phuket 2021

Known as the pearl of Andaman sea. Phuket is the largest island in Thailand located in south region and also on of the most tourist destinations in the world. There are white sand beaches all along both side of the island with emerald shiny sea. Phuket's famous beaches are Patong beach, Karon beach and Kata beach which includes a lot of night life and entertainments for those who seek a sleepless vacation. But for those who seek a slower life with sea, sand and sun then Kamala beach or Surin beach may be a better choice for you. And today, we're going to guide you to the most popular attractions in Phuket where you'll find this island much more than just a beach.


Welcome back Phuket 2021

You can fly directly to Phuket International Airport (HKT) or transit via Suvarnabhumi international airport (BKK) to the northern gate to enter Phuket island. In our guide to recommended places to visit in Phuket, you can easily rent a car at the airport to drive between places. Make sure to book your car in advance especially in high season or check out for better car deals here.

Grab your Thai Snack Online, pack your bags, put on your sunglasses and here we go :)


1. Promthep Cape (view location)

This is the best viewpoint where you can watch the sunset on Phuket island and see infinite seascape from the top. A definitely landmark where it's defined as the last place in Thailand that you can see the last light of the sun before it's gone today forever.

Open hours : Always open

Entrance fee : Free

2. Phuket Old Town (view location)

Selfies along the street art of this old town view along Thalang road. You'll find many Portuguese style houses that are preserves for many years. Some were now converted into cafes, hotels and souvenir shops. You can also rent Phuket's traditional dress called "Baba Yaya" from souvenir shops for photo shooting along this old town as well.

Open hours : Always open

Entrance fee : Free


3. Khao Rang Viewpoint (view location)

A hilltop viewpoint in the city center of Phuket town where you can see the island from the top. A very romantic place for evening time but beware .. those monkeys are all around .. so make sure you hold your bags tight. You can also watch the sunset from here and enjoy mini shops and restaurants on the top until it turns to the night where you can see a lot of sparkling lights all over the city.

Open hours : Always open

Entrance fee : Free



4. The Big Buddha (view location)

The big white buddha with the width of 25.45 meters and height of 45 meters on the top of the mountain where many locals known as "The birth of Naga hilltop". Besides paying respect with peace to the lord of Buddha, you may also enjoy the 360 degrees viewpoint here as well.


Open hours : 06:00-19:00 hrs

Entrance fee : Free



5. Hanuman World (view location)

The largest zipline on Phuket island where you can enjoy many extreme activities over 96,000 sq.m. of deep forest. There are 3 separated ziplines in this area consists of 30 bases. There's also skywalk for kids who may not much enjoy the height where you can learn a lot about nature in this 10+ years old forest. Restaurants and cafes are also there to serve you along your adventurous day.


Open hours : 08:00-17:00 hrs

Entrance fee : 1,590-2,290 THB per person (more info https://hanumanworldphuket.com)

6. Patong Beach (view location)

The most famous beach on this pearl of Andaman sea surrounded by hotels from many international brands to choose from. Here you'll find nice white sand along the beach as well as a lot of entertainments and restaurants on the other side of the road. Specially for those party lovers, you'll find a lot of pubs and bars not so far where you can enjoy your night life til dawn.


Open hours : Always open

Entrance fee : Free



7. Coral Island (view location)

A paradise for scuba divers located to the south of Phuket island about 10.3 km away. It's also called "Hey Island" which is believed to name after the first word when it's discovered long time ago by a group of tourists. This small island has perfectly preserves everything as natural as when it was found. That's why many scuba divers or beach lovers come to visit here as the place to do their activities before travel back to the main island for their stay.

Open hours : Always open

Entrance fee : Free

8. Wat Chalong (Chaithararam) (view location)

Last before you leave all the joy on this island. Pay your respect to one of the oldest temple of Phuket city where there's no record when it was found known as 'Chaithararam' temple or locally called as 'Wat Chalong'. See the architecture of traditional Thai style including wax figures inside the temple. Get your blessing and have a safe journey back home :)


Open hours : 08:00-17:00 hrs

Entrance fee : Free


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