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Phuket City

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7 great attractions in Phuket

For a city with a slightly more provincial feel than Bangkok, look no further than Phuket. Its Buddhist temples and stunning sea will seduce you!

  • Big Buddha

    1. Big Buddha

    The Nakkerd Hills serve as Big Buddha's seat. Made out of marble and funded by donation, it's visible from Phuket's south side and you can also climb the hills to get up close.

  • Andaman Islands

    2. Andaman Islands

    Zoom by speedboat around the nearby islands in the Andaman Sea - you'll practically be James Bond for a few hours!

  • Elephant Sanctuaries

    3. Elephant Sanctuaries

    The elephant is the Thai national symbol, so getting to know one of these revered and beautiful animals is a very special opportunity. Help the animal's conservation by visiting an elephant sanctuary.

  • Thai Cookery School

    4. Thai Cookery School

    Experienced chefs teach you how to cook classic and authentic dishes, including Pad Thai and Tom Yum Koong. These are lessons you can take home with you!

  • 5. Trickeye Museum

    Take hilarious photos that will astound your family and friends as you tightrope between two cliffs (3D paintings, but they don't need to know that...).

  • Wat Chalong Temple

    6. Wat Chalong Temple

    Golden buddha statues and firecracker ceremonies are just some of the sacred features of one of Phuket's most important temples.

  • Scuba Diving

    7. Scuba Diving

    Thailand has some of the most beautiful coasts in all the world. Discover colorful fish, manta rays and even sharks in these crystal clear seas.

Frequently asked questions about Phuket City

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Planning Your Visit

  • When should I go?

    Anytime except September and October, as this is monsoon season and may cause travel difficulties and uncertainties.

  • Do I need to wear any special clothes for temples?

    Make sure your shorts or pants cover your knees, and don't wear a sleeveless shirt - if in doubt, bring a scarf. You should also keep talking to a minimum in holy places.

Good to know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Thai baht (฿)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    The high season goes from November to April, with hordes of tourists visiting and driving up prices. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider June through August, the least wet months of the low season.

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What people are saying about Phuket City

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,626 reviews

Very great experience. However, all the people there are sometimes a bit - I don't want to say intrusive - but almost compel you to have 1003002847283 pictures taken. All in all, our stay there was far too short for us. What is advertised with 4 hours (with transport of course) ended up with about 2.5 hours. It's a shame for the money. Still had a very great experience with a baby elephant. Definitely to be recommended.

Did the shopping and preparation from scratch. Was informing and entertaining. We made several dishes and the instruction was comprehensive and quick enough. Of course the eating of our complete dishes showed the quality of the food and the competence we acquired.

Pema was a phenomenally interesting and fun guide. We overran by well over an hour and it was simply a pleasure to have that extra time with her. Very highly recommended.

A great experience, great hosts. Still making the food items that we learned. Well worth the money.

Fantastic half day with Karn. Learned a lot and food was delicious.