1. Phang Nga Bay - thing to do in Phuket
Exploring Phang Nga Bay must be on the top list of what to do in Phuket. With the distinctive setting of sheer limestone karst emerging out of emerald, Phang Nga Bay will leave you with unforgettable memories. The most popular sites in Phang Nga Bay are James Bond Island and Koh Panyee. The best way to enjoy the spectacular scenery is to take a boat trip from the northern end of Phuket. A leisurely day trip cruising through the dramatic limestone islands, occasionally stopping to enjoy quiet beaches, is far more rewarding than the standard bus-boat tour.
2. Old Phuket Town
A half day tour the Old Phuket Town offers you a chance to wander on the old Sino Portuguese streets with their beautiful shop houses and magnificent mansions.
- You can find a lot of small cafes, bakeries and eateries along the way. You should take a visit to the local markets near the bus station and explore the tiny streets here.
- There are also several beautiful and incredible abandoned houses/ buildings to explore, like Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion, Limpanon House, Dibuk Mansion, Thai Airways Offices, or Raya House.
3. Promthep Cape Viewpoint
Situated at the southernmost point of Phuket island, Prompthep Cape Viewpoint is the best place to take sunset photo in Thailand. With its elevated location and few small islands nearby, Promthep Cape offers you spot for a good old sunset photo at the very south of Phuket island. This landmark has always been a daily meeting point for hundreds of tourists, mostly Thai, to line up with a camera, facing west.
4. Karon Viewpoint
From the Karon Viewpoint you really can see three magnificent bays: the closest and smallest one is Kata Noi Beach, then a bit further is the beautiful bay of Kata with its island 'Koh Poo' which means Crab Island, and in the far, the very long Karon Beach.
5. What to do in Phuket - Big Buddha
The Big Buddha is a 45 meter tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket and the views from up there are definitely breathtaking. When reaching the top of the hill you will find a large parking and a road leading to a construction where people can donate, buy amulets and where occasional ceremonies are held. This place also serves as a museum of the history of the Big Buddha.
6. Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong, built at the beginning on 19th century, is the largest and one of the most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket. Its real name is Wat Chaitararam and the most recent building on the grounds of Wat Chalong is a 60 meters tall 'Chedi' sheltering a splinter of bone from Buddha. Walls and ceilings are decorated with beautiful painting illustrating the life of Buddha, as well as many donated golden statues. So if you are thinking of what to do in Phuket, spend sometime at this Wat Chalong to relax and being calm.
7. Soi Bangla
Everyone should see it at least once. And unlike what most people believe, Soi Bangla is not 'Sin City for Single Men'. It's more of a colorful street full of life, restaurants, shops and bars and of course girls. Now if you want to know more, enter these famous Go Go bars and see for yourself what is this all about. You will often see couples tourists having a drink...Patong is a lot more easy going than Bangkok or Pattaya.
8. Visit Similan Island or at least one island
The most impressive set of Island is without a doubt the Similan Island, but these are open at certain time of the year and a bit far. If you get a chance, you must absolutely go. If you are not confident, go to Phi Phi Island, but it's kind of crowded. Easier and closer are Racha Island or really nearby Coral Island.
9. Phuket Fantasea
The Phuket Fantasea show is organised at the entertainment park in Kamala Beach. It's bright and colorful, full of shops and fun fair games, but the main attraction is the stage performance given by Thai actors, dancers and acrobats accompanied by their dozen massive elephants.
10. Simon Cabaret
Another Las Vegas kind of show, but of a totally different nature. Here too, the stage in Patong beach is magnificent, the sets and costumes are glittering and colorful, but what people really came to see are the amazingly pretty ladyboys! Perfect bodies with pretty faces, most of them would fool you!