Phuket Travel Guide & Information

Sightseeing in Phuket

Phuket is a large island and apart from its beautiful beaches there are many places of interest to visit including viewpoints, parks, waterfalls, and other areas of outstanding natural beauty. If culture and history are more your thing then check out Phuket's museums and temples.

Phuket museums Phuket has a long colourful history and diverse cultural heritage which... read more

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    Bang Pae Waterfall

    Bang Pae Waterfall is located on the northeast of the island in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Though quite a small cascade Bang... read more

    Bang Pae Waterfall

    Bang Pae Waterfall is located on the northeast of the island in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Though quite a small cascade Bang Pae is Phuket’s largest waterfall. The 10 minute walk from the car park through the shady forest is very pleasant and the... read more

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    Kathu Waterfall

    The waterfall at Kathu is really quite small but can be pleasant for a swim. Its worth it to make the climb up the steps to the... read more

    Kathu Waterfall

    The waterfall at Kathu is really quite small but can be pleasant for a swim. Its worth it to make the climb up the steps to the higher pools which are more beautiful. Don’t bother visiting during the hottest months (March & April), as the waterfall... read more

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    Khao Phra Thaeo National Park

    Located in the north of Phuket this park contains the only remaining virgin rainforest on the island. The park conserves a number... read more

    Khao Phra Thaeo National Park

    Located in the north of Phuket this park contains the only remaining virgin rainforest on the island. The park conserves a number of species of wild animal: langurs, barking deer, mouse deer, bears, wild boar, monkeys and gibbons. About one hundred species of... read more

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    Phuket Cultural Centre at Rajabhat

    Located within the grounds of the Phuket Rajabhat University, the Phuket Cultural Centre is a small museum which showcases the... read more

    Phuket Cultural Centre at Rajabhat

    Located within the grounds of the Phuket Rajabhat University, the Phuket Cultural Centre is a small museum which showcases the traditional art and culture of Phuket as well as the history of the island. Items on display include artifacts, decorative... read more

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    Phuket Mining Museum

    Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion the Phuket Mining Museum celebrates the history of tin mining on Phuket. Tin... read more

    Phuket Mining Museum

    Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion the Phuket Mining Museum celebrates the history of tin mining on Phuket. Tin mining was the main industry on the island for at least half a century beginning around the turn of the 20th century and the mines... read more

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    Phuket Philatelic Museum

    Located on the corner of Thalang and Montri roads in Phuket Town, this historic Sino-Portuguese building was Phuket’s first... read more

    Phuket Philatelic Museum

    Located on the corner of Thalang and Montri roads in Phuket Town, this historic Sino-Portuguese building was Phuket’s first post and telegraphic office. The building has now been renovated and turned into a philatelic museum featuring exhibits of old... read more

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    Phuket Seashell Museum

    The Phuket Seashell Museum displays a large variety of sea shells and fossils, with an emphasis on shells found in Thai waters,... read more

    Phuket Seashell Museum

    The Phuket Seashell Museum displays a large variety of sea shells and fossils, with an emphasis on shells found in Thai waters, which are highly prized by collectors. Although more like a large shell store, the displays are very interesting as well as... read more

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    Phuket Thai Hua Museum

    Located along Krabi Road in the Old Town district of Phuket Town, the Phuket Thaihua Museum is housed in a renovated... read more

    Phuket Thai Hua Museum

    Located along Krabi Road in the Old Town district of Phuket Town, the Phuket Thaihua Museum is housed in a renovated Sino-Portuguese mansion, which is one of the best examples of this type of architecture remaining on the island. Spread over two floors with a... read more

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    Sirinath Marine National Park

    This relatively new protected area includes the beaches of Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Mai Kao and combines the former Nai Yang... read more

    Sirinath Marine National Park

    This relatively new protected area includes the beaches of Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Mai Kao and combines the former Nai Yang National Park with a wildlife reserve at Mai Kao. The beaches within the park are a nesting site for four endangered species of... read more

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    Temples

    To visit Phuket’s temples, you can join a sightseeing tour that will include a visit to one of Phuket’s main Buddhist... read more

    Temples

    To visit Phuket’s temples, you can join a sightseeing tour that will include a visit to one of Phuket’s main Buddhist temples. There are also tours of Phuket City that will take you to a few of the city’s Chinese shrines. Of course you might... read more

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    Thalang National Museum

    If you want to find out more about Phuket’s history, including its archaeology, ethnology and art, head for the Thalang... read more

    Thalang National Museum

    If you want to find out more about Phuket’s history, including its archaeology, ethnology and art, head for the Thalang National Museum. In its two buidlings, the museum houses a large collection of ancient artefacts from Phuket’s long history, as well as... read more

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    The Big Buddha

    The 45 metre (147 feet) tall marble Buddha sits on one of the highest peaks at Khao Nakkerd Hill. Visible from most places in the... read more

    The Big Buddha

    The 45 metre (147 feet) tall marble Buddha sits on one of the highest peaks at Khao Nakkerd Hill. Visible from most places in the south of the island, the Big Buddha has become an important religious symbol for Buddhists on the island as well a great tourist... read more

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    Viewpoints

    Laem Phrom Thep Situated between Rawai and Nai Harn beaches, Phrom Thep Cape is a dramatic headland that stretches out to sea at... read more

    Viewpoints

    Laem Phrom Thep Situated between Rawai and Nai Harn beaches, Phrom Thep Cape is a dramatic headland that stretches out to sea at the southwest end of Phuket Island. The cape has spectacular views of the small island of Koh Kaew Yai and the Andaman Sea, and is... read more