What to see in Phuket yourself and with tour – TOP 18

Due to the fact that the island has its own airport, which takes international flights (which means direct to us flights from the Russian Federation), Phuket is considered one of the most popular resorts in Thailand. But the geographical feature is great number of different beaches and developed tourist infrastructure is not the only advantage of the island. Phuket so huge that it is given the status of a separate province that is why the Thai word Ko is not used in its name. (Isle). And for an independent tourist there is always something to see. on Phuket in those days when he gets tired of tying and monotony vacation days.

The content of the article

  • 1 Russian-speaking excursions
  • 2 What to see in Phuket
    • 2.1 FantaSea Show
    • 2.2 Big Buddha
    • 2.3 Phuket Botanical Garden
    • 2.4 Chalong Temple
    • 2.5 Karon Observation Deck
    • 2.6 Observation deck on Mount Rang Hill
    • 2.7 Observation deck at Khao Khad Tower
    • 2.8 Observation deck at Cape Promtep
    • 2.9 Bang Pe Waterfall
    • 2.10 Thai boxing
    • 2.11 Flight of Hanuman
    • 2.12 Snake Farm
    • 2.13 Kok Chang Safari
    • 2.14 Phuket Zoo
  • 3 What to see around Phuket
    • 3.1 Phi Phi Islands
    • 3.2 Khao Sok National Park and Cheo Lan Lake
    • 3.3 James Bond Island
    • 3.4 Similan Islands
  • 4 Phuket Attractions Map

Russian speaking excursions

You can buy a tour, or at your hotel guide (but this always more expensive), if you rest on the package, or choose alone in one of the street travel agencies.

Constantly asked to advise a proven local agency, which I used myself. I advise: Alpha Travel. Big choice excursions, including in Russian. Convenient to write im through the messenger, and make an order right on the site.

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If you are not friendly with left-hand traffic and riding a bike, it is better to take a tour. For an entrance ticket and a taxi you don’t care give a total more than a tour.

Of course, in some interesting places you can get to public transport, but excursion tickets will be cheaper than a ticket at the box office. Local agencies use a discount when purchasing tickets for the tour.

What to see in Phuket

FantaSea Show

Fantasea is one of the most popular and large-scale (park square – 57 hectares) show in Phuket. Combines elements of theater and circus. Target audience of attractions – families with children who will be there expanse. Acrobats, clowns, illusionists and gymnasts The show involves not only people, but also animals: elephants, buffaloes, tigers and even goats. Presentation based on the ancient the legend lasts an hour and a half, photography is prohibited during the show. In addition to the show, of interest is the buffet restaurant designed for 4000 seats – the largest in Southeast Asia. Besides FantaSi show can still visit a similar attraction – the show Siam Niramit, which combines elements of theater, circus, museum and restaurant.

Read more about Show Fantasia.

The show Fantasy passes here The show Fantasy passes here

Show Fantasia takes place here

Big buddha

The Temple of the Big Buddha on Mount Nakaked above Chalong is notable a huge statue of a seated Buddha, located at an altitude of over 300 meters above sea level. Construction of the temple with almost 50 meters The statue began in 2008 with donations from the local community, and continues to this day. From the observation deck near the statue It offers a great panoramic view of the beauty of the island, although I would I did not name this viewpoint best in Phuket, and the popularity of the place significantly affected its attendance – the people of darkness.

Read more about Big Buddha.

In addition to the statue of the seated Big Buddha, you can still see A similar attraction is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Phuket.

What to see in Phuket independently and with a tour - TOP 18 What to see in Phuket independently and with a tour - TOP 18

Phuket Botanical Garden

Pretty nice place where you have the opportunity Take a closer look at Thailand’s tropical plants open air, in the format of a tropical garden. The place is spacious with kilometers of walkways, corners and dead ends – you walk up plenty Great for shorting the hottest time of the day, while big desire you can rent a bungalow in the hotel, which is located right inside the garden, near a small artificial pond. Besides Botanical Garden, you can still look about like landmark – the Butterfly Garden.

Read more about the botanical garden.

Botanical Garden, Phuket Botanical Garden, Phuket

Botanical Garden, Phuket

Chalong Temple

Wat Chalong Monastery is located in the south of Phuket and is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries of the island. First written The mention of Wat Chalong dates back to 1837. Highest monastery building – Chedi Phra Mahathat, keeps a particle of dust Buddha, a gift to the king of Thailand for his 72nd anniversary of the government Sri Lanka. The architecture of the monastery strikes purely eastern freakish forms and brightness of paints. Every 15 minutes monks firecrackers explode, driving away evil spirits. From the tower of the monastery opens Great view of Chalong. All together creates an amazing and The unique atmosphere of this place. Separately, I advise you to visit deserted and atmospheric Wat Sirei Temple. It is located on a mountain, from where a beautiful view opens up.

Read more about Chalong Temple.

Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong) Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong)

Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong)

Karon Observation Deck

Noisy and crowded place, very popular among tourists, which is included in most Phuket sightseeing tours. Large parking, equipped pavilion for visitors, some traders and photographers with birds, in general – the usual tourist place with unusually beautiful landscapes. From the lookout to the beaches of Kata, Kata Noi and Karon. It is worth coming here only because to see with my own eyes this beauty. In addition to the viewing I recommend to go to the restaurant Heaven, it is very close there. Happy may not be necessary, but before sunset – at sunset, it will be very nice view for drinks and food.

Read more on Karon lookout.

Karon Viewpoint, Phuket Karon Viewpoint, Phuket

Karon Viewpoint, Phuket

Observation deck on Mount Rang Hill

Pleasant place on the top of Mount Rang, not with a panoramic view, but also 180 degrees will be quite enough for positive emotions. A place Much more attractive than Monkey Hill, and here, too, have their own local monkeys in the jungle, which will fall on your way up. View opens to the valley with Phuket Town, it is especially attractive Looks at night, with artificial lighting. Free admission and available 24 hours a day. In addition to the observation deck, I recommend go to the next “attraction” – Species cafe Tunk Ka.

Read more about Rang Hill lookout.

Observation deck Rang Hill, Phuket Observation deck Rang Hill, Phuket

Observation deck Grade Hill, Phuket

Observation deck on the tower of Khao Khad

Kao Khad View Tower is a three-story tower that was built solely for one purpose – to get a full panoramic view. Actually 360 degrees. The tower stands on a high gentle hill, has large parking at the base. There is also a shop where you can buy sweets or simple snacks, which is then pleasant put down on the bench of the third tier, looking at the azure horizons. The place is not the most popular, but very worthy and is considered one of best viewpoints of the island of Phuket.

Learn more about Kao Khad Views Tower.

Kao Khad Viewpoint in Phuket Kao Khad Viewpoint in Phuket

Kao Khad Viewpoint in Phuket

Observation deck at Cape Promtep

One of the most popular and easily accessible island viewpoints. Phuket In addition to the promtep cape itself, interesting natural sight with a great overview there is still a couple of historical and religious Sights: Brahma Shrine with a Herd of Elephants different size and military lighthouse with free entrance, where you can climb for a wider view. The place is crowded, beautiful and deserves at least one visit. In addition to Cape Promtep, you can still visit a similar landmark – Lookout wind turbine.

Read more about the observation deck at Cape Promtep.

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Bang Pe Waterfall

The largest waterfall in Phuket is Bang Pae. He is in Phuket North, Khao Phra National Park Thaeo, in the Thalang area. The water in it does not flow down the wall and not broken into the rapids, and classically falls into a stone bowl with 15 meters high. It is possible and necessary to swim in the bowl if it allows the number of people in the reservoir. Bang Phu in Phuket – the most picturesque waterfall island, perfect for walking and relaxation. By the road to the waterfall you can look at the gibbon nursery, although I would the second time I didn’t go there – a sad sight.

Read more about the Bang Pe waterfall.

Bang Pe Waterfall in Phuket Bang Pe Waterfall in Phuket

Bang Pe Waterfall in Phuket

Thai boxing

Muay Thai is part of the culture and national sport in Thailand. Unlike regular boxing, Thai is allowed. almost any blows – this is a much tougher look martial arts than the rest. At the beginning of the last century, the windings on the hands boxers sprinkled with crushed glass and iron, often fights have been fatal. There are many places in Phuket where You can see the real fights. The cost of tickets is quite high. but for those who are interested in such shows, visit at least one from arenas muay thai will be very interesting. This is not only a fight, but also original art, with complex accompanying rituals.

Flight of hanuman

Hanuman is the monkey god, if you suddenly did not know. A “Flight Hanuman “is a thrilling zip line attraction where everyone can feel like a monkey and fly over the jungle, clinging with a special cable to the ropes stretched between the trees, getting your dose of adrenaline. The longest flight is about 400 meters, height above ground – up to 40 meters. Quite adventure safe, but this experience will be remembered for a long time and will give impressions mass of

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Snake Farm

Snake Show is a popular attraction in Thailand. Including in Phuket, where there are several serpent farms. The most famous of them located near the Chalong Ring. Show with snakes lasts 45 minutes. In addition, you can see the serpentarium and take a picture with the python. At the farm there is a shop where they sell products from snake skin (belts, wallets, wallets), and poison medicines snakes.

Safari Kok Chang

Elephant safaris have been around for quite a while and are held in jungle between the beaches of Rawai and Kata. Lasts from 20 minutes to an hour. In safari time you can see the beautiful beaches of Phuket – from Kata Noi before karon. Elephants can also be fed.

Phuket Zoo

A slightly tired zoo, which however copes with its The main task is to entertain children in Phuket. Adult Zoo hardly like the place is very simple, without pathos. Beasts show both in aviaries and in the format of prepared shows with tricks and even with some semantic plots. The visit will take a few hours, the second time you don’t want to come here, but with all this, Phuket Zoo is much steeper than Phuket Oceanarium. The truth is, the zoo has a deranged price tag.

Learn more about Phuket Zoo.

Phuket Zoo Phuket Zoo

Phuket Zoo

What to see around Phuket

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi is a group of six islands located in Andaman Sea, 48 km from Phuket. The most famous island is Phi Phi Ley and Maya Bay, it was there that the film was made in 1999 “Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. This is the most popular landmark and one of the symbols of Thailand. Beaches around Islands in good weather look just fantastically beautiful: white sand, emerald sea with clear water and sheer the rocks. From Phuket to Phi Phi, you can come with a one-day tour. Especially the tour is suitable for lovers of beaches and natural attractions.

Excursion to Phi Phi, how best to go How to get to Phi Phi

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Khao Sok National Park and Cheo Lan Lake

Khao Sok National Park is one of the largest and the most famous national parks of Thailand, located in 160 km from Phuket, on a narrow continental isthmus that separates Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. One of the most beautiful places Park – mountain lake Cheo Lan (Cheow Lan). Strong impression other sights of Khao Sok are also produced: sheer karstic rocks, rainforest, with a huge number of different plant species, mountain rivers and waterfalls. National territory Park Khao Sok is well equipped, there are roads, guesthouses, cafes and marked for walking trails. In my opinion – this is the most interesting and unusual place in the south of Thailand.

Khao Sok and Cheo Lan – excursion, how to get, prices.

These 3 rocks are a symbol of Khao Sok National Park These 3 rocks are a symbol of Khao Sok National Park

James Bond Island

Phang Nga Bay National Park – Islands and Rocks bizarre in the form of pillars, with grottoes and caves in which the ceiling hang down stalactites, tropical vegetation and greenish-azure water create unique landscapes, as if from fantasy world. One of the most famous islands of the national the park is called “James Bond Island”, since it was there that was filmed One of the films in the series about the world famous spy. Most the islands in the park are uninhabited; many have caves and tunnels leading to hidden lagoons. The best way to explore the park is by boat. or kayak, and the most economical way to get there is an excursion.

Read more about the excursion to the island of James Bond.

Bond Island, Thailand Bond Island, Thailand

Bond Island, Thailand

Similan Islands

National Park and paradise with the best beaches of the west coast of Thailand. Due to its isolation on the islands, and a seasonal closure for restoring nature, Similan is and remain a paradise on earth. The stunning color of the sea, white beaches, tropical islands and transitions between them on boats – all this leaves unforgettable emotions and aesthetic pleasure. it the best thing that can happen to you in Thailand if of course you We came here just for the beauty of nature.

Excursion to the Similan Islands – photos, map and my review

Similan Islands Similan Islands

Similan Islands

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