First Time Tourists Guide in Phuket

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Phuket is Thailand's biggest island, it is a home for beautiful white sand beaches

Great destinations such as Karon View Point, The Phuket Big Buddha, Siam Niramit are for you to enjoy

Local dishes that you must try here are Khanom jeen kang poo and crab yellow curry

Searching for that unique Asia? Book your ticket and start your adventure here!

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SIGHTSEEING

Karon View Point is a great destination for first-time tourists. Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, it is a great destination among tourists for its stunning landscape from above. Don't forget to go to Chalong, to visit The Phuket Big Buddha.

Karon View Point

a view point

Big Buddha Phuket

Big Buddha Phuket is where you can witness the 45-meter marble Buddha statue, one of the biggest statues in the city.

It offers panoramic views, a cafe, and a gift shop for tourists.

It is so popular that it got numerous visitors annually.

Address : ยอดเขานาคเกิด Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand

DOWNTOWN

Go spend your evening at Siam Niramit, a stage performance and park that has Thai history show. For another historical adventure, don't forget to visit Wat Khao Rang, the second huge statue of Golden Buddha.

Siam Niramit

an art show theater

Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham

a temple

SHOPPING

Jungceylon Shopping Mall is a favorite among tourists. Located just opposite Bangla Road, it is a modern mall that has all your needs such as food and body treatment. Meanwhile, Phuket's night market is a great place to shop. Need more? Chillva Night Market is a trendy market with a bohemian view that sells traditional souvenirs.

Jungceylon Shopping Mall

modern shopping centre in downtown of Phuket

Chillva Night Market

local handicraft market with bohemian vibe

FOOD & DRINK

Thailand is famous for the Tom Yum. Phuket has its own variation called Tom Yum Goong. It is a soup made from coconut milk, red chili, mushroom, herbs, and other spices. Don't forget to drink Chai Yen (Thai Iced milk tea) and Grass Jelly.

CULTURE

Since Phuket was once the connecting trade area between India and Chinese, this city has a strong Chinese-influence culture.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

it is best for you to visit Phuket between November and April when weather conditions are ideal for beach activities.

HOTEL

Baan Suwantawe is a luxury hotel in downtown of Phuket city. You can expect great service here. If you want to stay near the most popular Patong beach, book a hotel resort at Baai Lamai Beach Resort. Situated right in the center of Patong's main shopping area, this great beach resort has a large pool that you will enjoy the most.

Baan Suwantawe

a boutique hotel near downtown

Baai Laimai Beach Resort

a 4 stars hotel located in Patong beach

RESTAURANT

For trying the best and most popular local food in Phuket, just head over to One Chun Cafe & Restaurant which is located in the Old Town. They offer unique local food such as Khanom jeen kang poo and crab yellow curry. If you want to have dinner with a sea view, the Bang Mud Floating Restaurant is your best bet.

Bang Mud Floating Restaurant

a floating restaurant

One Chun Cafe & Restaurant

best local cuisine restaurant

CAFE

After enjoying the sightseeing, you can relax your body at Tung Ka Cafe located right at the top of Phuket’s Rang Hill. Here, you can see mountain peaks, blue sea, and sunset. Not enough? Visit The Feelsion Cafe hidden in alleyway of Phuket to have the best carbonara waffles and fresh bakery.

Thung Ka Cafe

a cafe with panoramic view

The Feelsion Cafe

a vintage cafe

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

In Phuket, the best area for spending your night trip is along Bangla Road. Not only visiting famous bars such as Soi Seadragon or Aussie Bar, but the street dance and live music performance can be a treat here.

Soi Seadragon

a lively nightlife street along Bangla Road in Patong

Aussie Bar

oldest and busiest pub on Phuket

INTERESTING PLACE

Phi Phi island has crystal blue water surrounded by Karst Limestone Cliff. You can go diving or snorkeling here. Not into nature? Don't miss visiting Phuket Fantasea, the unique cultural theme park to see performing elephants and other animals with a unique storyline.

Phi Phi Island

an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand

Phuket FantaSea

Phuket FantaSea is a popular cultural theme park offering elaborate shows with elephants, a buffet, an animal exhibits, and shopping opportunity.

Address : 99, ตำบล กมลา อำเภอกะทู้ ภูเก็ต 83150, Thailand

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Take photos at Wat Chalong, top-ranked of Instagramable spot rated by travelers. Another good spot is Soi Romanee which located in the Old Phuket Town's main street, namely Thalang Road. It is a street where the shops are painted pink. You can also take photos with the background of an Alex Face mural graffiti.

Wat Chalong

a historical landmark and Buddhist temple in Phuket's Chalong Bay

Soi Romanee

street that connects Thalang Road with Dibuk Road,