8 Things You Must-See and Do in Phuket, Thailand

By Halal Trip | 20, Oct, 2017
8 Things You Must-See and Do in Phuket, Thailand

The largest island of Thailand, Phuket, is by far one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. So if you have decided to head on down to this part of the world for your holidays, you have made the right decision. As there are so many Phuket attractions and activities you will have ample amounts of things to enjoy. But since your time spent on holiday is limited, you would ideally want to pick out the best things to do in Phuket to make your stay an unforgettable one. Here are some of the top-rated tourist attractions on Phuket Island we recommend for you to try, so you can enjoy the most Muslim friendly vacation.

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Explore the wonders of Old Phuket Town

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No matter what the weather is like, the Old Phuket Town is a charming site you simply cannot miss. It is a great place to spend a quiet afternoon exploring the Sino-Portuguese splendour of elegant mansions, ‘shophouses’, cafes and restaurants. The sleepy town comes alive on weekends with the local markets that line the streets.

 

Witness the glory of Phuket from afar

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You must be already set to roam around Phuket and try out all the amazing activities in store for you. But getting some distance is also a good thing. There are many viewpoints on Phuket that let you do just this. Promthep Cape is a popular crowd gatherer worth checking out, but if you are looking to enjoy some quiet time at sunrise and sunset you could consider the Khao Rang viewpoint, Three Beaches View – located between Nai Harn and Kata, overlooking three of the most beautiful beaches or the Windmill viewpoint - located between Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches, where you can see several windmills facing the ocean.

 

Enjoy a day out at Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is home to some of the most popular Phuket attractions and activities. The area displays a unique natural landscape adorned with sheer limestone cliffs standing tall amidst the emerald green waters. You can enjoy a cruise through the area on a bus-boat tour and witness famous landmarks like James Bond Island and Koh Panyee.

 

Watch the spectacular Phuket FantaSea Show

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Kamala Beach comes alive with the spectacular FantaSea Show, one of the most vibrant cultural theme parks you could ever witness. The theme park operates between 17:30 - 23:30 with a special show named “Fantasy of a Kingdom” held at 21:00. Tickets are priced at about 2,200 baht and are truly worth it because this is one of the cool things to do in Phuket where you will be able to enjoy several entertaining activities like acts by Trapeze artists, carnival games and various animal acts.

 

Relax on Thailand’s most popular beaches

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The beautiful beaches of Phuket are top-rated tourist attractions on Phuket Island. Therefore you most certainly should leave out some time to simply relax and take in the breath-taking view of the mighty ocean in front of you. Patong beach, which is the longest beach, is one of the most popular Phuket attractions. You can even visit Rawai Village – home to a fishing harbour and Nai Harn Beach which are also some of Thailand’s most popular beaches.

 

See the beauty of marine wildlife at Phuket Aquarium

The main attraction of this site is the massive tunnel that surrounds visitors with an array of marine species like rays, snapper, grouper, wrasse, sharks and much more. The Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) is also located on the premises which include a hatchery and endangered species museum.

 

Shopping in Phuket

It comes to no surprise that this world-class tourist destination is also a shopping lover’s paradise. The city provides great variety for shoppers with their glitzy shopping malls packed with branded and items, bargain stores are known to offer impressive deals and vibrant night markets and village markets that offer anything from authentic souvenirs to delicious Thai treats. Some places that you should try to stop by are the Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Central Festival Phuket, Premium Outlet Phuket, Banzaan Fresh Market and Phuket Walking Street.

 

Have some fun at Phuket Trickeye Museum

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This is one of the top-rated tourist attractions on Phuket Island and the first of its kind in Southern Thailand. Featuring a large gallery of interactive 3D painting, this is a great place to grab some interesting photos to remember your visit to Phuket.