Everything You Need to See and Do in Phuket, Thailand

Thailand is, unequivocally, one of the most beautiful places on Earth and it is no surprise that countless movies and iconic TV shows are filmed in Phuket and the surrounding islands.

If you are fortunate enough to be currently planning a vacation to this unique area of the world, then you have definitely clicked on the right article, and as such, here is everything you need to see and do in Phuket, Thailand. 

Shop Around the Night Markets 

Contrary to popular belief, there are many different types and vibes of nightlife open to anyone traveling through Phuket and its neighboring islands, and one incredibly immersive night-time activity is to shop around the night markets, which are all free to enter and are open from Thursday to Saturday each week. 

Absolutely the best way of ensuring you do not return from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Phuket with any regrets is by doing as much research as possible before you travel, which means not only investing in up-to-date guidebooks and speaking to friends and family members who have already been, but also checking reputable websites on the internet. 

Make sure you do not waste one moment of research time by upgrading your internet provider to fiber internet from Frontier, which is not only reliable, but is much faster than your average Wi-Fi connection, too.  

Visit Green Elephant Sanctuary Park 

Unfortunately, Thailand and the surrounding countries have a reputation, not unfounded, of mistreating elephants (as well as other wild animals); but thankfully, in recent years, the country as a whole has been fighting this stigma, and attitudes are slowly changing.

This is why booking a trip to Green Elephant Sanctuary Park in Phuket should be on the list, as each and every elephant has not only been rescued from poor working conditions but now lives a relaxed and happy life with no tourist rides or any other forced performances.  

Visit Wat Chalong

No trip to virtually any country in Asia would be complete without a visit to the largest Buddhist temple on the whole island of Phuket: Wat Chalong. 

As with many other tourist spots on the island, it would be far better to experience Wat Chalong away from the coach tours, so plan to visit as early in the morning as you can. 

Built right at the start of the nineteenth century, Wat Chalong was built to honor two famous monks who led the local Phuket villagers against a miner’s uprising in 1876, named Luang Cho Chuang and Laung Pho Chaem. 

Take a Tour of Chalong Bay Rum Distillery 

Finally, even though the country of Thailand itself is best known (in terms of food and drink) for whiskey, the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery is doing everything it can to make rum the top of the list—for Phuket at least. 

Run by a French couple who moved to Phuket in the early 2010s, every drop of their award-winning rum is produced and distilled with an eco-friendly mindset and is produced sustainably with sugar cane sourced locally on the island. 

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