20 Pictures of Phuket

Phuket is an incredible island with so many things to see it’s impossible to do everything in one vacation. Here are 20 pictures just to give you a taste of what to expect in Phuket.


Kata Road, 100 meters from Kata Beach, with road signs to Promthep Cape, Chalong Junction and Phuket Town.


Wat Chalong (Chalong Temple), built at the beginning of the 19th century, is the largest and most visited of the 29 Buddhist temples of Phuket.


Colorful Sino-Portuguese houses in Old Phuket Town. These houses were built during the tin mining boom in the late 1800’s.


Patong Beach – the most famous beach in Phuket.


Macaque monkeys at Khao Toh Sae, also known as Monkey Hill.


Outstanding seafood at Rawai Beach with the long pier in the background – a pier you can walk out on watching the locals fishing.


Club Med Resort was the first major hotel on Kata Beach, opened 1985 when mass tourism started in Phuket. The hotel controls nearly one kilometer of green land, including a golf course, and thanks to this Kata Beach does not look like Patong.


Kasikorn Bank (K-Bank) in Old Phuket Town is considered the most beautiful bank building in Thailand. Just opposite the bank, you’ll find On On Hotel which was featured in the movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio.


Kata Beach by night.


Mai Khao Beach is the longest of Phuket’s 36 beaches. The beach is deserted at most places, but the International Airport on the south end has become a popular plane spotting location.

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