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Popular Places to Visit in Phuket

Phuket Town – the central point of the island where colorful 19th-century shops and houses and Sino-Portuguese buildings are still much preserved. The city features an exciting mix of old and new, simple and sophisticated, peaceful and pulsating.

Image by Arut Thongsombut

Patong – the largest beach resort on the island of Phuket with a world famous night life. This may not be a good destination for the average backpacker except in the rainy season when prices are far lower.

Image by วันชัย อยู่สำราญ

Chalong Bay – Phuket’s principal boat anchorage and the largest bay in the island. Speed boats, fishing boats, snorkeling companies and yacht charges are located on this area. From this bay, you can go Coral Island, Phi Phi Island, and Koh Racha for day trips, diving and deep sea fishing.

Kamala – travelers who prefer quieter life, this is the perfect spot. Friendly service and village feel and a diversity of restaurants and small bars can be found on the area. Cheaper food options/market stalls are available.

Image from Novotel Phuket Kamala

Kata – a scenic gem with its clear water flanked by hills and the picturesque Pu Island sits offshore. This place is busy but clean tourist beaches with good surf, and split into Kata Yai and Kata Noi. Kata Beach safe for children and non-swimmers but always take notice of the flags that fly, and that you will know it it is not safe to swim. Lots of fun.

Image from Beyond Resort Kata


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