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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Shopping mall with department stores, supermarket, shops, restaurants. Free fountain show.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Promthep Cape Or known local as Laem Promthep View Point. Great place to watch the sunset, have a romantic dinner or just take in the great views!”
  • 116 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“If you are in the south part of Phuket near Karon, you might spot the Big Buddha from afar as it is an impressive 45m white marble statue at the top of a hill. It is worth a visit just for the panoramic views which are spectacular. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Beach
“Patong Beach could be your perfect beach if you are looking for a beach with a constant buzz as well as activities and water sports going on throughout the day. Due to the fantastic nightlife and number of hotels and holiday rentals in Patong, there are always people around during the day too. Whether you just want to meet new people or you simply want to enjoy some activities while on the beach, Patong Beach has it all.”
  • 66 locals recommend
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Buddhist Temple
“Places for people who loves to understand different ethnicity. Poh Than Jao Wat is one of the most important Buddhist statues in which is located westerly old hall of the temple, with 2 statues of an elderly gentlemen called Ta Khee-lek (grandpa Khee-lek), a famous local who won many lotteries after consulting the Poh Than Jao Wat statue. Probably the highlight of your visit will be the Grand Pagoda which contains a small splinter from the bone of Lord Buddha.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Women's Store
“Central festival Phuket is the biggest shopping mall is Phuket . There are many interesting things ,brands and restaurants.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Good place to buy fresh food and street food. The Fresh market is open day time and the night market starts about 18:00.”
  • 30 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“ If you're looking for some crazy fun experiences, then look no further....go to Soi Bangla (Walking Street). This street has it all: Bars, Pubs, Lounges, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Shopping and a whole lot more!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This is the must-see experience in Phuket - a dining experience followed by an amazing show. Must Do.”
  • 83 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Intimate theater offering an extravagant cabaret show with dancers in sparkly attire and headdresses.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful, clean, cozy, popular and large Nai Harn beach with magnificent waves, clean sand and nice local cafes.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“The best Beach Club in Phuket. Enjoy buffet, sunset, delicious food and drinks, fashion music and night life. Free shuttle bus starts from Twinpalms Phuket Resort.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Café
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“Good food, both western and Thai, sitting outside with lovely breeze. Relaxing.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Beach
“Kata/Karon area consits of 3 beaches, kata noi beach, a smaller beach, kata beach and karon beach (long stretch of sand). The area is quiter than patong but still has many tourists. Kata has a nice smaller feel to it. There are many restaurants, bars and surf school. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Beach
“Surin Beach is one of Phuket most beautiful bays. Long gone are the beach clubs and the restaurants, but it looks a lot more lively now. Surin Beach used to be very popular for its wide choice of dining venues and trendy beach clubs. It still is blessed with a large beach of beautiful sand and a fantastic blue sea. The quality of the water and sand always makes it one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Swimming is excellent during high season (December to April), but the sea can be rough in low season.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Karon Viewpoint (which used to be Kata viewpoint) is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket. From here, it is possible to take in views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches. Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, the viewpoint is busy most days of the year and is a staple of many tour itineraries. Called locally ‘Khao Saam Haad’ (Three Beaches Hill), the local municipality for some reason has officially renamed it ‘Karon Viewpoint’. It’s located just to the south of Kata Noi Beach and looks out directly out to the Andaman Sea but most people have their cameras trained due north at the undeniably impressive eight-kilometre vista of the three west coast beaches with Mom Tri’s Villa Royale in the foreground and the distant Hilton Arcadia on Karon Beach in the background. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Theme Park
“This is the must-see experience in Phuket - a dining experience followed by an amazing show. Must Do.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Café
“Good food, both western and Thai, sitting outside with lovely breeze. Relaxing.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Lounge
“Trendy area from Ibiza ! Private pool Sunbeds on the beach Restaurants at the seaside Good place to have a drink Music Friday Salsa dance Sunday brunch”
  • 46 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Upper class category. Perfect location. Good Thai and Fusion Cuisine. Maybe a little bit expensive but the ambience is worth it. Choose it for a special moment.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very good and tropically beautiful Thai restaurant along the pier with a great sea view and island. not for low budget.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buy fresh seafood directly from fishermen and let it cook with your restaurant option nearby”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good foods and drinks. Boat avenue area is very nice. Restaurant is close to a few facilities and shops ! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hold a stylish poolside club event With a picture-perfect backdrop by the sea, 35 metre swim-up bar, private roof top terrace, and state-of-the-art sound system, XANA Beach Club lends itself perfectly for unique product launches, stylish welcome cocktail functions, and vibrant parties for up to 1,000 people.”
  • 28 locals recommend

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