Amari Phuket

Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
 
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Hidden Treasures In Phuket Not To Be Missed

Known for its pristine beaches and clear waters, Phuket is one of Thailand’s largest and most popular islands. However, we’re telling you what Phuket may not be known for and giving you the chance to discover its true hidden secrets and historical charms. With directions from Phuket’s main Patong beach, navigating to these off-beat sites will be easy, fun and memorable!

Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket Big Buddha

Glittering in the sun and set atop Nakkerd Hill, the grand white marble Phuket Big Buddha statue is a must-see. At 45 metres high, this impressive and beautiful structure overlooks the island and can even be seen from far away. While visiting be sure to remember your camera and take in the 360-degree panoramic view over Phuket’s beaches and hills, with the sea in distance.

From Patong:
23 kilometre
Approximate Time:
40 minute drive
Opening Hours:
08:00 to 19:30, daily
Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong

Dating back to early 19th century, Wat Chalong or Chalong Temple is the largest and most revered Buddhist temple in Phuket. Formally Wat Chaiyathararam, the temple is dedicated to the two monks that led the citizens of Chalong’s fight against the Chinese rebellion in 1876. A stunning shrine, the centerpiece of the temple is the 60 meter tall Chedi while the walls and ceilings are decorated in incredible paintings illustrating the life of Buddha.

Just like any other temple Thailand, we recommend that your knees and shoulders are covered and that you take off hats and footwear when visiting Wat Chalong - ladies and gents.

From Patong:
15 kilometres
Approximate Time:
20 minute drive
Opening Hours:
07:00 to 17:00, daily
Phromthep Cape

Phromthep Cape

Possibly the island’s best-known attraction, Phromthep Cape or Laem Phromthep is Phuket’s most southerly point and the place to be when the sun sets over the Andaman Sea. The cape is also home to an air-conditioned lighthouse and museum, featuring an array of fascinating historical maritime artifacts while the outdoor balcony offers stunning views of the islands nearby. Note to self, #selfie here.

From Patong:
25 kilometres
Approximate Time:
40 minute drive
Opening Hours:
08:00 to 19:30, daily