16 km | 30 min drive
Phuket International Airport is the sole international airport on the island of Phuket.
Points of interest
Phuket Old Town
The beginning of the tin boom in the 19th century led to the construction of many fine mansions and shops that are still well preserved. The architectural style, typical of the region, is described as Sino-Portuguese and has a strongly Mediterranean character.
The Big Buddha
The Phuket Big Buddha is a 45-metre-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. This impressive landmark started being built in 2002 and its construction is still ongoing.
Porto De Phuket
An open-air lifestyle destination featuring a collection of shops, international restaurants and a supermarket.
Wat Chalong Temple
Considered one of the most notable temples in Phuket, Wat Chalong features two moulded images of LuangPoh Cham and LuangPoh Chuang, who are highly revered by Phuket people.
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a final home for retired working elephants, set on 30 acres of lush tropical jungle. Observe how elephants rehabilitate into forest life after decades of abuse, and experience how incredible the largest land mammal on earth is.
Thalang Victory Monument
This area was the site of the battlefield where Thalang villagers and the Burmese fought. The villagers were led by Lady Chan and Mook. This Historical Park also features nine statues of heroes who played an important part of the victory.
Promthep Cape is a high rocky cliff located at the southern most tip of the island. Local people called this place "Cape of God". There are flights of steps leading to the top of Promthep Cape, and from there you will see the beautiful clear water and watch the most beautiful sunset in Phuket.
Rang Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints in Phuket. It is located southwest of Phuket town. At the top of the hill, visitors can enjoy the views out over the town, especially in the evenings when the lights of Phuket turn on and twinkle below.
A short speed boat ride takes you to Racha Island with its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and beautiful snorkelling or diving locations.