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Chalong Big Buddha Tours

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Chalong Big Buddha
The Chalong Big Buddha is hard to miss. Built on a patch of virgin rain forest on Khao Nakkerd Hill high above Phuket, this gigantic 148-foot (45-meter) statue is one of the island's most prominent landmarks, easily seen from most places in the south. From the statue’s base, visitors enjoy panoramic views of Chalong Bay and Phuket town.
 
The Basics
As one of Phuket’s most recognizable attractions, the Chalong Big Buddha features on most sightseeing tours of the island, along with beaches and other notable religious sites. Those who enjoy hiking can book a tour that includes a trek through lush jungle before a visit to the Big Buddha, as well as a trip to Wat Chalong, the largest Buddhist temple in Phuket. A small museum at the base of the statue chronicles the history of the project. Private tours often visit this site.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Chalong Big Buddha is a must-see for photographers and first-time visitors.
  • Entry to the Big Buddha is free, but donations are accepted.
  • Make sure your knees and shoulders are covered during your visit; avoid beachwear.
  • Be prepared to remove your shoes before entering the temple at the Big Buddha.
  • There’s a public restroom at the statue about halfway down the stairs.
 
How to Get There
The Big Buddha is located along a 4-mile (6-kilometer) road just off the main route from Phuket to Chalong. Turn down Soi Yot Sane and follow the signs up the hill. Public transportation to the statue is scarce, so it’s a good idea to hire a taxi or visit as part of a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
The statue is at its busiest around sunset (a beautiful time to visit to be sure), but if you want to enjoy the sight when it’s a little less crowded, plan to visit at sunrise when the eastern-facing statue is illuminated by the rising sun.
 
Messages of Faith
Look closely at the Big Buddha statue, and you’ll see thousands of white-marble slabs engraved with messages from those who donated toward the construction of the statue. Some are words of good luck, while others are in memory of loved ones who’ve died.
Address: Soi Yot Sane 1, Phuket, Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast, Thailand
Admission: Donations accepted
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Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

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Explore Phuket’s natural beauty and culture on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit top attractions like the massive Big Buddha statue and sacred Wat Chalong temple. Visit a cashew nut factory, stop for photos at Windmill Viewpoint, check out picturesque beaches—and learn all about Phuket from an informative local guide as you go.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.60
Price varies by group size
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$22.60
Price varies by group size
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Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big Buddha

Amazing Phuket Island Guided Tour & Big Buddha

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The island of Phuket is known for its stunning white-sand beaches but the island is also bursting with culture and history. Take a guided tour around the island to discover some of its most beautiful beaches, Siamese architecture, Buddhist temples, and the Big Buddha made of marble. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors who want to know more about the island’s culture.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.47
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$28.47
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ATV Phuket Tours

ATV Phuket Tours

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Enjoy 200 cc ATV rides at the greatest camp, located on the highest point in Phuket with fantastic views over Phuket Town, Chalong Bay. ATVs are powerful quad bikes. After basic instructions on how to control the bikes, the tour guide will take you through dirt roads in the jungle and over hilltops.
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  • 3 hours
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$45.19
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$45.19

Private Car Charter: Customized Phuket Tour (English Speaking Driver)

Private Car Charter: Customized Phuket Tour (English Speaking Driver)

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Treat yourself to a private and personalized half day (5 hours) or full day (8 hours) tour of Phuket. Your driver will make sure you see all the key attractions and sites. After that, you will be able to drive around at your own pace while seeing particular sites you want to see. This private tour is ideal for the first time visitors or for that last minute shopping trip before catching a flight. Pickup and drop-off at Phuket International Airport available.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.68
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$46.68
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The Real Phuket No-shopping Sightseeing Tour with Cocktail by Phuket Let's Go

The Real Phuket No-shopping Sightseeing Tour with Cocktail by Phuket Let's Go

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See cultural sights and natural attractions of Phuket on this small-group tour that provides an insider look at this popular Thai destination. Learn about the Sino-Portuguese heritage, visit important landmarks, and enjoy a provided rum cocktail to celebrate your experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.04
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$88.04

Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Shared Half Day City Tour

Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Shared Half Day City Tour

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See top landmarks and local life on a 6-hour tour of Phuket city. Highlights include the revered temple Wat Chalong, Old Phuket town, the viewpoint at Khao Rang Hill, Phraya Ratsada statue and gardens, and other places of interest. You'll also have time to shop for souvenirs and taste local cuisine on this tour, which includes transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.34
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$13.34
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Half Day Phuket City Tour + ATV Adventure

Half Day Phuket City Tour + ATV Adventure

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• Explore the best of Phuket Island on a half day tour. • Discover the old town of Phuket and immerse yourself in the rich vibrant culture and amazing history of Phuket Island during this exciting city tour. • Sightseeing historic monuments like the Big Buddha and Chalong Temple. • Sightseeing the popular viewpoint of Kata. • Enjoy with ATV Riding 1 Hour. • Enjoy the beauty of Orchid Garden. • Visit cashew nut factory and honey farm. • Take in panoramic views of the city in the sunset. • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.97
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$49.97
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Phuket Real City Tour with Rum Cocktail

Phuket Real City Tour with Rum Cocktail

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09.00 Pickup time from your hotel by private vehicle We are heading to the old city of Phuket, stopping by the area's history and Sino-Portuguese architecture at Thalang Road, walk and talk with our guide. and take a great photo with nice view. - Take a great visti of the 3 beachs view points. Overlooking Kata Noi, Kata, Karon - After that your tour continues with a visit to Wat Chalong, the largest and most prominent Buddhist temple on the island. One of the best temple in Phuket, - Next, visit the Phuket Big Buddha, a marble statue visible from a large part of the island. Our insider will advise and provide information of how to mark your name on the marble stone, you can purchase a small piece of marble to have mounted on one of the pillars. Overlooking of Phuket town and Chalong Bay view. - After that heading to special lovely Rum factory in Chalong bay for a cocktail made with organic rum. Enjoy spending , testing and learning about rum 15.00 Arrive back to hotel
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$86.91
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$86.91

Phuket Tour to Karon View Point Big Buddha and Wat Chalong

Phuket Tour to Karon View Point Big Buddha and Wat Chalong

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Treat yourself to spectacular sights and cultural indulgences on this day tour of Phuket. Stroll along idyllic beaches, visit gems gallery, enjoy view from Karon Hill point, and marvel at the historic Wat Chalong monastery while listening to insights from your knowledgeable guide - Discovering Phuket's rich culture & heritage in a day - Scenic drive across the island, passing by iconic beaches - Wat Chalong, Phuket's most famous & beautiful monastery - Great perspective over the city at the Karon viewpoint - Explore the true essence of Sino-Portuguese architecture
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.60
Price varies by group size
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$22.60
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Phuket City Tour (No-shopping)

Phuket City Tour (No-shopping)

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Get an introduction to Phuket Island on this day tour that leads you off the most famous beaches, and into the heart of daily life. Visit the Big Buddha statue, the glittering Wat Chalong, see the Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket Town, browse one of the local markets, and get spectacular views of the island. Guide, round-trip transportation from your Phuket hotel included. • Plenty of photo stops with spectacular views of Phuket • See 5 beaches in one day: Patong, Kata, Kata Noi, Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai • Learn more about Thai culture and traditions • Admire the charming historic streets of Phuket Town
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.03
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$33.03
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Private Tour: Amazing Phuket Island & Big Buddha Guided Tour

Private Tour: Amazing Phuket Island & Big Buddha Guided Tour

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After you're picked up from your hotel, make your way to Patong Beach—one of the most popular beaches in the area. Take in the view of blonde sands framed by turquoise waters and framatic rock formations just offshore. From there, continue to Karon Viewpoint, where you can enjoy panoramic views of 3 beaches—Kata, Kata Noi, and Karon. Proceed to Promthep Cape, at the south end of Phuket Island, to snap photos of the breathtaking scenery of the coastline. Make your way to the neighboring Wat Chalong, one of the most venerated temples in Phuket. A further stop will be made so you can admire the magnificence of the island's Big Buddha. Lastly, head back to Phuket Town. Pop into a cashew factory to taste and shop for nutty souvenirs, and then cruise through the streets to admire the well-preserved and historic Sino-Portuguese architecture of the city. Your outing ends at the Gems Gallery, where you can opt to stay and shop before hopping back to your Hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.92
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$75.92
Price varies by group size
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Phuket Shore Excursion - Private City Tour for Cruise Arrival

Phuket Shore Excursion - Private City Tour for Cruise Arrival

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As the tour name suggests this is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket Wat Chalong. Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino - Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina. • A lot of stops for photos with breathtaking views about. Phuket • The opportunity to see 5 beaches in one day: Patong, Kata, Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai • Learn more about Thai culture and traditions. • Admire the charming historic streets of Phuket Town
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.91
Price varies by group size
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$86.91
Price varies by group size
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Private Customized Phuket Tour with Driver

Private Customized Phuket Tour with Driver

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Create the trip of a lifetime on this customized tour of Phuket. Choose your tour duration and set off through the city streets and check out key attractions, landmarks, and must-see sites. Navigate the city like a local and gain insight into local life. Relax in the comfort of your private vehicle and move at your own pace around Phuket.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.45
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$43.45
Price varies by group size
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Phuket Private Customized Sightseeing Tour

Phuket Private Customized Sightseeing Tour

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Come to join our exclusive private customized city and sightseeing with our friendly and knowledgeable guide We are the insider who is from Phuket and know the best places where to go come with us to get the memorable experience
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  • 4 to 6 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.30
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$49.30

Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Private Half Day Tour

Travstore Original Phuket Discovery Tour - Private Half Day Tour

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Discover the jewels of Phuket by going on this action-packed excursion. You’ll save time booking transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included. See three of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches in a day—Patong, Karon, and Kata. You’ll also visit Big Buddha.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34
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City Tour Tiger Phuket

City Tour Tiger Phuket

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Explore the Phuket city duration time approximately 5 hours tiger ticket are included in the total price.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.01
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$61.01

Phuket Landmark Tour , Old Town, Big Buddha

Phuket Landmark Tour , Old Town, Big Buddha

Pick up from the hotel. Drive along scenic beach roads via Patong, Karon, Kata or Phuket Town Visit Phuket View Point enjoy sea view of Kata, Karon, Patong Beach Visit Wat Chalong. The main temple in Phuket Visit Phuket's unique Big Buddha on the top of Nakerd Hill Visit Phuket Local factory. Get some refreshment (soft drinks, coffee or tea). Visit Cashew Nut factory and shopping for local products. 14.00 Return back to the hotel
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  • 4 hours 6 minutes
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$31.29
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$31.29

Join Exclusive 3 View Points, Big Buddha, Old Town & Time for Lunch -No Shopping

Join Exclusive 3 View Points, Big Buddha, Old Town & Time for Lunch -No Shopping

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# As the tour name suggests this is an ideal opportunity to familiarise yourself with your holiday island and take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. # For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket Wat Chalong Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino - Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.30
Price varies by group size
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$24.30
Price varies by group size
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Private Customized Phuket Sightseeing Tour

Private Customized Phuket Sightseeing Tour

Give yourself a culture and scenic treat in this program and your holiday memories will be enriched. Take in Phuket Island's natural beauty as you are driven along beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Visit the 'Three Beaches' viewpoint where you can take in a great vista of the beautiful bays of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon and Kho Pu Island, at one of the island's best scenic spot. Tour is arranged based on a private tour with Friendly and Nice English speaking Guide
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.30
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$49.30

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong (Multi Languages)

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Treat yourself to spectacular sights and cultural indulgences on this day tour of Phuket. Stroll along idyllic beaches, visit gems gallery, enjoy view from Karon Hill point, and marvel at the historic Wat Chalong monastery while listening to insights from your knowledgeable guide - Discovering Phuket's rich culture & heritage in a day - Scenic drive across the island, passing by iconic beaches - Wat Chalong, Phuket's most famous & beautiful monastery - Great perspective over the city at the Karon viewpoint - Explore the true essence of Sino-Portuguese architecture
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.60
Price varies by group size
From
$22.60
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Sightseeing Tour in Phuket

Sightseeing Tour in Phuket

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There’s more to Phuket than white sands and turquoise waters: it also has vintage streets, colonial mansions, Buddhist shrines, and more. This 4-hour tour takes you into Phuket Old Town, to discover bustling lanes, 19th-century architecture, and quaint shop-houses as you hear about the town’s history. Plus, visit the Wat Chalong Buddhist temple, and relax at a hillside viewpoint overlooking Phuket’s coastline. Soda, plus hotel or central location pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Half Day Colourful Phuket City Tour

Half Day Colourful Phuket City Tour

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• Explore the best of Phuket Island on a half day tour • The opportunity to see 5 beaches in one day: Patong, Kata, Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai. • Sightseeing the popular viewpoint of Kata or Promthep Cape. • Discover the old town(Sino – Portuguese Architecture) of Phuket and immerse yourself in the rich vibrant culture and amazing history of Phuket Island during this exciting city tour. • Sightseeing historic monuments like the Big Buddha and Chalong Temple. • Visit cashew nut factory and honey farm. • Take in panoramic views of the city in the sunset. • There are many options to choose from according to your needs. • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.47
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$18.47
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Phuket: Half-Day Highlights Tour

Phuket: Half-Day Highlights Tour

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Discover the most iconic and picturesque site through out Phuket on this half-day small group-tour and learn about the history of Phuket whist becoming of acquainted with the local food. Your tour start pick-up at 9.00 A.M. in the main lobby of your hotel, from where you will journey to the most popular sites in Phuket. Your first stop will be Phuket Old Town, where you can enjoy this historical guide with the professional guide as you get to know Phuket local food. You can take photo and explore the colorful Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former charter standard bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Your next stop will be Chalong Temple, where you can see the glistering pagoda and wax model of "Cham Abbot" who is highly respected by the people of Phuket. Continue on your tour, you will visit one of Phuket's iconic landmark on top of Nakkerd Hills. The big buddha was built as a symbol of peace and unity of Phuket People.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.06
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$44.06

Phuket Best City & Sightseeing Tour

Phuket Best City & Sightseeing Tour

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Phuket Sightseeing & City Tour 09.00 - 10.00 Pick up from the hotel. Drive along scenic beach roads via Patong, Karon, Kata or Phuket Town Visit Phuket View Point enjoy sea view of Kata, Karon, Patong Beach Visit Wat Chalong. The main temple in Phuket Visit Phuket's unique Big Buddha on the top of Nakerd Hill Visit Phuket Local factory. Get some refreshment (soft drinks, coffee or tea). Visit Cashew Nut factory and shopping for local products. Visit Big Bee farm for honey tasting 14.00 Return back to the hotel
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.76
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$34.76

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