Cinema-worthy holiday moments
If you feel like you're in Hollywood on Phuket, there are good reasons for that. After all, the spectacular landscape of the Thai holiday island has already served as a film backdrop several times. Famous film locations were the James Bond Island at Phang Nga Bay and the Maya Beach on the Phi Phi Islands, scene of "The Beach".
From beach holidays to discovering the green hinterland: Phuket has something for everyone. One of the most famous sights is Wat Chalong, the largest temple on the island. If you are looking for the hustle and bustle, head to the city beach of Patong, where the nightlife also takes place. Those who like being active and doing sports will also get their money's worth around Phuket: From climbing and bike tours to water and jet skiing and diving trips, everything is on offer. Phuket is also an excellent starting point for island hopping or for travelling on to Krabi, the famous holiday region on the other side of Phang Nga Bay.
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Edelweiss tips for Phuket
I like to stroll around the Bangla Road in the evening. You can also relax on various beaches. With a Chang beer in your hand you have pure Thai feeling!
Sightseeing in your Phuket holidays
A trip to the Phi Phi Islands is almost a must when you are on holiday in Phuket. Whoever has seen "The Beach" with Leonardo di Caprio has probably been dreaming for a long time of jumping into cool water at the famous Maya Beach. View in maps
Even though cultural sights are rare in Phuket, it is worth making a stop at the famous Wat Chalong temple and the huge Buddha statue (45m) which towers high above Phuket on a hill. View in maps
A little south of Phuket you can reach the two dream beaches Kata and Karon. Kata is a bit more lively and Karon the more quiet place. View in maps
A beautiful view over Phuket and the beaches can be enjoyed from Karon View Point. View in maps