No petty shop stops to slow you down! Only must-see attractions that are culturally and historically significant to Phuket island. Lead by fun & informative English-speaking tour guide. Local rum tasting at the end of the tour is included.
Real Phuket No-shopping Sightseeing Tour will take you to explore different sides of Phuket beside the beautiful beach & bar scenes. Ride in the comfortable air-conditioned minivan, with Free Wi-Fi only for you and the group. Throughout the day you will gain many insightful information from our friendly guide, about Phuket culture, architecture, history, and a few fun facts as you visit Chalong temple, Big Buddha, Promthep cape, Rang hill, a walk tour in Phuket Old Town, and local rum distillery as your last stop.
Pick up time from 08:00 – 10:00 AM depends on the location of your hotel. Please note that the route may varies as our clients stay at different hotels on the island, but rest assured that all of the spots will be visited unless our team deem unsafe to go (in case of super heavy storm, Big Buddha hill can be dangerously slippery) So, here is the standard itinerary of the attractions you will get to visit on the trip.
11:00 AM Head down south to Promthep Cape, the southwestern-most point of Thailand, one of the most beautiful spots to observe the scenic sunset which often get very crowded around the sunset time. We then stop here at off-peak hour to let you be in the scene without hundreds of people in your background. Don’t miss the Bhrama Shrine and the light house!
Then you will be taken up Nakgerd hill to pay visit our Big Buddha statue made with white marble tiles, sitting on top of the hill where you can observe the uninterrupted skyline view of Phuket southern tip, from Chalong bay in the east to Kata Noi beach in the west, and Promthep cape where they both meet. Buddhist temple with a view, what a combo! You can also contribute to the construction of the site by small donation, as done by millions of tourists and locals who have visited this place since 2005.
Next stop, our guide and driver will take you to visit Chalong Temple, the must-visit place once you come to Phuket. Here you will learn about the temple, the rebels and how the former abbot, venerable Luang Por Chaem and Luang Por Chuang, came to be the spiritual leader of Phuketians back in the days. Check out the replica of the abbot’s residence which houses real-life wax statues of the former abbots and their belongings from 1876. Visit the top floor of the pagoda to pay homage to the Buddha’s relic, and witness the Buddhist way of prayers in the prayer hall.
Later on, we will head to Phuket town, up on Kao Rang or Rang Hill where you will get a hilltop view of Phuket town, and the Big Buddha from afar. Monkeys are often spotted here, but we ask you to NOT feed them. There are countless cases of biting, snatching iPhone or camera from your hand, taking yellow objects on you, etc. So be extra careful. On this hill, you will meet Phuket’s father of urban planning, Koh Simbi, and his memorable work in the gazebo. Then we go down to Phuket Old Town for a walk tour. Our guide will tell you in details about history of Sino-Protugese buildings there. Walk around the block to see the local lifestyle and culture.
Last but not least, a visit at the local rum distillery, Chalong Bay Rum. This tour includes a factory visit, mini rum tasting, and a complementary rum cocktail. After a long day of walking and sightseeing, what’s better than a refreshing iced cold Mojito made in Phuket! Finish the tour in style of Phuket Let’s Go – fun packed & relaxing. The driver then safely drives you back to the hotel around 6 PM
THIS TRIP IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF –
♥ This is your first time in Phuket
♥ You didn’t get around much last time you’re in Phuket
♥ You love to learn about local history & culture
♥ You enjoy sightseeing comfortably & informatively
♥ This is your last day in Phuket and you’d like to do something before your departure
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