Phuket has some of world's stunning beaches and sunset views. Your chances to wow your followers with these top 5 most instagrammable Phuket attractions.
Without further ado, let's dive right in.
This beach, or shall we call it “The Beach”, was made famous after the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio was released. Being surrounded by over 100-metre cliffs and having a vast view of the turquoise water, this place is definitely an Instagrammable spot. Take a selfie, a portrait shot against the sky meeting the water, or a group shot and get yourself Insta-famous.
It is best to come early in the morning or after 5pm to avoid the rush hour. In midday, tens of speed boats will be parked on the shore and hundreds of tourists will be in the area. So, make sure to come during the off-peak hours to get a good photo without photobombers!
There is a 400 baht entrance fee if you come on your own. If you come with a tour, the entry fee should be covered.
A trip to Phuket is never complete without countless sunset pictures in your photo library. Promthep Cape is said to provide the best sunset view in the country. The breathtaking view of the Andaman sea will add to the beauty of your sunset photo. Beware, because it will be difficult to choose the best photo to post!
There are other things to do at Promthep Cape such as visiting the shrine and the lighthouse for more photos.
Old Town Phuket
Other than beautiful beaches and sunsets, Phuket also boasts of Instagram-worthy streets to fill your Instagram feed. Go back in time at Old Town Phuket. Unlike the modern city of Bangkok, this part of Thailand still has old shrines, temples and shophouses. Vintage backgrounds on photos are super trendy now and your followers will love this!
Along the streets of Old Town Phuket are street art on the shophouse walls with quaint cafes in between.
Within the heart of Old Town is Soi Rommanee, a street filled with vintage shophouses that have been converted into cafes, bars and guesthouses. If you want to have an easy-breezy night out, this is the place to be.
Make your way to Thalang Road to start your journey around Old Town.
The Wat Chalong is the biggest temple out of all the temples in Phuket island. You may hear that Wat Chalong is the most revered temple out of many. This is because of the sacred relic kept within its grounds. The fragment of the bone of the Buddha is kept here. What is more special about a photo than the story it tells? This place will give you many interesting stories to tell and to caption in your Instagram post.
Of course, being a sacred ground, there is a certain dress code to be followed and it is crucial to be cautious of your behaviour.
Dress Code & Behaviour (from Wat Chalong)
As with all Buddhist temples, there is a strict dress code that must always be followed.
Shoes are never allowed inside a temple, so be sure to leave yours outside with all the others.
Women are required to cover their shoulders and wear pants or skirts that extend down to their knees.
A certain level of respect is expected. Speak in a quiet tone within the temple and don’t touch the statues or other Buddhist relics.
Address: 70 หมู่ที่ 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Tambon Chalong, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83130, Thailand (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm daily
Admission: Free (although donations are welcome for maintenance of the complex) *Best time to visit is a weekday.
Mai Khao (Plane Spotting)
Do you remember being in awe while looking at airplanes as a child? Or do you still find airplanes amusing until today? This beach offers you an awesome view of planes landing or taking off. This could probably be the best place to have a plane photobomb your picture.
There are approximately 30 flights per hour at the Phuket airport so there is no need to wait too long for an airplane to pass by for a photo. The Phuket International Airport’s runway is found at the southern part of Mai Khao beach, making the planes fly close to the ground before landing or shortly after taking off.
Getting a great picture is important but so is keeping your head! There are a few things to be cautious about, such as making sure not to stand in the way when some planes are flying too close to the ground and to not leave any belongings around as they can be projected by the power of the aircraft turbines.