Phuket is most famous for its remarkable beaches and landscape, vibrant nightlife and cuisine, but this tropical island has a lot more to discover, with a rich, historical and cultural heritage.
There are dozens of Buddhist temples in Phuket, the oldest dating back over 500 years. These temples, ‘Wats’ in Thai, have traditionally been at the centre of community life. The majority of Thai people are Buddhist and visit the Wat on special occasions, to make merit, to worship, and to pray for peace and prosperity.
You don’t have to be a Buddhist to visit, tourists are welcome. Explore on your own, or take a day tour to see some of the finest, and learn more about their history.