Image by Isabella Noble, Lonely Planet
For a bird’s-eye view of the city, climb (or drive) up Khao Rang, 2.5km northwest of Phuket Town centre. An overhanging viewing platform opens up 270-degree panoramas across Phuket Town to Chalong Bay, Laem Phanwa and Big Buddha. It’s at its most peaceful during the week. There are a few restaurants and cafes up here, and Wat Khao Rang is worth a look along the way. It's about an hour's walk (but don't try it at night).