Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. Phuket nestles in Andaman Sea waters on Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline, located 867 kilometers south of Bangkok. Phuket is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery, palm-fringed white beaches, smaller surrounding islands, hospitable people and seafood, delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture; numerous sporting and leisure opportunities; a lush tropical landscape – all of which combine to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holidays. The most famous beaches are Patong, Kata, Karon, Kamala and Nai Harn Beach. Phuket and its islands are ideal for sailing, diving & snorkeling, golfing and all kinds of sports and entertainment you can wish for. You can also take a trip with a submarine to discover the colorful marine lives under the sea. There is plenty of accommodations available ranging from standard bungalows to 5 star hotels.
Tourist Attractions in Phuket
Phuket’s liveliest and most developed beach offers the best party and activities, enjoy good dining, pubbing, shopping or escape to its lovely long beach.
Perhaps the nicest commercial beach in Phuket, with its upmarket feel and sheltered beach; bring a surfboard, or enjoy the exclusivity of adjacent Kata Noi beach.
This beach seems to go on forever, deserted in parts, but the town is more down-to-earth with great views from the elevated resorts behind, plus shopping and some evening entertainment
Ideal for families, with its village-like feel, rustic restaurants and low-rise apartments; there’s plenty of room for everyone,
This small bay of stunning white sand, separated from Kata by a headland, is a quiet and peaceful retreat.
Location: Amphoe Muang The beginning of the tin boom during the Nineteenth Century led to construction of many fine old mansions and shops still well preserved. The architectural style, typical of the region, is described as Sino-Portuguese and has a strongly Mediterranean character. Shops present a very narrow face on the street but stretch back a long way. Many, especially on Dibuk Rd., have old wooden doors with Chinese fretwork Read more…
More than one hundred species of sea life are on display at the aquarium, many of them taken from the water around Phuket. The aquarium is located at Cape Panwa, on the island’s extreme southeast;
Tropical species of butterflies, other insects, and many kinds of marine life are on display. Located in Sam Kong about 3 kms. from downtown Phuket.
Perhaps the worlds most valuable collection of seashells has been put on display at Seashell near Rawai Beach on the islands southwestern shores. The emphasis is on shells from Phuket and Thai waters, which are among the most sought-after by collectors, however shells from every part of the world are featured. Wherever they originate, each shell in the Shell Museum is the best of its type – very often the Read more…
Located on Thepkasattri Road, approximately 3 kilometers from Phuket City is an extraordinary place for culture lovers. The village provides stunning classical Thai dance performances, sword-fighting, Thai boxing, southern customs and elephant shows. Handicrafts and traditional mining techniques are also featured. The orchid farm outside is worth exploring. The performances are at 11.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
From this point can be seen the bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon, and also Poo Island. It is one of the islands best views. A large public sala, or shelter is there for visitors, and several vendors sell food, drinks, and souvenirs in the area when the weather is nice. The viewpoint is between Kata and Nai Harn Beach.