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Today, Phuket is well known as tourist paradise, a most rewarding place for holiday makers. With its magnificent long white beaches, its luxuriant vegetation, its crystal blue sea water and many other attractions, Phuket - the Pearl of the South - entices many travellers to vist here more than once.

 

The numerous places of attraction in Phuket are grouped into the following routes: in town, nothern route, beach route, southern route, and nearby islands. (See the map of Phuket island.)

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In Town

 

Old buildings in the Sino-Portuguese style mixed with modern constructions from the unique identity of the town of Phuket.

 

Khao Rang (Phuket View-Point), a low hill near the town centre, is an excellent place to view the beautiful scene of the town especially on a full-moon night. Serveral restaruants are located there.

 

Saphan Hin Mining Monument - It was built in 1978 to commemorate the first metal ore-dredger use in Thailand, introduced by Australian Captain Edward Thomasmile in 1909. With the large ground in the area and shady pine trees, it is frequented by town people.

Phuket Butterfly Gardent & Insect World
is a woderful place to view plenty of butterlies of different species, numerous insects and rare insects and reptiles.

Phuket Zoo - You can get a close encounter with as amazing range of animals like crocodiles, camels, tigers, ostriches, emus, and other rare birds. There are also crocodile wrestling, elephant and monkey shows.

 

Phuket Cultural Centre - Visitors will be charmed by elephants at work, handicraft shops and workshops, demonstrations of tin mining and rubber manufacture, and cultural shows.


Northern Route


Monument of the Two Heroines - The monument comprises two statues of women, the towh heroine sisters of Phuket who courageously rallied islanders to repel Burmese invaders in 1785.

 

Thalang National Museum- Built in a southern architectural style, the museum exhibits the way of life, culture and history of Phuket and the South. Open every day except national holidays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wat Phra Nang Sang
This old temple enshrines 3 historically value bronze heads of Buddha images, estimated to be over a thousand years old.

 

Wat Phra Thong - The temple enshrines a most revered Buddha image of Phuket called " Phra Thong" or the Gold Buddha. In the temple area is a museum exhibiting collectioms of historical objects.


Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Park is the only perfectly preserved rain forest abundant in flora and fauna in Phuket where peole can encamp all year round.


Naithon Beach Backed by casuarina trees, this beach has a large open cove which serves as an excellent shelter from the wind and is suitable for swimming.

 

Naiyang Beach is an ideal place for swimming and snorkelling, and a good place to see sea turtles laying eggs from November to February.

 

Mai Khao Beach or Airport Beach this 9-km beach is the longest beach of Phuket. It is here that until recently giant sea turtles had lumbered ashore to lay eggs.

 

Beach Route

 

Driving along the beach route running parallel to the west coast from Rawai Beach in the South to Bangthao Beach in the North, you can appreciate the fascinating vews of the beaches along the Andaman Sea.

 

Rawai Beach is a good beach area where sea-people reside and where serveral restaurants provide different styles of delicious foods, especially seafood.


Phromthep Cape Sometimes called Laem Phra Chao or God's Cape, Phromthep is a very special place at the southernmost tip of the island. It is a cliff where you can view the breathtaking panorama of its nice surroundings and the striking sunset.

 

 

Nai Harn Beach is another beautiful beach of Phuket which can be reached in only 5 minutes from Phromthep Cape. It is idea of swimming all year round except September-October during which there are big waves due to the monsoon. Accommodations are available.


Kata View Point is on the beach route between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, offering a ponoramic view of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches. It is better visited in the morning than the evening as the view clearer.

 

Kata Beach Composed of 2 lovely beaches call Kata Yai (Big Kata) and Kata Noi (Small Kata) separated from each other by a small headland, Kata beach is a thriving resort, suitable for holiday makers who look for tranquil surroundings with bright sun, white sand, a calm clear sea and a coloful underwater world.

 

Kata is located only 6 km from the Chalong intersection. The way leading to the beach can overlook the elegant scene of Chalong Bay on the southern coast of the island. Except those who like to stay in a busy area, Kata Beach has never disappointed any visitors. Various kinds of accommodations, restaurants, shops and aqua-sports facilities are available to tourists of different tasters.

 

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Source: Thaiways Magazine (2009), Vol. 24 No.7, P. 121-138

 

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Last Updated : August 2, 2009

 
 

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