Attractions Photos of Phuket
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Phuket Island is a land of many faces. There is a lot of varied nightlife, if you want it. There are temples shrouded in mist or secluded beaches, where the loudest sound is the surf crashing on the shore. Perhaps you would like to explore the mysteries of Phuket's lush mountainous interior.
With more than eight kilometers in length, Bang Tao Beach is the second longest beach on Phuket Island.
The northern half of the beach has been annexed by the ultra-luxurious Laguna Complex of five-star hotels. On the southern end, lots of more budget priced hotels and small resorts are lo
Karon is around two kilometers long and is the second largest of Phuket's tourist beaches. Large resort complexes line the road behind of the shoreline, but the long, broad beach itself has no development. The sand is very white, and squeaks audibly when walked upon. The southern point has
Along the shoreline between Chalong and Rawai you can find Friendship Beach, a small stretch of sand offering a great view over Chalong Bay.
This is the location of Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort, well known for good accommodation, but also a favorite of local expats because of its goo
Kamala Beach is around three kilometers long and provides besides its family attractions good swimming in crystal clear water on its northern end.
To explore the coral reefs just a few meters offshore, all you need are fins and a snorkel to enjoy the underwater beauty. Even more magnificen
Kata Beach Phuket is one of southern Thailand's most beautiful beaches, the quintessential golden sandy beach enclosed by 2 wooded headlands. Kata Beach is predominantly fronted by a road in front of the Club Med one of the first resorts to spot the fine location over 25 years ago. Kata Bea
Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi islands (also called Raya islands in local pronunciation) are close enough to see from the south end of Phuket, but they are very different to Phuket and with almost no development. Few people are living here and only a limited numbers of tourists visiting.
Separated from the mainland of Phuket by the Klong Ta Jin, a shallow mangrove swamp this twenty square kilometer island is connected by a causeway to the city.
This mangrove swamp is the home to a large horde of macaque monkeys who congregate every afternoon at Koh Sirey Monkey Point to ge
Koh Yao is a group of two islands just off the eastern coast of Phuket in Phang Nga Bay. Especially the smaller of the two islands, Koh Yao Noi, is well-known for its great panoramas of the limestone islets of the bay. In best July weather, under a dazzling blue sky and a burning tropical P
Laem Singh Beach, maybe the worst-kept secret beach on Phuket Island, is a little gem between Kamala and Surin beaches.
It is perfect to sunbathe or to snorkel and the main part of the beach is brilliant white sand. Along the edges you will find rock outcroppings that just beg to be climbe
Layan Beach at sunset has a timeless quality, gives you a time to reflect on the beauty of life and breath in mother nature at its best. The glorious wide sandy beach the easy access, easy waves in high season, the near perfect horizon and sunset make this beach popular with local residents
Mai Khao Beach is the longest beach on Phuket, around nine kilometers long and is part of the Nai Yang National Park. It runs all the way to Sarasin Bridge, the bridge connecting Phuket Island to the mainland.
Besides the JW Marriott Phuket, Mai Khao has barely any development on it.The wh
Nai Harn Beach on Phuket Island is very quiet and there's little in terms of dining, shopping, or entertainment on the beach itself.
Of the few accommodation options that are near the beach, most resorts are up-market and new developments tend to be private villas.
A greater selection of
Nai Yang Beach is a quiet beach located in Sirinath National Park only 5 minutes south of Phuket International Airport. This makes it the perfect place for short overnight stays if Phuket is just a stopover to other places in Southern Thailand.
The casuarina-fringed beach have a few shops,
Patong Beach is where all the exciting nightlife of Phuket happens; at the same time it has a 3 kilometer long stretch of white sand for all your daytime activities, from swimming, sunbathing, volleyball to paragliding. There is no better combination of fun in the sun and Thai nighttime ac
The weather on Phuket in February is sunny and hot -- the best weather for a stay on the beach of Patong.
Traditionally, February is still within the tourist high season on Phuket, with hotels fully booked and the beach and bars full with happy holidaymakers.
Phang Nga Bay is easy to reach from Phuket and therefore a prominent target for daytrips and tours. Activities in Phang Nga Bay are manifold and vary from sailing to kayaking and snorkeling.
James Bond Island is maybe the most famous postcard motive in the region.
The Phuket Big Buddha on the 380 meter high mountain top between Chalong and Kata Beach is now free of scaffolding and making its impact apparent as Phuket's leading man-made tourist attraction. For the first time, especially on days when the sky is a brilliant Phuket blue, the huge white s
Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World is just north of Phuket town in the Sam Kong area not far from Tesco Lotus. They also have a pick up service which can be quite a good deal.
Entrance is 300 Baht for adults, 150 Baht for children. Phuket Butterfly Garden is open every day 9am - 5pm.
Phuket Fantasea bedazzles and excites more people to it's show than any other on Phuket Island. Imagine being drawn into an amazing world where all the Thai history, culture, entertainment and amusement are all experienced in one night of concentrated extravaganza. The Phuket Fantasea has i
The Giant Buddha (or Wat Yai, as many people call him) is towering clearly visible from half of Phuket Island over Kata Beach and Chalong Bay. Even though it is still not finished completely, it is fast becoming one of the most visited attractions of Phuket.
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project was founded in 1992 and works with White-Handed gibbons (Hylobates lar), the most widespread of the four species found in Thailand. Gibbon babies are acquired when their mothers are shot; they are then illegally sold as pets or as tourist attractions.
Perhaps the world's most valuable collection of seashells has been put on display at Phuket Seashell near Rawai Beach on Phuket Island's southwestern shores.
The emphasis of the collection is on shells from Phuket and Thai waters which are among the most sough-after, however shells from ev
Phuket in southern Thailand is a varied place full of exotic tropical sights and impressions: from the sandy beaches on the west coast to the fishing boats that were the traditional income of the island to Buddhist statues and temples.
A kilometer north of Laem Sing Beach lies the popular Surin Beach. As of now this beach has not been developed and it is a quiet and peaceful bay lined with a row of stately Casuarina trees.
The middle of the beach front is occupied by a dozen Thai beach-style mini restaurants serving up s
Chalong Temple is about 8 kilometers outside Phuket Town. Take Vichit Songkram Rd. to the Bypass Rd. and turn left.
In Chalong Temple stands the cast statue of Luang Por Cham, who helped the people of Phuket put down the Ahngyee (Chinese Coolie) Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V