Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is often dubbed as the pearl of the Andaman, or the pearl of the south. Its natural resources — rocky peninsular, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical inland forests all help to make it the South’s wealthiest, busiest, most-visited and most-popular island and province. The area features significant Sino-Portuguese architecture, delighting travelers to the city, and Phuket-style hospitality has never failed to impress visitors from around the world. In addition, accommodations ranging from world-class resorts to tropical-style bungalows have warmly catered to the different needs of travelers. For seafood lovers, there is a lot more to sample than just Phuket’s famous lobster.
The Beach is home to a well-established community of Phuket s Chao Le people (sea gypsies). In addition, from this beach visitors can charter boats to explore other offshore islands.
This cape is an ideal spot for diving and snorkeling.
Hat Laem Kha, located to the northeast of the beach, is the departure point for those wishing to visit Ko Lon, and Ko He. Laem Phromthep, Phukets landmark, is located at the southern end of the beach.
From this pier, holidaymakers can get chartered boats to some nearby islands south of Phuket. The bay area is dotted with dive shops, a few travel agencies and superb seafood restaurants.
Although the bay has a stunning setting and relaxing ambience, swimming is not recommended here.
Phuket city and old buildings
For visitors interested in strolling along the city, start the trip at the central post office and walk west along Thalang Road, then turn south at the Standard Chartered Bank building and walk towards Yaowarat Road.
Continue the trip to Fountain Circle, then head west to Ranong Road and proceed to Patipat Road, which connects with the historic Krabi Road.
Ko Mai Thon
The island is ideal for diving, swimming or even fishing. Accommodations are available for those wishing to stay in this enchanting, secluded den.
A one-day trip is also provided by travel agencies. There are boats to Ko Mai Thon from Rawai Beach.
Wat Phra Thong
Legend has it that during the invasion of Thalang town in 1785, the Burmese made several attempts to excavate the statue in order to take it back to Burma.
Each time they dug into the ground, swarms of hornets would swoop on them and they had to give up in the end.
Later, the visible part of the statue was covered with gold by the villagers and has remained as such until today. The temple is located approximately 20 kilometers from Phuket City. Travel along Thepkrasattri Road, upon reaching the Thalang District Office, turn right and proceed directly to the temple.
Located approximately 15 kilometers from the city, the beach has a wide range of accommodations and shopping arcades, and provides magnificent leisure activities and energetic night-time entertainment.
It is a picture perfect postcard view of a 3-kilometer long white sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, lazing, and enjoying challenging water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing snorkeling, sailing, and parasailing.
Located at Cape Phanwa, southeastern-most end of the island is an extraordinary aquarium that displays hundreds of exotic and colorful marine species found in the sea around Phuket.
To get by public transportation, take a local bus from the towns fresh produce market.
Ko He Coral Island
As the island is not affected very much by the monsoon, would be visitors can enjoy traveling to the place year round.
Ko He has become a popular one-day tour from Phuket as it is only half an hour from the Chalong Pier. It is also dubbed the Coral Island by tourists.
Thalang National Museum
Archaeological and cultural heritage of Phuket and its surrounding area along the Andaman Sea.
It was inaugurated on March 14, 1989 by HRH Princess Sirindhorn and continues its role in preserving the Andaman’s cultural heritage, providing education program for local and foreign visistors since then.
Today Thalang National Musem is also one of the cultural attractions of Phuket Musuem divided into 5 rooms as below: Main Hall: Thailand :an Introduction Gallery 1: Phuket Island and Early inhabitant of the Andaman Gallery 2: The Battle at Thalang Gallery 3: The Chinese and Development of Phuket Gallery 4: Phuket People Gallery 5: Changing Gallery Otherwise, visitors can see outdoor exhibition of Sea Gypsy’s Village which present their living style such as houses, boat, fishing tools.