Sightseeing - Where to see ?
Patong Beach
Shell World
Shell World
Shell World
For the past 50 years, the Patamakanthin family have collected million of rare & valuable shells from all parts of the world, from all known fishing harbors, all seas, rivers, forests deserts and even from near top of the world. The most spectacular parts of this world's famous collection are here to show the most amazing varieties and biodiversity of mollusks learn how man and mollusks are connected from the beginning of humankind.

From a sand grain sized micro shell up to more than 200 kg Giant Clams. The results of multi - million dollars collection passed through 3 generations!
Location: Jungceylon (floor 1, Sino Phuket Zone), Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1892 0947 ; Website: www.jungceylon.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Admission: 100 Baht Boon Thao Kong Shrine
Boon Thao Kong Shrine that straddles the hill. Built in 1980, is located at Baan Yod Sanae, Soi Bang Rae, Road to Nak Kerd Hill. It’s located in beautiful rubber trees. The left sides of the shrine have a small stream flowing through. It is well respected. When devotees' wishes are granted they usually come back to pay respect by setting off fire crackers.

Location: In Patong at the junction of Phrabarami and Phisit Karani Road. (at the bottom of Patong Hill)
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Suwan Khiri Wong
This temple is situated in Patong up on a hill and at the bottom of the road, which lead from Phuket Town to Patong. The temple is maybe the most silent and peaceful place of Patong, which is a place crowded with tourists from all backgrounds. Next to the temple you can see a large bell tower, housing for the monks and furthermore a small market nearby. This temple gives you an idea of what the area was like before the influence of different cultural styles of art.

Location: 3 Moo 1, Phisit Karani Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Kata Beach
Wat Kitti Sangkaram
Thai Craft
Wat Kitti Sangkaram
Visitors would come to pray their respects to the statue of Luang Por Chuan, The main temple grounds have recently been rebuilt so much of the temple looks brand new. The temple features a beautiful ubosot housing the temple’s main statue of Lord Buddha. Though the temple was built a long time ago it has been looked after quite. Kitti Sangkaram Temple (Kata Temple) is located on the Patak Road about 1 Kilometer form Kata Beach. Just behind the temple is a place called Kata Big Rock.

Location: Moo 2, Patak Rd., Karon, Phuket.
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Karon Beach
Wat Suwankiriket
Wat Suwankiriket
Wat Suwankiriket
Wat Suwankiriket is suited at Karon Beach, Phuket. It’s far from Phuket town 18 Kms. Wat Suwankiriket declared to the temple on 21st May, 1895. The Buddhist chapel designed in Thai style. All of doors and windows, they are sculptured follow the biography of Lord Buddha or the ten incarnations of the Buddha.

Interior the Buddhist chapel is so windy. The wall that that above a principle Buddha image is a drawing of the gods meeting and the blessing gods. Behind the wall is a drawing to the biography of Lord Buddha when he meets his enemy and the God of Earth squeeze her bun to quell evils.

Location: 77/4 Moo 1, Karon, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Karon View Point
Karon Viewpoint is one of the most visited viewpoints in Phuket. 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.

Location: Situated on the road between Karon and Nai Harn.
Kamala Beach
Wat Kamala
Wat Kamala
Wat Kamala
Kamala Temple is a Buddhist temple at the Southern of Kamala Beach in Phuket. It is a small temple but it has its own character. In spite of this the temple and its gardens look surprisingly new as they were renovated after 2004. Kamala Temple features a main chapel, a bell tower and many Buddha images and statues depicting his life. Visitors will enjoy a visit to this charming village temple. Dressing respectfully (no revealing attire) is a must as this is a holy place for many Thais.

Location: Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Kamala View Point
High in the lush green hills above Kamala village, From this point can be seen the bays of Kamala bay. It’s a bit of a trek up the hill and thru the rubber plantations overgrown paths, but once at the top a great view awaits. Not a tourist spot like kata viewpoint and the like but a nice spot for local Kamala folk to check out their house from the hills.!

Location: Kamala village, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket
Bang Tao Beach
Cherng Talay Shrine
Cherng Talay Shrine
Cherng Talay Shrine
In 1991, Chinese and English came to Cherng Talay (Ban Thin-Lay) to mine for tin. In the time, Ban Tin-Lay is known as one of the large mine in Phuket. Therefore, most Chinese flow in the area to earn a living. Then, they gather to form village. They agree that they should take Chinese image to the village to worship for good luck. The 3 Chinese images were wooden sculpture. Its height was 7 inches. Since Pra Samong-Hu was invited to here, the Chinese people live together harmoniously. This shrine is interested by a lot of people. Most villagers come here to bless themselves.

Location: 345-347 Srisoonthron Rd., Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Cherng Talay
Cherng Talay Temple features many large and colourful murals depicting Buddhist themes. Temple has been the spiritual centre of Bangtao and Cherngtalay for almost a century now after it relocated from its original site in Khao Noi. The temple is in typical Thai-Buddhist design, with images of giant snakes on the way up to the ‘ubosot’ or main hall and paintings illustrating the Buddha’s good works.

Every evening, the lights along the pathways inside the temple come on with light poles fashioned in the form of kinnarees (half-human, half-birdlike creatures that figure in ancient Thai tales) which look quite charming, especially at dusk.

Location: 306 Srisontorn Rd., Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Mai Khao / Nai Yang
Sirinat National Park
Sirainat National Park
Sirainat National Park
Sirinath National Park located in the Coast of Andaman Sea, that’s why it rains all year round. There’s wet season from May to September and its time of northeast monsoon, which bring the cold wind into this area from November to April. It doesn’t low down the temperature but the rain from Ao Thai cool down the area.

The marine environment of Sirinath is quite diverse and the coral reefs present in the bay are some of the most pristine found in Phuket province. The reefs are located about 700 to 1000m away from the shore near the park restaurant. The coral reefs are found in water between 4 to 7 m deep. Some of the marine species occurring include; Plate corals, Soft corals, Sea fans, Tree corals and Sea anemones.

The Park is located approximately 30 kilometers from Phuket City. To reach the Park, start from Thepkasattri Road and continue towards the Thalang intersection, then take a left turn at kilometer 21 and 22 markers and proceed for approximately 10 kilometers, follow the road which leads to the airport for approximately 2 kilometers.

Location: 89/1 Moo 1, Nai Yang, Sa Khu, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm. Wat Mongkol Wararam
Wat Mongkol Wararam features many large and colourful murals depicting Buddhist themes. Temple has been the spiritual centre of Mai Khao and Nai Yang. The temple is in typical Thai-Buddhist design, Interior the ‘ubosot’ or main hall and paintings illustrating the Buddha’s good works. Visitors will enjoy a visit to this charming village temple. Dressing respectfully (no revealing attire) is a must as this is a holy place for many Thais.

Location: 82/17 Sa Khu - Naithon Rd., Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm. View Point 360 degree at Sarasin Bridge
In 1970, the Sarasin Bridge was built to help connect Phuket Island to the mainland of Thailand. This enabled the tremendous expansion of trading between both areas and many merchants moved to Phuket and flourished together with the island’s prosperity.

With picturesque surroundings the Sarasin bridge not only crosses the river but has become a tourist attraction and a tragic part of Phuket history because it holds a secret, a tragic story of forbidden love that two people would die for end. Located near Thepkrasattri Road; 3.6 kilometre away from Khlong Bon Yil; 4.5 kilometre away from Khlong Suan Maphrao; 9.7 kilometre away from Phuket International Airport and 10 kilometre away from Phuket main Road.

Location: Thepkrasattri Rd., Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket
Nai Thon / Layan
Typical rain forest of Nai Thon
The forest of Nai Thon, Phuket is still unexplored by tourists and adventure loving people and that is why the beach remains very quiet and peaceful. On your way to Nai Thon beach in Phuket you can have the sight of rubber plantation, forests and hills. From this point can be seen the greatview of Nai Thon Beach. There are very little staying option in Nai Thon, Phuket.

Location: Nai Thon Beach, Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket
Surin / Pansea
Sing Cape
The name means Lion's Point in English. The beach is in a small, 100 meter long curving bay with rocky headlands at the foot of forest-fringed cliffs and is among Phuket's most beautiful spots. The beach is good for swimming and quiet. In the high season you might find some small food stalls and bars for refreshment. Located About 1 kilometre from Kamala Beach is Laem Sing (Sing Cape) which is a small white beach with a scenic rocky cape on the left. Look for signs indicating the path down to the beach.

Location: About 1 km. south of the entrance to Surin Beach. Look for signs indicating the path down to the beach.
Nakalay / Kalim
Kalim Bay View Point
Kalim bay is situated on the quiet north part of Patong Beach. Not far up the coast road from Patong you will see several tall. High in the lush green hills above kalim bay, from this point can be seen the 180 degree ocean & sunset view over Kalim Bay & Patong Beach. Not a tourist spot like kata viewpoint and the like but a nice spot for local kalim folk to check out their house from the hills.

Location: Moo. 6, Kalim Beach, Kamala Kathu, Phuket
Nai Harn / Rawai
Elephant Shrine at Promthep Cape
Elephant Shrine at Promthep Cape
Elephant Shrine at Promthep Cape
Panorama showing the Buddhist elephant shrine on Prom Thep Cape in southern Phuket. Most people come here to see the lighthouse and admire the sunsets. This is the southern most point on Phuket. You will also find a shrine with hundreds or thousands of wooden elephants in various sizes. The locals gathered here to pay their respect and worshiped these wooden carved elephants. Please remains silence so that you will not disturb the rest.

Location: At Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse, Phromthep Cape, Rawai, Muang, Phuket
Wat Sawang Arom
The temple at Rawai Beach. It's only about 500 metre from the sea, but is off the main road that runs from Chalong to Rawai. Wat Sawang Arom is not a large temple. Temple walls often feature the 8 spoked wheels known as the Dharma wheel. The eight spokes represent the noble eightfold path of Buddhism. Inside the temple, aside from several Buddha images, the walls are covered with painted scenes showing the life of the Buddha.

Location: 76/1 Moo 2, Wisaet Rd., Rawai, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm. Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse
Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse is a lighthouse museum. You can have a 360 degree view of the Promthep Cape and its surrounding the perfect sunset at the landing area.

From here you will also see Kromluang Chumpon Khet Udomsak monument who was in the Navy in 1880. He was the 28th son of Rama V. When he turned 13 years old, the prince was sent to England to study to become a naval cadet in Royal Naval Academy of England. He returned 6 years later and built the first military base in Phuket.

Location: Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse, Phromthep Cape, Rawai, Muang, Phuket
Sea Shell Museum
The one of Phuket's most treasured collections!. For thirty years the Patamakanthin brothers have been searching the world for most beautiful and unique seashells. Today, their collection of over 2,000 species is displayed here at the Phuket Seashell Museum.You will see one of the rarerest golden pearls, the only left-handed Noble Volute, giant clams, and fossils dating back 380 million years!. The Highlight such as Golden Pearl, Fossils, Giand Clam, Left-handed Shell, Slit Shell and Indian Chank.

Shell Collections from around the world have proclaimed this collection to be one of the most extraordinary collections to be found. You haven't experienced Phuket if you haven't seen the sea, the sand, and the Phuket Seashell Museum.

Location: 12/2 Moo 2, Viset Rd., Rawai, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel : 0 7661 3666, 0 7638 1274 ; Website: www.phuketseashell.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission: Thais: 100 Baht, Foreigners: 200 baht Phromthep Cape
Phromthep Cape
Phromthep Cape
Phromthep is a headland stretching into the sea and forming the extreme south-end of Phuket. It has been prominent feature for mariners since of early seafarers from the sub-continent, remains of whose journey's have been found all along the Malay-peninsula's west coast. From Rawai Beach turn right and go for 2 kms. The cape has tall cliffs on the south, and was formerly called by local villagers "Leam Jao". From the cliffs running down to the boulders at the sea is a line of palm trees. Emerald green currents swirl in the deep water and breakers hurl themselves in vain against the rocky point: it is one of Phuket's most inspiring vistas. From Promthep Cape, which is the most beautiful place to catch Phuket's famous sunset, a road leads northwest to Nai Han Beach.

Location: The southern-most point of Phuket, Rawai, Muang, Phuket
Windmill Viewpoint
Not far up the coast road from Phromthep you will see several tall, slim white windmills that look just like airplane propellers on top of a hill and facing out to sea. This is the Phromthep Alternative Energy Station and the wind-driven electricity generators stand at this great viewing spot with a vista not unlike that of Phromthep Cape itself - only with much more intimacy as there is just enough room for a few cars to park here.

Location: The southern point of Phuket, Rawai, Muang, Phuket
Chalong / Cape Panwa
Big Buddha
Big Buddha
Big Buddha
Phraphutthamingmongkhol-akenagakhiri Buddha, "Happiness on Top of Nagakerd Mountain" Contemporary art. Seated Buddha statue in Subduing Mara. Fundaments: 50 ferroconcrete piers as deep as 12 meters. Width: 25.45 m. Height: 45 m. Reinforced concrete structure adorned with white jade marble, Suriyakanta, from Myanmar (Burma). The weight of the white jade marble is approximately 135 tons per 2,500 sq.m. The statue was established on the top of Mount Nagakerd, Subdistrict Karon, Phuket Province.

The name "Phraphutthamingmongkhol-akenagakhiri" was later granted and appointed as the Buddha statue - a treasure of Muang Phuket by Somdech Phra Yanasangvara, The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand on August 19, 2008. This was accepted with reverence by Mr.Suporn Wanichakul, the president of the corporation creating the Buddha statue.

Location: 42/14 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Rd., Rasada, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 076-239190 ; Website: www.mingmongkolphuket.com/index-en.php
Wat Chalong
Chalong Temple (Chai Tharam Temple) this is where stands the cast statue of Luang Por Cham, who helped the people of Phuket put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie, Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Por Chaung, and Luang Por Gluam. Other monks, who were abbots of the temple during later times, and who are the objects of respect and recipients of the offerings by Phuket people generally. The invention is a place of relics of the Buddha brought from Sri Lanka. Chalong Temple, this is a place of tourism in Phuket, many more. To come to Phuket, this must be measured. Is about 8 kms. outside town. Take Vichit Songkram Rd., to the Bypass Rd., and turn left, and drive for about 10 mins. Wat Chalong will be on your left.

Location: 70, Jaofa Rd., Chalong, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Chalong Bay Pier
Chalong Bay Pier located on sunrise road. This island off Phukets south coast is so well known for its coral reef that it is often referred to simply as Coral Island. Phukets principal boat anchorage and the islands largest bay. Ao Chalong has a long flat, shallow, muddy bottom; at ebb tide, waters recede as much as one kilometer. It is very picturesque but not for swimming. Most visitors to the islands south of Phuket depart from Chalong pier, and the bays restaurants are well known for their seafood. harters to various places can be arranged from there, and it is the center of the islands yachting businesses.

To get there take Jao Fah Tawan Tok Rd., or Jao Fah Tawan Okk Rd., to Chalong Circle. The pier and a number of restaurants are located on the short road leading to the beach from the circle. Package tours are also available.

Location: Sunrise Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket
Ka cape
Is a popular stop for Thai visitors to the island. Located at the extreme southwest of Chalong Bay. South of the point is Leam Ka Beach, a sandy strip dotted with rocks and boulders. The extensive coral reefs offshore make for interesting snorkeling mornings. Bungalows, Thai food, and boat charters to the islands are available. Ka Cape is 7 kms. West of Chalong Circle.

Location: At the extreme southwest of Chalong Bay.
Phuket Town
Baan Chinpracha
Baan Chinpracha
Baan Chinpracha
Chinpracha House or called Baan Chinpracha is a historical marker, one of Phuket’s cultural artifacts and a prime tourist attraction. It’s over 107 years old and was built in 1903. The house was shaped is Sino-Portuguese design. The house’s style was called "Angmor lounge" by Phuketians, the local people. It was the premiere Angmor Lounge in Phuket; there are, actually, just a few Angmor Lounge in Phuket. Angmor means Westerners or Europeans. Furniture for the house mostly was imported from China. Most furnishings belong to his ancestors. Some pieces were imported bought from Europe, e.g. the fences from Holland and Ceramic floor tiles from Italy.
Location: 98 Krabi Road, Talad Nuea, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7621 1281
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission: Thais: 100 Baht, Foreigners: 150 Baht
Old Phuket Town and Antique Buildings
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 carving. Other streets, forming what might be called 'Old Phuket',with similar structures are Phang-nga, Yaowarat, Thalang, and Krabi, and a walking tour of the area is easy and delightful. Some other old European-style buildings of note are the Provincial Hall, the Phuket Courthouse and Nakhon Luang Thai Bank.

Location: Phuket Town (Soi Rommanee, Phuket Rd., Rasada Rd. and Ranong Rd.) Saphan Public Park
A land reclamation project provided abundant new land now used for parks and public facilities at Sapan Hin. It is a beautiful public park by the sea. Like a happiness hub of city life, the park is located at the cape point of Saphan Hin Cape, Phuket Bay and also houses Saphan Hin Sports Center, Nature Education Center of Phuket with a variety of entertainment and many attractions where visitors can enjoy several scenic atmospheres. In the circle is the Tin Mining Monument, shaped like a large drill bit, dedicated to the memory of Captain Edward Thomas Miles, the Australian who brought the first tin dredge to Phuket in 1909.

Location: At the cape point of Saphan Hin Cape, Phuket Rd., Munag, Phuket
Opening Hour: Daily 24 hrs.
Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine, a Taoist temple in Phuket is one of the largest Chinese shrines in Phuket Town was located on ranong road near the market. Later, it was fired, and then villagers invited Hiew Hoy (Holy Fire) to keep at Pud Jo Shrine. When the vegetarian festival arrived, it was invited back to a temporary shrine built at a betel garden near Pud Jo shrine by the villagers. After that, the owner of the garden who gave Kiew Ong Tai Tae built Jui Tui Shrine with thatched roof in 1911. Later, there were more vegetarian participants. In 1982, they developed the shrine to be stronger till present.

Location: 283 Phuthorn Rd., Soi Phuthorn, Ranong Rd., Munag, Phuket.
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Kiew Thain Keng Shrine
It was built in B.E.1996 to follow the desire of Kiew Thian Hian Lue Goddess in Taoism to Protect the city form any disasters. It was miraculous during the tsunami disaster in 2004 in Phuket that the shrine was secured from the disaster.

Location: At the cape point of Saphan Hin Cape, Phuket Rd., Munag, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Phuttha Mongkhon Nimit
Wat Mongkon Nimit, situated in the centre of Phuket town on Yaowarat Road (junction of Dibuk Road), is a Rattanakosin (Bangkok) style Thai temple dedicated to Theravada Buddhism and has particularly finely carved doors.

Location: Opposite Soi Rommanee, Dibuk Rd, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: 07.00 am. - 05.30 pm. The 60 Year Mine Monument
Built in 1969, this monument is dedicated to the menory of Captain Edward Thomas Miles, an Australian who brought the first dredge to Thailand in A.D. 909 under Tongkah Harbour Company. The monument is bucket-shape, to represent dredge buckets used to excavate the material to be dredged.

Location: At Saphanhin Public Park, Phuket Rd., Munag, Phuket
The Monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Udomsakat
Widely revered by Thai navy, fishermen and residents, Krom Luang Chumphon Udomsak has been recognized as Father of Thai Royal Navy. Visit the place for respect at the pavilion of this Monument.

Location: At Saphanhin Public Park, Phuket Rd., Munag, Phuket Puket Butterfly Garden - Silk Museum
Silk Museum at Phuket Butterfly Garden
Silk Museum at Phuket Butterfly Garden
On display is a wide range of Magnificent Butterflies, a colourful tropical garden and houses of abundant insects. Locate in Phuket town at a district called Samkong. You can find the home of butterflies set in a natural rainforest. A trip to the Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insectariums will give you an experience with nature that you'll never forget. An educational journey through the rainforest & a trip into paradise. Great for all ages.

There is a silk museum illustrating how the silk is developed from the cocoon, the Silk Museum to explain how insects take part in the production of this beautiful textile, a great show for the kids to learn.
Location: 71/6 Moo 5, Soi Paneung, Yaowarat Rd., Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.30 pm.
Admission: Adult : 300 Baht, Children 4 -10 years : 200 Baht, Infant below 4 years Free
Contact: Tel : 0 7621 0861, Website: www.phuketbutterfly.com
Phuket Philatelic Museum
This was Phuket's first post and telegraphic office and is at the corner of Thalang and Montri roads. It has been renovated and turned into a philatelic museum, exhibiting old postal equipment, old phones and old Thai stamps. Open daily except Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.

Location: Phuket Post Office, Montri Road, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm., Saturdays and holidays open from 09.00 am.- 12.00 am., closed on Sundays.
Contact: Tel : 0 7621 6951
Thai Hua Museum
In 2001, there was an idea for the establishment of a museum of The overseas Chinese in Phuket. This included education, excavation for an archaeological study and a structural design from 2002 up to now (by Plan Motif Co., Ltd.) under the support of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization. When Phuket required tourists to visit the town more, the supporting activities and adjustment of several places in Phuket town has increased since 2002 until now.

Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission: Thai visitor 50 THB/person, Foreign visitors 200 THB/per person
Location: 8 krabi Road, Tambon Talat Nua, Muang District, Phuket
Contact: Tel : 0 7621 1224 ; Website: www.thaihuamuseum.com/
Thavorn Hotel Lobby Museum
It was built in 1961 and was Phuket's first 5-star hotel. It is looking a little worn these days but still has plenty of character. In the hotel's lobby is a small museum containing artifacts from Phuket's history. There are all sorts of antiques and paraphernalia from the old tin mining days such as mining implements and opium pipes. One of the centerpieces is a glass case containing two sabers, which the two heroines apparently used to fight the Burmese. Perhaps the most fascinating is the collection of old photos.

Location: 74 Rasada Rd., Taladyai, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Contact: 0 7621 1333-5, 0 7621 1339
Admission: 30 Baht Siam Niramit
Siam Niramit
Siam Niramit Theatre
Is a world-class performance of Thailand's arts and cultural heritage. This must-see spectacular show features over 100 performers, lavish costumes and stunning set designs.Enhanced special effects and the world's most advanced technology are used to produce a very realistic, stimulating and inspiring experience. It's located just north of Phuket Town, in beautiful surroundings, with easy access from all points on Phuket.

Location: 55/81 Moo 5, Rassada, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily, Gates open at 17.30 hrs., The show starts at 20.30 hrs.
Contact: Tel : 0 7633 5000 ; Website: www.siamniramit.com/awards.php
Khao Rang View Point
A great view of Phuket Town, the southern part of the island, and some of the offshore islands, can be obtained by going to the top of Khao Rang Hill, on the citys northwest. There are also several restaurants featuring spectacular views of the city, a health park for exercise enthusiasts, and a comfortable, expanse of grass for picnickers at the top with a bronze statue of Phraya Ratsada Nupradit the model Governor of Phuket during King Rama V reign.

Location: Rang Hill (Khao Rang) is located on the north side of Phuket town.
Boat Lagoon / Thalang District
Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Conservation Centre
Khao Pra Taew
Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Conservation Centre
Khao Pra Taew currently is the only forest in the world where people have the opportunity to observe successfully reintroduced gibbons. White handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) are found throughout Thailand but are a highly endangered species (In IUCN Red list 2009 and listed in Appendix I of CITES) threatened with extinction due to poaching for the pet and tourist industries. Here at the national park in Phuket, animals who were once snatched from the wild and exploited by the illegal trade now have a second chance at freedom thanks to the gibbon rehabilitation programme which has been put in place.
Visitors to the park also have the chance to see other unique flora and fauna. This includes several endemic species of palm plants Kerriodoxa elegans, Iguanura thalangensis, Pinanga watanaiana; a lovely endemic gecko, the Phuket round-eyed gecko; and a tiny reddish waterfall crab often found along the nature - education trail. Khao Pra Taew attractions, there is also a good variety of of places such Bang Pae Waterfall and Ton Sai Waterfall.

Location: Khao Phra Theaw Ecological Sustainability project, Thepkrasatri Rd., Talang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7631 1998 ; Website: www.khaophrathaew.org Tha Rua Shrine
Tha Rua Shrine
Tha Rua Shrine
The Tha Rua Shrine the fourth-oldest on the island, is the largest Chinese Shrine on Phuket. Feel free to visit it. When visiting a Chinese shrine, try to avoid wearing black clothing.he fourth - oldest on the island, is the largest Chinese Shrine on Phuket. Feel free to visit it. When visiting a Chinese shrine, try to avoid wearing black clothing.

Location: 169 Moo.3 Thepkrasatri Rd., Srisoonthorn, Thaland, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily From 06.00 am. - 06.00. pm. (Opening hours are extended on special days including during the popular Vegetarian Festival when the shrine opens its gates 24 hours a day.)
Wat Phra Nang Sang
The grounds of this historic temple are where the Battle of Thalang took place in 1785. Inside are three very old statues, wrought in tin, of the Buddha; they are the largest in the world and date from a time when tin was regarded as a semi-precious metal. The bellies of the three big statues each contains a smaller statue, from which derives their name, "Monks in the Belly" in local vernacular or "The Three Kings" in formal language.

Location: Moo 1, Thepkrasatri Rd., Thepkrasatri, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Phra Tong
Wat Phra Tong
Wat Phra Tong
This temple enshrines a golden Buddha image that sprang up from beneath the earth long ago. The story is of a young boy who tied his buffalo to what he thought was a post; it was in an area at that time given over to the raising of animals. After doing so, he fell down in agony and died. The father of the boy dreamed that the reason his son had died was for the sin of tying a filthy buffalo to a sacred object, that what the boy thought was a post was in reality the golden peak of the Buddhas conical cap. He told his neighbors the dream and they all went out to dig up the statue but had no success.
Later, at the time of Thao Thep Kasatris heroic defense against the Burmese in 1785, the invaders tried to succeed where the villagers had failed; their intention was to take the Buddha image back to Burma. Sacred objects and slaves were then the most sought after spoils for armies. The Burmese, however, were unable to retrieve the golden Buddha despite several attempts; they were finally driven off by a swarm of angry hornets. After this the villagers decided to protect their miraculous statue by covering the part that stuck up from the ground with a plaster cast of Buddhas head and shoulders which is the way it is today.

Location: Moo 7, Thepkrasatri Rd., Thepkrasatri, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Srisoonthorn
Wat Srisoonthorn is peaceful, like most temples. First, everyone seems to miss the giant golden reclining Buddha peacefully contemplates the road and is surrounded by several constructions, a bell tower and a large building on top of which the Buddha is resting. You can climb the stairs at the back on the building and walk around the Buddha, but the image really takes its full dimension from the distance, through the tree foliage.

Location: 22 Moo 5, Thepkrasattri, Thalang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm. Two Heroines Monument
Two Heroines Monument
Two Heroines Monument
This monument was established by local residents in 1966 to honor the heroic deeds of Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Srisunthorn. It is the memorial statue of the heroines Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Sunthon, who rallied islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders. As the island's governor had just died, organizing Phuket's defense against the Burmese invasion of 1785 was conducted by his widow, Thao Thep Kasattri. With her sister's help, they assembled what forces they had, then cleverly disguised local women as male soldiers, thus appearing to increase Phuket's military manpower. After a month's siege, the Burmese invaders became exhausted and retreated. King Rama I awarded Kunying Jan with the royal title of Thao Thep Kasattri.

Location: Thepkrasattri Rd., Tha Ruea Intersection, Thalang, Phuket
Thalang National Museum
Ancient artifacts from Phukets long history are on display; the oldest were found on the west coast. In addition there are exhibits detailing the famous Battle of Thalang involving the Two Heroines, daily life in Phuket, and the Sea Gypsy culture. Located just east of the Two Heroines Monument on the Pa Khlok Rd.

The museum stands as a monument to honor these two courageous woman, and is a repository of history, archaeology and culture of Phuket Province and its surrounding area along the Andaman seashore. In addition, the museum continues to preserve the cultural heritage and serves as a source of the information to those who visit Phuket.

Location: Moo 3, Thepkrasattri Rd, Thepkrasattri, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7631 1025, 0 7631 1426
Opening Hours: Daily except holidays from 8.30 am. - 04.00 pm.
Admission: Thais: 20 Baht, Foreigners: 100 Baht Phuket Boat Lagoon
Phuket Boat Lagoon
Phuket Boat Lagoon
Phuket itself offers some of the world's best cruising areas. The marina's situation on the East Coast of the Island, on the main road between The place is 20 Km. the airport and 8 Km. town, is an idea place to make the most of the year round boating opportunities. This fully serviced Boat Lagoon Marina is located on the East Coast of Phuket Island and hence very well protected.

The marina itself will be built in two phases. Phase 1, the outer marina, comprises a public marina plus private berths for home owners and a select group of commercial operators. Phase 2, the inner marina, will be for the exclusive use of private marina residents, with a sophisticated lock system allowing easy access to captains.
The outside basin (phase 1) covers an area of about 31,000 sq meters, or almost 20 rai, with an inner marina of over 50,000 sq meters (31 rai). The minimum water depth is 3.5 meters LAT, with a maximum of over 5 meters. Phase 1 boasts 85 wet berths, 88 Drystack and about 30 on the hardstand, totaling over 200 berths. When phase 2 is complete, Royal Phuket Marina will have berths for more than 350 boats, with berth sizes ranging from 10 to 20-plus meters.

Location: Sapam Bay 68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Rd., Kohkaew, Muang, Phuket
Royal Phuket Marina
Royal Phuket Marina is a distinguished world-class destination combining luxury waterfront living with a state-of-the-art marina. Asia's most sophisticated high-tech yachting haven. Royal Phuket Marina's residences are lavish and utterly unique. The Aquaminium condominium is home to the world's first and only triplex penthouse with its own private yacht garage, and the Royal Villas are the most prestigious properties on the island, each one complete with its own direct access private yacht berth.

Royal Phuket Marina is right on the doorstep of Asia's best cruising waters, with the limestone cliffs of Krabi and Phang Nga Bay, the white sand beaches of Koh Phi Phi, the diving paradise that is the Similan Islands, and not to mention hundreds of deserted islands, all but a few hours' sailing away. Royal Phuket Marina is a playground in itself, complete with Phuket's most exclusive residences, fine dining, boutique shopping, health club and spa and a gorgeous setting that makes simply strolling along our boardwalk a pleasure.

Location: Sapam Bay 68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Rd., Kohkaew, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel : 0 7636 0811 - 4 ; Website: www.royalphuketmarina.com/
Yacht Haven
Yacht Haven Marina Phuket is an ideal location for travellers and sailors seeking the perfect port-of-call, as a base to enjoy the island of Phuket, or as a starting point to explore the wonders of Phang Nga Bay. Yacht Haven Marina, with its proximity to Phang Nga Bay and the surrounding majestic limestone islands, is Phuket’s only deep water access marina allowing manouvering in most states of tides.

Craft capacity at the Yacht Haven Marina is 80 metres with a maximum of a 5-metre draft. The marina comfortably accommodates over 200 vessels and features newly renovated docks, broadwalks and full hook-ups including phone, electricity, water and Wi-Fi access. Onsite amenities include newly installed showers and laundry service.

Location: 141/2 Moo 2 Tumbol Maikhao Thalang, Phuket
Contact: Tel:0 7620 6704-5 ; Website: www.yacht-haven-phuket.com/html/index.html
Islands Around Phuket
Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park
Thai Craft
Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park
Is an archipelago of six islands which consists of Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le as the major islands. The superb scenery of the islands includes high hills with jutting cliffs surrounded by marvelous beaches and emerald sea, hiding underneath a bank of coral reefs and colorful marine life. Phi Phi Islands are located about 48 Km southeast from Phuket, and can be reached by boat In between 1.30 - 3 hours depending on the type of boat you take. Boats leave from Phuket, Ao Nang and the Chao Far Pier in Krabi Town everyday.

The characteristics of the islands are steep, lightly vegetated cliffs rising vertically from the seabed and hidden bays concealing petite, pristine beaches and calm clear waters.

Location: 79 Moo 5, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7200, 0 7566 1145
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm. (The park will be closed during 16 May - 14 November every year for visitors safety.)
Mu Koh Similan National Park
Similan Islands (Koh Similan) is a group of islands located approximately 100 kilometers north-west of Phuket. There are a total of nine granite islands covered with tropical jungle and surrounded by chalk white beaches and crystal clear blue water, that offers some of the best diving in Thailand and the world. There is a big variation in the underwater environment to be found here that are not offered on any other places around the world. Similan is corrupted from the Malay Sembilan and means nine. From north to south in order the islands are Ko Bon, Ko Ba Ngu, Ko Similan, Ko Pahyoo, Ko Miang (two islands), Ko Pahyan, Ko Payahng and Ko Hu Yong.

Location: 93 Moo 5, Phetkasem Rd., Lamkaen, Thai Muang, Phangnga
Contact: Tel: 0 7645 3272
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm. (The park will be closed during 1 May - 31 October every year for visitors safety.)
Mu Koh Surin National Park
This is a group of five islands situated close to the marine boundary between Burma and Thailand in Khuraburi. The shallow channel between the two principal islands - about two meters at high tide-has one of the most remarkable panoplies of coral reef life to be found anywhere. Scuba gear is by no means necessary to get a good look at the reefs, a mere snorkel and mask is sufficient. It is making this a perfect destination for those who would like to have the experience of diving but have no time for a scuba course. Location: Surin National Park, Ko Phra, Khuraburi, Phangnga

Contract: Tel: 0 7647 2145, 0 7647 2146
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm. (The park will be closed during 1 May - 31 October every year for visitors safety.)