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December 2021

Travel Guide

Phuket in Southern Thailand


Phuket is an island province and Thailand's largest island - roughly the size of Singapore. Located 862 kilometres away from Bangkok, Phuket is located in the Andaman Sea and recognised as one of the kingdom's chief attractions for visitors. The island has a history of tin mining and rubber production, deriving substantial wealth from being on the 'Silk Route' between China and India. Phuket's most famous historical figures are Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Sisunthon who led islanders in defending Phuket from a Burmese invasion in 1785. A tribute to these heroines is one of the island's main attractions. Clearly, Phukets beaches, coves and bays are a principal draw for many visitors. The island has accommodation enough to cater for the entire range of visitor, from the budget traveller to the well-healed. Of course Phuket's seafood is world renown as is the local slant on Thai cuisine. Phuket features a range of leisure activities from treks and walks to snorkelling and diving, all set against a lush tropical backdrop. Among Phuket's major attractions include Karon, Kamala and Kalim beaches, as well as Patong beach and Promthep Cape.

"Must see" in Phuket

Patong Beach
Patong Beach is simply where Phuket's action is! It's by far the most frequented destination on Phuket... read more

Phuket FantaSea
Costing 3,500 million Baht, Phuket FantaSea is certainly one of Phuket's most interesting theme parks... read more

Promthep Cape
Promthep Cape is a simple rocky hill with no immediate interest. However, this is the most southerly... read more

Vegetarian Festival (Phuket)
October is a month when many Thais (especially the ethnic Chinese) eat only vegetarian food. However,... read more

Racha Noi
Racha Noi is an uninhabited island featuring hard coral reef and large granite boulders. The site has... read more

Donald Duck Bay
A very recognisable and much photographed part of the islands, "Donald Duck Bay" is located on"Similan... read more

Jet Skis on Phuket
There are five Phuket beaches where you can legally use a Jet Ski - Karon, Patong, Kata, Kamala and Bangtao... read more

Lucy's Reef
Located east of Racha Yai, Lucy's Reef is naturally protected from wind and a fairly shallow dive of... read more

Staghorn Reef
Located on Racha Yai's eastern coast, Staghorn Reef offers tremendous diving opportunities for all levels... read more

East of Eden
This is one of the best dive sites in the country. Starting at 3 metres the site goes down to 36 metres... read more

Racha Islands
The Racha Islands, located 12 kilometers south of Phuket, are known for their crystal clear water and... read more

Yellow Submarines!
What does it take to make a perfect Phuket experience? Answer: Blue skies, white sand, turquoise water...... read more

Fantasea Reef
Starting at 6 metres and going down to a depth of 40 metres, masses of boulders with swim throughs and... read more

Bungalow Bay
A calm site where conditions rarely change, Bungalow Bay offers the definitive dive site for beginners... read more

Beaches in Phuket
Kamala BeachKamala Beach is located in Kamala Bay about 20 minutes north of Patong Beach. Over recent... read more

  Top Hotels in Phuket

Baan Malinee bed and breakfast
Baan Malinee bed and breakfast
Fame House
Fame House
Baan Hallehallo
Baan Hallehallo
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Top Restaurants in Phuket

Savoey Seafood
Address: 136 Taweewong Road,  Patong Beach  Kathu  Phuket
Tel: (076) 341-171-4  Fax: (076) 340-231

Navrang Mahal Indian food
Address: 94/29 soi Bangla  Patong Beach  Phuket  83150
Tel: 0-7629-2280  Fax: 0-7629-2281

Kwality Indian Cuisine
Address: 110/18 Thaweewong Road  Soi Patong Tower  Patong Beach  Phuket  83150
Tel: 0-7629-4082

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"Worth seeing" in Phuket

Koh Kaeo
Koh Kaeo is an offshore isle about 3 kilometres out from Rawai beach and can be reached in 30 minutes... read more

Hat Kalim Beach
Hat Kalim Beach is a quiet, attractive area that is far enough away to be away from it all, yet still... read more

Hat Kamala Beach
Hat Kamala Beach is located in Kamala Bay about 20 minutes north of Patong Beach. Over recent years the... read more

Karon Beach
Karon Beach is another exquisite Phuket beach. This is pretty much a stereotypical image of paradise... read more

Wat Chalong
Of the 29 Buddhist monasteries in Phuket, Wat Chalong is the largest, the most important, and probably... read more

Suwit Gym (Muay Thai camp)
Thai Boxing bouts take place at Suwit Gym on Phuket at the island's only Thai boxing stadium. Located... read more

Jungle Squad Co., Ltd.
This is NOT PAINTBALL but it's a similar idea! Instead of shooting paint rifles fire an infrared beam... read more

Coral Island
Coral Island (locally known as Koh Hae) is situated 9 kilometers off the southeast coast of Phuket Island.... read more

Phuket Old Town
Phuket Old Town has a group of buildings which were reminiscent of European architecture. The beginning... read more

Soi Bangla
Soi Bangla is the heart and soul of Patong Beach. It is the center of Phuket nightlife. Famous for its... read more

Thai Boxing & Fitness camp
Thailand Camp provides beginner to advanced Fitness, Detox, Weight Loss, Yoga and Muay Thai training... read more

"At Your Leisure" in Phuket

Laem Ka
Laem Ka , at the extreme southwest of Chalong Bay.Laem Ka is also is suitable for swimming. read more

Laem Sing
About one kilometre from Surin beach is Laem Sing which offers small but white sandy beach.To the left... read more

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