Tag: Phuket Attractions
Phuket countryside’s Tin Mining Museum on Kathu – Koh Kaew Road, a 180-million baht investment, has finally seen its official opening in early March this year, after almost five years of construction and installation works for its displays and attractions. A definite must-see for both visitors and local residents, the museum features both indoor and outdoor exhibits in both English and Thai languages, being the first of its kind to showcase Phuket’s early years as a mining island in one venue. The museum has an interesting design, with the building displaying the Sino-Portuguese architectural notes of early Phuket, also visible ... Read more
At the southern end of Phuket Island, Promthep Cape must be one of the most photographed places in Phuket, as it is often on the map of tour operators’ groups visiting Phuket by bus. Its popularity is not a problem as the stroll to the tip of the cape is not visited by many people even though the path is not really difficult. Due to its popularity, you can find a restaurant (Thai/Seafood with good sunset view), souvenir shops, stalls selling Thai snacks and drinks.
Also known as Three-Beach Viewpoint as once you reach its peak perched in the south of Kata Beach. In front of you is the breathtaking view of beautiful Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches as well as the deep-blue Andaman sea. The viewpoint is located along the ring road, half-way between Nai Harn Beach and Kata Noi Beach.
Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong) is the largest of Phuket’s temples, and the most visited. Locals and many Thai tourists come to pray and pay respects to several revered monks who were the founders of Wat Chalong, among them Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang, 2 monks who were well known for herbal medicine and took care of local villagers and negotiated for a settlement during a chinese miners rebellion in the 1870’s. Chalong Temple is also on the route of many tours and is certainly a worthwhile stop off point.
Big Buddha at Khao Nakkerd (Nakkerd Hill), Phuket, Thailand. The Thai name for this massive 45 m high Buddha statue located at a hilltop is “Phraputthamingmongkol Eaknakakeeree”. From around Khao Nakkerd there is a magnificent view over Phuket.