Phuket Attractions by Interest
A small hill located northeast of the town, Khao Rang offers
a fascinating view of Phuket City. Inside the park is a fitness
park, restaurants and souvenir shops. The statue of Phraya
Ratsada Kohrsimbi, (Ratsada Kohrsimbi Na Ranong) the Governor
of Phuket between 1890 and 1909 is also situated here.
A small island located south of Phuket that is well known
for its long- stretch of white sandy beach set in a secluded
tropical ambience. Ideal for swimming, the island is accessible
by chartering a boat from Rawai Beach or Laem Ka. No accommodations
Located southwest of Cape Panwa, the island is famous for
its white powdery beach and rich coral reefs which are ideal
for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and other
water sports. As the island is not affected very much by the
monsoon, would be visitors can enjoy traveling to the place
year round. Koh 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. Accommodations
and basic tourist facilities are available, contact the TAT
Phuket Office for more up-to-date information.
A small island located approximately 3 kilometers from Rawai
Beach, south of Laem Phromthep where a replica of the Lord
Buddha's Holy Footprint is enshrined. This quiet, white, sandy
beach complimented by rich coral reef is a major tourist attraction.
The island can be reached by taking a 30-minute boat trip.
A relatively large island located south of the city close
to Ao Chalong. Tranquil and undisturbed, the island is perfect
for those wishing to unwind and recharge. A typical fishing
village and a school are located on the island. Accommodations
are available. To get there, visitors can take ferries which
depart from Ao Chalong from 8.00 a.m. Alternatively, they
can charter long-tailed boats. The trip takes approximately
Koh Mai Thon
A small peaceful island located southeast of Phuket, Koh Mai
Thon is famous for its unique corals, crystal clear water
and relaxing ambience. 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 Koh Mai
Thon from Rawai Beach.
The island consists of Racha Yai and Racha Noi islands located
south of Phuket. Koh Racha Yai (Big Racha) has an enchanting
beach located on the west between the valleys that resembles
horseshoes. The area is known as Ao Bungalow which is famous
for its white powdery beach and crystal clear water. Visitors
can marvel at the delightful panoramic view of the whole island
from the vantage point at the peak of the mountain located
south of the bay.
Koh Racha Yai is the ultimate place to explore
the wonders of the underwater world, especially at Ao Siam,
Ao Tue and Khon Kae. Accommodations are available.
Koh Racha Noi (Small Racha) is located just
10 kilometers from Big Racha Island. Originating from the
accumulation of coral stones, the island has more rocky hills
than beaches, thus the island is more suitable for fishing.
To get there, visitors can charter long-tailed or speed boats
from Chalong Pier. Alternatively, they can buy a package tour
from reliable travel agencies.
An interesting site to visit where visitors can explore the
daily life of Chao Le as it is the oldest and biggest community
of Phukets sea gypsies. With an area of approximately 20 square
kilometers, the island is located approximately 4 kilometers
southeast of Phuket and is separated from the main island
only by the small Thachin Canal. The mountain-top temple on
the island houses a big Buddha image in the reclining position.
The island is not an ideal place for swimming, but is perfect
for discovering the sea gypsies' way of life, especially at
-:- Top -:- --------------------------------------------------------------