Beaches Travelers’ choise

NAI HARN BEACH
“The white sand,the crystal clear water”

One of the island’s most popular places with in-the-know locals. This relatively tranquil place has only a few hotels including the The Royal Phuket Yacht Club and is a popular anchorage for boats during the high season.

Great for swimming from November to April. care should be take in the low season (May-October) when there can be strong undertows. The local restaurants just above the beach make a great place to relax with a sundowner.


KATA NOI BEACH
Naturally beautiful ‘Millionaire’s Row’

This cosy little bay is found at the end of a beachside cul-dee-sac, just a few minutes’ drive over the hill from Kata beach. There’s not much to do in Kata Noi apart from admiring the wonderful scenery, which is precisely the point of coming here. Relax, take a walk along the soft sands, snorkel or swim. It’s long been a popular spot for surfers in the monsoon season of May to October, though swimming can be dangerous during this period. The popular Kata Viewpoint, offering a stunning vista across the three bays of Karon, Kata and Kata Noi.


KARON BEACH
a beautiful long stretch of beach

features the third longest beach on Phuket island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata to the south. The beach itself has excellent snorkeling (and even diving) spots and is wide enough for beachgoers to never feel crowded.

It features three main areas, each with their own assets : Karon Centre is allively small city in which visitors can find a good choice of dining, shopping, and nightlife entertainment opportunities as well as a beautiful Buddhist temple hosting a weekly manket. Karon Beach road is ideal for taking an evening stroll and is mostly occupied by large resorts interrupted by restaurants and shops. The third main area of Karon is centred around Luang Poh Chuan Roadwhich houses excellent restaurants and the ‘hottest’ nightlife spot.


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Recommend Local Restaurant

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KANEANG 2
The Pioneer and the biggest authentic Thai cuisine 84 seafood restaurant facing the Chalong Bay with a vast selection of specialties and wine. in Phuket. Kan Eang Seafood is a favourite destination for both Thai and foreigner in search of the best seafood on the island Highly recommended by local residents as the place to enjoy the widest variety of delicious seafood. Located under the shady trees on the beachfront at Chalong Bay.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00-22:00 Where How to get there : Chaofa Rd , Chalong Bay.


KRUA CHAO FAH
The local restaurant which served genuine authentic local cuisine in Phuket, the taste was great. This place located in the Centre of Phuket town, opposite with Phuket Weekend Market (Night Market). The recommend dishes are “Mieng~Pla-Pow” (Wrapped grilled fish with salts), “Baeu-Tod” (batter-fried prawns with freshwater algae), “Hor-Mhok” (steamed fish with curry paste in coconut leaves wrapped), “Naamprik-Goong-Siab” (Dip with Shrimp Phuket style), “Yum-Sarai” (Seaweed spicy salad). and many local cuisine.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00-14:OO and 17.00-22.00 Where : Wirathongyok Rd, A.Muang Phuket / Opposite with Phuket Weekend Market (Night Market).


KRUA BAAN MAE
Krua Baan Mae is a local restaurant, focus on local cuisine and wild foods. The restaurant’s atmosphere like as the homemade dinning by “Mom”, the taste of foods was spicy and delicious, provided the fresh ingredients every day. Recommend dishes are “Kang-Som~Pla~KrapongYod-Mapraw” (hot and sour soup with fish meat and coconut shoots), “Moo-Sam-Chan-Kua~Klaeu” (Stir fried pork with salts), “Kung-PadNaamprik-Gapi-Sato” (Shrimp paste chili sauce with Sam), etc.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 -22:00 (Closed on every lst and 16th)
Where: Sakdidet Rd, Soi 7


KANEANG@PIER
Kan Eang@Pier is a long-established restaurant specializing in seafood and local delicacies. It features both indoor and outdoor areas and offers great views of the marina. There is also a breakfast outlet I cafe’ so there’s really something for everyone.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:30- 23:00
Where: Located on the shore of Chalong Bay, right next to the jetty.


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Landmarks Island’s most important and revered landmarks

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PHROMTHEP CAPE
With its high cliffs and breathtaking scenery attracts crowds

With its high cliffs and breathtaking scenery attracts crowds in large numbers makes Phromthep Cape becomes one of the most famous landmarks of Phuket. it offers dramatic, spectacular views of the ocean especially during sunrise and sunset. There is also a lighthouse at the cape, which has on display a number of historical artifacts.

Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 19:30
(Locate : 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there: The road leading up to the Big Buddha is off Chao Fa Road East near Chalong Turn down Soi Yodsane and simply follow the indications for the next six kilometres up the hill. You can’t miss it.


KARON VIEW POINT
Panwa Viewpoint

Khao Khad Views Tower (Panwa Viewpoint ) has full 360-degree views out over southern and eastern Phuket. Located on the way out to Cape Panwa, it‘s not a busy spot like Cape Promthep or Big Buddha but is every bit as spectacular. There is ample parking here as well as cafes and shops. The stairs are a bit of a climb but it’s more than worth it once you’re at the top as the views of Southern Phuket are immensely rewarding.

Opening Hours Daily
(Locate : 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there : Located between Nai Ham and Kata Noi beaches


PHUKET BIG BUDDHA
island’s most important and revered landmarks

Phuket Big Buddha is one of the island’s most important and revered landmarks. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata. Known among Thais as the Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha in full, it is 25 meters across at the base. The whole body is layered with beautiful white Burmese marble that shines in the sun. making it a natural symbol of hope. The views. and the actual image itself are all breathtaking.

Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 -19:30
(Locate : 7.951933. 98.338088)

Where / How to get there: The road leading up to the Big Buddha is off Chao Fa Road East near Chalong. Turn down Soi Yodsane and simply follow the indications for the next six kilometres up the hill. You can’t miss it.

What to Wear: Avoid beachwear. short skirts and T-shirts with offensive texts or images. If you feel you have dressed a little too daringly fora religious site you can always ask for a sarong to cover up with from the site centre, free of charge


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Dine & Drink Cafe & Restaurant

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Kan Eang@Pier is a long-established restaurant specializing in seafood and local delicacies. it features both indoor and outdoor dining areas and offers great views of the marina.

There is also a breakfast outlet/cafe so there’s really something for everyone. Intimacy is not a word to describe the restaurant’s atmosphere but its good taste and clever. chic decor more than make up for it.

Opening Hours Open Daily 10: 30 am1100 pm
Where I How to get there: Located on the shore of Chalong Bay. right next to the jetty. As you come down Kata Hill into Chalong. carry on straight after the round about towards the sea; KEP is at the end of the road on the right. If you come by taxi or tuk tuk make sure the driver doesn’t hang a left at the roundabout and head towards the other Kan Eang a kilometer down the road.

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Culture Temples & Museum

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Wats in general are sacred places for local people, so it is wise for the visitor to watch and emulate the way Thais behave inside temples.


JUI TUI SHRIN E
Chinese Shrines

Jui Tui Shrine is a popular Chinese temple that plays a pivotal part in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. it’s a must-see site for all newcomers to Phuket as one of the oldest and the most respected spiritual centres around.

 

Jui Tui Shrine main building itself has been through a number of renovations. resulting in an attractive exterior and interior with three large altars featuring statues of Chinese gods.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 20:30 (Locate: 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there : Located on Soi Phuthorn. Ranong Road. not far from Phuket’s main market. Next to Put law Chinese Temple on Sol Phuthorn. Ranong Road. not far from Phuket Town’s main fresh market.


THAI HUA MUSEUM IN PHUKET
The best well-maintained Sino-Portuguese buildings

Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road is one of the best looking and well-maintained Sim-Portuguese buildings in Phuket, in 2008, the Thai Hua Museum was given an award in the category of constitutional and public buildings by the Siam Architect Association under the King’s patronage for its outstanding role in conserving architectural arts.

Opening Hours Daily from 09 00 ~17.00 (Locate : 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there : 28 Krabi Road, Phuket Old lawn area Within walking distance from the famous Soi Romanee and Bean Chinpracha Mansion its parking space is open until 17:30 only.

Price : 200 baht per person + 200 baht to take photos


WAT CHALONG
Chalong Temple

Wat Chalong (Chalong Temple) 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 led the citizens of Chalong Sub district fighting against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured.

Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 – 17.00 (Locate : 7.951933, 98.338088)
Where / How to get there : From Kathu pass Central Festival heading towards Chalong 84 Rawai. Drive along Chaofa Road (West ) and it’s about 5 km from Central Festival on the left side of the road and is well indicated.


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Adventure Eco Adventure Tour

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FLYING HAN UMAN
Eco Adventure Tour In Kathu!

Flying Hanuman in Kathu is just the right place for you if you’re the type of person who loves to zip through the sky 40 meters above a jungle. Eco-friendly and well executed, Flying Hanuman explores the jungle in a decidedly aerial way.

Flying Hanuman offers a chance to discover Phuket’s rainforest canopy from a really special angle. It is unique as you will never see exactly the same scenario even if you return many times as according to the period of the year or the time on the day the forest’s colors and atmosphere change.

Locate : 7.951933, 98.338088
Hours: Open Daily 8am 5pm

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Eat Local Recommend Place to eat

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BOONRAT DIM SUM
Phuket Dim Sum

Phuket Dim Sum or “Seaw Bouy” in Phuket local language, one of favorite breakfast for Phuket people. There are many filling options such as pork, shrimp, crab, fish. etc. and served in a little bowl (2-3 pieces). Boonrat is the one of oldest breakfast restaurant in Phuket and consumed by local folks since i917.

Opening Hours : Daily from 6:00-10:00
Location : On Dilok Uthit Road, nearby Methee cashew nut factory and facing Royal Phuket City Hotel.


LOCK TIEN FOOD COURT
Loba

Loba is a Phuket local cuisine, the main ingredients are made from pork (head and entrails part) cooked and served with Loba’s sweet and sour sauce. Lock Tien is the oldest food court in Phuket Town, opened for more than 50 years.

Opening Hours : Daily from 10:00-17:00 (Close Tuesday)
Location : At the traffic light between Yaowarat and Dibuk Road.


MEE TON PO
Hokkien Mee

The yellow fried noodles with seafood, pork and vegetables, topping with a half-cooked egg on top and served with a slide shallot. Mee Ton Poe’s signature dish “Pad mee Hokkien”, consumed by local folks more than 60 years.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 – 18:00
Location: On Phuket Road, nearby the Metropole Hotel and facing the Surin Clock Tower at the circle.


KO ROI
Ao Aew

Ao Aew is a localsweet. It’s a sticky jelly in syrup served with ice flake, red bean and black glass jelly (order command: “Khao Dang Dum”). The taste as sweet and good for beat the heat in hot days. Only sold in Phuket!!!

Opening Hours : Daily from 11:00-17:00
Location : On Thepkasattri Road (nearby Phuket Old Town), integrated at Taew Nam coffee shop, across with Honda motorbike retail shop (Phuket Nam Saeng).


AO TAOW
BANGNIEW
Ao Taow

Ao Taow made from special cooked sticky dough with a small oyster mixture. Followed by steamed cubed potatoes, and egg seasoned with soy sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce and stir to combine. Served with fresh bean sprouts and chili sauce. You will see the trolley shop located under the footbridge in front of Bangniew Municipal School.

Opening Hours: Daily from 18:30 23:00
Location : On Phuket Road, in front of Bangniew Municipal School.


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