Here is the list of famous beaches and landmarks in Phuket, in the southern part of Thailand. The different Phuket attractions are mostly in Kathu and Mueang District.
The most famous and largest beach resort town in the province of Phuket. The beach is almost 4 kilometers facing the Andaman Sea. It is the center of wild nightlife and crowded beach. You can also dine, shop, have a Thai massage or eat local street foods because it is near the famous Bangla road.
Water activities were being held around like kayaking, parasailing and others. Tourist and locals enjoy the beach, sleeping, sunbathing, enjoying some sports activities, taking pictures, strolling, watching the sunset, eating and having fun in the sand.
The heart of wild nightlife is along Bangla Road where you can see the Bars, Live Music, Night Clubs, restaurants and shopping malls and the famous Go Go Bars.
Jungceylon Shopping Complex
Located near Bangla Road, Jungceylon is located in the center of Patong. It is the most modern mall in Phuket.
Other areas for shopping and night markets are OTOP Shopping Paradise, Banana Walk Shopping Mall, Basaan Market, and China Town.
The second largest beach with a 3 kilometer long and broad sandbar. There small restaurant on the beach but the beach is also surrounded by nearby hotels, shops and restaurants across the street. There are nearby parks across the street.
A small island called Poo island is visible around Kata Beach. Kata is one of the small beach of the three popular beaches – Patong and Karon. This area also has lessons for surfing. There are restaurants and hotels across the street from Kata Beach.
Karon View Point
Between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beach is a landmark on top of the hill with the view of the three beaches in Meuang District – Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches and the Poo Island. It is locally known as “Khao Saam Hasaad” or Three Beaches Hill. It is also a good site for a picnic as there are gazeebos in the area. The nearby Kata Noi is accessible if you book a hotel near the beach.
Rawai, located at the southern part of Phuket, is a traditional fishing village and the home of sea gypsies. The local fisherman goes fishing and you could buy freshly caught fishes in the market. Authentic Thai dishes are available in some few restaurants especially the one on the beach front. Rawai beach is less crowded but is not good for swimming and the beach is the docking port for the long tail boats. Coral and Bon islands in front of Rawai.
Nai Harn Beach
A small beautiful beach area near Phromthep which is also less crowded. You can also see the windmill viewpoint near Nai Harn beach.
One of the best spot to see the Andaman sea and a beautiful sunset. There are shrines for elephant statues. It is the end point of Phuket = Pearl of Andaman Sea. Racha Yai island, Noi, island and Phi Phi islands can be seen in the distance.
Buddhist shrine with the brass of elephants and a lighthouse called Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse are also the most visited in Phromthep.
Other landmarks near Rawai are Yanui Beach, Laem Ka Beach and Maithon or Honeymoon Island. Rawai boxing stadium is also located here.
Wat Chalong Temple
One of the most visited temples is Wat Chalong Temple located in the Chalong, Mueang Phuket District. It is also called Wat Chaiyathararam and among the 29 Buddhist temples in Phuket. Locals pray at the temple and foreigners also learn about Buddhism. There are dress codes and restrictions when entering the temples.
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