Wat Chalong in Phuket
Wats - or Buddhist temples - are among the most important symbols of Thailand, partly because the majority of Thais are Buddhist and partly because they are so beautiful. In Phuket alone, there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island.

Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism. The temple is open from seven in the morning to five in the afternoon.

 

Phuket's 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 and at 45 metres high
it is easily seen from far away.

The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island (think sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon beaches, Chalong Bay and more.) Easily reachable via a six-kilometre road leading from Phuket's main artery, it's a must-visit island destination.


 

Phromthep Cape in Phuket
Phromthep Cape is the island's most photographed and perhaps best-known location. Every evening, large tour buses, scooters and private cars sweep through Rawai Beach and up the island's southernmost hill in order to watch the sunset at its peak. On the top of the hill stands a busy car park where vehicles disgorge crowds of people from every corner of the world. Cameras flash,
   

Phuket Town
The bustling, administrative centre of Phuket is
often overlooked in favour of the beaches, but
there's a lot to see and do (and spend your money on!)
in Phuket City/Town. Having been recently upgraded to city status, Phuket City features an exciting mix of old
and new, simple and sophisticated, peaceful and pulsating.




Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn beach is one of the most beautiful beaches
in Phuket with its excellent water quality. It's
encompassed on both sides by jungle-covered mountains and there's a large freshwater lagoon inland. Never overloaded, even in high season, Nai Harn's usually busier at weekends as it is popular with both Thais and expats. Many tourists who come to Phuket never make it to this wonderful stretch of sand. At the southern end the lagoon flows into the sea, creating
a stream that children love to play in.

 

Chalong Bay
iChalong's muddy East Coast shoreline makes it rather unsuitable for swimming but it's an ideal and natural spot for yacht mooring. As well as the Boat Lagoon, Yacht Haven and Royal Phuket Marina, Chalong is a centre for intense boating activity. Early mornings and late afternoons are the busiest times at Chalong, when diving and day trip groups are bundled on and off boats. The Ao Chalong Yacht Club, which organises regular sailing races, makes its base here, and its bar is a favourite spot for sailors to swap yarns and party.


 

Rawai Beach
Rawai holds the distinction of being the very first tourist beach on Phuket. Years ago, people from Phuket Town would drive the 17km to Rawai on weekends to while away the afternoon underneath the beach's casuarina trees rather than risk the (then) dangerous drive over the hill to Phuket's west coast.

   

Kata Beach
The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular
palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close to the beach. From May to October surfers flock to catch Kata's waves and from November to April the beach is alive with sunseekers.




Karon Beach
Karon features the third longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong
to the north and Kata (with which it shares a common municipality) to the south, Karon Beach is the second favourite holiday destination in Phuket. The beach it
self has excellent snorkelling (and even diving) spots at its southern end and is wide enough for beachgoers to never feel crowded.

 

Racha Island
The Racha (or Raya) islands, some 12 km south of Phuket, are best known as excellent diving and snorkelling daytrip destinations. Racha Yai, however,
is quickly developing into a place to stay on for a while with a number of bungalow and resort operations springing up in recent years.


 

Coral Island
Coral Island, known locally as Koh Hae, is a beautiful getaway destination located three kilometres southeast of Phuket. The island features two main beaches, Long Beach and Banana Beach.

It's not called Coral Island for nothing; the snorkeling
off Banana Beach is thrilling and if you go out far
enough from Long Beach you will also have a lot to discover, at its impressive coral reef.

   

Koh Khai Islands
Koh Khai Nok is a small island tucked away in Phang Nga Bay. It's only 30 minutes or so away from the east coast of Phuket but ask anyone on the island if they've been there and you will probably draw a blank stare.

Still, a hidden gem is sometimes all the more precious for being so and when we discovered a half day tour was going there we leapt at the opportunity to try it out.



 






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