James Bond Island or Koh Ta-pu (‘Nail Island’) in Thai, has become a huge international tourist attraction since it was featured in ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’. Situated in the breathtaking Phang Nga Bay, it has a truly paradise-like setting with limestone cliffs and emerald green waters that are unmatched anywhere in Thailand!
Wat Chalong is the most famous and sacred temple in Phuket as it was the residence of a respected monk Luang Po Cham, who took part helping people during the Chinese Coolie Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of King Rama V. The statue of Luang Po Chaem is now enshrined at the main hall, together with statues of Luang Po Chuang and Luang Po Kluem, other revered monks who resided at the temple in later years. Locals and visitors usually visit the temple to vow their wishes from the statues, and will return to burn firecrackers when the wishes become true.
The Phuket Sea Shell Museum exhibits a large collection of shells from around the world. But the true highlights are the emphasized collection of sought-after shells found in Thai waters and the world’s largest gold-colored pearl (measured 140 karats) as well as million-years-old fossils of ancient shells.
With half-moon shape of sloped, white-powdery beach considered the most beautiful on the island, Patong was the first beach in Phuket that was developed to serve local and international tourists. The three-kilometer beach is now Phuket’s tourist central with the most choices of accommodations, restaurants, spas, tourist-related services and shopping venues. The vibe here is dynamic so it lures in more of younger tourists who love to experience the fun and challenging water sports such as jet ski, wind surf and parasail. At the center of Patong finds Bang La, a nightlife central with selections of bars and clubs for every preferences.
Enter the aquarium and find yourself in an amazing underwater world with over 150 different species from freshwater and marine habitats, most of them local species from the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. The aquarium`s interactive displays take you on an environmental journey through rivers, lakes and precious, endangered coral reefs, mangroves and estuaries. All information is provided in Thai and English and includes both common names and interesting facts about the animals.
Kathu Shrine is also one of the places which share a long history with Phuket people. There are several different names to call the shrine such as ‘Lai-thu-tao-bo-keng’ in Chinese, ‘Aam-ka-thu’ or ‘Chai-tueng’ as old Phuket people would call. This ancient shrine is highly respectable in terms of its holiness and also is the first shrine in Phuket to begin the famous vegetarianfestival.
Besides beautiful beaches, there are many other touristic places. So, when you finish swimming in the beach, do not forget to visit those splendid waterfalls in Phuket as well. One of them is a small waterfall called Kathu; it is 4 kilometers away from the municipal office. This waterfall is one of the most popular touristic places among Thai and foreigners. Tourists can come up the stairs to see Kathu waterfall; the distance is 130 meters with 3-tiered height. The first tiered is for wading in where 3 dams can be found there. It is a small and clear waterfall.
Wine and food. Food and wine.Don’t you agree they’re better together? Atwine Connection,every meal will connect you with somethinh special. With thehillsides of tuscany.With the vineyards of Bordeaux. With our freshly made pastas and thin crust pizzas. With hearty bistro favourites.with freshly baked breads,hand cut meats and farm house cheeses.Piled high on a platter.Made for sharing. Chosen by you.
Experience the very best in Thai hospitality and cuisine at Blue Elephant, Phuket. With a reputation of authenticity and excellence, Blue Elephant stays true to the culinary culture and influences of Thailand. Blue Elephant, Phuket is located at the site of the Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion, a historic 105 year old landmark. Built in an elegant Sino-Portuguese style, the architecture follows the principles of feng shui, creating a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere inside the restaurant, with scenic surroundings outside.
One Chun Café & Restaurant serves an authentic Thai cuisine with a preference for southern dishes at affordable prices in the relaxed atmosphere of a vintage décor. Located on Thepkasattri Road’s last section in Phuket Old Town, One Chun is set in a historical building dating back early 20th century.
Located in the shopping district of the world famous island destination, Phuket, Central Phuket is the largest shopping venue that provides visitors from around the world with a wide variety of world class brands and services. The Central Festival Phuket shopping complex houses many famous retails shop such as Zara, La Coste, etc, a world class movie theatre, leading beauty salons, banking zone, hobby and Jewelry shops, making it a perfect one-stop shopping destination.
Set in a beautiful colonial building, Tu Kab Khao Restaurant is decorated in traditional Penang style and offers nearly 100 menu items. Here you can find a number of local and traditional Phuket food that are made according to original cooking skills and recipes. Some beautiful cocktails and drinks are also provided. The restaurant is situated right next to the stunning Sino Portuguese building of Kasikorn Bank in downtown Phuket.
Tung Ka Cafe is one of Phuket’s best sunset viewing points and one of the only points that isn’t actually on the west coast. If the truth be known, west coast viewpoints can get pretty crowded at about 18:30, but Rang Hill, or Khao Rang in Phuket Town, the site of Tung Ka Café is relatively peaceful.
Over 24 years, the Natural Restaurant has been one of Phuket City’s best offerings, providing good food and good service in a unique ambience. A huge range of Thai food, as well as many international favourites – and hard to beat beer prices – make it an excellent place for any occasion.
This is an old and famous Hokkien shop at Phuket clock circle. It’s hot, smokey and crowded, but their yellow Hokkien noodles dishes are worth a stop, don’t hesitate to order some Satay while waiting. ‘Mee Hokkien Pad’ is their famous stir-fried noodle with seafood. Say ‘Pi-Set’ for a larger bowl, and ‘Sai Khai’ to top the noodle with an egg. ‘Laad Naa’ is the fried noodle in slimy sauce. ‘Moo Satay’ (Pork Satay) are sold by stick but people usually order by 10 (‘Sib Mai’ is ten sticks) ✩ Exactly at the Phuket clock circle, next to the Chinese shrine.
Serving great noodle soups using… Instant Noodles! as well as some amazing porridge. Half the restaurant is full before they even can take the first order, so get ready to wait, but it’s worth it! Another strange thing: The shop opens according to the moon calendar! So it is for us hard to predict what are the chances to eat there… and yet we drive all the way to see ‘if it’s open’. Try: ‘Mama Moo Sap’ the famous noodle with mama instant noodle ,‘Woonsen Moo Sap’ (with glass noodles) ‘Khao Tom Haeg’ (Porridge with pork chop plus crispy pork)
Raya Restaurant is simply the Thai restaurant in Phuket Town. Set in a renovated Sino-Thai mansion originally built at the beginning of the 20th century, this venue literally takes its patrons back to the past, and serves them such a delicious genuine local cuisine that movie stars, prime ministers, and royalty frequent this establishment while they are in Phuket.
Small and crowded, it’s an all time breakfast favorite, it is always full, no exceptions, you’ll have to wait for someone to finish breakfast to jump on their ‘not yet cleaned’ table or you’ll be missing it. Good news is that there is a less known but bigger one higher in the street! How it works: Pick a plate of plain rice noodle and select from large pots of curry sauces, yellow or red, with beef, chicken or fish. Then add on top all kinds of fresh veggies and herbs without which you would be missing half the taste and texture pleasure.
Phuket has become a popular international destination in Thailand for many reasons. Long before this southern gem is known for white sand beaches, deep blue sea, a mix of culinary delights and unique cultural heritage. Today, Phuket still stands strong at the top of must-visit trips of both Thais and foreigner with many new businesses that keep everyone coming back for more. Here is the perfect destination for a short getaway of 48 hours where you can experience everything from adventurous outing to cultural sight-seeing and night life to wonderful authentic cuisine you can only find on this island.
The very gigantic Buddha standing tall on the top of the Nakkerd Hills and looks down between Chalong and Kata strikes everyone’s interest to go and visit. The 45-metre high Big Buddha surely is a beautiful landmark of the island where Buddhists and tourists come and pay respect.