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Patong's pulsating nightlife never fails to attract curious visitors every evening. Like a magnet, it's hard to resist a wander down Soi Bangla - the heart of bar scene where girls, neon lights and deafening music compete for your attention. Over a hundred bars ranging from beer bars (girlie bars), Go-Go bars, nightclubs, pubs are condensed into the small action packed area fondly known as "Bangla" where the only priority is to have a good time.
Bang Wad Dam is located in Kathu beside the 18-hole Phuket Golf Country Club golf course. This dam can hold around 8.5 million cubic metres of water and provides around 43,000 cubic metres of water to Phuket households every day. It is also used for flood and drought control.
Surrounded by green hills the dam is a very scenic spot and is popular with locals who like to jog, stroll or ride bicycles around it in the late afternoon and early evening. After exercising you can buy cheap food and drink from the small stalls that are found near the car park. To get to Bang Wad Dam visitors should follow the road signs for the Phuket Golf Country Club.
Visit Phuket Zoo during your stay here and enjoy a wonderfully different type of zoo. Lush tropical gardens invite you to stroll around in the shade of giant trees across bridges onto islands containing all kinds of strange animals. New species of fish, birds and other animals are acquired each year as well as young from our various breeding programs. We exchange animals with other zoos to get rid of excess stock and bring in new blood.
Jungceylon Shopping Complex is located in Patong Beach. It is a centre for shopping; drinking, dining, entertainment and leisure that will impress all visitors and make them want to come back again and again.
120,000 square meters bursting with world-class products, Central Festival Phuket is the consummate one-stop shopping, non-stop entertainment complex for every Phuket resident and visitor. Enjoy the newest, largest, most complete shopping and entertainment complex in the South.
The shops at Premium Outlet Phuket on the Bypass Road deal in guaranteed brand-name clothing and sports accessories at bargain prices. Apart from Thai brands, other articles on sale include Lacoste, Guy Laroche, Hush Puppies, Warner Bros, Pierre Cardin, Van Heusen, Levi’s, Lee, Nautica, Adidas and Nike and feature discounts of up to 70%. It’s an attractive, open-plan designed shop kept at a constant cool temperature.
If you are looking for some special treasures to keep the memories of your Laguna Phuket holiday alive, you needn't travel far to find them. Just inside the entrance to Laguna Phuket, and only minutes away by shuttle bus or ferry from the resort's seven hotels, is the Canal Village Laguna Shopping Centre. Set around the village's pleasant courtyard are more than 30 shops offering a range of products and services.
Shop for the finest Thai silk products, select the perfect resort wear for the Island's climate, or choose decorative giftware and Thai antiques. Canal Village also includes tailors, jewelers, boutiques, cafes, currency exchange, ATM, medical clinic, mini mart and a bakery.
SF Cinema City is the ultimate in big screen entertainment, where they personalize in activities and events to fit everyone's needs; from tourists to expatriates and to locals. Its newest addition at Jungceylon, Patong-Phuket guarantees world class entertainment and excitement.
A 7-screen state-of-the-art multiplex with wall-to-wall screens, stadium and luxury honeymoon seating together. Highlights on a top choice wines and western ready-to-eat dishes. Labeling is in Thai and English. Shop by phone or fax at your convenience on 3rd Floor, Central Festival Phuket.
If you are looking for some good shopping but want to get out of the overpriced shopping centers, then you should check out one of the Phuket Town Night Markets. The best of the bunch is likely the weekend market located somewhat near the Central Festival. The market runs from Saturday to Sunday every week and is open in the evening through most of the night.
There are literally hundreds of stalls, each selling their own unique style of wares. We won’t lie to you, the majority of vendors are selling women’s clothing and shoes. But for those men looking to go shopping, fear not, there are still plenty of men’s clothing shops as well as other items that both sexes can enjoy.
Patong Beach transforms into a large night bazaar every evening, when all the main roads become clogged with stalls selling handicrafts, silk scarves, sarongs and a variety of beach clothes, leisure wear, leather goods and luggage, CDs, computer games and electronic gadgets and toys.
Thalang National Museum is situated on Pa Khlok Road, to the east of the Two Heroines Monument. This museum gives an insight into Phuket's colorful history. It contains numerous artifacts, and an exhibition depicting the famous battle of Thalang showing the part played by two sisters, Kuhnying Jan (or Thao Thep Kasatri) and Kuhnying Mook (or Thao Sri Suntorn), who succeeded in repulsing the attacking Burmese arm.
Wat Phra Thong, near the Thalang District Office, north of Phuket Town is famous for a half- buried golden Buddha statue called Luang Poh Phra Thong (Golden Buddha) in its grounds. Its other moniker is Wat Phra Phud, meaning 'Temple of the protruding Buddha'. The main attraction is the half-buried golden Buddha image which is said to be 'untouchable' in that every person who has tried to dig it out is reported to have been cursed.
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.
Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong) 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 were well known for herbal medicine and took care of local villagers and negotiated for a settlement during a Chinese miners rebellion in the 1870's.
At Kinnaree House carefully select every single one of products based on its beauty, price and durability. So these are three things less you have to worry about. The products are guaranteed a replacement well into the next century. With many years of experience and greeted with the warmest of hospitality. So the next time you are looking for souvenirs to bring home, make Kinnaree House your first choice.
Paintball is the fastest growing extreme sport. Unlike other extreme sports like mountain climbing, motocross, stock car racing, sky diving, whitewater kayaking, paintball is the only extreme sport that gives you a high adrenaline rush without a risk of serious injury, due to an error in judgment.
The Phuket Shooting Range, the first shooting range in Phuket and remain the best, safest and most spacious range Phuket can offer.
The strange and beautiful limestone scenery around this area contains a secret world of karsts, caves, tunnels and interior lagoons - known locally as 'hongs'. These collapsed caverns eroded by natural forces over millions of years, can only be entered by a sea canoe or kayak when the tide is just right, revealing a hidden and unique natural environment. An ideal eco-tourist activity, sea canoeing provides the perfect way to explore this fascinating world.
Need a bit of adrenaline rush to shake the sloth out of your lazy day on the beach but you don't want to get 'too physical'? Here is one that shouldn't be too tiring: Go Kart. It's fast, loud. Exciting and fun to compete with friends. There are two Go Kart tracks on the island and strangely, they are facing each other near Patong, just passed the hill and close to Kathu. Patong Go Kart Speedway is really obvious and you can't miss it when driving by this road. The other, Phuket Kart Speedway, is just across the street, but apart from a sign board, you will not notice it.
Phuket ATV Tours offers the experience of ATV tour in Phuket and Phang Nga. A Phuket ATV tour is 30 minutes, 1 hour or 1 1/2 Hour in Phuket or Phang Nga. An ATV tour offers a great opportunity to see and enjoy the jungle discovery, stunning waterfalls, relax excursions in the middle of Phuket or Phang Nga regions and the unspoiled environment. Phuket ATV Tours could take you along tropical tracks through local rubber plantations, untouched landscapes, unspoiled jungle, mangroves and mystic beaches.
White Water Rafting is fairly new to Phuket, Although there are no large rivers on Phuket, nearby Phang Nga province is a good place to enjoy this eco-friendly adventure sport.
The trip heading to Phang Nga Province, about 80 Kms from Phuket and rafting on the main Phang nga river. The tour starts you on an action-packed ride along mountain rivers range with rain forest. Whether you are white water rafting for the first time or an experienced rafter looking for lots of adventure. Those new to rafting will have a guide and some basic training before their trip to ensure their safety and comfort whilst they enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Phang nga river.
To experience a different side of Phuket, try a trek through the island’s interior. Khao Phra Thaew National Park is Phuket’s last remaining virgin rainforest and is home to protected species of wild animals. The national park has several forest trails for hiking and guides can be hired from the reserve office near Ton Sai waterfall. There are also tour companies that take small groups on excursions through jungle paths, which also include hotel transfers, English-speaking jungle guides, and drinks.
Phuket Cable Ski & Wakeboarding near Kathu Waterfall is one of the most fun and challenging activities in Phuket. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can enjoy many exciting rides from water skiing to knee boarding and wakeboarding on a large freshwater lake.
Currently the only wake park on the island, its location offers exotic views of the surrounding trees and hills. Wakeboards, gloves, vests, water skis, helmets, and lifesaving gear can be rented while basic lessons are provided free of charge by staff members.
At the snake farm, just like in a zoo, you will get a general idea of how many different kinds of these boneless creatures that exist. A man will show different snakes and a woman will in her best English explain the effects of the venoms. You also will get the chance to pet a living cobra and have a very close look at its teeth. The best cobra show you can find is "King cobra " show, located in the Phuket shooting range compound. The show also provides knowledge about how to react when you find snakes.
Horse riding is another wonderful activity for the entire family. There are four centres catering to this activity and even the youngest or complete novice can join in. If you’ve never ridden before, livery staff will always lead you or be there to lend a hand. Beach rides are a favourite and the jungle rides are perfect for hotter weather.
Phuket Elephant Trekking can be a memorable experience not to be missed during your stay in Phuket, especially for children. There are various elephant camps around Phuket, that provide an opportunity to ride an elephant along a trail through jungle and rubber plantations and that is close to nature, an exciting, enjoyable and unforgettable time.
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, fingers point and lovers cuddle as Phuket's most fabulous free show is re-enacted nightly – the sunset.
Kata viewpoint is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket. From here, it is possible to take in views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches. Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, the viewpoint is busy most days of the year and is a staple of many tour itineraries. Called locally ‘Khao Saam Haad’ (Three Beaches Hill), the local municipality for some reason has officially renamed it ‘Karon Viewpoint’.
It’s located just to the south of Kata Noi Beach and looks out directly out to the Andaman Sea but most people have their cameras trained due north at the undeniably impressive eight-kilometre vista of the three west coast beaches.
Phuket has a large percentage of Chinese residents descended from those who emigrated from southern China a few centuries ago to work in the tin mine business as coolies. These people brought with them their rich culture and traditions and these influences are evident in the number of Chinese temples and shrines around the island and more markedly so in the yearly Vegetarian Festival.
Their religion was and still is predominantly a mixture of Buddhism incorporating with Chinese as well as Taoist gods. Red and yellow are the main colours used and animals such as dragons, lions and monkeys are also important symbols, seen around Chinese temples and shrines.
The significant Sino-Portuguese buildings of Phuket were built in the tin mining era. First influences came from Chinese architecture, showing in the design of the roof including doors and windows. The buildings were mainly one- or two-story buildings made from brick and wood. They had thick walls with Chinese-style tiles.
Khao Rang (Rang Hill) is one of Phuket’s most famous viewpoints. Located to the northwest of the city centre, its summit offers views out over the town, to the south of the island, neighboring islands and along the hills forming the ‘spine’ of the island.
There's a lot to see and do (and spend your money on!) in Phuket town. Phuket City features an exciting mix of old and new, simple and sophisticated, peaceful and pulsating. Nights are reserved for enjoying good company, whether at a restaurant, a disco, a quiet bar, or a combination of all three.
The Stylish Acqua Restaurant serves fine, experimental cuisine and imaginative dishes in a cool, classy and ultra-chic setting and is one of many International Fine Dining experiences to be found in the trendy Kalim Bay area.
One of the most famous Authentic Thai Restaurants in Phuket, Baan Rim Pa features an open air dining experience set against a spectacular backdrop of the bay at Patong. The magnificent Thai dishes perfectly compliment the exuberant mood topped with a bottle of fine wine from the extensive cellar.
360 degrees is not the easiest place to find, but the stunning views of the Andaman Sea and fine dining experience more than make up for it. A magnificent spot to enjoy sunset cocktails there is also an extensive wine list to delve into and stylishly presented cuisines add to this luxurious fine dining experience.
Enjoy fine dining in Phuket at SALA Phuket Restaurants and Beach Bar. Our open-air restaurant is located on the beachfront, adjacent to the swimming pools and also offers an air-conditioned option. SALA Phuket Restaurant offers an exceptional blend of mouth-watering international cuisine and scrumptious traditional Thai delicacies. SALA Phuket’s restaurants serve fresh seafood, exceptional international cuisine and Thai favorites.
Choose from a variety of dining venues with the main poolside dining area, the air-conditioned restaurant, the poolside bar, the romantic rooftop, or simply under the stars at one of the candlelit beach tables.
10/9 Moo 5, Baan Plai Lam Bo Phut,
Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand
333 Moo 3 Mai Khao Beach, Thalang District,
Phuket, Thailand 83110
SALA Phuket Resort and Spa is a stunning deluxe pool villa resort, featuring pool villas and suites combining rare historical Sino - Portuguese architecture in our award winners with modern 5-star facilities. Located just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport and the famous Blue Canyon Golf Course, The SALA Phuket is also just 25 minutes from picturesque Phang Nga Bay.
Moo 11, Pong Tar Long Pakchong,
Nakorn Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
49 Charoenrat Road, Wat Gate,
Mueang Chiang Mai, Thailand
39 Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Island
U-Thong Road, Moo 4, Pratu Chai,
Ayutthaya, 13000 Thailand
The tour commences through mountain forests and continues through grasslands. From the vans, the nightly animal world is illuminated by special halogen lights. You will encounter a range of animal including deer, felines, porcupines (and with a little luck) wild elephants at the salt licks.
First point at Pak Chong gateway, built in 1962 is situated at KM 24 on Thanarat Road. Buddhists always stop and pay their respects and receive blessings at the shrine
Like a small museum to get more information & has a souvenir shop
KM 30 of Thanarat Road. This point looks northwards into the park, providing a view of the beautiful forested mountains.
This viewpoint is 14 kms from the park headquarters and a short walk off the road to Khao Kiew Summit. You can enjoy the short walk through moist evergreen forest. The weather is normally cool at all the year round due to the altitude. Trees and rocks near the viewpoint are dorned with moss and lichen.
Nong Pak Chee – this tower is situated at the edge of grassland, adjacent to the Nong Pak Chee reservoir. A saltlick visible from the tower also attracts wildlife to the location. Access to the tower from the road at KM. 35-36 and follow a well-marked track for 1 km. through the grassland.
A well-known waterfall where the water runs over a 20 m cliff into a large pool below. In the rainy seasons the volume of water increases greatly and it runs fast and cool.
Haew Narok Waterfall is a 3 tiered waterfall in the South of Khaoyai and is the biggest waterfall in the park. The water tumbles 60m off the top tiers, before falling straight down off the 2nd and 3 tiers, which lie close to each other. Altogether the creek level drops by 150m.
Kluoi Mai Waterfall the waterfall is a medium-size waterfall, also caused by Huy Lam Takong (Lam Takong Stream), which has Wai Dang (Red Orchid) grow on its cliff and be the symbol of its area, the waterfall is situated 7km from Khaoyai National Park Office and can be reached by car and walking.
Klong Kaew Waterfall a quite low waterfall, caused by Huy Lam Takong (Lam Takong Stream), the border between Nakorn Nayok Province and Nakhorn Si Thamarat Province, which is beautiful and suitable for playing water especially in rainy season. The waterfall is situated 100 meters from Khaoyai National Park office and Travelling Service Center.