Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Phuket Island

An introduction to Phuket

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Marine Biological Research Centre or Phuket Aquarium,
Tourists interested in marine lives are recommended to go to the Phuket Aquarium situated on the secluded Phanwa Cape, 10 km. from town on Sakdidet Road.
Wat Chalong,
Is Phuket's most beautiful and renowned monastery. It enshrines the gilt statues of monk-hero Luang Pho Chaem and his assistant Luang Pho Chuang, both much revered by local people because of their roles in quelling the miner rebellion in 1876.
Chalong Bay,
Located on the south coast of the island, Chalong Bay is in the mining area and is too muddy to swim in. However, a fine view of the coconut palm groves and delicious food in the good restaurants on the shore attract hundreds of visitors to the place daily.
Rawai Beach,
The first beach that brought fame to Phuket Island. the coconut-fringed route from the Chalong Intersection to Rawai is one of the most beautiful roads in Phuket. It is a good beach area where sea-people reside and where several restaurants provide different styles of delicious foods, especially seafood.
Laem Ka Beach,
Next to Rawai Beach on the East is Laem Ka Beach, an excellent swimming area frequently visited by local people. It is lovely and quiet.
Phromthep Cape
Sometimes called Laem Phra Chao or God's Cape, Phromthep is a very special place at the southernmost tip of the island. It is a cliff where you can view the breathtaking panorama of its nice surroundings and the striking sunset.
Phromthep Cape Phuket
Phromthep Cape
Naihan Beach,
Naihan is a place for those who love peace and quiet. Its most picturesque landscape can be seen on the way from the north of Phromthep Cape down to the beach. But it is not advisable to go for a swim here during the monsoon season (from May to October).
Naihan Beach Phuket
Naihan Beach
Kata Beach,
Composed of two lovely beaches called Kata Yai (Big Kata) and Kata Noi (Small Kata), Kata Beach is a thriving resort, suitable for holiday makers who look for tranquil surroundings with a bright sun, white sand, a calm clear sea and a colourful underwater world.

Kata is located only 6 km. from Chalong Intersection. The way leading to the beach overlooks the elegant scene of Chalong Bay on the southern coast of the island. Except for those who like to stay in a busy area, Kata Beach has never disappointed any visitors. Various kinds of accommodations, restaurants, shops and aqua-sports facilities are available to tourists of different tastes.

Karon Beach phuket
Karon & Kata Beaches

Kata Beach Phuket
Kata Beach
Karon Beach,
Just across a low hill to the north of Kata, the long white beach of Karon stretches magnificently with pines and palms standing tall over the rolling sand dunes providing a unique scene. It is flourishing side by side with Kata Beach, but is more placid. The sea water here is clean and the sand is powdery. It is one of the best places for swimming, diving and sun-bathing. you can come from Kata to Karon easily by road or by a path along the coast
Karon Beach Phuket
Karon Beach
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Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Phuket