Off Beaten Path Attractions in Phuket

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  • Karon Beach
  • Phuket International Airport
  • Everybody who comes to Thailand heads to the stadium to watch a Thai boxing match, but what about taking part in one? You don't need previous experience or even a big knack for sports -At the Phromthep Thai Boxing Camp, you can become a fighter for a day (or a week, if you're more ambitious) and learn what it takes to be a muay thai champion. There aren't many antique shops in Thailand, so Chan's Antiques is a welcome addition. Don't let the name fool you, though. Not everything in the store is actually old. Many items are new hand-carved pieces shipped from Chiang Mai or imported from abroad. The store does sell antiques, mainly from Cambodia and Myanmar. If nature is more your style, you can head to the Gibbons Rehabilitation Project, where you can interact with animals who have been given a new leash on life. Whatever else you do while in Phuket, make sure you carve some extra time to discover the quirky, the unusual and the unexpected side of the city.

    Phromthep Thai Boxing Camp

    91 Viset Road - Yanui beach

    Bang Wad Reservoir

    Khao Mai Thao Sip Song

    An offbeat place to visit when you want to get away from the tourist crowd... read more

    Wat Phra Nang Sang

    Thep Krasatri Road

    History and religion meet face to face... read more

    Gibbons Rehabilitation Project

    Khao Pra Theaw Non-Hunting Area, Bang Pae Waterfall
    Pa Khlok

    Thailand's only gibbon-rescue operation works on preparing these animals to return to the wild. Those that cannot be rehabilitate live in the center, where they are protected from exploitation and abuse... read more

    Thavorn Museum

    74 Rassada Rd

    A bizarre collection of items depicting the history of Phuket... read more

    Chan's Antique

    99/42, Moo 5, Charlermprakiat R.9 Road,
    Tambon Rassada, Amphur Muang

    Phuket's largest collection of antiques and art items... read more

    Baan Chinpracha

    98 Krabi Road

    Take a look into Phuket's opulent past... read more

    Methee Cashew Nut Factory

    9 Tilok-Uthit 2 Road

    Taste unique nut products after a quick and fun tour... read more

    Snuba Thailand

    Racha Yai

    A little bit of scuba diving, a little bit of snorkeling... read more

    Sirey Island

    See the real Phuket just a few minutes from town...
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