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  • Most people invariably go to Thailand for its beaches - if that is the case for you, Phuket is the perfect destination. The beaches offer opportunities for a variety of water sports, swimming, snorkeling, yachting and the rest. There are beaches scattered all over the island, but the main (largest) ones are Rawai Beach in the south, Patong Beach on the west, and Surin Beach on the north. Make sure to check before traveling whether the beaches are safe - during the monsoon season, travelers are advised to steer clear of water-related activities. During the rainy season, you can take advantage of Thailand's beauty in other ways - Phuket has some of the country's largest waterfalls, which only get larger during monsoon. Ask your hotel or hostel where and when you can see them. Phuket also houses beautiful cultural treasures inland that are well worth a daytrip or two. The Chalong Temple, located near the south of the island in Chalong Bay, is Phuket's largest temple. Locals come to this Buddhist temple to pray and offer their respect to Buddhist monks who were active in the Chinese Miners Rebellion in the late 19th century. The "Big Buddha" is a frequently visited landmark in Phuket. This monumental figure, sitting 45 meters above ground, is located atop the Nakkerd Hills near Chalong Bay. While there is no direct and easy way to get up to the figure, many hikers make a trip of it. (Be aware however that the trek up usually takes about an hour.) While the majority of the population is Thai-Buddhist, there is a Chinese population from migrant workers who came to Thailand during the 19th century. Their mark was left indelibly in the form of Chinese temples. The oldest such temple in Phuket is the Put Jaw Temple, built around 200 years ago. It is located near the main city of Phuket Town. A lesser-known shrine is the Shrine of Serene Light. Although it was built in 1889, relatively few people know about it because it is in a concealed location. Look for it in an alley past the On On Hotel in Phuket Town.

    Wat Chalong

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    off Vichit Songkram Road
    Chalong District

    Phuket's most famous and popular wat (temple)...
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    Snuba Thailand

    Racha Yai

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

    Old Phuket Town

    Phuket's history comes alive in Old Phuket Town...
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    Phuket Orchid Garden and Thai Village

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    Thepkasattri Road
    2.5 Km from the Center of Phuket Town, on the Main Road to the Airport

    Cultural Performance and Handicraft Center...
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    Big Buddha

    Royal Phuket Marina

    68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Rd. Koh Kaew

    The Royal Phuket Marina is more than just boats. It offers live entertainment and activities for the whole family... 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

    Phuket Stunt Show

    35/11 Moo 4 Patak road

    Phuket's only stunt show has plenty of big explosions, lots of fire and impressive action... read more

    Khao Sok National Park

    Surat Thani Province
    Northeast of Phuket

    Thailand's largest rain forest and one of the best destinations to explore Phuket's jungles... read more

    Mom Tri's Villa Kitchen

    Kata, 12 Kata Noi Road

    Learn to cook like a pro... read more

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    Radsada Souvenir & Hand Made

    29 Ratsada Road
    Talad Yai

    High-quality souvenirs... read more

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    Thai Chakras Spa

    22 Moo, 2 Chueng Thalay
    Sunwing Resort & Spa

    A place where taking care of your body is as much of an art as it is a science... read more

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    Chandara Spa

    99/1 Moo 6, Ban Ao Por, Thanlang
    Chandara Resort & Spa

    The hefty prices of this posh spa match the luxury of the resort... read more

    Leisure Corner (The)

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    1 Soi Surin Montri Road
    The Metropole Hotel

    Newly Renovated Relaxation... read more

    John Gray's Seacanoe

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    124 Soi 1 Yaowarat Road
    Talad Yai, Muang District

    Eco Adventure for the Discerning... read more

    Coral Seekers

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    Amphur Muang

    Diver's Wonderworld... read more

    Phuket Aquarium

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    51 Moo 8, Sakdidet Road
    Muang District

    Touch, explore and discover the marine life of Phuket... read more

    Kata Beach

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    Kata Noi Road

    Popular Water Sports Playground... read more

    Phuket Town

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    Phuket Town
    Centre of Phuket province

    A Sino Portuguese Flair... read more

    Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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    71/6 M5 Soi Paneung
    Yaowarat Road, T. Rassada, A.Muang

    Fascinating Insect Collection... read more
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