08:00 — 18:00
This is the biggest of the 3 best-known waterfalls on Phuket. At the base, there is one pool for swimming. The trail leading to the fall is picturesque and not overly taxing and long.
This place is also a home to the Gibbons Rehabilitation Center established in 1992. The center takes care and rehabilitates rescued, wounded and left without parents monkeys.
Volunteers working at the center deserve great respect. They are always happy to talk about the project and answer questions about gibbons.
You won’t be able to touch or even get close to the monkeys at the center but there is plenty of interesting information posted around. One of the center’s goals is to educate visitors. Next time you are offered to get your picture taken with a baby gibbon on the streets say NO. Most tourists don’t suspect that a gibbon mother is usually gets killed when poachers take a baby gibbon from her.
Directions: from Heroines Monument take highway 4027 and head East for 9 km till you see the sign “Bang Pae Waterfall”, keep driving from the sign for about 1 km.
08:30 — 16:30
+66 76 391126
Aquarium presents a great opportunity to see many inhabitants of the local waters. They can be observed in water tanks and in the underwater tunnel.
Brochures with a map of the Park are available at the entrance. There are a lot of tropical fishes in the main building: piranhas, clown fish (Nemo), groupers that reach 300 kg, etc. Behind the main building, there is a footpath along the coast that leads to a pier, Museum of whales and dolphins, as well as a pool with the turtles. There are a lot of signs with very interesting facts posted along the path. For example, you can learn how to use fruits of some coastal trees for medical purposes. Or do you know that Styrofoam used for food packaging takes 500 000 years to decompose?
! Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 11.30 am you can witness underwater feeding of sharks and stingrays.
Directions: it is located in the South-East part of the island, at the end of Cape Panwa. There is only one road leading to the Aquarium so you won’t miss it.
08:30 — 18:00
076 374 424
N 7 50.565, E 98 21.512
The zoo has quite a lot of animals, including tigers, birds, fishes. There are even sculptures of dinosaurs. The entrance fee includes visits to a monkey show, an elephant and a crocodile shows. For an additional fee, you can get your picture taken with a tiger, a chimpanzee or a Python.
Showtimes at the Zoo
Monkey show 09:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:45
Crocodile show 09:45, 12:45, 15:15, 17:30
Elephant show 10:30, 13:30, 16:00
If you would like to see all three shows it is best to come at 9.00, 12.00 or 14.30. It takes about 2.5 hours to see all.
Directions: from Chalong roundabout head toward Phuket Town on highway 4021 (it is the closest to the sea). At the first traffic light turn right.