Travel guide Thailand

Karonviewpoint

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Viewpoint | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
7°47'50.4"N 98°18'07.7"E
Decimal
7.797321, 98.302149

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It offers an excellent view of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches. There is a guy on the motorcycle just before the viewpoint that offers to get your picture taken with eagles. It costs 100 baht if using your camera or 200 baht using his Polaroid.

Directions: it is located between Kata and Naiharn beach.

Karonviewpoint

Cape Promthep

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Viewpoint | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
Круглосуточно

COORDINATES
GPS
7°45'32.9"N 98°18'13.2"E
Decimal
7.759139, 98.303655

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This place can be called the landmark of Phuket. Whether you come here to enjoy a sunset or to take a few pictures you won’t be disappointed.

There is a working lighthouse on the Cape with a small historical Museum inside. On the way to the lighthouse, you will find a shrine. Thai people believe that such a beautiful place is certainly inhabited by strong spirits. To gain spirits favor or pay respect Thais often bring offerings or gifts to the shrine. You can buy a gift for yourself or your loved ones at a souvenir market located in front of the parking lot.

Most people don’t go beyond the concrete barrier wall. But there is a dirt path leading down that will take you directly to flat stones, gently sloping into the sea.

Directions: from Chalong roundabout head to Rawai Beach then turn right and follow the signs.
The place gets crowded so in order to find parking it is best to come one hour before sunset. Sunrise and sunset times can be found here…

Cape Promthep

Phuket bungy jumping

Province: Phuket | Category: Action | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
2200 THB

CONTACTS
+66 76 321 351

COORDINATES
GPS
7°54'31.2"N 98°20'12.5"E
Decimal
7.908671, 98.336811

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If you are a thrill seeker then this is a place for you. The complex is called Jungle Bungy Jump and was open in 1992. It operates in compliance with New Zealand safety standards. There used to be a tin mining operation at this location but the mines were flooded to create a picturesque lake.

They offer standard, tandem jumps as well as catapult and water touch jumps from a crane that is 50m high.
Jungle Bungy Jump is located in Kathu not far from Patong Beach. Prices start from 2200 baht and in addition to the jump, every package includes a t-shirt, a certificate, and insurance. A 3000 bath package also includes a DVD with a video of your jump or one additional jump free of charge. The place is open every day.

Directions:
Kathu: from Patong head to Central Festival Shopping mall, once you get down from the hill at the first traffic light, at a Caltex gas station turn right and follow the road for about 500m, keep your eyes open for the sign “Bungy Jump”.
Patong: on the 3d beach road behind Jung Ceylon shopping center close to J. J. Plaza.

Phuket bungy jumping

Wat Chalong

Province: Phuket | Category: Temple | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 18:00

COORDINATES
GPS
7°50'49.3"N 98°20'11.7"E
Decimal
7.847029, 98.336586

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It is said that the Temple or Wat in Thai was established during the reign of King Rama II (1809-1842). Now it is one of the most revered temples. There have been some major historical events connected with the Temple. One of such events was a rebellion of Chinese coolies in 1876. Local Thai people were inspired by the Abbot of Wat Chalong to fight the rebels and the rebellion was put down. In addition to his wisdom, the Abbot Luang Pho Chaem (1827-1908) was believed to heal people with the help of his walking stick.

If you want to see how Thai people perform their religious rituals make sure you visit all of the buildings. You can even join them but please be very polite. According to a legend Chedi, the tallest building at the complex holds Buddha’ relics.

Directions: from Central Festival Shopping mall head toward Chalong, The temple is located on highway 4021 East. From the road, you will be able to see a white archway to the temple complex.

! Please, note that women should have their knees and shoulders covered while visiting temples in Thailand, men should wear a t-shirt or a shirt and pants or shorts that are not very short. Also, women should not touch monks.

Wat Chalong

Big Buddha

Province: Phuket | Category: Temple | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 18:00

COORDINATES
GPS
7°49'39.3"N 98°18'46.2"E
Decimal
7.827582, 98.312842

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This place is two attractions in one. It is a viewpoint and also a grand temple complex.
Construction has been ongoing for more than 10 years and is funded by donations. It all started with the ambitious idea of a few friends who once found this place in the mountains. From the observation deck you can see the two coasts of Phuket. Chalong is to the East and Kata, Karon is to the West.

There is a small temple at the base of the statue where you can get blessed by a Buddhist monk.

And if you come across people rubbing the Gong with their hands - get in line. It is believed that if it “sings” it means you have a pure soul.

The passage to the observation deck is to the left immediately after you climb to the statue.

Directions: from Phuket Town head toward Chalong on highway 4021 West, once you pass Wat Chalong and a Ptt gas station you will see the sign “Big Buddha”.

!Please, note that women should have their knees and shoulders covered while visiting temples in Thailand, men should wear a t-shirt or a shirt and pants or shorts that are not very short. Also, women should not touch monks.

Big Buddha

Night Naka market

Province: Phuket | Category: Market | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
17:00 - 22:00

COORDINATES
GPS
7°52'52.8"N 98°22'03.9"E
Decimal
7.881345, 98.367740

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Markets in Thailand offer an interesting experience. This one for sure will impress you as Naka Market is the largest in Phuket.

This is probably the best way to sample the exotic cuisine of Thailand. Food is prepared in front of you: anything from coconut pancakes, fruits with unusual sauces to fried insects. Different delicacies, Thai sweets, and other exotic dishes for every taste are available here.

We have noticed that goods sold at this type of markets are often priced at one price, either at 99 baht, 199 baht or 299 baht. These are favorite numbers for Thai vendors. Sometimes you can purchase a pair of thong sandals or a jacket for the same price.

There are plenty of trinkets that are handmade right at the market. Some can be personalized with your name.

The market is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after 16:00.

Do not miss it. You will have an unforgettable experience.
Markets in Thailand offer an interesting experience. This one for sure will impress you as Naka Market is the largest in Phuket.

This is probably the best way to sample the exotic cuisine of Thailand. Food is prepared in front of you: anything from coconut pancakes, fruits with unusual sauces to fried insects. Different delicacies, Thai sweets, and other exotic dishes for every taste are available here.

We have noticed that goods sold at this type of markets are often priced at one price, either at 99 baht, 199 baht or 299 baht. These are favorite numbers for Thai vendors. Sometimes you can purchase a pair of thong sandals or a jacket for the same price.

There are plenty of trinkets that are handmade right at the market. Some can be personalized with your name.

The market is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after 16:00.

Do not miss it. You will have an unforgettable experience.

Night Naka market

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

Province: Phuket | Category: Action | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
10:00 — 19:00

FEE
Adult
800 THB

CONTACTS
076 321 949

COORDINATES
GPS
7°54'30.2"N 98°19'46.2"E
Decimal
7.908381, 98.329486

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Do you feel the need for speed and an adrenaline rush then go a racetrack.
There are 2 go-kart racetracks in Phuket located across the street from each other.

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

Phuket Wake Park Kathu

Province: Phuket | Category: Action, Theme park | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
9:00 - 18:30

FEE
Adult
750 THB

Kid
450 THB

CONTACTS
089 873 0187

COORDINATES
GPS
7°55'35.9"N 98°19'47.2"E
Decimal
7.926641, 98.329763

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Do you miss snowboarding? Try cable wakeboarding. The Park offers a range of different obstacles installed on a manmade lake. The lake is 400 x 100 meters in size and water is clean. Their cable system works without a hitch. A basic set of equipment is provided free of charge with the purchase of a ticket. Professional equipment is also available for rent for more experienced riders.

If you have never tried wakeboarding before there are instructors are on hand to give you your first lesson. Even first-timers after a couple of hours of riding can do simple tricks.

There are showers and a restaurant on site.

Phuket Wake Park Kathu

Flying hanuman

Province: Phuket | Category: Action | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 17:00

FEE
Adult
starts from 1800 THB

CONTACTS
076 323 264

COORDINATES
GPS
7°55'29.3"N 98°19'22.1"E
Decimal
7.924799, 98.322804

On Google map

Experience the feeling of flying like a monkey or a Tarzan from tree to tree. Zipline Flying Hanuman offers 28 platforms and hundreds of meters of cable.

The Park covers an area of 80 000 square meters. Your journey will include zip lining between platforms as well as crossings of suspension bridges, climbs of spiral stairways around trees and vertical descends from platform to platform with a help of ropes.

One of the flights called honeymoon sling offers couples enough time for a kiss. The helpful staff is eager to capture the moment and your happy or frightened faces.

The longest flight is 400 m.
The longest vertical descend is 40 m.

Directions: from Patong head toward Central Festival Shopping mall, once you get down from the hill at the first traffic light, at a Caltex gas station turn left like if you were going to Kathu Waterfalls and follow the signs.

Flying hanuman

Splash Jungle

Province: Phuket | Category: Action, Theme park | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
10:00 - 17:45

FEE
Adult
1450 THB

Kid
700 THB

CONTACTS
076 372 111

COORDINATES
GPS
8°07'00.4"N 98°18'22.5"E
Decimal
8.116781, 98.306256

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Phuket Splash Jungle Water Park is fun for all ages. Slides and water attractions in the Park are designed for different age groups. For children, there is a whole water town and judging by the happy squeals and laughter coming from the place, they like it.

Parents with kids can relax too, for example, in the sauna while kids are enjoying the water. There are plenty of lifeguards keeping a watchful eye on everybody’s safety.

Need a break from splashing in the water, having fun in the sun can be tiring, have a snack at the café or a full meal at the restaurant.

Directions: head to the North of the island. At the cross roads with a sign to the airport go straight. You will see the sign “Splash Jungle” on you left opposite a mosque.

Splash Jungle