Travel guide Thailand

Rawai beach

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

COORDINATES
GPS
7°46'18.8"N 98°19'18.3"E
Decimal
7.771879, 98.321741

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Rawai is famous for its seafood restaurants. In the southern part of the beach, there are tables set up right on the beach, kitchens are on the other side of the road. In the Northern part, restaurants are only across the road from the sea. Regardless of where you choose to dine all restaurants offer a cozy atmosphere typical to Thailand, delicious, cheap food and a large selection of fresh seafood.

For those who like cooking at home, there is a market where in the evening you can find a lot of delicacies. It is located in the southernmost part of the beach behind the pier.

There are many long-tail boats as well as speedboats lining up the shore. Here you can hire a boat to take you to the nearest island.

Karon Viewpoint

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

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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.

Karon Viewpoint

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

Botanic garden

WORKING HOURS
11:00 — 17:00

DAYS OFF
Wed

FEE
Adult
500 THB

Kid
300 THB

CONTACTS
076 367 095

COORDINATES
GPS
7°50'51.1"N 98°20'44.4"E
Decimal
7.847530, 98.345656

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As expected there are a lot of plants, exotic flowers, and tropical trees. It is divided into 30 zones or gardens each dedicated to one collection of plants. There is a cactus garden, an orchid garden etc. In the rainforest garden, you will find a waterfall with a path surrounded by foliage creating a green corridor with aerial roots hanging like a curtain from above.

The Garden is neither very informative nor immensely big nor does it have very rare plants. But we are certain that you will enjoy the beauty of nature and take some nice pictures.

There is also a restaurant, a playground, and a gift shop.
The Botanical Garden is closed on Wednesdays.

Directions: from Chalong roundabout head toward Central Festival Shopping mall, once you pass Wat Chalong keep your eyes open for the yellow sign “Botanical Garden”, the sign will be on you right.

Botanic garden

Orchid farm

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

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 17:30

FEE
Adult
400 THB

Kid
200 THB

CONTACTS
081 891 9173

COORDINATES
GPS
7°49'05.8"N 98°20'13.8"E
Decimal
7.818277, 98.337154

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Owners of the farm have been collecting different species of this beautiful flower for over 30 years. They have accumulated a truly amazing collection of 1500 varieties of orchid that will delight any visitor.

Do not miss delicious homemade ice cream sold at the entrance, a specialty of the hostess.
At the Farm orchid enthusiasts can purchase an orchid seedling in a sealed flask. Care Instructions are included.

Directions: from Chalong roundabout head toward Rawai Beach, turn right at the first turn, keep your eyes open for the sign “Orchid Farm”.

Orchid farm

Bird park

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 17:00

FEE
Adult
500 THB

Kid
300 THB

CONTACTS
076 367 576

COORDINATES
GPS
7°51'51.6"N 98°20'38.5"E
Decimal
7.864324, 98.344017

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Come to explore and enjoy a diverse world of birds gathered in this park from different corners of the world. The fascinating birds’ show will appeal to children as well as adults.

For an additional fee, you can get your picture taken with exotic birds. Some of the birds are so rare that you’ve probably never even heard of them.

Bird park

Ton Sai waterfall

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

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 17:00

FEE
Adult
200 THB

Kid
100 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
8°01'42.8"N 98°21'47.0"E
Decimal
8.028545, 98.363060

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Tong Sai waterfall is different from other waterfalls on Phuket. It is 2km long that make it the longest and the second highest on the island. It is not a waterfall where a high volume of water plunging down from a high cliff. It rather just flows over rock steps and a few small ledges where you can get under the stream for a natural massage.

If you decide to take a trek around the falls, wear comfortable shoes and be prepared that the trail might disappear under fallen trees, and you will need to find a detour.

Directions: from Heroines Monument head North, at the traffic light turn onto highway 3004( Namtok Ton Sai) and go straight.

Ton Sai waterfall

Kathu waterfall

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

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
0 THB

Kid
0 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
7°55'57.0"N 98°19'20.9"E
Decimal
7.932499, 98.322459

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One of the smallest waterfalls in Phuket, both in height and in size of land it occupies. However, it has more natural pools than others that are located on 4 levels.

This is a place to visit if you don’t want to travel far and just want to freshen up in cool water.

The path to the top begins to the right of the waterfall and it takes you to the other three levels. It is quite picturesque.

Directions: from Central Festival shopping mall head to Patong. When you pass Caltex gas station you will be able to see a sign for Kathu Waterfall on your left.

Kathu waterfall

Bang Pae waterfall

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

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
200 THB

Kid
100 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
8°02'21.6"N 98°23'28.8"E
Decimal
8.039326, 98.391332

On Google map

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.

Bang Pae waterfall