Situated in southern area, Phuket is Thailand's largest island. It was previously famous with the names of Tha-Laang or Talang, or Junk Ceylon. The unique feature of Phuket is that it is connected with the Thailand merely through bridge way. It is a world famous city due to its gorgeous historical places, eye-catching beaches and dark tropical forests. Gone are the days when Phuket earned its income only through tin and rubber. Now, much of its income is earned from travel and tourism.
Tourist Attractions in Phuket
Wat Chalong is one of the most visited temples of Phuket. Hundreds of tiny glass pieces and several pagodas are the attractions of the temple. It has an old story behind its establishment. Wat Chalong is also called Phuket's spiritual center.
Kata Beach is one of the top tourist destinations in Phuket. It is famous for its several specialties that include its clear water edged by hills and picturesque Bu island, a village feel at its northern and southern ends, more family-oriented and more peaceful.
Phuket Fantasea is one of the magnificent tourist destinations in Phuket. There are several features of Fantasea such as displays of animals, circus acts, comedians and Thai cultural displays and disappearing elephant magic act by the specialists that attract tourists from across the globe.
Khao Phra Thaeo National Park
Khao Phra Thaeo National Park is located in far north of the island. Among the top features of national park are Phuket's lush landscape, a protected sanctuary with two lovely waterfalls, Bang Phae and Ton Sai, which are available by nature trail.
Promthep Cape is famous for its hundreds of small elephant statues. The place particularly looks better at the sunset traveling through tour buses. There are also excellent views and a gorgeous landmark related to a maritime-minded prince.
Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre
Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre is situated within the Khao Phra Thaeo national park. Tourists love to come here to see small sanctuary that has been protecting gibbons for a decade.
Old Phuket Town
There are three streets in Old Phuket Town. They contain well preserved 100 years old Chinese shophouses, Sino-Portuguese architectural style, remnants of Phuket's tin boom. It is one of the wonderful travel attractions in Phuket.