Phuket, located in the southern region of Thailand, is the largest island of the country. It is approximately 890 kilometers away from Bangkok. The island comprises of the total area of 550 square kilometers. It is the most favorite tourist destinations of Thailand. Phuket encompasses some of the fascinating beaches, shopping centers, National Park etc. water sports and nightlife is also the centre for attraction.
Tourist Attractions in Phuket
FantaSea is an award winning theme park of Phuket. It is a delight for tourists, especially for the children. It includes a Carnival village, where visitors can shop, play games and witness some of the best handicraft exhibited, 4,000 seat theme restaurant, where one can taste the best Thai and other international cuisines, Las Vegas-style theatrical show, Palace of the Elephants theatre, where around 3000 spectators can enjoy the incredible show put on by elephants.
Located near the southern tip of the island at Ao Makham on Cape Panwa, Phuket Aquarium is managed by the Phuket Marine Biological Center, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Phuket Aquarium intends to provide in-depth knowledge on various fresh water plants, fish and coastal and marine life.
The Butterfly Garden and Insect World
The Butterfly Garden and Insect World is among the most fascinating place to visit in Phuket. The tourist can witness some of the exceptional species of flowers, butterflies, the life cycle of the insects, ponds, large fish, waterfalls, native birds, and insects and invertebrates like giant millipedes, bird-eating spiders and scorpions.
Khao Phra Thaeo National Park
Khao Phra Thaeo National Park is the centre of attraction of Phuket. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in July 1969. The National Park comprises of various rare species of wild animals, including langurs, barking deer, mouse deer, bear, wild boar, monkeys, gibbons, porcupines, macaques, reptiles, lizards, mesmerizing forest vegetation, giant trees, rarest of the rare species of palm called the Governor's Palm or White Back Palm is also found there.
Wat Chalong Temple
Wat Chalong is the most prominent and premier Buddhist temple of Phuket. It is the biggest among the all 29 Buddhist monasteries of Phuket. Poh Than Jao Wat, located in the westerly old hall of the temple is among the prominent Buddhist statues in Wat Chalong. The history of the temple is quiet fascinating.
Old Phuket Town
Old Phuket Town comprises of various 100 years old Chinese shop houses, leftovers of Phuket's tin boom, stunning Sino-Portuguese architecture along the roads. The architecture of the place reflects the European influence on the island. The place is a must-visit tourist destination in Phuket.