Phuket is the ideal island for discovering natural beauty and exploring the historic artefacts of the Sino - Portuguese past.
Temples and Shrines
Memorials such as the Heroine's sisters who protected Phuket from invaders are worth a visit while the numerous temples are a must see in Phuket. Wat Chalong is the largest and most visited temple in Phuket and Wat Prathong is famous for the half-buried golden Buddha statue.
Tha Rua Chinese Shrine
Siam Niramit Phuket is a must-see show exhibiting Thailand's history and culture. Old Phuket Town's main attraction is the Sino - Portuguese architecture. The classic buildings reflecting European influence which can be seen at Phang-Nga Road in Old Phuket Town. Many tourists also visit the colourful Phuket Vegetarian festival during the lunar month of the Chinese calendar.
Siam Niramit Phuket
Old Phuket Town
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Numerous museums are awaiting your visit. Kathu Mining Museum and Seashell Museum display valuable mine models and seashells. Baan Chinprachia Museum is among the nicest Sino - Portuguese mansions which was built in 1903. Thai Hua Museum has a charming inner courtyard and Thalong National Museum shows Phuket's history chronologically.
Baan Chinprachia Museum
Kathu Mining Museum
Thai Hua Museum
Thalong National Museum
Visit the last remaining rainforest in Phuket - the Khao Phra Taew National Park. Take part in a hike through the centuries-old rainforest filled with interesting wildlife and horticulture before finally coming across the Nam Tok Ton Sai Waterfall - one of the parks most popular attractions.