Phuket Attractions

Chalong Temple

Chalong Temple

Wat Chalong is about 8 km outside town. Take Vichit Songkram Rd., to the Bypass Rd., and turn left, and drive for about 10 mins. The Temple will be on your left.

This is where stands the cast statue of Luang Por Cham, who helped the people of Phuket put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie, Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Por Chaung, and Luang Por Gluam.

Other monks, who were abbots of the temple during later times, and who are the objects of respect and recipients of the offerings by Phuket people generally.

Saphan Hin

Saphan Hin

A land reclamation project provided abundant new land now used for parks and public facilities at Sapan Hin, located where Phuket Rd., meets the sea in Phuket Town.

In the circle is the Tin Mining Monument, shaped like a large drill bit, dedicated to the memory of Captain Edward Thomas Miles, the Australian who brought the first tin dredge to Phuket in 1909.

The monument was built in 1969 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of tin dredging in Phuket. The Sport Center is located in the park.

Phrom Thep Cape

Promthep Cape

“Phrom” is Thai for Hindu “Brahma” signifying purity, and “Thep” means ‘God’. Promthep is a headland stretching into the sea and forming the extreme south-end of Phuket. It has been prominent feature for mariners since of early seafarers from the sub-continent, remains of whose journey’s have been found all along the Malay-peninsula’s west coast.

From Rawai Beach turn right and go for 2 kms. The cape has tall cliffs on the south, and was formerly called by local villagers “Leam Jao” (The Gods’ Cape).

From the cliffs running down to the boulders at the sea is a line of palm trees. Emerald green currents swirl in the deep water and breakers hurl themselves in vain against the rocky point : it is one of Phuket ‘s most inspiring vistas. From Promthep Cape, which is the most beautiful place to catch Phuket’s famous sunset, a road leads northwest to Nai Han Beach.

View Point

View Point

From this point can be seen the bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon, and also Poo Island.

It is one of the island’s best views. A large public sala, or shelter is there for visitors, and several vendors sell food, drinks, and souvenirs in the area when the weather is nice.

The viewpoint is between Kata and Nai Han Beach.

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