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Melanesian descent.
Ao Chalong
A location popular for its several restaurants serving some of
Phuket’s best seafood.
Laem Phanwa
The southern tip of the cape is the location of the Marine Bio-
logical Research Centre and Phuket’s Aquarium, where visitors
can see several hundred exotic and colourful marine species.
Ko Si Re
The small island separated from the mainland only by the Tha
Chin Canal, is located 4 km. northeast of the town. There is a
sea gypsy village considered the largest in Phuket
Sirinat National Park
Wat Phra Thong
The park, located near Phuket International Airport along
Routes No. 402 and 4026, some 30 km., occupies a total area
The Thai Village
of 0 square kilometres and has an uninterrupted 13 km. long
On Thep Krasattri Road, the village serves typical southern Thai
stretch of beaches: Hat Nai Thon, Hat Nai Yang, Hat Mai Khao,
specialities for lunch and dinner, as well as staging cultural
and Hat Sai Kaeo.
shows featuring Thai dances, sword-fighting, Thai boxing,
elephants and local customs. Handicrafts are also on display.
Major Sights & Attractions
Thalang National Museum
Mueang Phuket
Located near the Two Heroines Monument, the museum
The compact provincial capital serves mainly as a commercial
contains a collection of exhibits of ancient artefacts and other
and shopping centre although traces of the old Sino-Portuguese
materials illustrating life in old Phuket.
architecture provides distinctive character.
Wat Phra Thong
Khao Rang
Inland from Hat Nai Yang, the temple enshrines a famous,
This provides a pleasant view of the town, also a park and series
partially buried Buddha image. Local legend relates how a boy
of hillside sculptural tableaux.
tethered his buffalo to what he thought was a post sticking out
of the ground. Subsequently, this boy and his animal fell mys-
Phuket Fantasea
teriously ill. Suspicious villagers uncovered the post and found
Inspired by Thailand’s rich and exotic heritage, Phuket Fantasea
that it was the decorative topknot of a buried golden Buddha.
not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also
They were able to unearth no more than the upper part of the
enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting edge
image, over which the present temple was constructed. When
technology and special effects. The result is a stunning 140-acre
Burmese invaders attempted to remove the statue in the 1

theme complex packed with a multitude of activities and enter-
century they were attacked by a swarm of hornets.
tainment: a festival village with carnivals, games, handicrafts
and shopping; a 4,000-seat restaurant offering a grand buffet of
Laem Phromthep
Thai and international cuisine; a breath-taking Las Vegas-style
The southernmost point of Phuket is the perfect place where
theatrical show, where state-of-the-art technology and special
picturesque sunsets are seen.
effects enhance the beauty of Thailand’s myths, mysteries and
magic in a wondrous extravaganza certain to delight everyone.
Ko Kaeo
This is an offshore isle about 3 km. from Hat Rawai and can be
reached in 30 minutes by boat. There are sandy beaches and a
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