PHUKET ISLAND
As Thailand's largest island, Phuket is surrounded by 32 smaller islands. Phuket Island has a total land area of 570 square kilometers, about the same as the island of Singapore. Measured at its widest point, Phuket is 21.3 kilometers; at its longest, 48.5 kilometers. 

GEOGRAPHY 
About 70% of Phuket is mountainous; The highest peak is Mai Tao Sip Song, or Twelve Canes, at 529 meters, which lies within the boundaries of Tambon Patong, Kathu District. It has recently been capped by a radar station which has a beautiful public access road. The remaining 30% of the island, consists of low plains mainly located in the center and south of the island.


CLIMATE 
Phuket's weather conditions are mostly warm all year round. There are two distinct seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season begins in May and lasts till October, during which the wind blows from the southwest. The dry season is from November through April, which is generally considered the most pleasant time of year, when the wind comes from the northeast. Temperatures can reach up to 33.4 degrees Celsius during the month of March and drop to 22 degrees Celsius overnight in January.

Phuket Aquarium 
With over a hundred species of sea life on display at the aquarium and an underwater tunnel the Phuket Aquarium makes for a fun day of family activity. All exhibits are labeled in Thai and English.
Open daily 8:30 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. Location: Panwa Cape
Phuket Sea Shell Museum 
One of the world’s most extraordinary collection of seashells has been put on display at Phuket Seashell Museum near Rawai Beach on the island’s southwestern shores. The museum features rare seashells and pearls, as well as fossils from the local area.
Open daily 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.  Location: Rawai (South Phuket Island)
Phuket Mining Museum
In the past Phuket was a major tin-producing center and drew thousands of Chinese laborers who eventually settled on the island. In short, Phuket would not have its multicultural identity without tin.
Open Mon to Sat 8:30 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
 

View Point 

The Viewpoint is located between Kata and Nai Harn and offers a magnificent view of Koh Poo Island and the bays Kata Noi, Kata, and Karon. Several vendors sell food, drinks, and souvenirs in the area.
Location: Kata (South Phuket Island)

 
Fresh Market

Visit the local market with fresh seafood and local desserts for a local and cultural experience.
Open daily 5:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. Location: Phuket town

Night Market

The bustling night market of Phuket town offers a fair share of shopping and features a wide range of streetfood, from Chinese-Thai to Muslim specialties and a variety of local desserts.
Location: Phuket town

Thalang National Museum

An exhibit on the history of Phuket, the famous Battle of Thalang of the Two Heroines, daily life in Phuket, and the Sea Gypsy culture. Open daily except holidays 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.  Location: Talang 

Chalong Temple  At about 8 KMs. outside of Phuket town. The temple complex also features a cast statue of Luang Por Cham, Who helped the people of Phuket overpower the Ahngyee Rebellion in 1876d uring the reign of Rama V. Location: Talang


Chalong Temple
Is about 8 Kms. Outside town. Take Vichit Songkram Rd. to the Bypass Rd. and turn left this is where stands the cast statue of Luang Por Cham, Who helped the people of Phuket put down the Ahngyee or Chinese Coolie, Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Por Chuang, 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 offerings by Phuket people generally.
LOCATION: Talang (Central Phuket Island)

Pra Tong Temple

This temple is believed to be one of the oldest on the island and is mostly know for the half-buried golden Buddha statue which is said to be 'untouchable' in that every person who has tried to dig it out is reported to have been cursed. Legend has it that the statue was found by a farmer boy who tied his buffalo to an object that looked like a post in an open field which turned out to be the top part of the statue. Location: Talang

Bang Pae Waterfall  Best known now as the site of the Gibbon Fund, a wildlife project committed to the return of domesticated gibbon monkeys to the forest, Bang Pae is a small waterfall with a surrounding forest.
Location: Talang

 
Kathu Waterfall

There is a footpath along the waterfall to hike up the hill and enjoy the scenery. About halfway up the steps are two large artificial pools created by two brick wall dams. During the months of September and October, the pools fill up with water and make for a great place for a swim. Restaurants and food stalls can be found close to the car park.
Location: Kathu

 
 
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39 Rat-U-Thid.200 Pee Rd. ,Patong ,Kathu
Phuket 83150 Thailand
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