As a rule, unknown to tourists in Phuket,as many prefer the beaches on the west coast. But looking at the map of the island, you can see that it is divided into 3 major areas and 17 subdistricts.
Name and description of the main areas of Phuket
- Muang District: interested in here in Phuket Town. During excursions to tourists able to visit the main attractions of the city as a Chinpracha house (mansion reflects the Sino-colonial style, there is a museum), the Museum of Thai Hua (here you can not only admire the valuable books and ancient artifacts, but also to get to the interesting exhibitions and events ), house of the beautiful Images (tourists will be able to enjoy a coffee in the open in this house a cafe, as well as the visit to the exhibition gathered here photographers), the Palace of Arts (exposure in the form of wooden furniture with beautiful carvings, figurines of deities, lamps, vases and other things, presented in 3 rooms) and Philatelic museum (subject to inspection mark since 1939). And will be able to meet with marine and freshwater inhabitants in the local Oceanarium. So, to see butterfly fish, blue jack mackerel and wrasse they manage through the wall of the pool, having a glass tunnel inside. It is worth noting that in the Muang include Karon Beach, Nai Harn, Rawai.
- Kathu District: are of interest to tourists Kathu Waterfall (on a hot day, you can swim in 1 terrace, go wakeboarding on a nearby lake, and visit the show-restaurant the Palazzo), Patong Beach (4-kilometer beach, sailing, scuba diving, spear fishing) and Kamala Beach (calm and not crowded place where you can relax on the white sand, swim, engage in snorkeling and scuba diving, to the north of Kamala developed surfing, as the waves there reach 3 m).
- Thalang District: despite the fact that there are the beaches of Mai Khao (not equipped with sunbeds, but the main advantage lies in its not crowded), Bang Tao (ideal for windsurfers), Nai Yang (June-September for surfing), travelers love to spend their leisure time in national park Khao Phra Thaeo, which brought glory waterfalls Ton Sai and Bang Pae. In this park they will wait for "Flight of the Gibbon" - entertainment involves moving between the trees on the stretched ropes (immediately willing to offer a ride on an elephant). As for the cultural program, the Thalang can offer tourists to explore the temple Wat Phra Thong.
Where to stay tourists
Travelers who dreams of nightlife with go-go bars, exotic shows and transvestite show Simon Cabaret, better to opt for Patong (here is Bangla Road street).
To save on accommodation, you canstay near the beach, Kamala Beach - there are mainly located 3-star hotels and budget guesthouses. Equally comfortable sitting area can become hotels on the beach of Bang Tao Beach - they have a private beach and a well-developed infrastructure (swimming pools, playgrounds, beds).
Are you one of those who can stay in a tent on the coast without any problems? You will approach the beach of Nai Yang (accommodation in tents - 200 baht).