As a rule, tourists do not know the areas of Phuket, since 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 large areas and 17 sub-areas.
Names and descriptions of the main areas of Phuket
- Muang area: interesting for the Phuket Town located here. During excursion programs, tourists will be offered to visit the main attractions of the city in the form of the Chinpracha house (the mansion reflects the Chinese-colonial style; a museum is open here), the Tai Hua Museum (here you can not only admire valuable books and ancient artifacts, but also get to interesting exhibitions and events ), House of the Beautiful Images (tourists will be able to drink coffee in a cafe open in this house, as well as visit photo exhibitions of photographers gathering here), the Palace of Arts (an exposition in the form of wooden furniture with beautiful carvings, figurines of deities, lamps, vases and other things, presented in 3 rooms) and the Philatelic Museum (stamps are subject to inspection since 1939). And those who wish can meet sea and freshwater inhabitants in the local Oceanarium. So, they will be able to see butterfly fish, blue horse mackerel and wrasse through the walls of the pool, which has a glass tunnel inside. It is worth noting that the beaches of Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai are included in Muang..
- Kathu area: tourists are interested in the Kathu waterfall (on a hot day, you can swim on 1 terrace, go wakeboarding on the nearby lake, and visit the Palazzo show restaurant), Patong beaches (4-kilometer beach; yachting, diving, spear fishing) and Kamala Beach (calm and uncrowded place where you can soak up the white sand, swim, snorkel and dive; in the north of Kamala, surfing is developed, since the waves there reach 3 m).
- Thalang area: despite the fact that there are Mai Khao beaches (not equipped with sun loungers, but the main advantage lies in its lack of people), Bang Tao (ideal for windsurfers), Nai Yang (June-September is suitable for surfing), travelers like to spend your leisure time in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, which is famous for the Ton Sai and Bang Pae waterfalls. They will be waiting in this park “Flight of the Gibbon” - entertainment involves moving between trees along tight cables (immediately, those who wish are offered a ride on an elephant). As for the cultural program, Thalang can offer tourists to explore the temple Wat Phra Thong.
Where to stay for tourists
Travelers who dream of a vibrant nightlife with go-go bars, exotic shows and Simon Cabaret drag shows should opt for Patong (this is where Bangla Road is located).
To save money on accommodation, you can stay near Kamala Beach - there are mainly 3-star hotels and budget guesthouses. Hotels on Bang Tao Beach can be no less comfortable place to stay - they have their own beach and developed infrastructure (swimming pools, playgrounds, sun loungers).
Are you one of those who can easily camp in a tent on the coast? Nai Yang beach is suitable for you (accommodation in a tent - 200 baht).