Daily Archives: May 1, 2010


Karon Beach

Moving south from Patong approx 8km along the coastal road, lies the popular beach resort of Karon. Situated in a prime beach front location at the centre of Karon is the Thavorn Palm Beach Resort . Just a few short steps away lies the impressive, vast stretch of white sand that noticeably squeaks between your toes [...]


Waterfalls

The rivers and streams in Phuket provide numerous waterfalls, creeks and natural pools. All of the three most popular waterfalls are located in national parks and are well worth checking out. There is a fee of 200 baht to enter the parks, with the funds going towards the conservation of these natural sites. Though they [...]


National Parks

Khao Sok National Park is located on the mainland a short journey north from Phuket. Eco-tour groups run regular visits to the rainforest which boasts an amazingly diverse range of plants and animals, including the exotic Bua Phut flowers. The park is the largest area of untouched rainforest in Southern Thailand and is actually older [...]


Geography

The west coast of Phuket Island faces out across the Adaman Sea which is separated from the Bay of Bengal by Andaman-Nicobar ridge and forms part of the Indian Ocean.  It is here that you will find the best of Phuket’s beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. The effect of millions of years [...]


History

Evidence of developed civilization in Phuket dates back well before it’s discovery by Europeans in the 16th century. In fact, the earliest recorded civilization in Phuket dates back to the 5th century B.C.  These tribes, known as the Ban Chiang, existed here until at least the 3rd century A.D after which there is no further [...]


Mosques on Phuket

Thai Muslims make up approximately 4% of Thailand’s population. In Phuket many are still concentrated in the area around Surin Beach where the migrant Malays originally settled down. Despite the smaller number of Muslims, mosques actually outnumber Buddhist wats on the island.  The most popular mosques are: Cok Makam Musyid Mosque or Patong Mosque is [...]


Christian Churches on Phuket

You can find in Phuket following churches: The Assomption Catholic Church, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket 83000 The land of Christian Orthodox Church in Phuket, Talang District Soi Nanai Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4/6 Moo 3, Thepkrasattri Road, Tambon Rasada, Phuket 83000. (076) 212-386 Hope of Chalong Church Chalong, Mueang Hope of Phuket International Church, Ko [...]


Chinese shrines

Because of Phuket’s large Chinese community, there are numerous Chinese temples and shrines placed around the island, particularly in Phuket City. These Shrines do not contain any Buddha pictures but many different gods of various kinds. The popular vegetarian festival in October is concentrated around these shrines. Thus during the Vegetarian Festival, these temples become [...]