Feel the gentle sway of palms trees, tasty foods, and its beautiful beaches, Phuket’s allure continues to draw millions tourists every year. The most well-know beach in Phuket, is of course the famous Patong beach but its popularity also draw a huge crowd from all over the world. If you’re looking for a quieter beach, a family friendly destination and a spiritual excursion, Karon is the right destination for you.
1. Chilling by the beach
An Obvious reason why we go come to Karon, is of course for the beach. The long sandy beach of Karon attracts many tourists, and might be a little of crowd but not as much crowded as Patong beach and also accommodate by all the facility you might need; restaurants, nightlife spots, water sports and other facilities for you to try it on.
2. Shopping at Karon Temple Market
Karon Market is a popular shopping location located in Karon temple grounds. Wat Suwan Khiri Khet (official name of Karon Temple), a splendid Buddhist temple which twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) becomes a lively market. You can find a great range of products to buy here, such as local foods, vegetables, fruits, beach wears, handmade souvenirs and many more.
3. Pay a visit to the Big Buddha
Setting over Karon hilltop, one perspective of spiritual paradise, the Big Buddha is 45 metres is one of Karon’s best attraction and the most recommended to visit. Not simply fulfill our spiritual experiences of Buddhist tradition in Phuket. But the views from the peak of Karon hill are naturally stunning.
4. Sooth the fresh air at Karon Park
Karon Park provide a running track around the lake with greenly scenery from shady trees along the lake. The park also accommodate some simple fitness machine for you to keep fit during your long holidays at Karon. The lake itself is one of the more popular places to celebrate Loy Krathong festival, on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month in November, thousands of tourists and locals will visit the park for joining together and pay respect to the Water Goddess in Loy Kratong day.
5. Taste the real Thai Culinary at Old Siam restaurant
We’ve all heard about how amazing Thai food is and to be honest, you haven’t really consider traveled to Thailand yet, until you’ve try the real Thai foods.. Taste the very best Thai culinary, royal inspired dishes and feel the gentle sea breeze on your face as you take in the breathtaking views of Karon Beach from the sunset roof terrace of Old Siam authentic Thai restaurant. The restaurant operates only on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 17.00 – 22.00 hrs. To make the reservation: Old Siam Restaurant