Although Phuket is famous for its beautiful beaches,
islands and activities, the Phuket town itself has many attractions that
are worth visiting such as:
Khao Rang is the great view point of Phuket
Town. By going to the top of Khao Rang Hill on the city' northwest, the
panorama of the southern part of the island, and some of the offshore
island can be seen. It is a good place for picnics, and other
Chalong Temple is about 8 km out of town. It
has a historical importance in the reign of King Rama V. This is where
the statue of Luang Por Cham is placed; he had helped people to put down
the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie, Rebellion in 1876. This statue is widely
revered among Phuket people.
Antique Buildings: during your sightseeing in
town, you will see the dominant buildings in the "Old Phuket"
area. They were built in Sino-Portuguese architectural style
Phuket Aquarium: it is located at Cape Panwa.
More than hundred species of sea life are on display here. Open daily,
8.30.a.m.-4.00 p.m., admission fee is 5 Baht for children and 20 Baht
Phuket Butterfly Farm and Aquarium: tropical
species of butterflies and other insects are on display, located in Sam
Kong about 3 km from downtown Phuket. Open daily 9.00 am-5.00 pm.
Thai Village and Orchid Farm: A show of Thai
dance, handicrafts, culture, elephants, and a demonstration of old time
tin-mining activities takes place among the orchids. It is located in
Sam Kong, about 3 km. from downtown of Phuket. The morning show starts
at 11. 00 a.m.,while the evening one at 5.30 pm.
Phuket Sea Shell Museum: it is perhaps the
world's most valuable collection of seashells, located near the Rawai
Beach on the island's southwestern shores. Shells from Phuket and Thai
waters are on display; each one is the best of its type. In addition,
the rarities and freaks are also collected here, for example, the world
largest golden pearl and a shell that weighs 250 kilograms.