Attractions near Patong Beach

What to See in Patong Beach

During the day, the beach is the centre of the action in Patong with people relaxing, throwing a Frisbee, swimming (areas are cordoned off to separate swimmers from water sports) or simply chatting with new found friends...

If you're bored with being a beach bum you could hire a jeep and explore the island, or take a local tour to Phang Nga or Phi Phi Island. There are also eco-tours which include canoeing, elephant trekking or snorkelling if you want more then simply sightseeing, or visit some of the local attractions nearby.

In Patong

In Phuket

Chalong Temple

Locally revered and of historical importance in the reign of King Rama V. The temple is visited by many tourists every day.

Dino Park - Kata Village

Themed mini-golf on the Jurassic Park theme. Lots of sound and light special effects, and well designed course with dinosaurs, waterfalls and an erupting volcano. Best to visit in the evening when it's cooler and you can see the full effects, especially the the volcano. An 18 hole course. Hamburger stand with bar and music in the evenings. Family entertainment. Green fee 200 baht for 18 holes. Located next to Marina Cottage in Kata Beach.

Kalim Beach

Kalim Beach - a continuation of Patong, around a rocky headland at the north end, is much quieter, less developed and a little more private. At low tide, the wide part of the beach, reveals a coral reef - a regular haunt of local beachcombers looking for shellfish. A few upmarket restaurants are located along the rocks giving great views over Patong Bay.

Phuket Butterfly Farm & Insectarium

Hundreds of multi-coloured butterflies fluttering on flowers and plants with lots of info. about their butterfly life-cycles and their vital contribution to the natural environment.

Go bug exploring next door. Super Insectarium with a large collection of tropical insects including some scary looking beetles and a scorpion pit.

Phuket Sea Shell Museum - Rawai

A comprehensive and increasingly valuable collection of seashells from all over Asia. Some very rare and unusual shells are also on display including the world's largest golden pearl, a shell that weighs 250 kilograms and giant clams and fossils dating back 380 million years! Located in Rawai Beach, Phuket.

Phuket Shooting Range

also has a similar show, entertaining and in excellent English.

Follow the directions to the Phuket Shooting Range in Chalong.

Snake Farm - Patong & Chalong

Definitely worth a visit. Fascinating and adrenaline pumping - especially if you're on the front row! To see the snake handler kiss a cobra on the head will take your breath away. You'll learn a lot about snakes, find out what to do in case of a snake bite and get to feel the squeeze of a python.

Located in Patong near the Phuket Palace Hotel, at the corner of Soi Nanai and the road to Karon/Kata. Any tuk tuk driver or motorbike taxi will know where it is.

Thai Village and Orchid Farm

Located in a tranquil, lakeside setting of an old tin mine, the shows present a comprehensive sample Thailand's cultural life with an emphasis on Phuket and the South. Impressive sword fighting, bamboo fighting and Thai boxing. Also a selection of Thai dances from every part of Thailand, an depiction of the Shrine Decoration Ceremony, the Manorhra Dance, and the finale, a colourful Thai wedding ceremony.

After the show, the elephants show how to handle huge teak logs and local artisans give a demonstration of southern crafts, plus a demonstration of tin mining and rubber tapping. The village has restaurant pavilions, children's playground, handicraft shops and workshops where you can buy the locally made goods. Close by the Orchid Garden has over 40,000 beautiful orchids that may be purchased and shipped home as gifts. Located in Sam Kong, not far from Tesco Lotus. Two shows daily, 11 am and 5:30 pm Tickets 220 baht, children 110 Baht.


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