Phuket is famous for it beaches, Phuket resorts and hotels. There are also many attractions and festivals in Phuket. Below some of them are mentioned:
Two Heroines Monument (Monument to Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Sunthon)
In 1785 Phuket was attacked by the Burmese. Before the attack the Phuket’s Administration was warned about the approaching Burmese by the British colonel. Because the island’s governors had just died, the defense of the island was prepared by his widow and her sister. The two women quickly organized some defenses and disguised other women as soldiers to appear to the Burmese as a stronger force.
After one month siege the exhausted Burmese retreated. King Rama I awarded the women royal titles of Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Sunthon and the two women became local heroines.
Thalang National Museum
The museum was established in 1985 on the 200th anniversary of the Thalang War. Ancient artifacts and the exhibition of life in the old Phuket can be seen in the museum, which is located nearby the Two Heroines Monument.
Patong Beach (Hat Patong )
The Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. It is full of different tourist attractions, hotels, resorts, restaurants and nightclubs. It is located 15 kilometers from the Phuket town. At daytime Patong’s beach is usually full of swimming and sunbathing people. There are also many people who play different water sports.
At nighttime Patong is famous for its nightlife which center is Soi Bangla. Patong is also a very good place for shopping where many cheap clothes and souvenirs can be bought.
If you want to view beautiful sunset in Phuket you should go to the northern end of Patong Bay, called Kalim.
The Karon Beach is the second biggest beach in Phuket, located 20 kilometers from the Phuket town. The beach is broad and has white sand without any development on the beach. There are restaurants and tourist shops across the street from the Karon beach.
The beautiful coral reef can be seen at the southern point of the beach, where it stretches toward Kata and Bu Island.
Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Centre
The environment is studied there, with the goal of promoting and distributing wildlife in Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Park. There are some wild animals in the park and virgin forest can be seen there.
There are also some interesting festivals in Phuket
The most famous vegetarian festival in Thailand is held in Phuket on the first day of the 9th lunar month, which usually is at the end of September or early October. During the festival many people in Thailand (especially Thais of Chinese ancestry) become vegetarians, or actually vegans. Displays of fire walking and ascending sharp-bladed ladders are performed by some ascetics during the festival too.
Chao Le (Sea Gypsy) Boat Floating Festival
This festival is usually held during the middle of the sixth and eleventh lunar months. Sea gypsies from different villages hold their ceremonies on different days. The ceremonies are similar to Thai Loy Krathong festival and the goal is similar too – to bring good luck and drive away evil.