Beach in Hat Karon

Hat Karon

This 4km-long west-coast stretch of squeaky-fine sand is popular with families and, while it does get busy, there's always plenty of space to spread out.
Buddhist Temple in Hat Karon

Wat Suwan Khiri Ket

Set back from the road at the northern end of Hat Karon is this relatively new, impeccably maintained temple complex with a small shrine occupied by a seated, black-stone Buddha. Next door stands the striking tiered…
Statue in Hat Karon

Karon Dragon Statue

Perched by the central section of the beach, Karon's golden statue is often thought to embody the fabled sleeping dragon that, according to local Chinese folklore, formed the island. It may also represent the Buddhi…