Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Financed by donations (US$70 cares for a gibbon for a year), this tiny sanctuary adopts gibbons that were kept in captivity in the hope of reintroducing them to the wild. The centre has volunteer opportunities that …
Museum in Northeastern Phuket

Thalang National Museum

This worthwhile museum chronicles Phuket’s history, from prehistoric Andaman inhabitants to the tin-mining era, with Thai and English displays. It traces southern Thailand's varied ethnicities and dialects, and reco…
Wildlife Reserve in Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Phuket isn't all sand and sea. On the north half of the island, this reserve protects 23 sq km of virgin island rainforest (evergreen monsoon forest). Because of its royal status, it's better protected than the aver…
Buddhist Temple in Northeastern Phuket

Wat Phra Thong

About 7km north of the Heroines Monument, Phuket’s ‘Temple of the Golden Buddha’ is half-buried, so only the head and shoulders are visible. According to legend, those who have tried to excavate the image have becom…
Waterfall in Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Nam Tok Bang Pae

The waterfall is a 300m walk up a jungly earth-and-concrete path from the gibbon rehab centre, and you can hear the apes’ haunting songs all the way. During the dry season, the waterfall isn’t exactly spectacular, b…
Waterfall in Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Nam Tok Ton Sai

Khao Phra Taew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve has some pleasant hikes over the hills and a couple of photogenic waterfalls, including Nam Tok Ton Sai. The falls are best seen in the rainy season between June an…
Monument in Northeastern Phuket

Heroines Monument

Phuket's ‘two heroines’, who supposedly drove off an 18th-century Burmese invasion by convincing the island’s women to dress like men, are immortalised on this monument on a roundabout at the near-centre of the isla…