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Top Choice International in Northeastern Phuket

Breeze

Elegant yet understated, one of Phuket's finest restaurants sits in glorious hilltop, sea-surrounded seclusion, 20km northeast of Phuket Town. Blue beanbags overlook the pool and sea from the pillared open-walled di…
Wildlife Reserve in Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Financed by donations (2100B sponsors a gibbon for a year), this tiny sanctuary adopts gibbons previously kept in captivity in the hope of reintroducing them to the wild. You can meet the gibbons on low-key visits; …
Museum in Northeastern Phuket

Thalang National Museum

Thalang's 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 recounts t…
Buddhist Temple in Northeastern Phuket

Wat Phra Thong

About 7km north of the Heroines Monument, Phuket’s tranquil, 250-year-old ‘Temple of the Golden Buddha’ revolves around a half-buried statue, with only the head and shoulders visible. According to legend, the image …
Cafe in Northeastern Phuket

Monkeypod

A striking minimalist-white creation with floor-to-ceiling windows and a leafy outlook, this contemporary family-run cafe is a welcome surprise close to the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation…
Italian in Northeastern Phuket

La Sirena

Perched by a pale-aqua infinity pool at design-led Point Yamu by Como, this sleekly contemporary southern-Italian restaurant makes the most of its glittering sea views across Ao Phang-Nga's karst islets, with a swee…
Thai in Northeastern Phuket

Bang Rong Seafood

This rustic fish-farm-turned-restaurant sits on a floating pier amid mangroves, reached via a wooden boardwalk from Bang Rong pier. Your catch – red and white snapper, crab or mussels – is plucked after you order; y…
Wildlife Reserve in Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

On the north half of the island, this lush reserve protects 23 sq km of virgin island rainforest (evergreen monsoon forest). Because of its royal status, it's better protected than the average national park in Thail…
Buddhist Temple in Northeastern Phuket

Wat Sri Sunthorn

Accessed by a tucked-away flight of steps, an enormous golden Buddha reclines on the roof of this immaculately kept modern temple named for one of Phuket's two famous heroines. Four white carved elephants adorn the …
Waterfall in Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve

Nam Tok Bang Pae

You'll hear haunting gibbons' songs all the way along the jungly earth-and-concrete path to this waterfall, a 300m walk up from the Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. During the dry season, the waterfall isn't ex…