South of Phuket Tour
1. We will pick you up from your hotel, and drive to Kata Karon Veiw Piont.
2. Then on to Phuket Big Buddha.
3. Next stop is Rawai Beach for lunch.
4. Next is Naiharn Beach for a swim in the sea.
5. And finally Promthep Cape to watch the sunset over the Andamen Sea.
6. Drop of at your hotel.
Kata View Point
View Point, Phuket From this point can be seen the bays Kata Noi, Kata, Karon, and also Koh Poo Island. It is one of the island's best views.
If you're staying in Kata or Karon, the viewpoint is a great stop off on the way to places like Naiharn beach, Phromthep Cape and Rawai beach. You can make a very nice afternoon's sightseeing in this corner of the island. If you have enough time, you should waiting to see the beautiful sunset when the sky and sea are becomed one.
A large public sala, or shelter is there for visitors, and several vendors sell food, drinks, and souvenirs in the area when the weather is nice. The Viewpoint is between Kata and Nai Harn.
This new attraction is still under construction but is already worth a visit if only for the magnificent views. At 45 meters high, this will be the biggest Buddha image in Thailand. It is perched atop Nakkerd Hills at an altitiude of 350-meters and can be seen from much of southern Phuket.
At the top of the hill is a Buddhist Shrine so you should dress appropriately (not singlets, sport shorts or short skirts). Beyond this you can climb the steps to the base of the Big Buddha. There is also a 5.5 meter high brass Buddha here. When it is complete, there will be a Buddhism museum within the base of the statue.
There are absolutely magnificent views across southern Phuket. You can see across Chalong Bay and beyond Cape Panwa. You have great views of the islands in Chalong Bay. From the other side, you can see Rawai and Laem Promthep. Looking inland, you can see that Phuket does still have plenty of undeveloped hills and forest. To get there, drive to Chalong Circle and take the road towards Wat Chalong. Approx 1 kilometer from Chalong Circle is the left hand turn for the long climb up the hill to the Big Buddha. The road is not completed and about half way up the hill it turns into a dirt track. Just the same the drive is easy enough although we imagine it might be rather.
This area I would consider the inside of the temple that belongs to Big Buddha. There’s a monk sitting on the left, praying and chanting for people who do their ‘Tambun’. see more click on picture.
Rawai Beach is the second largest beach in Phuket Island. (The first one is Patong Beach). There are a lot of restaurants. There is a favorite place to partake of meal beside beach for both of Thais and foreign tourists.
Rawai Beach is great spot for a launching point for day boat excursions out to Phuket’s surrounding islands more than bathing and other activity.
Nai Harn Beach
Far down South, Quiet & Beautiful Here is an out-of-the-way beach with fabulous viewsNai Harn is one of the more isolated beaches, right at the bottom of the island and nestled in a bay defined by headlands and islands.
There is one big and beautiful hotel here, Le Meridien Phuket Yacht Club, along with one new mid-market, bungalow resort. Other than this there are no buildings to be seen at Nai Harn, and the beach is backed by the green of casaurina trees and coconut palms.Even the road into Nai Harn beach winds in a confused manner through the rubber plantations and small villages, giving the feeling of getting far, far away from the busy beaches like Patong. The fact that quite a few foreign residents who live on Phuket Island have settled into the green valley at the back of Nai Harn says much about the tranquillity of the place. Most of these people have come looking for the perfect island life.
During the high season, from November to May, the bay of Nai Harn is a favourite anchorage for yachts, due to the protection from winds that the surrounding headlands afford, and the quiet calm of the water here.
This also makes delightful swimming conditions that are only matched, perhaps, by the bay of Kata. Many residents of Phuket choose this beach for swimming due to such ideal conditions, and to the fact that there is never a big crowd here. Because this beach faces directly southwest, it takes the full force of incoming monsoon waves during the wet months from May to October.
This is both good and bad (mostly good). The pounding of the waves builds up sand, cleans it and reshapes the beach into one of the best on the island. Also, the wet season waves are often great for surfing, with either board or body. But if you are a weak swimmer and come at the monsoon time of year, there are plenty of green and quiet places to take walks to. And hills to climb. Right at the back of the beach, in the centre, is a Buddhist retreat. Monks live here, but it is not yet a fully-fledged monastery. But its existence protects this important part of the beach from further development, for in Thailand monastery land cannot be sold or developed easily. A little behind this retreat is a large reservoir which also holds off development and guarantees an open, green future for Nai Harn.
There are a couple of things to note about the one big hotel here, the Phuket Yacht Club hotel. This is a hotel, not a real yacht club, and it is one of the most beautifully located hotels on the island. Set right into the side of the hill on the Northwestern side of the beach, the balconies and rooms of this look out over the magnificent vista of Nai Harn’s yacht-studded bay, its islands and enclosing headla nds. A cool drink on their terrace at sunset can become one of Phuket's most spectacular, or romantic experiences. Surprisingly, a public road runs directly under the Yacht Club hotel, right through the carpark.
Everyone can drive through the main gate, under the hotel and follow the road for a couple of kilometres. There are two more bungalow resorts along this road that are especially quiet – Ao Sane and Jungle Beach Resort. These are two of those special, romantic places that make great escapes for those wanting get away from the crowds, at budget prices. But go as a couple, for here it is REALLY quiet.
Laem Phromthep is the one of most important and popular place of Phuket. There is a saying that you have not been to Phuket unless you visit Laem Phromthep. There is the favorite for Thais and foreign tourists. Many tourists come here particularly in the evening to see the sun setting below the horizon and sea. There is a great spot to see the most beautiful sunset and to take a photo for souvenir that they have been to Phuket Island. see more click on picture.
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