Phuket : Attractions / Tour Routes

City Route

Old Buildings
They are in the Sino-Portuguese style mixed with modern constructions form the unique identity of the town of Phuket.
Sino-Portuguese Style Buildings, Phuket
These hundred-year-old buildings can be found along Thalang, Deebuk, Phang-nga, Yaowarat and Krabi roads.

Khao Rang, Phuket View Point
(Kho Sim Bi Road)
A low hill near the town centre, this is an excellent place to view the beautiful scene of the town and the surrounding sea, especially on a full-moon night.
Phuket View Point
There is also a fitness park near the hilltop which is frequently visited by townspeople.

For taxi : จุดชมวิวเขารัง ถนนคอซิมบี้

Saphan Hin Mining Monument
Saphan Hin Mining Monument, Phuket (Phuket Road)
It was built in 1978 to commemorate the first metal ore-dredger used in Thailand, introduced by Australian Captain Edward Thomasmile in 1909. With the large ground in this area and shady pine trees, it is frequented by townspeople in the evening.

For taxi : สะพานหิน ถนนภูเก็ต

Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insectarium
Phuket Butterfly Garden

(Route 402)
Here there are plenty of butterflies of different species, and rare insects and reptiles.

Information Tel. 0 7621 5616, 0 7621 0861
Open Daily, 09.00-17.30 hours
For taxi : สวนผีเสื้อสามกอง

Phuket Gateway

On the occasion of King Bhumibol’s 80th Birthday Anniversary in 2007, the Phuket Gateway was established on 10 acres of land in Thalang District to be the first stop to welcome tourists who arrive on the Island by crossing Thao Thep Krasattri Bridge. Its outstanding feature is the alignment of 29 sculptural pillars. The number of pillars comes from the auspicious numbers 2 and 9, which respectively represent the two heroines in the war with Burma in 1785, Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Sri Sunthon and the 9th king of the Chakkri Dynasty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Photo by courtesy

Tourists can appreciate arts, culture, and Phuket’s history, which are inscribed on each pillar. The inscriptions cover the prosperous mining and agricultural periods, and today’s tourist industry. Another interesting point here is the sculptural works of art displaying a sea turtle and several of its gigantic eggs. Furthermore, the tourist information, a mini-theatre, coffee corner, souvenir shops as well as a library, and the Internet are provided.

For more details, please contact Phuket Local Administration Tel: 0 7621 1877, 0 7621 1886 or the Tourism Authority of Thailand Southern Office Region 4 Tel: 0 7621 1036, 0 7621 7138

For taxi : ประตูเมืองภูเก็ต

Phuket Zoo
(Route 4021)
Here is an ideal place for animal lovers. You can get a close encounter with an amazing range of animals like crocodiles, camels, tigers, ostriches, emus, and other rare birds. Don't miss the top attractions - crocodile, monkey and elephant shows. There are also a butterfly garden, an orchid garden and an aquarium.

Information Tel. 0 7638 1227
Open Daily, 08.30-18.00 hours
For taxi สวนสัตว์ภูเก็ต

Phuket Orchid Garden & Thai Village

(Route 402)
Visitors will be charmed by elephants at work, handicraft shops and workshops, demonstrations of tin mining and rubber manufacture, cultural shows and an exhibition of exotic varieties of orchids

For taxi : สวนกล้วยไม้และหมู่บ้านไทย.

For your personal safety and protection by law, please use the services of travel agencies holding a TAT license only.


MAIKHAO Phuket Car Rent (Laguna - Mai Khao area)

Maikhao Phuket Car Rent (Arun Car Rent) has been in the car rental business in Phuket for over 10 years.