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Southern Route

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From Phuket town, you can drive along Chaofa Road (Route 4021) to the southern part of Phuket. (See Route Map of Phuket Island for the locations of the following attractions)

Marine Biological Research Centre or Phuket Aquarium (Route 4023 & 4129)

Situated on the secluded Phanwa Cape, 10 km. south of Phuket town, it displays a varied collection of tropical fish, sea turtles and other marine lives.

Information           Tel. 0 7639 1126, 0 7639 1041

Open                    Daily from 08.30-16.30 hrs.

Admission Fee     Adult 100 bath Child 50 bath

For taxi :              สถานแสดงพันธุ์สัตว์น้ำ ภูเก็ต

Wat Chalong (Route 4022)

This is Phuket's most beautiful and renowned temple. Located about 8 km. from town, the temple enshrines the gilt statues of monk-hero Luang Pho Chaem and his assistant Luang Pho Chuang, both much revered by local people because of their roles in quelling the miner rebellion in 1876.

Phra Mahathat Chedi, a newly built construction in the temple compound, enshrines a relic of the Buddha.

For taxi : วัดฉลอง

Chalong Bay (Chaofa Road)

Being the main gateway to the south coast of the island and main pier for travelling to all the islets off the east coast of Phuket, Chalong Bay is in the mining area and is too muddy to swim in.

However, a fine view of the coconut palm groves and delicious seafood in restaurants on the shore attract hundreds of visitors to the place daily.

For taxi : อ่าวฉลอง ถนนเจ้าฟ้า

Laem Ka Beach

Next to Rawai Beach on the east is Laem Ka Beach, an excellent swimming area frequently visited by local people. From this quiet beach, boats can be hired to visit nearby islets.

For taxi : หาดแหลมกา

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

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