Phuket insider information
When it comes to reasons to visit Phuket, partying on the sand into the wee hours of the morning ranks pretty high on the list. Let loose on the best party beach in Phuket.
Just a quick speedboat ride from Phuket in the Andaman Sea, Phang Nga Bay features sheer limestone cliffs and beautiful clear green water and included in the must-see places in Thailand.
Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Centre is a haven of virgin forest and wildlife about 20km from Phuket Town. The area was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and is home to barking deer, mouse deer, monkeys, gibbons, macaques, reptiles, lizards and several types of birds.
The Turtle Release Fair take place around Songkran (Thai New Year, April). During the fair, baby turtles are released into the sea at various beaches around the island.
Phuket's most famous monument is a statue of Thao Sisunthon and Thao Thepkasattri, the two women who fought against the Burmese army in the 1700s. The Two Heroines Festivaltakes place in March and includes a mass ordination of monks, a flower laying ceremony, a sports event and a light-and-sound show.