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Promthep Cape at the southernmost point of Phuket island seems to be an absolutely irresistible spot for a good old-fashioned sunset photo. This landmark has always been the meeting point for a good hundred tourists, mostly Thai, to line up on the west facing coastline with cameras ready. Huge colorful buses download a horde of daily tourists hungry for a picture and the place starts buzzing with flash all directions. It’s actually funny to see how many people take sunset photos with a flash! by the way you might need to take a car or taxi to their, so your might need some of phuket car rental for rent a car.
With its elevated location and few small islands nearby, Promthep Cape is certainly a nice place to see a sunset, but it is not really amazing. Watching the crowd is almost more entertaining: most people are texting of playing facebook games while waiting for the six o’clock moment.
Promthep Cape cape is Phuket’s symbol and you will recognize its tall sugar palms on car plates having a special number. In case you didn’t know, you can buy a special ‘lucky’ number and your plate will be decorated with the symbol of the province.
If you feel courageous, and clearly not many do, walk all the way down to the end of the cape. It is quite easy to go there, but without training, on the way back you might wonder why did you have to inflict this to yourself.
What is around to see Promthep cape? Not much, the Lighthouse, which is also a mini museum, doesn’t display much to look at and even from the top doesn’t offer any particular view. The shrine surrounded by hundreds of elephants statues and carvings in all sizes and colors is a lot nicer. You can’t miss it.
Best Time to Visit to Phuket – December to March
Coolest and supposedly best time to come to phuket is between December to March, with clear blue skies, turquoise calm seas and a nice permanent breeze. It’s also the high and peak season so expect to pay a lot more for your hotel, especially during Christmas and New Year time.
Rainy Season in Phuket
Tricky subject as it is supposed to occurs roughly at the same time each year, but is as unpredictable as any weather in any country. June to August is a mix of rain and sun, usually very enjoyable. Few months are considered wetter than others, September, October and November are definitely the wettest months, but some year it can drag all the way to December. Despite some unlucky series of really rainy days, there is still plenty of sun with occasional showers. On the good side, everything is much cheaper!
Hottest Months in Phuket – April and May
The Buddhist temples or Thai people call ‘Wats’ are the most important symbols of Thailand. Because Buddhism is the national religion of Thailand. In Phuket, there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island and all of them are so beautiful.
Wat Chalong has been welcoming visitors come to pray and Westerners come to learn about Buddhism. The temple is open from seven in the morning to five in the afternoon. The Grand Pagoda dominating the temple contains a Lord Buddha’s bone. The pagoda is decorated with wall painting about Buddha’s life story and you can see many beuatiful Buddha images. The pagoda is the cool place and very popular for visitors. Drive Phuket car rent away to Wat Chalong and take your time here.
Location: Chao Fa West Road halfway between Central Phuket Festival and Chalong Circle
Wat Khao Rang
Wat Khao Rang , locals maybe call ‘Sumnak Song Khao Rang’, set on the slope of the popular Rang Hill. It’s great location in Phuket Town, you can see a large golden sitting Buddha and it’s a first big Buddha.. The giant Buddha was built in the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata. Wat Khao Rang grounds are divided in two areas. This temple is busy at weekends when locals pay a visit.
Location: Khao Rang Hill, Phuket Town. Drive the car rental on the road Soi Vachira, leading from the Vachira Hospital, the temple is a few hundred metres up on the right.
Wat Phranang Sang
Phra Nang Sang Temple is the oldest temple on the island , approximately 500 years old. It’s located just before Thalang, opposite the entrance of Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Conservation Centre.
Wat Phranang Sang has a old story of innocent princess who executed for a crime she did not commit, it’s claimed that she bled white blood, thus showing her purity. For this reason the temple is also called ‘Wat Leuat Khao’ (Temple of the White Blood).
Location: The temple located in Thalang on Thepkasattri Road, at the Baan Kian intersection: on the way to airport, at the traffic light, the entrance is located right on the side of the road. You will be able to recognize the entrance by the two pairs of large colourful statues holding the gates.
Wat Phra Thong
Wat Phra Thong is oldest temples, it received a visit in 1909 by King Rama VI, who gave it its official name . It is a pleasant place to visit. Because it has a old legend has it that a boy who tied his buffalo to an object that looked like a post fell ill and died, along with the buffalo. His father went to check the post and it turned out to be part of a buried Buddha image.
Location: Wat Phra Thong is 20km north of Phuket Town and is located near the Thalang District Office. Heading to the airport, you can drive Phuket car rent leading to the temple is on the right-hand side
This temple is in Thalang district, in locals call as Wat Lipon . The first thing that you see on the grounds is of the 29-metre-high Sleeping Buddha on top of the wat’s central building, It very large to noticeable from the road outside. You will notice a giant and lions, in Thai myths, they are believed to act as the temple’s guards. Other interesting images are of ghosts , because some Thais believe that if one does bad things. You will end up being a phet in the afterlife. Drive Phuket car rental away to this place and pleasant in here.
Location: About five kilometres north of the Heroine’s Monument on Thepkasathri Road. Wat Srisoonthorn is on the left-hand side.
Phuket’s Big Buddha
Phuket’s Big Buddha is one of the island’s most important and revered landmarks. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and at 45 metres high it is easily seen from far away. The Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha is 25 meters across at the base. The whole body is layered with beautiful white Burmese marble. It ‘s the best 360-degree views of the island , you can see beautiful Phuket Town, Kata, Karon beaches, Chalong Bay and more. This place is very peaceful and the only noises you will hear are the tinkling of small bells and the yellow Buddhist flags in the compound flapping in the wind plus soft background dharma music. So Phuket’s Big Buddha is a natural symbol of hope.
Location : Take the rental car on the road leading up to the Big Buddha is off Chao Fa Road East near Chalong. There are many red-and-white signs indicating where it is. Turn down Soi Yodsane and simply follow the indications for the next six kilometres up the hill. You can’t miss it.
Wat Mai Luang Pu Supha
Wat Mai Luang Pu Supha (also known as Wat Sila Suparam) in Chalong is a relatively new temple on the island. This beautiful and inviting property was built with attention to detail but it is famous mainly because of its founder Luang Pu Supha who is probably one of the most respected and long-lived monks in modern Thai history. The one at Wat Sila Suparam is in classic Thai style and was built next to a small lake. Its classic roof is covered with beautiful yellow glazed tiles. The windows feature some unique samples of Thai traditional carving and painting.
Location : From the Central Festival Phuket shopping mall go towards Chalong, the temple is near Phunaka Golf Course, Phuket Tree Adventure and about 500 metres before the famous Wat Chalong.
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The most popular hotels in Phuket must have several things: good location, quality of facilities , perfectly of staff service and full of the best car rental. Our Phuket hotels list has many references and it covers a wide of accommodation with both beachside and city location.
- Trisara Phuket villas & Residences
“The Third Garden in Heaven” , Trisara set on 40 acres of beautifully landscape and fantastic sea views, the 48 spacious ocean facing pool villas and 2-6 bedroom private residences all embrace our own quiet bay on Phuket’s sophisticated and natural north-western coastline. This place is the best choice to see the rising sun up from the sea and amazing white sand beaches. Trisara full of the luxury facilities , pool villas suites, spa treatments and dinner are all world class. Drive away by Phuket car rental for 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport.
Address: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 76 310100 Fax: +66 76 310300
- Sri Panwa
Sri Panwa Perched high atop Cape Panwa and commanding breathtaking views of the Southeastern tip of Phuket, occupying the Cape Panwa peninsula in its entirety, the ultimate in luxury vacation accommodation on Phuket. Sri panwa Locates 40 acres of the 52 viillas offering accommodation of the highest quality, maximum privacy and superior service. Include gourmet mini-bars, luxury lavatory and preloaded iPod. Guests can drive away by Phuket car rent for hour from Phuket International Airport.
Address: Sri panwa Estate, Private Residences Luxury Hotel Pool Villa Spa Resort Phuket, Thailand Tel: + 66 (0) 7 637 1000
- The shore at Katathani
A luxury beach front pool villa resort , The shore at Katathani is situate on the southernmost end of Kata Noi beach. The Shore at Katathani is a natural fusion of indoor and outdoor living where time has no meaning beyond the pleasure of every moment. Service of private pool, luxury room, relaxing spa and romantic location for peace lovers. Accommodation for adult only. The Shore at Katathani rests on the far end of Kata Noi Beach, approximately 20 minutes south of Patong Beach, and 50 minutes from Phuket International Airport by carrent.
Address: 14 Kata Noi Rd. Muang Phuket 83100
Tel: +66 76 330 124, Fax: +66 76 330 426
- Andara resort villas
Andara is the five-star property developed by the Paradise Group, located halfway down the West Coast of Phuket in the southern part of Kamala. Nestled on a gentle hillside overlooking Kamala Bay blend of the predominance of dark and rich teakwood and classical Thai elegance design. Andara Resort & Villas is minutes away from world class golf courses, Phuket’s best restaurants, popular shopping popular attractions and other premium tourist activities. Drive away 30 minutes by rental car from Phuket International Airport.
Address: Andara Phuket 15 Moo 6, Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel: +66 (0)76 338 777
- Club Bamboo Boutique Resort & Spa
Club bamboo located mere minutes from Pathong beach. Sevice for free Wi-Fi internet access, wonderful spa, outdoor pool, mini-bar and fitness center. Offering beautiful views of Pathong bay to enjoy and relax yourself. Guests can drive the Phuket carrent to Jungceylon mall, which nearby the resort.
Address: 247/1-8 Nanai Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)76 345 345
- Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa
Woraburi Phuket is located on Karon Beach, on the edge of Andaman Sea. Featuring Large outdoor swimming , Salidara Spa and luxury room. Each of 207 rooms is well designed, conductive to personal comfort and provides a relaxing atmosphere with private balcony for all rooms. Drive away by Phuket rental car for 45 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Far From Wat Chalong 5 kms.
Address: 198-200 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang District, Phuket 83100 THAILAND Tel : +66 (0) 76363 050, Fax : +66 (0) 76363 099
- Point Yamu by COMO
Point Yamu by Como is a new Phuket luxury resort located at the tip of Cape Yamu overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay. Cape Yamu offers a very relaxing environment surrounded by pristine nature and farmlands. The resort features 79 rooms and suites and 27 private luxury villas designed in Italian style. 30 minutes away from Phuket International Airport by Phuket car rent.
Address: Point Yamu by COMO 225 Moo 7,Paklok, Talang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 360100, Fax: +66 (0) 76 360123
- The Chava Resort
The Chava set on exclusive Surin Beach. The best choice to touch the white sands and crystal waters of Phuket. The Chava is a boutique resort offers a modern comforts and 5-star facilities of spacious 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments, surrounding a magnificent 35 metre swimming pool in lush tropical gardens which creates an oasis like feel. It’s also just a short 3 min walk from Surin Beach making this Phuket resort perfectly located for a great holiday.
Address: 113 Moo 3 Cherngtalay Thalang, Phuket Thailand 83110
Tel: (66) 76 372 600, Fax: (66) 76 372 606
- Amari Phuket
Amari Phuket is the best accommodation choice faces the Andaman Sea and Patong Bay. It’s located on the south of Patong, include 380 guestrooms and suites, new luxury Ocean Wing, secluded beach, Breeze Spa, snorkeling at the Jetty, La Gritta Italian Restaurant, creative meeting spaces. Amari has quality restaurants with a reputation for well thought out dishes and themed evenings. Guests can walk just 5-minute to Patong Beach and drive the car rental for 15 km to Phuket Town, 40 km from Phuket International Airport.
Address: Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Tel. +66 (0) 7634 0106-14, Fax. +66 (0) 7634 0115
- Foto Hotel
Foto Hotel is a stylish modern design and cool contemporary interiors hotel at Kata Beach. Foto Hotel featuring the rooftop Silhouette Pool and Playground with panoramic views over three stunning west coast beaches and savour the exotic flavours of Phuket at the poolside restaurant Tiffin Mama. Offer in the quality facilities and services to maximise comfort and convenience for guests. The best way of unique view of the world at Foto Hotel. It takes just five minutes to reach the soft white sands of Kata Beach and Kata centre. The famous nightlife of Patong is 15 minutes by carrent and Phuket International Airport is approximately 50 minutes away.
Address: 218/9 Kata-Saiyaun Rd. Kata Beach Karon Muang Phuket 83100
Tel: +66 (0) 76 680 900
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