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Phuket - Thailand in miniature

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and features everything that travelers to Thailand come to love. It is not hyperbole to say that Phuket is Thailand in miniature.
Mountains, temples and spiritual monuments, arts and crafts markets, hiking trails and idyllic beaches are all found in Phuket.

Mountains - Phuket is mostly mountainous with a range running from north to south on the western side of the island. Elevation at the peak is 1,736 feet. 

Spiritual monuments– Phuket is home to more than 25 temples and shrines; enough to keep the most ardent monument fan happy! The most popular temples are: Chalong Temple, built at the beginning of 19th century; Big Buddha, at 150 feet tall offers panoramic views of the island, with sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon beaches, and Chalong Bay; Wat Khao Rang, which enjoys a great location in Phuket Town, and is the spiritual heart of the island; and Jui Tui Shrine, a popular Chinese temple located not far from Phuket’s main market, a must-see site for all newcomers to Phuket as one of the oldest and most respected spiritual centers.

Arts and Crafts – From hand-painted fans to jewelery workshops, Phuket offers lovers of arts and crafts myriad opportunities to learn and to buy. The most popular undertaking are cooking classes; learning how to make your favorite Thai dish is a gift that keeps on giving!

Hiking Trails - A trip to Phuket will show you an abundance of landscapes rich in hilly terrains, breathtaking waterfalls and serene rainforest. Make sure that you check out at least one hiking trail for a trek to remember! The most popular trails are Kathu
Waterfall, Khao Sok National Park and Bang Pae Waterfall.

Best Beaches – Ask a resident of Phuket which the best beaches are, and you will get many answers. On the whole, these are considered the top 8: 
Mai Khao Beach
Kata Beach
Rawai Beach
Surin Beach
Patong Beach
Kamala Beach
The Bangtao Beach
Karon Beach



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