Phuket is one of the most visited island in Thailand. It is a rain forested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches. There are many high-end resorts, restaurants and spa in the city. It also have old shophouses and busy night markets. Patong is the main resort town which has many discos, bars and nightclubs. The total are of 576 square kilometre comes under Phuket Province and it is the second-smallest province of Thailand. It is also one of the major trading routes between China and India. The major wealth is derived from rubber, tin and now from Tourism. The major attraction are as follows:
Elephant Sanctury - Experience elephants in a whole new way.Elephants in Thailand have been seen as holy figure. They are still put in front of many buildings and sold as motifs on souvenir or clothing. However, the number of elephants are diminishing in Thailand. It is absolutely crucial to protect not only the wise giants but also their natural habitat. An Elephant sanctuary is the right address to be impressed by the huge animals. You will experience the very special atmosphere in the camp. Elephants are living in a natural environment, where they are free and simply wonderful! You can see the daily life of the animals, you can feed them or even make them bath. It is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Big BuddhaBig Buddha is one of the most revered and important landmark on the island. The huge statue which is 45m tall sits on the top of the Nakkerd hill between Kata and Chalongbuilt in year 2004. The material used for construction is reinforced concrete, layered with beautiful Burmese white jade marble that sines in the sun. Just next to big Buddha temple is a small buddha statue made of brass. The site offers you a 360 degrees view of the island. The whole atmosphere here is very peaceful and you can hear sound of tinkling small bells. It is 6km away via road from Phuket’s main artery route.