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Thalang – An Exciting District With Superb Attractions
Thalang is the largest district on Phuket that’s located on the north of the island. This is where Phuket International Airport is located, that’s why it’s also known as the business district in Phuket even though it’s not as busy as several decades ago before the booming of tourism industry in Phuket. Back then, Thalang was one of the main business and administration centers in southern Thailand. if you want to take a glimpse of the past before Phuket became the most important tourist destination, this is just the right place for you.
As the largest district, Thalang has evreything you need as a tourist, from wonderful Thalang attractions, great infrastructures, transportation, also a wide selection of Thalang hotels and resorts. You can still find villages where the locals still maintain their traditional lifestyle. These villagers live in old wooden houses and mostly they make a living by farming, fishing and working in rubber plantations.
This district has all kinds of attractions to offer, no matter what you prefer you can always find something you like here, so it’s a perfect holiday destination for everyone. Below are some of the main attractions you can find in Thalang:
Anthem Wake Park – This is the newest water sports venue on Phuket, featuring cable skiing on a 50,000 square meters lake. There are three cable options based on your skills whether you’re a beginner or pro. The best thing about this venue is its freshwater quality, because it comes from the surrounding hills.
Bang Pae Waterfall – Located at Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, this is a very popular recreational destination for the locals. Usually the locals use the site as a picnic place or to swim during the wet season. This waterfall may seem quite small, but it’s actually the largest one in Phuket. It has an exotic surroundings and cool, fresh water. This is also a great place for hiking activity.
Splash Jungle Waterpark – The most exciting waterpark in southern Thailand, this is a must visit if you’re traveling with your family. It has 12 awesome water slides and rides with professional lifeguards supervision, making sure that you are completely safe during your fun time.
Phuket Heroines Monument – One of the most important landmarks of the island, this monument is located at the traffic roundabout on Thepkasattri Road. This monument was built to honor the heroic story of Lady Mook and Lady Chan who led the locals to fight against Burmese intruders.
Thalang National Museum – this museum features a lot of ancient artifacts from Phuket and also Andaman region. It also exhibits the famous battle of Thalang.
Beaches in Thalang – Thalang has lots of great beaches with their own uniqueness. The most famous ones are Mai Khao Beach near Phuket International Airport that is also the longest beach on Phuket, Nai Yang Beach not very far from Mai Khao and Bangtao Beach. Other Beautiful beaches include Banana Rock Beach, Laem Singh Beach, Layan Beach, Nai Thon Beach, Pansea Beach and Surin Beach.