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Chalong Bay on Phuket
Chalong is a popular destination on Phuket Island that has a lot of great facilities for visitors. Besides great Chalong attractions, it also hasgreat accommodations, restaurants, shops, tourist information kiosks, and other supporting facilities. Chalong is a center for boating activities and also a perfect place for yacht mooring. That’s why it also has a one-stop customs, immigration and harbour master service to accommodate visiting vessels.
This place is a colorful combination of shopping hub, residential area and port. Some of the main attractions in Chalong are:
Coral Island – Also known as Koh Hae, this island is located about 3km to the southeast of Phuket. This beautiful getaway destination features two great beaches, Banana Beach and Long Beach.
Phuket’s Big Buddha – This is one of the most important landmarks of the island. Sitting on the very top of the Nakkerd Hills with 45 meters high, you can see this huge statue from far away.
Bird Park – This facility has hundredds of beautiful tropical birds as well as exotic flora. The winding paths are beautiful, and there are also some great facilities like cafes, souvenir shop and odd memorabilia.
Botanic Garden – If you’re interested in gardening or just love to see beautiful gardens, Phuket Botanic Garden is a must see. There are many rare plant specias, winter garden, rainforest garden, and many other beautiful plants.
Radar Hill Viewpoint – This is the highest viewpoint in Phuket, really worth visiting, especially if this is your first time. You can see the whole eastern part of the island. It’s only accessible from the east.
Two Nines Mini Golf Club – Located next to Phunaka Golf Course, this could be the perfect place to spend family time. It has 18 felt-covered holes, but the design is quite simple, it’s great if you’re tired of typical mini golf courses with windmills, clowns, and everything.
Wat Chalong – In Phuket there are about 29 Buddhist temples, and this is one of the most beautiful. It was built more than a century ago and it’s open publicly everyday from 7am to 5pm.
Wat Luang Pu Supha – This is a relatively new temple on the island. It’s built with great details, however what makes it so famous is its founder, Luang Pu Supha, who is one of the mosut long-lived and most respected monks in Thai history.He has been a monk for almost 100 years, spreading the Buddhist teachings in almost 40 temples all across Thailand.
Most Chalong hotels and resorts are located far a way from the west coast madness and the bustling area of the city. This provides a calm and quiet experience for visitors. You have various options for accommodations here, whether you prefer hillside views or beachside views.
Some of great accommodations in Chalong include Leisure Place Phuket, The Signature Phuket, Villa Zolitude Resort & Spa, Phaithong Sotel Resort, Coco Ville The Living Paradise, Anchan Boutique Hotel, Pier 42 Boutique Resort & Spa, Phuket Jula Place, Aochalong Villa Resort & Spa, Rising Sun Residence, Na na Chart Phuket and many more.