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Kathu – Small District With Big Attractions
From 3 districts that make up Phuket, Kathu is the smallest one. It sits on the central part of the island where some of the most interesting attractions in Phuket are located. However, it is know as a communal town that’s less commercial than other parts of the island. This is a perfect place if you want to enjoy some great attractions while getting close to the locals. One of the best ways to mingle with the locals is by visiting the fresh market where you can find everything from household items, clothes and local foods.
Even though not as commercial as other parts of Phuket, Kathu also has many great tourist facilities including accommodations. There are quite many hotels available in Kathu with various facilities. Some of the best Kathu hotels with great facilities include The Westin Siray Bay Resort, The Nchantra Pool Suite Phuket, BYG Grand Sea View, Phuket Siray Hut Resort, Siray House and many more.
Attractions in Kathu
Kathu maybe small, but this small district actually has colorful attractions, from nature lovers to adrenaline junkies all will have a great time visiting Kathu. Some of the best Kathu attractions are as follow:
Kathu Waterfall – Most visitors imagine this place to be hundreds of feet of water falling into a massive pool, but this is not the case with Kathu waterfall. This waterfall is a series of drop pools but still it offers a breathtaking scenery. You can also climb up to the top to get even more stunning view, but the terrain could be too challenging for some people.
Flying Hanuman – This is an extremely popular attaraction in Kathu. Glide 40 meters high above the jungle and enjoy the great view while the adrenaline rushes in with the wind blowing on your face. This eco friendly attraction is very well executed, it really gives a unique sensation.
Patong Go-Kart Speedway – Have fun with the entire family in this rip-roaring activity. Located at the feet of Patong Hill, this go-kart speedway has a 750 meter track with a long straight, smoth bends and sharp curves, guaranteed to give you the authentic racing experience.
Loch Palm Golf Club – Thailand is famous for its fantastic golf courses, Loch Palm is one of them. The course balances challenge and fairness, it has many interesting obstacles, and with beautiful surroundings any golfer will feel like being in heaven.
Kathu Shrine – Religious venues are always interesting to visit in Thailand, including the Kathu Shrine. This historical shrine is usually connected to Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival.
Phuket Wake Park – Located near Kathu Waterfall, this is one of the most fun and challenging activities you can find in Phuket. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, everyone can enjoy the wakeboarding ride.
Palazzo Theater & Restaurant – This venue adopts the classic concept of dining while watching a show. It serves excellent foods with light entertainment, like burlesque, comedy and live music.
King Kong Party Club – This unique place is a fun waterpark by day, but during the night it turns into a funky pool party venue. It could be a perfect spot to hangout with friends and meet new people in a fun and unique setting.