Phuket is the largest and arguably the most famous island in Thailand. It is made up of three districts: Muang in the southeast, Kathu in the southwest, and Thalang in the north.
Thalang district is about as close you can get to paradise. Its gorgeous shorelines, white sand beaches, and intricate rock formations are only some of the reasons why millions of tourists flock there every year.
Our Guide to Thalang District
Travelers come to Thalang to snorkel in underwater caverns, enjoy dinner at the beach, cool off at water parks, explore jungles, and more. The region bustles with activity no matter the time of day.
Read on for a thorough guide on all the exciting things you can do in Thalang.
Beaches in Thalang
Surin Beach and Naiyang Beach are two of the many stunning beaches along the shore of Thalang—the wonders of Mother Nature as far as the eye can see. Here you’ll find beautiful white sand, crystal clear water, tall palm trees, and beachfront restaurants and cafes serving delicious Thai delicacies. Thalang beaches are perfect for rest and relaxation, with a fantastic view to boot.
If you’re on the beach in January, you may be one of the lucky few to witness leatherback turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs!
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Fifty years ago, there were over 50,000 elephants in Thailand. Today, there are less than 4,000. The Green Elephant Sanctuary Park helps protect these gentle creatures, and if you visit, you can experience elephants in the most natural way. You can enjoy a ride directly into the jungle, where you can feed the elephants, rub them with mud, and then wash them and yourself off at the end of the tour. Worry not; there is no exploitative elephant riding here!
Splash Jungle Water Park
No Phuket visit is complete without a trip to its best water park: Splash Jungle. It’s the perfect water oasis for you and your family, whether you’re looking for the adrenaline rush of a water slide or wave pool or if you want a relaxing day spent along the Lazy River. There’s more than enough food and drink available at all times of the day, too!
Sirinat National Park
Sirinat National Park is just nearby the Phuket International Airport. It is an important conservation site whose protected area ranges over 90 square kilometers, covering land and sea. Its beaches are home to nesting turtles, and its mangrove forests shelter kingfishers and other exotic birds. The water along its beaches is crystal clear, offering an excellent view of tropical coral reefs.
Nam Tok Bang Pae
Walking the trail up to the Nam Tok Bang Pae waterfall is an unforgettable trip. It is located right next to the Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, so you’ll hear their mesmerizing calls all around you. Once you arrive at the waterfall, there are deep swimming holes for the adventurers and deep, clear waters for more staid ones. The falls are beautiful during the rainy season (June to November). If you’re hungry, there are many restaurants in the area ready to serve you any type of local delicacy you desire!
There are so many things to do and beautiful places to see in Phuket’s Thalang district. Whether you’re an adventurous thrill-seeker or you’re just looking for a place to relax, you’ll have no trouble finding the right tourist attraction for you. After visiting all these wonderful places to be, you should also save up for an extended stay in one of their local beautiful villas.
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