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THE AQUAMARINE RESORT & VILLA
17/38 Moo 6, Kamala Beach, A. Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Aquamarine : Phone Number 66 (0) 7631 0600
Aquamarine : Fax Number 66 (0) 7631 0630
Aquamarine : Email info@aquamarineresort.com
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AROUND PHUKET

Kamala Beach:

Distance: 1.1 km. Time: 3 mins
The 2-kilometrelong beach north of Patong is a favored spot for witnessing sunsets. The northern end of Kamala Beach is suitable for swimming.

Promthep Cape:

Distance: 30.7 km. Time: 47 mins
Laem Phromthep is a headland forming the extreme south end of Phuket. "Phrom" is Thai for the Hindu term, "Brahma," signifying purity, and "Thep" means "God."  Local villagers used to refer to the cape as "Laem Chao", or the God's Cape, and it was an easily recognizable landmark for the early seafarers travelling up the Malay Peninsula from the sub-continent.

Kata Beach:

Distance: 19.3 km. Time: 32 mins
Situated 20 kilometres from town or south of Kata is Kata Noi, a smaller beach with only a few hotels and little other development. The beach is superb. Many fish inhabit the rocks and corals along the beachless shoreline stretching south.  To get there, one can take the narrow beach road up over the hill from Kata.

Karon Beach:

Distance: 16.8 km. Time: 28 mins
A 4-kilometre long straight beach with fewer visitors than its big sister, Karon. Nightlife is pretty much confined to dining and a few beer bars.

Kata Karon Viewpoint:

Distance: 23 km. Time: 38 mins
The most famous observation point of the 3 beaches, Kata Not, Kata and Karon, is located on the road half-way between Nai Harn Beach and Kata Noi Beach. From this spot, an intriguing view of the 3 beaches and Ko Pu has constantly impresses visitors.

Patong Beach:

Distance: 9.9 km. Time: 18 mins
This Beach is the most developed, most vibrant, most visited beach of Phuket that never fails to impress visitors. Located approximately 15 kilometers from the city, the beach has a wide range of accommodations and shopping arcades, and provides magnificent leisure activities and energetic night-time entertainment. It is a picture perfect postcard view of a 3-kilometer long white sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, lazing, and enjoying challenging water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing snorkeling, sailing, and parasailing.

Two Heroines Monument:

Distance: 13.2 km. Time: 25 mins
Phuket’s most famous monument in Amphoe Thalang is the memorial statue of the heroines: Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthon, who rallied islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders.

Surin Beach:

Distance: 6.6 km. Time: 12 mins
This beach is situated 24 kilometers from town. Evergreen trees line this small, curving bay, beneath the foothills north of Kamala. Hat Surin is home to Phuket's first golf course, a nine-hole course laid out more than sixty years ago during the reign of King Rama VII. It is now largely in disuse except as a park. The steep incline of the beach, turbulent water, and big waves make Hat Surin a dangerous place to swim.

Phuket Thaihua Museum:

Distance: 20.6 km. Time: 37 mins
It has been renovated to be one of the historical tourist attractions of Phuket. The 74-year old Sino-Portuguese architecture displays a photos exhibition and video media which tells the history of the Chinese people in Phuket, mining, local costumes, Sino-Portuguese architecture, local foods, tradition and culture of Phuket. It is located on 28, Krabi Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket. Tel. 0 7621 1224. The Museum opens from Monday – Sunday, except Wednesday, between 08.30 a.m - 05.30 p.m.

Wat Chaitararam (Wat Chalong):

Distance: 24.9 km. Time: 42 mins
Whoever comes to Phuket should also stop to visit Luang Por Cham at Wat Chaitararam (Wat Chalong) the most respected temple on Phuket. Villagers believe that the virtues of Luang Por Cham can cure their sickness. It is said that during the time he was alive, there were many people who came and wanted to gild him as if he was a statue. Even though Luang Por Cham has passed away more than 100 years ago, his reputation and virtue remain in the worshipers’ heart until now. Nowadays, Luang Por Cham is still the shelter for Phuket and Thai people all over.
Luang Por Cham’s biography says that, in 1876 in the reign of King Rama V, he helped Phuket people in their struggle with the Chinese Secret Society, the mine workers who rebelled against the villagers and wanted to invade Phuket.
At that time Luang Por Cham gave a white turban to each of the villagers to put on as an amulet for them which made the villagers more confident and courageous. The villagers use Wat Chalong as their camp until they defeated the Chinese Secret Society. When King Rama V heard about this he conferred a new title to Luang Por Cham which is Pra Kru Wisuttiwongsajarnyanmunee and also made him the head of the monks in Phuket. The king also changed the name of Wat Chalong to Wat Chaitararam.


Source: http://www.tourismthailand.org/Where-to-Go/Phuket