Phuket Map - Phuket visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Phuket Map' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Thailand.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. This interactive Phuket map shows some of the main beaches, sights and attractions to be found on Phuket. Using 360° panoramas with local and travel information, this forms a growing virtual tour and guide of Phuket. As can be seen on the map of Phuket, the main town is Phuket Town, found near the southern end of the island. Most of the beaches line the west coast of Phuket, facing the Andaman Sea.
Most of the hotels are, naturally, found near the beaches. There are also several hotels around Phuket town. Phuket also has numerous holiday apartments and villas that can be rented.
Phuket is blessed with many fine beaches, some of which have been heavily developed and are lined with hotels. For the more independent traveller, there are also several smaller, secluded beaches which, away from the hotels and bustle, provide a truly relaxing environment. Looking at the Phuket map, the beaches can be split into three main groups; a nothern cluster, southwest group and southern beaches: Phuket Map - Northern Beaches Banana Beach | Bang Tao Beach | Hua Beach | Kamala Beach | Laem Sing Beach | Layan Beach | Mai Khao Beach | Nai Thon Beach | Nai Thorn Beach | Nai Yang Beach | Pansea Beach | Rayee Beach | Sai Kaew Beach | Surin Beach | Trisara Beach
The most popular beaches are around the southwest, especially around Patong Beach. The busier the beach, the more activities are offered, with jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing and wind surfing. Some of the smaller, cove based beaches, offer sea kayaking and good snorkelling.
Phuket has numerous other attractions away from the beaches. Some of the top attractions include:
Waterfalls - though not large, they are in beautiful surroundings. The most popular are Bang Bae and Ton Sai waterfalls.
Elephant Villages - offering elephant rides and excursions into the jungle. Two notable ones are Phuket Elephant Village near Kata Noi beach and the Elephant Village near the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project.
Big Buddha of Phuket - in south Phuket, a 45m tall Buddha statue covered in white Burmese marble.
Prom Thep Cape - home to Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse and an elephant shrine, a great place to watch sunsets.
Temples - the most popular are Wat Phra Thong 20km from Phuket town and Wat Phranang Sang near Thalang.
Islands around Phuket - as seen on this map, Phuket is surrounded by numerous small islands and many opperators offer day trips to them.
Muang Patong - also simply known as 'Patong', central night entertainment district with nightclubs, bars, casino, prostitution and lively markets.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Phuket International Airport, with domestic flights to the rest of Thailand, and international flights to Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and Vietnam. Coach: Buses and coaches from Bangkok, Chumphon, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phang Nga, Ranong, Satun, Sungai Kolok and Surat Thani arriving and departing from Phuket town. Car: Phuket is linked to the mainland by two road bridges at the northern end of the island. Ferry: Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi and on to Krabi.