Known as the Pearl of Andaman, Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and a favored magnet for jet setters.
Your journey on this mountainous peninsula begins with a scenic ride down to Promthep Cape at the island's southernmost point. Feel the muted spirituality on this rocky hill as you enjoy spectacular views of Nai Harn Beach and Ko Kaew Island while the Andaman Sea kisses the shoreline 200 feet below. Promthep draws hundreds of tourists and locals alike each evening to soak in its breathtaking sunsets.
From there you will head to the Seashell Museum with its impressive collection of 2,000 shell and fossil species including one containing the world's largest golden pearl. Pick up a souvenir necklace or one of the many shell crafts then continue to the gold and white Wat Chalong Buddhist temple.
Considered to be the most important Buddhist temple in Phuket, this sacred site is believed to contain an actual splinter of bone from Buddha. Walk through the grand pagoda and gaze up at the walls to view intricate scroll carvings and colorful paintings. Join in with the meditators by paying respect to the Buddha and drop a small donation in the coin box on your way out for good karma.
Book this popular 4.5-hour tour now and get ready to experience the natural beauty and spirituality of Phuket.
Please Note: Excludes entrance fee at the seashell museum (200THB payable in Thai Baht only).
Reviewer: Garry Forman
Wonderful tour of the area in modern, well-equipped vans. Stopped and given enough time to walk around the areas we visited. Again for anyone staying in Phuket, I would suggest they take this tour first and get a good feeling for the whole area.