Thailand's only island province, Phuket, is a world famous tourist destination renowned for its magnificent mountains covered with lush tropical vegetation, its surrounding azure blue sea and stretches of powder-¬white sandy beaches fringed with coral reefs. Once renowned for its tin mines and rubber plantations, visitors now arrive looking for a place to relax and explore the incredible scenery.
Your island drive takes you to the Buddhist temple, Wat Chalong, considered the most beautiful and ornate temple on the island.
Visit a cashew nut factory in Phuket Town, curiously named the Sri Bhurapa Orchid Company. There you’ll see how delectable cashew nut products are made as skilled workers create a mouth¬watering variety of snacks and sweets.
You’ll stop at the Phuket Sea Shell Museum, displaying one of the world's most valuable collections of seashells. Shells from all over the globe are featured and include numerous rarities such as the world's largest golden pearl weighing 160 carats, and a massive 550 pound shell.
Stop for a great view at Promthep Cape. Located at the extreme south end of the island, Promthep Cape appears to be a simple rocky hill with no immediate interest. However, once you climb the steps to the top, experience a stunning view of the perfect half-moon bay of Nai Harn Beach and the scattered islands dotting the Andaman Sea.
Drive to Phuket Town for a short sightseeing tour around the old part of town with its old Sino –Portuguese Buildings. You'll see some splendid examples of European-Sino-Thai architecture before returning to the ship.
Need to Know:
Note: As this tour visits a place of worship, please dress respectfully: no bare shoulders or exposed knees.