Atchara’s Guidebook to Northern Phuket

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Atchara’s Guidebook to Northern Phuket

Restaurants Nearby
Here are some places to eat around the villa! In addition to the suggestions below, I recommend the food court in the LOCAL FRESH MARKET (ตลาดสด เทศบาลเทพกระษัตรี), where you can find a variety of Thai breakfast dishes! It's a real local experience, as everyone in the area goes shopping for the freshest produce there in the morning. There are also plenty of LOCAL RESTAURANTS within walking distance from the villas, just walk out and cross the bridge onto the main road and turn left onto Don Jom Tao Road. Restaurants serving dishes such as Pad Thai, Noodle Soups, Chicken Rice and many more. Here are two of my favourites (unfortunately, the names are in Thai, but you can copy and paste them into Google Maps): ครัวพฤกษา and ร้านนายต่อ อร่อยบอกต่อ. You can ask our cohosts at the villa or drop me a message for additional directions or recommendations!
Fresh seafood with an air-conditioned seating area. We eat here every time we're in Thalang. Try their tamarin prawns, soft shell crab, crayfish stirfried with garlic, steamed fish, or seafood soups. They have an extensive menu with authentic flavours of southern Thailand, and very reasonably priced, too.
Parknam Seafood Talang
Fresh seafood with an air-conditioned seating area. We eat here every time we're in Thalang. Try their tamarin prawns, soft shell crab, crayfish stirfried with garlic, steamed fish, or seafood soups. They have an extensive menu with authentic flavours of southern Thailand, and very reasonably priced, too.
All you can eat meats and seafood selections, which you can cook to your liking with a personal grill and hotpot. Great option to fill your stomach after a long day in the sun!
Thalang HotPot Buffet
All you can eat meats and seafood selections, which you can cook to your liking with a personal grill and hotpot. Great option to fill your stomach after a long day in the sun!
Green juices and healthier options - very refreshing!
Detox Juice Bar
Green juices and healthier options - very refreshing!
Lovely peaceful waterfront dining experience, with dishes inspired by lotus. They also serve great coffee.
Ma Doo Bua l มา ดู บัว ภูเก็ต
Lovely peaceful waterfront dining experience, with dishes inspired by lotus. They also serve great coffee.
Family-friendly shabu buffet place, where you pick a soup and cook meats and vegetable paired with delicious dipping sauces.
SHABU KONG
Family-friendly shabu buffet place, where you pick a soup and cook meats and vegetable paired with delicious dipping sauces.
Things to do in Northern Phuket
Who says all of Phuket's tourist attractions are located in the south of the island? Here's a few of my favourite places to visit and things to do and see near our villas!
Unlike the majority of Phuket’s west coast beaches, it is still a very tranquil area, where you can lie and relax under the shade of the tall pine trees bordering the beach. There are streetfood stalls and a beach club. You can even go canoeing or walk to a nearby island during low tides.
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Layan Beach & Dream Beach Club
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Unlike the majority of Phuket’s west coast beaches, it is still a very tranquil area, where you can lie and relax under the shade of the tall pine trees bordering the beach. There are streetfood stalls and a beach club. You can even go canoeing or walk to a nearby island during low tides.
A favourite amongst locals and tourists, Surin Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand. There are lots of restaurants and bars nearby.
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Surin Beach
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A favourite amongst locals and tourists, Surin Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand. There are lots of restaurants and bars nearby.
A small waterfall where you can explore the tropical greenery. Guided hikes are also available.
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Tonsai Waterfall
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A small waterfall where you can explore the tropical greenery. Guided hikes are also available.
One of Phuket's oldest temples, whose name translates to 'Temple of the protruding Buddha'. The main attraction is the half-buried golden Buddha image which cannot be dug up no matter how many villagers tried. The temple also houses an interesting museum, founded by the current abbot. The museum features historical items donated by locals such as tin mining paraphernalia, a Chinese dowry basket, Chinese 'teen-tuk' (feet reducing) shoes, food carriers, cannons and Javanese daggers.
Soi Wat Pra Thong
One of Phuket's oldest temples, whose name translates to 'Temple of the protruding Buddha'. The main attraction is the half-buried golden Buddha image which cannot be dug up no matter how many villagers tried. The temple also houses an interesting museum, founded by the current abbot. The museum features historical items donated by locals such as tin mining paraphernalia, a Chinese dowry basket, Chinese 'teen-tuk' (feet reducing) shoes, food carriers, cannons and Javanese daggers.
This is a museum showcasing Phuket’s history, traditions and art, with a café, restaurant, jeweller and souvenir store. You can also get photos taken while wearing traditional costumes. Its interactive exhibitions make for a great family outing.
THE GARDEN : Peranakan Phuket Museum
This is a museum showcasing Phuket’s history, traditions and art, with a café, restaurant, jeweller and souvenir store. You can also get photos taken while wearing traditional costumes. Its interactive exhibitions make for a great family outing.
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is an ethical final home for retired working elephants, set on 30 acres of lush tropical jungle. Observe how elephants rehabilitate into forest life after decades of abuse, and experience how incredible the largest land mammal on earth is during a day at the sanctuary.
Elephant sanctuary phuket
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is an ethical final home for retired working elephants, set on 30 acres of lush tropical jungle. Observe how elephants rehabilitate into forest life after decades of abuse, and experience how incredible the largest land mammal on earth is during a day at the sanctuary.
Sarasin Bridge connects Phuket to the mainland, beautiful for watching the sunset, with a great seafood restaurant (Tanoon Seafood รา้ นอาหารทา่ นุ่นซฟี ๊ ดู ) on the other side.
Sarasin Bridge
Sarasin Bridge connects Phuket to the mainland, beautiful for watching the sunset, with a great seafood restaurant (Tanoon Seafood รา้ นอาหารทา่ นุ่นซฟี ๊ ดู ) on the other side.
Pristine, tranquil beach perfect for avoiding the crowds. The roads leading to Nai Thon Beach run through a lush green valley. This is truly a hidden gem. However, the roads can be winding, so please take care while driving.
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Nai Thon Beach
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Pristine, tranquil beach perfect for avoiding the crowds. The roads leading to Nai Thon Beach run through a lush green valley. This is truly a hidden gem. However, the roads can be winding, so please take care while driving.
You can see airplanes after airplanes flying over this beach due to its proximity with the airport. The sand is coarse by Phuket standards, but it's very peaceful.
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Mai Khao Beach
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You can see airplanes after airplanes flying over this beach due to its proximity with the airport. The sand is coarse by Phuket standards, but it's very peaceful.
This is technically in Phang-Nga, a neighbouring province, but it's my personal favourite for the paroramic views it offers overlooking the limestone islands of Phang-Nga Bay. Beautiful at sunrise or for viewing the Milky Way on a clear night.
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Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
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This is technically in Phang-Nga, a neighbouring province, but it's my personal favourite for the paroramic views it offers overlooking the limestone islands of Phang-Nga Bay. Beautiful at sunrise or for viewing the Milky Way on a clear night.
Wat Phra Nang Sang was built more than 500 years ago and is the oldest temple in Phuket. Each of the many buildings is decorated with intricate ornaments and surrounded by statue which take influence by both Thai and Chinese mythical tales. The interiors are blanketed with paintings featuring the Buddha’s life and other significant historical events in Buddhism.
Wat Phra Nang Sang
Wat Phra Nang Sang was built more than 500 years ago and is the oldest temple in Phuket. Each of the many buildings is decorated with intricate ornaments and surrounded by statue which take influence by both Thai and Chinese mythical tales. The interiors are blanketed with paintings featuring the Buddha’s life and other significant historical events in Buddhism.
Phuket's biggest waterfall is lovely for picnicking, swimming and trekking.
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Bang Pae Waterfall
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Phuket's biggest waterfall is lovely for picnicking, swimming and trekking.