What comes into the mind of travellers when we talk about sea, sun and sand? Phuket must definitely be one of the answers. A number of exciting activities can be found on this island. In the early days of regional maritime trade, the cape of Phuket was locally referred to as Jung Ceylon, while locals called it Thalang, which evolved to be the name of the main town to the north of the island. As the perfect stopover sheltering traders from monsoons, Jung Ceylon welcomed merchants from India, Persia, Arabia, Burma, China, and also Siam. During the 16th century, the island was a popular trading port for tin. In 1785, Thalang town was surrounded by Burmese troops who invaded the coastal area. It was under the leadership of Chan, the widow of the governor, and her sister, Muk, who united the local residents and successfully fought and drove the invaders out of Phuket. It took over 30 days for the defending troops of Phuket, under the command of Chan and Muk, to claim their victory. As a result of such heroic deeds, noble titles were granted to Chan and Muk as Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Soonthorn, respectively. They are still highly respected by Phuket residents even today. When the city was in a peaceful state, the development of mining was so unprecedented. Chinese businessmen and miners later migrated to Phuket and soon enjoy thriving wealth. The island’s long history has shaped the Phuket of the present with its diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and fine cuisine. These attributes have made Phuket a complete tourist destination that offers a lot more beyond its natural heritage of sea, sand, forest, and world-renowned diving sites. Sino-Portuguese architecture casts its spell delighting travellers to the city, while Phuket style of hospitality has never failed to impress visitors from all walks of life.Getting to Know: 1. Phuket is located approximately 862 kilometres south of Bangkok. 2. There are only two seasons in a year the green season (May to October) and the hot season (November to April). 3. Phuket is divided into 3 administrative districts: namely, Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Thalang and Amphoe Kathu.
Bungy Jumping Phuket Bungy Jump is located a few kilometers outside Patong Beach, on the way go to Phuket Town. It is the chance to bungy jump from a height of 50 metres (165 feet) with some spectacular views across the green jungle of Phuket. If you are looking for extreme adventure during your holiday in Phuket bungy jumping is one of the best choice for your challenges
World Bungy Jump
Location: Patong Beach
Tel.: 0 7634 5185, 08 3645 6970
Phuket Elephant Trekking
Phuket Elephant Trekking offer an amazing experience during your stay in Phuket, especially for children. There are various elephant camps around Phuket, that provide an opportunity to ride an elephant along a trail through jungle and rubber plantations and that is close to nature, an exciting,enjoyable and unforgettable time.
Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Location: Kata Beach
Tel.: 08 4841 9794 World Bungy Jump
Location: Patong Beach
Tel.: 0 7634 5185, 08 3645 6970
Phuket Trekking Club
Location: East Chaofah Rd.
Tel.: 0 7637 7344
Game Zone If you are looking for something different to do from the usual boat trip or elephant ride that Phuket has to offer, then why not try Phuket Games Zone? Located in the south east of the island in Chalong area, Phuket Games Zone offers several fun activities that are suitable for everyone; men, women, young and old. Great family entertainment.
Football Golf, Phuket Thailand
Phuket Games Zone’s Football Golf Course is the biggest and best in Phuket. 18 holes, multiple challenges, 2 prizes, large challenging bunkers, chip shot zones and unlimited fun! Plus a 19th hole where you can cool down with a chilled drink in the shade.
Frisbee Golf, Phuket Thailand
Frisbee golf is a relaxing game of skill and cunning for those who understand that the best sports are those that you can play with a drink in your hand. It’s easy to play. Simply pair up with a friend and see who can get their frisbee into the basket with the least number of throws. We have 9 baskets on our course and you can go round as many times as you like.
Phuket Games Zone is the only place to enjoy Body Zorbing in Phuket. Have fun bumping into friends, doing somersaults without getting hurt, rolling around, or challenge your mates to Body Zorbing Sumo – or as we like to call it, Zorbo!
Phuket Games Zone
Location: Soi Palai, Chaofa (East) Rd. Chalong
Tel.: 09 1010 5488
Go-Karts Phuket Kart is the best racing experience you can get. The track covers an area of 750 metres and is equip with flood lights, for night races. The track offers an exciting and also has a restaurant, where spectators can sit and watch.
The go karting center has a selection of 27 karts, varying in engine size from 160cc to 400cc. These are high speed super karts, standard single karts, 2 seater karts and kids karts. The karts can reach speeds of between 40 to 100 km per hour.
All of the karts are regularly maintained to an excellent standard. There has never been any reports of injury caused by carelessness on behalf of any of the staff at the center. Safety is a key objective for all of the professional staff at the go karting track.
Patong Go-Kart Speedway
Location: Kathu District
Tel.: 0 7632 1949, 0 7620 2689