Phuket (Thai: ภูเก็ต, [pʰūː.kèt]) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay. Phuket Province has an area of 576 square kilometres (222 sq mi), somewhat less than that of Singapore, and is the second-smallest province of Thailand. It formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.
Phuket Big Buddha พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคาคีรี (Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri or Ming Mongkol Buddha), is on the peak of mount Nagakerd, Subdistrict Karon. Big Buddha Statue width: 25.45 m. height: 45 m. Reinforced concrete structure adorned with white Burmese jade marble. The weight of the white jade marble is approximately 135 tons per 2,500 sq.m. You can even purchase a break or marble tile and sign your names to be places forever inside the Big Buddha. The name “Phraphutthamingmongkhol-akenagakhiri” was later granted and appointed as the Buddha statue a treasure of Muang Phuket by Somdech Phra Yanasangvara, The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand on August 19, 2008. This was accepted with reverence by Mr.Suporn Wanichakul, the president of the corporation creating the Buddha statue. Phuket Big Buddha has the best 360 degree views of the southern part of Phuket island, sightseeing of Phuket Town, Kata beach, Karon beach, Chalong Bay. The Phuket Big Buddha is easily reachable by a six kilometre road leading from Phuket's Chaofa road West, just 2 km from Chalong Circle
Phuket Bird Park is located on 12 acers of land, Phuket Bird Park is the only privately owned bird park on the Island. The park has over thousand birds of more than 100 amazing bird species from Asia, Africa and South America.
By nestling them with in a beautiful garden with a natural waterfall, we have place them closest to their natural habitats. On top of that, visitors can enjoy the fascinating bird show on the large stage.
BIRD SHOWMany of our birds as brilliantly coloured and playful macaws,beautiful hornbills, dignified, eagles and lovely big eye owls are very intelligent. They will entertain you as well as helping you learn more about birds like no other places you have seen. Bird feeding is also allowed. These will make a perfect day out for everyone in your family.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITYHornbills, macaws, eagles, barn owls etc. See these magnificent birds close up and take photos with them.
SOUVENIRWe have a great variety of local souvenirs and our bird park products such as T-shirts, caps, mugs, umbrellas, postcards, magnets, and many more on bird items. You will surely find the right gift for everyone.
This show is a lot of fun and a favourite with the children.
Previously these monkeys worked as coconut pickers, which they can do very quickly by biting through the stem that holds the nut to the tree with their extremely sharp teeth.
The show lets you see the skills of both the monkeys and their trainers.
The performance of adding and subtracting is really amazing and never fails to delight the children in the audience. Different monkeys do different tricks, including diving for coins! We use short-tailed macaque monkeys for this show. They are still a kind of common wild animal in Thailand. Daily Shows
Monkey Shows : 09.00, 12.00, 14.30 and 16.45 hrs.