Sirinart National Park
Even though Koh Maphrao is only two kilometers away from the east coast of Phuket, the atmosphere on the two islands is very different. Phuket is known for its full range of development with facilities and bustling lifestyle, while Koh Maphrao is a peaceful isle set in natural surroundings. Read more
Whoever comes to Phuket should also stop to visit Luang Por Cham at Wat Chaitararam (Wat Chalong) the most respected temple on Phuket. Villagers believe that the virtues of Luang Por Cham can cure their sickness. It is said that during the time he was alive, there were many people who came and wanted to gild him as if he was a statue. Even though Luang Por Cham has passed away more than 100 years ago, his reputation and virtue remain in the worshipers’ heart until now. Nowadays, Luang Por Cham is still the shelter for Phuket and Thai people all over. Read more
With the natural pine wood, pure seawater, clean and delicate white sand, and breathtaking coral reefs, Sirinart National Park is truly a favorite sanctuary among nature lovers. Situated only 1 km. away from Phuket airport, the national park is also a habitat of a variety of sea turtles, sand crabs, and rare shellfish. Sirinart National Park consists of three beautiful beaches; Taa Chatchai, Sai Kaew, and Mai Kao, which are perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. Most of the woods here in the park are sparse woods and a huge variety of trees including orchids, Beefwood, and fern, grow prosperously in this oasis. Other kinds of forests found in the park are mangrove forest and tropical rainforest. Mangrove forests are usually seen in the canal area where the sea tide occasionally floods and the tropical rainforests are mostly in the mountainous area in the south side of the park.
With such an ample ecosystem, be not surprised when you encounter small animals like squirrels, seagulls, or Red-backed Sea-eagle. Dive into the crystal clear seawater and swim with Leatherback turtles, Hawksbill sea turtle, Ghost crabs, stingray, puffer, parrot fish, Moray eel, clownfish, and many other tiny gorgeous gems of Phuket Sea.