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Two Heroines Monument  Phuket’s most famous monument in Amphoe Thalang is the memorial statue of the heroines Thao Thepkasattri (Kunying Jan) and Thao Sisunthon (Mook), who rallied islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders. As the island's governor has just passed away, organizing Phuket's defence against the Burmese invasion of 1785 was conducted by his widow, Thao Thepkasattri. With her sister's help, they assembled what forces they had, then cleverly disguised local women as male soldiers, thus appearing to increase Phuket's military manpower. After a month's siege, the Burmese tired, lost heart and left. King Tama I awarded Kunying Jan with the royal title of Thao Thepkasattri


Thalang National Museum  This is located near the Two Heroines Monument. In 1985, on the 200th anniversary of the Thalang War, the Thalang National Museum was established. The museum contains permanent exhibition of life in old Phuket, ancient artefacts and remains discovered on the coast and, materials used during war with Burma (Myanmar). It is open daily except national holidays from 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Admission is 30 Baht. For more information call 0 7631 1426 / 0 7631 1426 /  0 7631 3397 /  0 7631 3397 /  0 7631 1206 / 0 7631 1206     


Hat Patong five kilometres from town, Patong is Phuket's most developed beach which offers numerous leisure, sporting, shopping and recreational options along its 3-kilometre long crescent bay. Windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing, swimming and sunbathing number among the many popular daytime activities. Patong is equally well known for its vibrant nightlife, among which seafood restaurants feature prominently.


Laem Phromthep,  ( see pages 35/36 /37 ) Phromthep Cape is a headland forming the extreme south end of Phuket. Phrom is Thai for the Hindu term, Brahma, signifying purity, and Thep means God. Local villagers used to refer to the cape as Laem Chao, or the God's Cape, and it was an easily recognizable landmark for the early seafarers travelling up the Malay Peninsula from the sub-continent.


Hat Karon  The second largest of Phuket's tourist beaches, some 20 kilometres from town. Large resort complexes line the road behind of the shoreline, but the long, broad beach itself has no development. The sand is very white, and squeaks audibly when walked on. There are plenty of restaurants and tourist stores right across the street from the beach. The southern point has a fine coral reef stretching toward Kata and Bu Island. There is also its sister beach Karon Noi.


View Point  This is located mid point between Nai Han and Kata beaches. The scenic Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches, and Koh Pu Island can be viewed from this point.


Wat Chalong  ( see pictures and video’s on the following pages 7a to 7e ) This is where stands the cast statue of Luang Pho Cham, who helped the people of Phuket put down the Angyee, or Chinese Coolie Rebellion, in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of Luang Pho Chuang, and Luang Pho Cham, abbots of the temple during later times.




Phuket, Page 7a, Wat Chalong, officially called Wat Chaitararam, Chao Faii Tawantok Road,  4021, Phuket,  Thailand Phuket, Page 35, Laem Phromthep,  Phromthep Cape, Phuket, Thailand Phuket, Page 7a, Wat Chalong, officially called Wat Chaitararam, Chao Faii Tawantok Road,  4021, Phuket,  Thailand