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Phuket

The pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is more than just a holiday resort: its centuries-old cultural and architectural heritage is a treasure chest waiting to be explored. Join a half-day tour to delve into the island’s history with an expert guide. HIGHLIGHTS:

* Soak up the history of Phuket Town

* Spot tin barons and rubber plantations

* Visit the temple of Wat Chalong

* Admire the view from Promthep Cape

Take a drive around Phuket Town soaking up its historical air and admiring its Sino-Portuguese style buildings built in the late 19th century. Step back in time to when Phuket was an important trading post and see the tin barons which can still be spotted today, as well the rubber plantations which have forever altered the island’s landscape.

Admire the underwater world of the Andaman sea life at the aquarium before continuing on to the most revered temple on the island – Wat Chalong. Find 36 golden Buddhas sitting, reclining and meditating as you gain a glimpse into local life. Finally, the tour takes you to Promthep Cape for a magnificent view over the sea and offshore islands where the perfect half moon bay wraps around Nay Ham Beach. Bliss! The pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is more than just a holiday resort: its centuries-old cultural and architectural heritage is a treasure chest waiting to be explored. Join a half-day tour to delve into the island’s history with an expert guide. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from hotels.

Duration: 4 hours.

Start/opening time: At 8am.

Languages: English.