Phuket Parks and Gardens

(Phuket, Thailand)

Photo of Kata Beach areaPhuket is a particularly beautiful island and contains a number of glorious national parks, many of which cover enormous areas and feature lengthy nature trails. The parks in Phuket serve a number of purposes, with many being purely for recreation, and others for nature conservation and research.

For a glimpse at Phuket's natural wonders, both the Khao Phra Taew Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sirinat National Park are full of colourful creatures. Those prepared for a half-day boat trip, the Koh Tarutao Islands and their National Marine Park are worth exploring.

Picture of the Khao Phra Taew Wildlife Sanctuary

Khao Phra Taew Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Thalang, Phuket, 83000, Thailand, TH
Covering almost 5,500 acres / 2,225 hectares and home to a wealth of local flora and fauna, Phuket's stunning Khao Phra Taew Wildlife Sanctuary features lush areas of rain forest. Resembling most people's idea of a jungle, expect to see many tropical palms, monkeys, gibbons and exotic birds, together with many endangered species and a number of particularly beautiful waterfalls.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 19:00
Admission: charge

Phuket Orchid Garden and Thai Village

Address: Thepkasattri Road, Sam Krong, Phuket, 83000, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 076 21 4860
Those with a love of colourful flowers will enjoy visiting the enormous collection of flowering orchids at the Phuket Orchid Garden. Also onsite is a visitors centre selling a range of local arts and crafts, together with landscaped gardens and many specimen plants. The gardens are just a short drive from Phuket City and lie around 3 km / 2 miles to the north.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge

Sirinat National Park

Address: Sirinat National Park Lodge, Nai Yang Beach, Nai Yang, Phuket, 83140, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 076 32 7407
Close to Phuket International Airport and covering a staggering area of more than 20,000 acres / 8,000 hectares, the Sirinat National Park encompasses Nai Tang Beach, which stretches for around 13 km / 8 miles. Known for its mangrove forest, saltwater swamps, native animals, walking trails and enormous creepers, many people come here for the bird watching alone.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Koh Tarutao National Marine Park

Address: Koh Tarutao Islands, Phuket, 83000, Thailand, TH
The Koh Tarutao National Marine Park is a popular excursion from Phuket and comprises a collection of south-eastern islands, which can be reached by regular boat trips. With stunning scenery, beautiful coral reefs and secluded bays, the park also features a number of picture-postcard beaches, lookout points and numerous walking trails.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free