Kathu District in Phuket

Discover the Smallest District of Phuket

Kathu is the smallest of the three districts that make up Phuket. It covers the central part of the island from the west of Phuket Town to Patong and Kamala Beaches. The old village of Kathu is located roughly mid way between Patong Beach and Phuket Town and comes across as a small, communal town markedly less commercial than most areas on the island. It is home to a handful attractions and recreations such as Kathu Waterfall (great in rainy season), Loch Palm and Red Mountain Golf Clubs, Phuket Country Club and Phuket Wake Park (Formerly Phuket Cable Ski).

A nice way to enjoy Kathu and mingle with the locals is to visit its fresh markets that have just about everything on the offer, from food to clothes and household items. There are a few Buddhist monasteries in Kathu including Wat Kathu and the Kathu Chinese Shrine is the most important religious site for villagers as it’s where the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival originated from.

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Kathu Waterfall

Kathu Waterfall

Mention a waterfall and many visitors to Phuket will conjure up mental images of hundreds of feet of water freefalling Read More...

Royale Nam Tok - Kathu, Phuket

Royale Nam Tok

Dining at Royale Nam Tok is one of Phuket’s most singular experiences. During the day the restaurant is the owners’Price Read More...

Flying Hanuman

Flying Hanuman

If you’re the type of person who loves to zip through the sky 40 metres above a jungle, Flying Hanuman is just the right Read More...

Thong Dee Restaurant

Thong Dee Restaurant

Thong Dee Restaurant & Bar is a world class restaurant hidden on Soi Bangthong in Kathu. It has become one of the Read More...

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

Patong Go-Kart Speedway is a fun and rip-roaring activity for the whole family located at the feet of Patong Hill’s Read More...

Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm Golf Club

The most informal of the clubs on a course that calls for strategic shot-making across lagoons and hillsides. No place Read More...

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Kathu Shrine

Kathu Shrine

Kathu Shrine has shared a long history with Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival & is known as the original home of the Read More...

Phuket Wake Park

Phuket Wake Park

Phuket Wake Park near Kathu Waterfall is one of the most fun and challenging activities in Phuket. Whether you are a Read More...

Palazzo Theatre & Restaurant

Palazzo Theatre

Vividly coloured and bold in design, concept and execution, Palazzo attempts the impossible; to combine goofy light Read More...

Football Crazy Golf

Football Crazy Golf

Football Crazy Golf Phuket is located at the bottom of Patong Hill’s Kathu side. Fun for the whole family, this sport is Read More...

King Kong Party Club

King Kong Party Club

King Kong Party Club is a fun waterpark by day and a funky pool party venue by night, with a large swimming pool, hotel, Read More...

Kathu Mining Museum

Kathu Mining Museum

Kathu Mining Museum is one of the island’s most interesting museums. It features displays ranging from tin mine models Read More...

Kathu Festival

Kathu Festival

Kathu Festival, just few kilometers from Patong Beach, is getting popular and draws bigger crowds each year of its Read More...

Jungle Bungy Jump

Jungle Bungy Jump

Jungle Bungy Jump offers one of the most thrilling and challenging activities in Phuket: a 50-metre plunge above a Read More...

Big Chicken Restaurant

Big Chicken Restaurant

Krua Tungtong, a popular restaurant in Kathu, is better known by its nickname ‘The Big Chicken.’ It’s easy to understand Read More...

Red Mountain Golf Club

Red Mountain Golf Club

Opened in 2007 in Phuket’s Kathu district, Red Mountain Golf Club is located on what used to be a tin mine right next to Read More...

Phuket Country Club

Phuket Country Club

Preferred by many locals, the Country Club combines a pleasurable 18-hole course with the toughest nine holes on the Read More...

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