Top 5 Attractions in Kamala
Best Places to See in Kamala
Kamala is a rather quiet beach on the buzzing Phuket West coast; stuck between rainforest covered mountains and the Andaman Sea this originally small and tranquil fisherman village has in its immediate neighbouring Patong Beach to the South, and Surin Beach to the North; both of them far more active than Kamala on the tourism entertainment scene.
Kamala Beach may be a haven for people looking for a peaceful holiday destination in Phuket; it nevertheless hosts one of the most prominent attractions of the island: Phuket Fantasea. The other interesting attractions available in Kamala feature two local venues/events, and two activities as different to each others as it could be.
- Phi Phi Island Speedboat Excursion
- Ao Phang Nga National Park Kayak Adventure
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Introduction to City Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Morning Sino Heritage Walk
- Koh Yao Noi Full-Day Bike Tour
Phuket FantaSea is the first and biggest Las Vegas-style show opened in Phuket in 1998. Phuket Fantasea complex has a lot in common with the Disneyland parks around the world in the architecture and decoration style of the buildings it hosts: from the Golden Kinnaree restaurant to the Palace of Elephants Theatre to the Fantasy of a Kingdom Show to Songbird Luminaries and more, every detail has been well thought out, offering visitors a step in a superb Thai culture-inspired fantasy world.
The world-class two-hour show presented every night (but Thursday) at 20:30 is simply outstanding: theatrical performance, choreography, magic tricks, battle reconstitution, elephants on stage, aerial ballet, and a lot more; it is no wonder why Phuket Fantasea is amongst the most popular attractions in Phuket. Read More...
2Kamala Friday Market0
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:30 every day except Thursday - Show starts at 20.30
- Location: Kamala Beach
Visiting Kamala Friday Market is the best way to get a glimpse into the fascinating local culture of Southern Thailand. Kamala, despite its beachfront development, could retain a large part of its culture and tradition, and there’s no better place to discover the soul of this small Muslim fisherman village than its local market (which is true for mostly any village in the world).
In here, you will discover a great range of products – vegetables, fruits, meat and seafood – produced in or around Phuket (local markets can be considered as eco-friendly places due to their articles’ production proximity), as well as a the opportunity to sample delicious Thai food takeaways. A section of the market is also dedicated to clothing and accessories at bargain prices.
- Opening Hours: Every Friday 14:00 - 19:30
- Location: the coconut plantation opposite Phuket FantaSea
Kamala is one of the favourite surfing spots in Phuket after Kata Noi and Kalim beaches. Kamala Beach features three clear sections, each of them offering an excellent surfers’ playground as following:
the southern part of the beach – from the temple to the village – with its gentle swell is the right spot for beginners at medium/high tide; the central area – from the village to Phuket Fantasea – is more recommended for advanced surfers as it hosts sandbanks creating three-metre high waves; the northern end of the beach is the best spot but requires excellent skills as a tricky swell is created here by a small reef point break. Read More...4Kamala Lawn Bowling Club0
Kamala Lawn Bowling Club is the only place in Phuket where to practice this England-born activity dating back to the thirteenth century after being imported there by Romans’ occupation. Originally opened in Kamala by Mr. Don Moore, an expatriated British citizen aiming at senior players, it nevertheless attracts people of all ages; as the English version to French’s pétanque, the goal of the game is for each participant to roll their bowls as close as possible to the ‘jack’ – a smaller white ball.
Lawn bowling is a cool sport that doesn’t require strong physical performance; it is simply a great way to spend good time with friends and family. At Kamala Lawn Bowling Club, visitors can enjoy drinks and snacks while playing, and there even a karaoke room to entertain non-players. Transfer to and fro hotels can also be arranged.
5Wat Baan Kamala0
- Opening Hours: Daily from 12:00 till late
- Location: right behind Phuket FantaSea
- Tel: 089-5926059
Wat Baan Kamala (Kamala temple) is a classic Buddhist temple located on kamala beachfront towards its Southern end. At the image of the greatly open-minded Thailand which has always guaranteed religious freedom, Wat Kamala is the Buddhist centre of this Muslim village.
Entirely rebuilt and renovated after the 2004’s tsunami, Wat Baan Kamala is set in a nicely landscaped garden and features five buildings: a Ubosot (ordination hall), a bell tower, the monks’ dormitory and refectory, and two small constructions housing Buddha images and statues. The end of afternoon is the best time to visit the temple while it is softly and warmly illuminated by the last sun-rays; visitors can then fully enjoy the peacefulness of the place.
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: South of the village on the beachfront
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