Highlights Of Phuket & Panoramic Drive
Your Land Adventure begins with a panoramic view of Phuket town from Rang Hill. You will then visit two famous Chinese shrines that play significant roles during the Vegetarian Festival every year. You and your fellow guests also visit the Wat Chalong Temple which reflects the locals' belief in Buddhism and Cashew Nut Factory to see one of the local industries. The scenic drive up to Rang Hill allows us enjoy and photograph the panoramic view of Phuket town. Then enjoy sightseeing through an old street of Phuket area where you will see colorful Chinese mansions of Phuket's early inhabitants. Next we visit Phud Jaw Shrine which is dedicated to Kuan In, Goddess of Mercy. Phud Jaw was built over 200 years ago whereas Jui Tui Shrine, adjacent to Phud Jaw, was built in the 1920s so you will see both the oldest and the most famous of the Chinese temples in Phuket. They are the scene of the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival that takes place for nine days in October each year. Your journey will continue to a Cashew Factory to see how they produce cashew nuts in different flavors as well as its juice. The cashew nut tree originated in the rain forest and in 1901, the former governor- general of Phuket brought the seeds of cashew nut into the Southern territory of the then Siam Kingdom. Your last visit is one of the most important temples on the island: Wat Chalong (or Wat Chaiyathararam), a monastery not far from Phuket Town. The temple hall houses bronze statues of the three monks venerated by the inhabitants of Phuket. People believe that this temple protected the island from harm during World War II, when bombs were dropped on the Andaman region. If time permits, you can visit a souvenir shop so you can search for some souvenirs, local products, handicrafts, pearl or semiprecious stones.
Notes: It is recommended that for religious reasons, ladies have their shoulders covered and do not wear shorts or very short skirts. No sleeveless top and the sleeve have to be part of the top. Gentlemen should wear trousers and short sleeved shirts. Full length trousers and pants are required. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.
Port: Patong Bay (Phuket)
Duration: 4 hours
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