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Best things to do in Kata Village, Mueang Phuket

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Monument / Landmark
“Must see place. Try coconut icecream, look at monkeys (6pm), climb to 45m statue of Buddha, listen for monks prayers, get lucky strap on the wrist, pray for luck and health. Wonderful pictures and views.”
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Beach
“KATA BEACH South of Phuket Island there’s a beach called Kata Beach (one of the 20 plus beaches on the island) famous for being one of the most beautiful, and it’s not a coincidence that some of the biggest 5-star hotels are here. Furthermore, Kata Beach and its small town of “Kata” are well known as ideal places for families and couples, for people who love to relax whilst at the same time want a holiday with all the comforts. Kata Beach Phuket, historically known as a fishing village, has expanded in total harmony with nature, mixing Thai tradition with modern and variegated tourism necessities. It boasts one of the most beautiful and least contaminated beaches in the country. Kata is located behind a promontory south of Karon and is divided into two bays, Kata Yai (big Bay) and Kata Noi (small bay), Kata is an interesting beach. With its white silky sand, it’s considered one of the most relaxing and family-friendly destinations of Phuket Island as well as being one of the least contaminated around. The beautiful Kata Bay, a few minutes south of Karon Beach, attracts and charms many visitors with its white beaches and crystal clear waters. Very popular among families and couples, Kata beach is also many tourists’ favourite thanks to its luxuriant tropical vegetation and its palm trees along the beach, excellent restaurants, shops, scuba diving centers, and lively but not noisy nightlife. From May to October, a lot of surf enthusiasts come to Kata where many international contests take place, while this beach is a real paradise for sun and suntan lovers from November to April. ”
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Place of Worship
“If you are in Phuket, you should visit the big Buddha. It's an incredible ride up the mountain and the views are truly stunning... If you would like a spirit be there at 6.30 h in the morning. ”
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Clothing Store
“Surf House Phuket is every surfer’s dream: a place where you can ride the waves every day no matter what the weather conditions. Surf House is a vibrant place to be. Apart from the pool area, there’s a trendy and busy café/restaurant to the side with cool sounds, bamboo trimmings, buffed concrete floors, heavy wooden furniture, and wall-mounted mini surfboards as a decorative theme. Located by the Kata/Karon administrative offices at Kata Beach, Surf House is centered on a high-pressure wave-generating machine that throws a four-inch-deep sheet of water up a sloping ‘pool’. Beginner surfers hold onto a guiding safety rope held by a staff member and, if they happen to fall or slip, instead of falling downwards the strong water flow ensures they fall upwards. Surf House Phuket is a world to itself and as a result, it is tremendously popular.”
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Point of Interest
“If you have time for 3-4 hrs. The hiking to big buddha activity is very interesting. It start from the village at the bottom and hiking up to the hill of 340 meter height. There is a good experience and very good exercise for everybody, It' not too hard, children from 6 yrs old can join the trekking. On the way to the top you can see many thai fruits tree, Thai village and very good view of ocean. ”
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Route
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Point of Interest
“Kata Night Market is a covered shopping area with a very large food court and a selection of mostly tourist-oriented stalls. Found on Kata New Road, it is impossible to miss the giant gorilla and Hulk statues by the entrances. Indeed, it should not be missed as you will find plenty of good savings on meals and souvenirs. The main market contains fairly typical wares, including herbal treatments, t-shirts, bags, flip-flops, souvenirs, swimwear, beach toys and some artworks.”
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Establishment
“Dino Park is a mini-golf course and restaurant located right in between Karon and Kata beaches on the Beach Road itself. The 18-hole course is themed on – you guessed it – dinosaurs, and has many large and life-like cement statues of the pre-historic creatures, along with an erupting ‘volcano’ as well as a themed restaurant. Popular with both adults and kids, Dino Park is an ideal family outing destination. Because of Phuket’s high humidity and heat, it’s best to arrive after the heat of day has subsided. You won’t find much in the way of cooling breezes in Dino Park so be sure to wear mosquito repellent, dress light and to pack some bottled water. After a typical round of around 1 hour, the restaurant makes for a great place to cool off with a cold drink or burger.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
Mediterranean Restaurant
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Restaurant
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Cafe
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Wine Bar
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“Thai branded restaurant serving good quality food at a great price and wine at bargain prices. ”
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Establishment
“Go for a coffee with the best view. I love this place so much. You can walk down to Kata-noi beach from this place”
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Restaurant
“Super beach restaurant and beach club directly on Kata beach serving excellent quality food at reasonable prices.”
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