Parasailing, Phuket Thai Hua Museum & Phuket Butterfly Garden
Ever wish you could fly like a bird, soaring and diving effortlessly with the wind in your face, and experience views of this beautiful island from a new and exciting perspective? Phuket now offers you the chance to do exactly this. It’s called parasailing. The parasail is a specially designed parachute which you wear, and which is then towed behind a speedboat; suddenly you are airborne and looking down on mere mortals. There are several operators on beaches and prices start at 2,000 baht.
Phuket Thai Hua Museum
The oldest Chinese school in Phuket, Thai Hua School was built in 1911 and has now become the Thai Hua Museum, serving as a community and exhibition centre for baba arts and culture. The museum is a two-storey building with the upper level balconied internally to look down on the ground floor. Many of the exhibits and artifacts relate to the art and culture of China. Some of the old schoolrooms still remain as they were in the past with old school desks and photographs of former students. The Phuket Thai Hua Museum is on Krabi Road. It’s open on Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 8pm. Entrance is free. It’s certainly worth a visit.
Phuket Butterfly Garden
This is a place of endless educational possibilities. Here you can learn more about the miraculous miniature world of insects and butterflies. Relax in the garden where there are literally thousands of butterflies filling the air or busy seeking pollen among the tropical blooms.
Located in Soi Paneung in the Sam Kong area, the garden is a five minute drive from Tesco Lotus. Take the road towards Phuket City and it’s on the left-hand side. There’s a large sign indicating the turning. Entrance for children under ten years is 150 baht, adults and kids over ten years pay 300 baht. Open daily from 9am until 5pm (last admission). For more information ring +66 (0)76 210861 or visit www.phuketbutterfly.com