Things to Do in Karon

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  • David T
    Melbourne, Australia85 contributions
    We love visiting this viewpoint. We always hire motorbikes and take a ride through Kata and up the hill to the viewpoint. There is a nice cafe on the way up the hill on the left that serves cakes, coffees and shakes. Z
    Often at the viewpoint you can pay to have amazing photos holding a white falcon, and you can see amazing views of the beaches along the coast towards Kata and Karon. Great photo point on a clear day.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Michael R
    Rawai, Thailand27 contributions
    Imagine a tropical beach. DUH! gentle beach break. No rocks. Spectacular sunsets. Amenities are there, but low profile.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Off their P
    Manchester, UK3,263 contributions
    We were on the other side of the hill so this beach was quite a hot, steep walk but it was worth it – just! It has a lot going for it with beautiful sand and fairly calm seas.

    It can get busy but you can usually find a bit of shade somewhere out of the way and enjoy the gentle breeze. There are sun loungers for hire with umbrellas which is good and lots of traders to sell you just about anything you want.

    There are some water sports as well so if you feel more Energetic you can do this.
    Written March 24, 2022
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  • Singapore Family Pete and Samantha
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    Had a great time with family. Highly recommended and worth the try. Specially for non surfers. Good food as well.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • amandaaustin2018
    Romford, UK98 contributions
    I visited the market while on a trip with five other family members. From an eleven year old to 50+. It was quite a way out of town from Kata where we were staying but worth the visit. There are some lovely temple buildings with lots of locals and local activities. There was a stage with dancing groups including a local school performing with lovely Thai music.
    The market stalls themselves were selling the same things you find everywhere else, fake goods, beach wear, souvenirs etc but there are lots of stalls to choose from. There are quite a lot of food and drink options all selling nice Thai food lots of which is made while you watch. Lovely fresh fruit smoothies too at very reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
    Unlike some Thai night markets there is no alcohol allowed at the temple market.
    There are plenty of other shops and restaurants in the area too.
    Written February 26, 2020
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  • John K
    Costa Mesa, CA1,218 contributions
    I stayed at Karon beach for seven nights. The beach itself is really long, at least 3km. Plenty of space to spread out, but lifeguards are only stationed at a few areas. Beware of swimming outside of the watched areas, as rip currents are common. Red flags were out for most or all of at least 4 of the days I was here. The town area itself is not large, a pretty easy walk from one end to the other, walking along the sea. Many hotels for all budgets here. Restaurants were pretty predictably similar, which was a disappointment for me, but if you are here for seafood, you will get your fill. Just very little real Thai food available. Search the back streets for a som tam or pad thai cart, if you want some cheaper food choices. Rented a quality 125cc motorbike for 200b, about as cheap as it gets. Many massage shops around, along with a handful of beer bars. Laundry is 50b per kilo, or there are a few self service machines scattered around town.

    Written March 22, 2022
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    Sidcup, UK886 contributions
    Seafood market with lots of seating and lots of stalls selling seafood and meats. Very nice food cooked in front of you. It’s very busy and hard work getting a table but there’s lots of selection of fresh foods which are delicious
    Written February 27, 2020
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  • Michael
    Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
    I’ve trained at Chang a few times over the years and I’m a huge fan. Great work out and the staff know when they’re doing. Non intimidating and welcomes people of all ages and skill level. Highly recommend
    Written January 1, 2020
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  • Chris T
    Alice Springs, Australia93 contributions
    Quite a large park right on the beachfront and very well done in a place where greed for tourists means there is little beachfront left. A memorial to the tsunami victims of 2004.
    Written February 18, 2020
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  • Kaushik G
    Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
    We had visited this small temple dedicated to Lord Buddha during our sightseeing in Phuket. This temple is located close to Karon Beach and also known as Wat Karon. We liked the beautiful architecture of temple and the peaceful ambiance inside it. This place is worth a visit when you are visiting Karon Beach.
    Written December 30, 2020
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  • Sergiy1992
    3 contributions
    It was great to walk around the grounds, very theraputic and relaxing. Now it is quiet, so year can hear the monks chanting
    Written July 18, 2020
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  • Jalal Iqbal
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,463 contributions
    one of the nice viewpoints in Phuket. u can see some small island and extended view of the Andaman sea from here.
    Written March 18, 2020
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  • Ovidiana C
    Romania700 contributions
    I recomand you to visit it.
    But be informed that once you get there, you must get to the beach just with your own moto( and is difficult), or you will find some cars ( 300 bath per person go and back from beach, so if you are 4 persons, it will be 1200 bath just to get to the beach)
    The rude ,thai bad thing is that is no written anywhere , nothing, so you must ask some thai people or your first driver who will get you here( up, the normal driver taxi will not get you to the beach, is impossible)
    If you get to the beach, you will find a small, idilic beach, small restaurant with a nice front sea view, thai bad services etc
    On the beach there are a lot of profi/ high/ on the hill places for taking profi, excelent photos, so for making beautifull couples of families foto is the best beach!!
    Really, inform a little bit, and spend a day here. You will enjoy it!
    Written January 12, 2020
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  • Glenn R
    19 contributions
    Ok shopping and there were renovations when I visited last.
    Plenty of clothes and a vape shop if you need one?
    Written October 8, 2019
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  • Pop R
    Bangkok, Thailand156 contributions
    Not only Leam Promtap is the place to see sunset, but Leam krating is one of the exotic place too. There is some difficulty of getting there because the trial is difficult to walk. First you must climb all the rock and after that there will be a trial but difficult to walk on the grass. Must be prepare for the climbing shoes and water to drink. The path to get there is near the Krating resort, you need to park along the street because the resort not allow the pedestrian to park the car in their property. Timing of getting to the point is 45 mins of walking. Might need to prepare the torch for getting back after the sunset.
    Written December 11, 2019
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