Kathu, Phuket – What to Do in Kathu


What to Do in Kathu? [toc] Kathu is a small village as well as a small district, halfway between Phuket town and Patong Beach. The name of Kathu is not unknown but very few people add it to their list of Things to Do in Phuket. The village of Kathu itself is not really impressive, except maybe for a couple of temples, a few mural paintings and an annual festival. The

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Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu

Nai Dam Restaurant Phuket

A great local restaurant in Kathu [toc] Nai Dam Restaurant in Kathu looks just like any restaurant by the roadside of Phuket. It's not fancy, there are no exterior sign of luxury and even the restaurant signboard is hardly visible. We are not easily impressed after trying so many restaurants all around Thailand, but on that day, we were! Nai Dam Restaurant is a great place for those who know

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Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket – Jongjit Kitchen Kathu (ครัวจงจิต)

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Phuket, Kathu

Krua Jongjit Restaurant in Kathu [toc] Krua Jongjit restaurant in Kathu (Jongjit Kitchen) is the proof that a restaurant doesn’t have to be fancy nor expensive to be excellent and even receive a Michelin Plate for fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal. For such a modest venue, it is still a big statement. Krua Jongjit received a 'Michelin Plate' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Michelin Plate' is a

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Flying Hanuman Phuket – Zipline near Patong Beach

Phuket Zipline - Flying Hanuman Phuket

Phuket Jungle Zipline Adventure [toc] Flying Hanuman Phuket is an immense zipline adventure in the jungle above Kathu village, somewhere between Phuket town and Patong. If you need a break from your lazy day on the beach and if you travel with friends, this is an unforgettable adventure. It's a perfect way to spend a cloudy day with a good laugh and some fantastic stories and photos to take home.

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Kathu Waterfall in Phuket

Les Cascades de Kathu

What to Do at Kathu Waterfall? [toc] Kathu waterfall is small but can be attractive during the rainy season when the stream is strong and the tropical vegetation is dense and green. It is more pleasant than the higher Tonsai and Bang Pae Waterfalls, and in addition, the access is free of charge. If you don't know which way to walk and when to go, Kathu waterfall can be disappointing.

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Phuket Wake Park (Wakeboard and Cable Ski)

Phuket Wake Park

Cable Ski in Phuket [toc] Phuket Wake Park (more often called Phuket Cable Ski) is an O-shaped lake equipped with a 700 m long cable running counterclockwise at 30 km/h. This cable ski has been in Kathu for a long time, but we only started this thrilling sport in recent years. Wakeboard is much easier to enjoy than one would imagine! You will be surprised how fast you can succeed

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Vintage Market Phuket – Night Market in Kathu

Vintage Market Phuket in Kathu, Phuket

What is Vintage Market Phuket? [toc] Vintage Market Phuket (formerly known as the short lived AWA Kathu Night Market followed by the Bunthai Night Market) is a small market in Kathu, just halfway between Phuket Town and Patong Beach. This is still a very young market but it shows a lot of potential. You can find a lot of very good local food at low prices, a bit of shopping,

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KC Kathu Connection Water Park – Slip N Fly Phuket

Kathu Connection Waterpark Phuket

KC Kathu Water Park [toc] KC Kathu Connection (officially KC Kathu Connection Sports Club Bar & Restaurant) is a small water park roughly halfway between Phuket Town and Patong, not far from Kathu Village. The main attraction is the 'Slip N Fly' double slider. This is not your usual water slide, where you gently slide all the way down and gently glide into the pool: Slip N Fly looks a

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Thong Dee The Kathu Brasserie

Thong Dee Brasserie Phuket

Thong Dee The Brasserie [toc] Thong Dee The Kathu Brasserie is one of the most successful restaurants in Phuket, even though it is hard to find. Located in the back of a back street of Kathu, which is near Patong Beach, Thong Dee Brasserie strikes by its urban façade in the middle of a small Thai village (don’t go imagining a countryside village though, it’s more of an urban town

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Phuket Mining Museum in Kathu – History of Phuket Tin Mine

Phuket Mining Museum

History of Phuket Tin Mining [toc] Phuket Mining Museum (or Kathu Mining Museum) was built with unusual grandeur in a very remote and isolated location behind the Loch Palm Golf Club of Kathu, somewhere in the hills before Patong. Museums in Phuket are not precisely living spaces where artists exhibit their creations, but this one gives you a pretty good vision of what Phuket was famous for during the tin

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Go Kart Phuket

Go Kart Phuket

Where to race go karts in Phuket? [toc] Go Kart Phuket is fast, loud, exciting and fun to compete with friends. There are two Go Kart tracks on the island and strangely, they are facing each other near Patong, just passed the hill and close to Kathu, opposite the Phuket Tiger Kingdom. Patong Go Kart Speedway is really obvious and you can't miss it when driving by this road. The

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Krua Thung Thong (Big Chicken Restaurant)

Big Chicken Restaurant Phuket

Krua Thung Thong Restaurant Kathu [toc] Big Chicken Restaurant (Thung Thong Restaurant) is one of our three favourites venues in Kathu. This is also your chance to try some real Thai dishes: how often can you eat giant ants eggs? If you drove past the Phuket Country Club in the past twenty years, chances are you saw that weird giant chicken on the side of the road. It's a simple,

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