Phuket is home to some of Thailand’s most famous beaches, but most visitors don’t get chance to experience real Thai culture. On this full-day tour of Takua Pa, you’ll visit a local market, make offerings to Buddhist monks, tour a Chinese temple, and taste traditional moon cakes. A typical Thai breakfast and lunch is included.
Full-day cultural tour of Takua Pa from Phuket
Browse the stalls at the local market
Meet the town’s Buddhist monks and visit a Chinese temple
Sample delicious Thai food including a dim sum breakfast, homemade moon cakes, and a Thai set lunch
Your tour begins with an early morning pickup from your Khao Lak hotel in time for a 5.30am departure. After a short drive, arrive in the typical Thai village of Takua Pa, where your tour begins with a visit to the local market.
After tucking into a traditional dim sum breakfast, purchase some fresh foods to give as offerings to the town’s Buddhist monks, then head to the central square to watch the daily procession of monks.
Next, follow your guide on a walking tour of Takua Pa and experience everyday life as you explore the historic buildings, meet the locals, and stop at a local school to watch the children singing their morning hymns. Learn more about Thailand’s religious beliefs as you peek into a Buddhist and a Chinese temple, then visit a bakery to see how local specialty, moon cakes (cookies), are made. You will also get to taste other regional favorites such as fried banana and roti (sweet bread pastry).
After enjoying a delicious set lunch of traditional Thai cuisine, hear more about the tsunami that hit the island in 2004 and see some of the sites affected by the tragedy.
Back in Khao Lak, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in the early afternoon.