Museums and Attractions Around Phuket

Phuket Butterfly Farm and Insects World

KA few kilometres outside of Phuket Town, this farm boasts dozens of species of rare and exotic butterflies and other tropical insects, while the aquarium gives a fascinating view of what lives beneath the surface of the Andaman. Open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm, the butterfly farm and aquarium offers a close up look at a few of the most beautiful, delicate and unusual creatures that form a part of the island's eco-system.

Phuket Rare Stones Museum

Located at 58/34 Thepkasatree Rd., (about 700 meters from Super Cheap Store), is this new tourist attraction where you see art, you see life.

Thai Village and Orchid Farm

Set amidst the tropical splendour of rare orchid species, the Thai Village and Orchid Farm brings living colour to Thailand's culture and history. With two shows a day - at 11am and 5.30pm - visitors can experience traditional Thai dance, a demonstration of the strength and versatility of the Thai elephant, exhibitions of Thai handicrafts and witness a lifelike recreation of tin mining as it was performed at the height of the boom over a century ago.

Phuket Sea Shell Museum

International shell collectors would sell their mothers for even half of the remarkable collection on show at the Phuket Seashell Museum, on Viset Road, near Rawai Beach. The exhibition features more than 2,000 species, including the only left-handed Noble Volute ever discovered, giant clams, 380 million-year-old fossils and one of the worlds rarest golden pearls. The information above is courtesy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.