is one of three districts that make up the island of Phuket. Covering the central part of the island from west Phuket Town to Patong and Kamala beaches, it is the smallest district in Phuket.
Kathu is home to some of Phuket's best tourist attractions including Phuket Wake Park, Patong Go Kart Speedway and the uniquely located Pun Tuao Kong Chinese Shrine which is positioned mid way on Patong hill. For anyone who is driving over the infamous hill you will know when you've reached the shrine by the beeping of horns you'll hear as you get close.
Located in Patong, the Banzaan Market is Kathu's largest fresh market. This market is not another tourist market selling replica clothing and purses nor are there stalls selling souvenirs, this is a real market selling raw food from local farmers, food stands with Thai favorites, clothes, drinks and much more.
Boasting two of the most popular vacation spots in Phuket, Patong Beach
and Kamala Beach
both offer beautiful blue see views and white sandy coastlines. With everything from horseback riding, jet skiing and parasailing to the multitude of sun loungers and vendors selling cold drinks, beach mats and sunglasses these two beaches are definitely a fun and relaxing place to spend your days.