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Rawai Village

Rawai village is located on the southern tip of Phuket. It is a seaside village and one of the most unique places to visit in Thailand. Visiting Rawai village rewards you with a completely different culture and ambiance. Unlike other popular tourist areas in Thailand, Rawai locals live in a very traditional lifestyle. This is one of the areas where you can experience the real Thailand. It is home to a group of people known as sea gypsies who were nomads and later settled in this village. Fishing and pearl diving are the main source of income for the locals here.


  • For you to get to Rawai Village, take a songthaew from Phuket Town. It is a type of truck used in Thailand.
  • If you visit Rawai Village during the month of June and November, you will be lucky to witness the floating festivals. This is a ceremony of launching boats to fight off the evil spirits.
  • Since attractions at Rawai Village are sparsely spread, it is much easier to explore around if you have your own transport. You can as well hire a scooter.
  • Buy fresh fish from the local market and have it cooked for you at the nearby restaurants.
  • Rawai Village is surrounded by inexpensive seafood restaurants a great place to try out different sea options.

Experience The Real Thailand

Rawai village is an exotic place to visit in Phuket. It is a combination of beautiful beaches, an idiosyncratic culture of the sea gypsies and beautiful landscapes. Visiting Rawai village is not all about interacting with the locals. There are so many attractions and places that are waiting for you to explore. Places to visit while at Rawai Village are;

Rawai Beach

Rawai beach is a palm-fringed beach and unlike a typical modern beach, it has that traditional fishing village atmosphere. It is, however, a scenic place for sightseeing and water sports activities. The most common are, fishing, island hopping, scuba diving and snorkeling. You can relax at the shady beach as you enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding and the crystal blue waters of the calm sea. Boat tours are one of the great ways to explore Rawai Village. If you get enough of Rawai beach, there are other amazing beaches nearby that you can also explore. They are Laem Ka Beach, Yanui beach and Nai Harn Beach. All these beaches are great spots for swimming, unlike Rawai beach which is not suitable for swimming because the waters are very shallow.
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Promthep Cape

This is the most famed place and the chief attraction in Rawai. It is a high cliff area that provides uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea. Here you will get a spectacular view of the sunset that is romantic. It is a popular place for taking photos that attracts thousands of tourists every year. There is a shrine within that is full of hundreds of elephants. The cape has a lighthouse at the top where you can climb and get amazing views of the surroundings.
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Rawai Park Kids Club

If you are with your young ones, don't miss out to visit the Rawai Park Kids Club. It is a fabulous place with fun activities to entertain your kids.

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