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Karon is one of the areas known for the most world-famous and beautiful beaches, which also include Karon Viewpoint overlooking Karon Beach, Kata Beach, and Kata Noi Beach beautifully. This viewpoint is also called the Three Bay Viewpoint since tourists can see 3 beaches from here. Most of the area in Karon is characterized by mountains and hilly plains. Also, It connects to the Andaman Sea locating on the westside of Karon as well.
Furthermore, Karon has been established for more than a hundred years and was called Karon, its original name. Besides, the word "Ron" comes from the word ‘house’ or the big house of the elder “Yommadung” who originally lived in Karon. However, nowadays, Karon Beach has become one of the most beautiful and famous tourist destinations in Phuket. It is a large beach with approximately 3 kilometers, which is considered the second largest beach in Phuket with clear water. Alongside, you can find restaurants, bars, luxury hotels, as well as many other facilities. Furthermore, there are various residential property developments, including houses, condos, resorts, and bungalows. Due to the increasing demand for housing, Karon Beach is an important tourist area in Phuket.
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Karon is known as one of the top locations of Phuket. Therefore, this area is in high demand among buyers and investors in the property market, both for living and renting. Furthermore, there are complete facilities, whether natural attractions, restaurants, bars, shops, accommodations, etc., which are located along the beach. Also, there are different property rates, which include mountain-view and sea-view property as well.
Besides, it is also easily accessible to Patong Beach and Chalong from Karon less than 20 minutes and only about 19 kilometers away from Phuket Town, with convenient transportation and roads for work and living with flexibility. Therefore, it is an entirely ideal area for a living environment.
In Karon, there are many famous attractions, such as wonderful beaches, a viewpoint to enjoy the magnificent beaches, temples, and parks. However, some attractions should not be missed when visiting Karon as follows:
Karon Beach: It is a beach with about 3 Kilometers of fine white sand and clear water. The beach shape is quite straight, and there are pine trees and palm trees along the beach. Therefore, it is the perfect location for sunbathing, strolling, and beach activities. However, it is not recommended to swim because sometimes it has pretty strong waves. Also, some people call this beach “ The Singing Beach” because it will make noise that sounds like music when stepping into the sand.
Karon Viewpoint: It is also known as Three Bays viewpoint. It is another popular viewpoint of Phuket. Also, it is a tourists’ attractive point for taking pictures before going to watch the sunset at Phromtep Cape. In addition, there is the viewpoint overlooking Karon Beach, Kata Beach, and Kata Noi Beach that curves into a crescent shape, the mountain ranges and Ko Pu. The color gradient of the blue sea looks magnificently.
Black Rock Cliff Viewpoint (Pa Hindum): It is located not far from the Karon Viewpoint. It is also another fantastic landmark in Phuket. It is the location to admire the magnificent view for 360 degrees, including Chalong Bay, Ko Lon, Ko Kaeo Pitsadan, Ko Mai Thon, Phromtep Cape, Yanui Beach, and windmill viewpoint.
Kata Beach: It is a small beach with a length of approximately 1.5 kilometers and divided into 2 beaches are Kata Yai and Kata Noi, which are only 500 meters apart. The beach has a crescent-shaped curve. Also, there is Ko Pu in front and shades from seashore screw pines and the pine trees. Therefore, it is an ideal beach for swimming, practicing scuba diving, and surfing.
Apart from the gorgeous natural scenery, Karon is full of restaurants, entertainment venues, luxury hotels, and resorts, making this area popular with tourists and has been suitable for long-term living. It can be seen from many hotels and restaurants operating for a long time, such as Club Med Phuket, Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, and Two Chef Restaurant ( Two Chefs Bar & Grill). Furthermore, Karon also has other basic facilities, such as the Karon Health Promoting Hospital, Khlong Bangla Park, Karon Police Station, etc.
There are 3 routes to reach Karon, which are from Rawai, Chalong, and Patong. Therefore, tourists can travel to nearby attractions in other areas conveniently. Also, most tourists prefer to rent cars or motorcycles for flexibility in traveling. As for public transportation, there are Songthews (local minibus) available from Phuket Town to Kata and Karon. Furthermore, tourists can also travel to the airport by using the Phuket Smart Bus, provided at the 7-Eleven bus stop in Karon Circle and in front of Kata Palm Resort and Spa.