Thailand Tour 2013
Phuket | Thailand
01 Nov 2013 | Fri
Day 16 of 43
Golden Jubilee Lighthouse | Brahma Elephant Shrine | Promthep Cape Phuket
Golden Jubilee Lighthouse
The Golden Jubilee Lighthouse in Phuket is a maritime museum and a tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The museum houses a collection of maritime artifacts and exhibits on the history of Phuket’s maritime trade.
Built in 1996, the lighthouse commemorates the 50th anniversary of King Bhumibol’s reign and is one of the tallest lighthouses in Thailand. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Phuket Town and its harbor.
Statue of Prince of Chumphon
Next to the Golden Jubilee Lighthouse is a statue of Prince of Chumphon (Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse). He was the 28th child of King Chulalongkorn and commonly known as “The Father of the Thai Navy”.
Brahma Elephant Shrine
The Brahma Elephant Shrine at Promthep Cape in Phuket is a unique and beautiful sight. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Visitors can offer prayers and make offerings at the shrine.
Around the shrine are several colorfully decorated elephant statues. They are believed to be lucky, and many people come to visit them in hopes of receiving good luck.