What to See at Nai Yang Beach in Phuket
The beautiful beach of Nai Yang has several interesting attractions not far from its bars and restaurants. Take a break from sunbathing, snorkeling, and volleyball to explore a few of these great places to see in Nai Yang Beach.
Wat Nai Yang (Wat Mongkol Wararam)
Both Wat Nai Yang – also known as Wat Mongkol Wararam and its interesting abbot’s house are lovely buildings built of wood that are worth visiting when you are in Nai Yang Beach. If you are visiting in the dry season, inquire around about the aerobic exercise classes held at the temple. The intriguing temple and its grounds can be explored daily and is located just a short distance from the beach itself.
Nai Yang Market
Nai Yang Market is a popular market featuring numerous vendors. Spend a day – Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday – roaming the vendors’ booths and stands. You can purchase all kinds of goods including local food, clothing, and souvenirs. The market is not far from Wat Nai Yang, several hundred meters opposite the beach. Opening time for each vendor varies, but you can find them setting up shop in the mid-afternoon on market days. The Nai Yang Market typically stays open until around 7 p.m.
Sirinath National Park
SIrinath National Park is a large protected zone and Nai Yang Beach is just part of this beautiful forested area. Nai Yang, Mai Khao, and Nai Thon all belong to the park, which also features walking trails, swamps, and a mangrove forest. You can even rent tents and bungalows if you would like to stay overnight and enjoy investigating the amazing wildlife that call the park home. The park is open every day and can be entered by going up near the Sarasin Bridge. Signs will point the way to the entrance and are also found throughout the park to help guide you on your hikes.