The Golden Dragon Phuket Town is a famous dragon statue that can be found at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket City on the east side of the island of Phuket. The Thai name is, “Hai Leng Ong”.
Queen Sirikit Park was constructed to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen Sirikit’s seventy-second birthday in 2004. The Golden Dragon statue was later added to the park in 2006 to commemorate the sixtieth year of His Majesty the King’s reign (King Bhumibol Adulyadej).
To see the Golden Dragon statue, take part in the Old Phuket Town tour or plan a trip yourself to go take some photos of this picturesque statue influenced by Thai – Portuguese style.
While you are in the area, you will be happy to discover that you are very close to the air-conditioned Limelight Avenue shopping mall. Here you can enjoy a coffee while discussing with a travel companion the colorful impressions of the Hai Leng Ong statue captured with your camera. Take a few minutes to review your batch of photos to decide which would be best to post on your social media accounts like Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. WiFi is free on-site.
Limelight Avenue is the newest all-day shopping, dining and entertainment venue, for locals and tourists alike, in the heart of downtown Phuket Town. It’s a convenient place to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner – just choose from one of the many delicious eateries, including popular franchise restaurants and cafes from Bangkok. There is a wide variety of authentic local dishes and fusion-style cuisine.
During the better part of the year, Queen Sirikit Park is full of activities ranging from juggling training sessions, Taiko rehearsals, football matches organized by the local youth group and yoga lessons taught by a very capable yoga teacher every evening.
On the opposite side of the park, the imposing golden-colored statue of a dragon emerging from the water dominates the entrance to Queen Sirikit Park.
Local residents, particularly those of Chinese descent, make offerings and light incense and candles at the site of the statue to honor the creature and to request the protection of the land of Phuket and its people.
The Golden Dragon Phuket Town is located very close to the Tourism Authority of Thailand office in Phuket Town on the east side of the island.
Golden Dragon Phuket Town Information
- Distance From Bismarcks Paradise:29.1 km (45) minutes
- Distance From Central Phuket:0.6 km (7) minutes
- Address:Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
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- TAGS: Sightseeing