Stretching out from the center of the island towards the peninsula southeast of Phuket Town, this relatively large sub-district has more than meets the eye. We divide Wichit in 2 areas, each with their own distinctive character and catering to very different crowds: Chaofa Road East and West both run from Phuket Town all the way down south to Chalong and mostly cater towards an Asian clientele. Ao Makham and Cape Panwa are catering to the high-end tourism with 5 star accommodation and fine-dining restaurants, offering stunning views over the Andaman Sea.
Wichit kind of blends in with Phuket Town (Talad Yai and Talad Nuea) all the way from Khao Rang hill viewpoint to Central Festival and then to the south where it connects with Chalong and covers the entire Ao Makham peninsula including Cape Panwa and Ao Yon on the southeast side of Phuket. Both Chaofa East and West roads aren't particularly walking areas but rather busy with traffic as they are the roads that connect the south of Phuket with its centre. Shopping malls and factory outlets, an international hospital, day spas, the weekend market and some attractions make up for most of this area.
Ao Makham and Cape Panwa
This remote peninsula is actually a gem catering to a high-end clientele that want to escape the hustle from the beach towns on the west coast. You need some form of transport to go around from Ao Yon beach to Panwa as the distances are too great to walk and the roads can get pretty steep. Beautiful beaches, beachside retaurants, 5 star resorts and cocktail lounges offer stunning views over the andaman Sea, some as far as Phang Nga Bay and the Phi Phi islands.