Thalang District is located in the northern part of Phuket island and is known for its rich history and cultural heritage. The district is home to the famous Heroines Monument, which commemorates the bravery of two women who defended the island against Burmese invaders in the 18th century. The district also has a number of temples and shrines, including Wat Phra Thong, which is considered one of the most important Buddhist temples in Phuket.
Thalang is also a popular spot for tourists, as it offers a variety of activities such as shopping, dining, and nightlife. On the west coast, it is home to some of the island's most beautiful beaches including Bangtao, Layan, Naithon, Nai Yang, and Mai Khao. Many areas in the far north are part of Sirinat National Park which has kept the area protected from development.
The east coast of Thalang District comprises green hills and mangrove forests in Paklok as well as pockets of mostly upscale developments in the Ao Por and Cape Yamu areas.