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Thailand - Phuket Island

Travel Guide

Located off the west coast of Thailand in Andaman Sea, Phuket Island is the largest island but the smallest province in the country. Dubbed as “the pearl of Andaman”, Phuket is famous for its charming landscape and abundant tourism resources. The long history has made Phuket to be present with diversified ethnic groups and cultures, characterful architecture and fine cuisine. These properties give tourists a convincing reason to flow to this complete tourist destination, which offers more beyond its natural heritage from the sea. Appearing on travel posters with splendid tropical sunshine, captivating beaches set against palm trees and verdant forests, the beauty of Phuket exceeds the hype uncommonly. Camera is hard to fully capture the arrays of impeccable Phuket, let along the weak words.

 

Embraced by pure turquoise coast, soft white beaches, limestone cliffs, colorful corals and 39 beautiful jungle-covered outlying isles, Phuket offers tourists a paradise on earth for kinds of exciting water sports and activities. The charm of Phuket stems from its attractive beaches, which are rich in types. Some beaches are famous diving sites offering popular water sports, some provide colorful recreational activities especially at night, some are peaceful and quiet, and some are luxurious made for high-end guests with high-end quality and price. No matter what is your preference, you can find your way in Phuket Island.

 

Facts about Phuket Island:
- Phuket administrates 3 districts, namely Muang, Thalang and Kathu.
- There are only two seasons in Phuket in a year, the green season (from May to October) with rains and the hot season (from November to April) with warm sun and less rain. Hot season is the Best time for travel in Phuket.
- Phuket beaches on its south coast are typically crowded, while the northern ones are far more tranquil. All major beaches, e.g. Hat Patong, Hat Karon, Hat Kata, Hat Nai Han, Hat Mai Khao, Hat Nai Yang, offer water activities of diving, snorkeling, wind surfing and sailing. But do not forget to notice the red flag warning the danger before your activities in the sea.

 

Top things to do on Phuket Island:
- Choose one of those beautiful beaches and lie on a beach chair to luxuriate in sunshine.
- Visit one of the outlying isles such as Phi Phi Island, Racha Island, Coral Island, Similan Island, to go snorkeling to watch the colorful world on the seabed, you can see clownfish, corals, ocean urchin…
- Ride an elephant to travel through the jungle.
- Savor Tom Yang Soup, which is regarded as national dish in Thailand and made of lemon leaf, citronella, pepper, shrimps and kinds of Thailand sauces.
- Enjoy a traditional Thailand massage or SPA on your last day in Phuket to relax after days of fatigue. 

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