Thailand destinations

Phuket

Phuket is a province located in the southern of Thailand. The province is well known for its Phuket island, Thailand's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. Lying on the Andaman sea, off the west coast of Thailand, Phuket Island is connected to Phang Nga Province in the north by the Sarasin Bridge. Phuket Province covers an area of 543 square kilometres (210 sq mi) and is the second-smallest province of Thailand. Phuket Island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was a well-known stopover to Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders, but has never come under a European power. In the past, Phuket derived its wealth from tin and rubber and now from tourism.

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The main highlight of that province is Phuket Island, where every tourist should travel to even once if they have a plan to visit Thailand.
Phuket must definitely be the paradise for the travellers who love the Sun, beach and sand. The island is full of exciting activities. Phuket inherits diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and cuisine from its cosmopolitan long history. Besides its natural heritage of sea, sand, forest, world-renowned diving sites, and the hospitality of residents, all these attributes have made Phuket a perfect tourist destination.
Besides Phuket Town, the interior of Phuket is still unvisited by foreign visitors. This fertile hilly expanse consists of mangrove forests, fishing villages, rubber and pineapple plantations, small Muslim communities and shrimp farms. The Phra Taew National Park is a nice off-beaten escape from the crowds.

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Phuket has a great Chinese influence. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. Besides a big Chinese community, many other ethnicities have brought their traditions and culture from all over the world to Phuket.
If you’re fond of the historical and cultural attractions, don’t miss out on discovering the Buddhism temples of Phuket. Not only because of the worship vibe that has become the signature of Thailand, lots of unique architectures there would catch your eyes at the first glance, such as The huge Buddha sitting on top of Nakkerd Hills, Wat Chalong,…
And while visiting Thailand’s largest island, how can the travellers waste a chance to take a boat trip wandering around the Listergrine-green ocean, surfing the perfect waves, or just lie down on the golden sandy shore and enjoy a perfect sunbath.
After an active day, relaxing with a little Chalong Bay Rum or having a food tour at the night market are the best choices. The price may be higher than the country’s average, but still reasonable, so CHEERS!

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Climate
Phuket is hot and humid most of the time in the year. The time from March to early May can be considered the hot season. During the summer monsoon season from May to October, the weather is sunny, and the sky is clear in the morning and afternoon, but it tends to rain in the evenings. From November to February is considered the "cool" season, and the weather is quite “comfortable”, compared to the tourism centres around the Gulf coast.
How to get there
Phuket International Airport is in the north of the island and is Thailand's second-largest hub.
Domestic flights to and from Bangkok are operated frequently. There are also direct flights from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Phuket.
From other parts of Thailand, you can get to Phuket by long-distance buses or minibuses. Many of the buses and minibuses stop in Phang Nga, Krabi,… and you can easily get to Phuket by boat or ferry.