Thailand’s largest and most popular island, Phuket is as colorful as it is cosmopolitan and one of the world’s most famous dream destinations. The island really comes into its own along its western shoreline, where hunter-green foliage meets the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. The mile upon sandy mile of coastline boasts tons of water sports, delectable rest


See & Do

Phuket offers a variety of attractions to its visitors:

– Phuket Aquarium: Located at Cape Panwa, this tropical aquarium offers a variety of fish and corals.

– Crocodile Farm: Watch the staff at Chana Charoen Road tame crocodiles and lligators right in front of you.

– Phuket FantaSea: This is referred to as the Disney Land of South East Asia. It’s the ultimate in night entertainment on Phuket.

– Butterfly Farm: home to 40 native species of butterflies.

– Chalong Temple: Visit the ancient temple of Phuket’s monks that helped the people during Chinese rebellion.

– Waterfalls: Explore the biggest waterfalls in Thailand, especially in the rainy season. The largest measures 10 meters and just 22 kilometers outside Phuket.


Snorkeling, diving, yachting, jet-skiing and parasailing are the most popular activities on the island. Other activities include windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding and deep sea fishing. Popular kite surfing locations include Nai Yang in summer and Chalong Bay in winter season. Sea Canoeing is a popular activity in the Phang Nga Bay, as many grottoes are only accessible by canoe.restaurants and decadent resorts. 


Getting Around

*  Phuket Town — the administrative centre of the province, and the island’s main population centre

*  Chalong Bay — home to Phuket’s most popular yacht anchorage and the primary gateway to the islands off Phuket

*  Kamala — a quieter beach to the north of Patong

*  Karon — the second most-developed beach after Patong, split into Karon Yai and Karon Noi beaches

*  Kata — busy, clean tourist beach with good surf

*  Nai Thon and Nai Yang — two quiet beaches in Sirinat National Park

*  Patong — the largest beach resort, known for its nightlife

*  Rawai — set off point for lots of local islands, popular with locals for eating on the beach

*  Surin and Pansea — an up-and-coming upmarket destination

Culture

Phuket is a melting pot of Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Muslims and even sea gypsies. The majority of the population in the rural areas is Muslim. Outside of the provincial town, the rural folk speak with a thick Southern dialect which is difficult for even other Thais to understand. The provincial town’s economy having boomed over the past decade has led to a lot of the youngsters leading similar lives to those in Bangkok. Altogether, the lifestyle of the urban Thai-Chinese resembles that of Bangkokians.

See & Do

Phuket offers a variety of attractions to its visitors:

*  Phuket Aquarium: Located at Cape Panwa, this tropical aquarium offers a variety of fish and corals.

*  Crocodile Farm: Watch the staff at Chana Charoen Road tame crocodiles and alligators right in front of you.

*  Phuket FantaSea: This is referred to as the Disney Land of South East Asia. It’s the ultimate in night entertainment on Phuket.

*  Butterfly Farm: home to 40 native species of butterflies.

*  Chalong Temple: Visit the ancient temple of Phuket’s monks that helped the people during Chinese rebellion.

*  Waterfalls: Explore the biggest waterfalls in Thailand, especially in the rainy season. The largest measures 10 meters and just 22 kilometers outside Phuket.

Snorkeling, diving, yachting, jet-skiing and parasailing are the most popular activities on the island. Other activities include windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding and deep sea fishing. Popular kite surfing locations include Nai Yang in summer and Chalong Bay in winter season. Sea Canoeing is a popular activity in the Phang Nga Bay, as many grottoes are only accessible by canoe.


Getting to Know:

1. Phuket is located approximately 862 kilometers south of Bangkok.

2. There are only two seasons in a year the green season ( May to October) and the hot season (November to April)

3. Phuket is divided into 3 administrative districts: namely, Amphoe Mueng, Amphoe Thalang and Amphoe Kathu.


Key Tips 

·         The beaches of the south coast are typically crowded, while the north is far more tranquil.

·         All the major beaches (such as Patong beach, Kata beach, Karon beach, Nai Han beach, Mai Khao beach , Nai Yang beach) offer instruction and equipment for diving, snorkeling, wind surfing and sailing. Don’t forget to notice red flag! Before swim. 

 

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