Phuket

by Tookta on November 1, 2010

Phuket formerly known as “Talang”, is one of the southern province of Thailand. Neighbouring province are Phang Nga and Krabi, but Phuket is an island there are no land boundaries.  It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of  Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.

Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand, located in the Andaman Sea of southern of Thailand. The island is mostly mountainous with a mountain range in the west of the island form the  north to the south.

Located approximately 862 kilometers south of Bangkok is Phuket Thailand’s largest island, which is often dubbed as the pearl of the Andaman, or the pearl of the south. Its natural resources rocky peninsular, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical in-land forests contribute to making it the south’s wealthiest, busiest, most vistited and most popular island and province.
Attraction :

– Two Heroins Monument

– Talang National Musuem

– Hat Patong Beach

– Hat Karon Beach

– View Point

– Laem Phomthep

– Wat Chalong Temple

– Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlif

Events & Festival :

– Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Sri Sunthorn

– Vegetarian Festival

– Laguna Phuket Triathlon

– Phuket Travel Fair

– Phuket  King’s Cup Regatta

– Chao Le Boat Floating Festival


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