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Phuket: Talk About Sea, Sun and Sand

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Phang Nga and Krabi, but Phuket is an island and therefore there is no land border. The island is served by Phuket International Airport and connected by bridge to the mainland and the two are located in the north of the island . This is one of the most popular tourist regions of Thailand.

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, located in the Andaman Sea to the west of the Malay Peninsula . The island is very mountainous , especially in the west, with a mountain range aligned north to south . These mountains are the southern end of a chain that extends over 440 km in the Isthmus of Kra and culminates at 1138 m Khao Phra Mi The highest elevation on the island itself is while 529 m above sea level , in May Tha Sip Song .
Nearly 70% of the island is covered by forest . The western coast has several sandy beaches , while on the east coast they are muddy . The extreme south of the island is Laem Promthep , very popular point of view for its sunsets.

The main tourist area of the island is Patong Beach , which also has most of its nightlife and is the center of cheap shopping on the island. Other popular beaches include those of Karon, Kata , Nai Harn Beach and Bang Tao.

Getting to Know
1. Phuket is located approximately 862 kilometres 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 Muang, Amphoe Thalang and Amphoe Kathu.

>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, snorkling, wind surfing and sailing. Don't forget to notice red flag! before swim.
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