Known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket is blessed with arcs of powder sand beaches, forested hills and the lively city of Phuket Town boasting an abundance of architectural styles, including a prominence of Sino-Portuguese buildings. Many small offshore islands and coral beds present visitors with world-class diving sites, while the Andaman Sea is also an international yachting and sailing destination with premium marinas on Phuket offering berths to yachts of all sizes.

Phuket Province is located in Southern Thailand. It is the biggest island of Thailand and sits on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi.

Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.

Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.

It isn’t all just beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture such as the Goom Restaurant. That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket nightlife, you can see why the island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand.

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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, snorkelling, wind surfing and sailing. Don’t forget to notice red flag! before swim.

Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, Phuket Fantasea,

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