Phuket is an island province and Thailand's largest island - roughly the size of Singapore. Located 862 kilometres away from Bangkok, Phuket is located in the Andaman Sea and recognised as one of the kingdom's chief attractions for visitors. The island has a history of tin mining and rubber production, deriving substantial wealth from being on the 'Silk Route' between China and India. Phuket's most famous historical figures are Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Sisunthon who led islanders in defending Phuket from a Burmese invasion in 1785. A tribute to these heroines is one of the island's main attractions. Clearly, Phukets beaches, coves and bays are a principal draw for many visitors. The island has accommodation enough to cater for the entire range of visitor, from the budget traveller to the well-healed. Of course Phuket's seafood is world renown as is the local slant on Thai cuisine. Phuket features a range of leisure activities from treks and walks to snorkelling and diving, all set against a lush tropical backdrop. Among Phuket's major attractions include Karon, Kamala and Kalim beaches, as well as Patong beach and Promthep Cape.
"Must see" in Phuket
Patong Beach Patong Beach is simply where Phuket's action is! It's by far the most frequented destination on Phuket... read more
Phuket FantaSea Costing 3,500 million Baht, Phuket FantaSea is certainly one of Phuket's most interesting theme parks... read more
Promthep Cape Promthep Cape is a simple rocky hill with no immediate interest. However, this is the most southerly... read more