Phuket is a province in Thailand. The region consists of 33 islands. One of these islands, called the Island of Phuket, is the biggest island in the country. It has a rich history, and it is also one of the major tourist hubs in the world. The geography of Phuket is uniform. The region is mostly mountainous. The province is 863 km south of Bangkok.
The length of this tiny island is only 48 km, and the width is just 21 km. 30 percent of the region is plains. However, the rest are mountainous. The climate is tropical with monsoons. There are various festivals and fairs to celebrate the rich history of the region. Some of these include the Vegetarian Festival, Thao Si Sunthon Fair, the Ghost Festival, and Phuket Bike Week. Also, the cuisines of the province are an absolute delicacy.
The 2004 Tsunami severely damaged the region. However, businesses have slowly grown back to normal now. You can pack your bags and enjoy this little paradise.
There are many tourist spots in Phuket, which attract visitors. Two Heroines Monument is a monument in Amphoe Thalang, which memorizes Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Sunthon, who rallied islanders to repel Burmese invaders in 1785.
Thalang National Museum contains a permanent exhibition of life in old Phuket, ancient artifacts, remains found on the coast, and materials, which were used during the war against Burma.
Hat Patong is the largest beach in the region. Hat Karon, however, is the second largest.
Phuket Pearl Farm is another popular spot, situated one kilometer offshore Phuket’s east coast, which can be visited only by the boat.
Laem Phromthep is a headland, which forms the extreme south end of Phuket.
Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World is one of the few remaining butterfly gardens in Thailand.
Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Centre is a center of the study of the environment.
Phuket Aquarium is the only public aquarium in the region. So, it is a major destination for both foreign and local tourists.
Also, Old Phuket Town is a popular tourist destination.
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