Phuket, also known as the Pearl of The Andaman Islands, is the most touristic place in Thailand. Its natural beauties, the culture and the mild climate helped this island to became the perfect place for the 11 million tourists that every year visit this incredible piece of land.
Situated about 800km South from the Capital, Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. Thanks to the recent construction of a modern international airport, the island became an important hub for the air traffic in South-East Asia. This helped to bring many new tourists to enjoy the marvellous white-sand beaches and rocky bays around the Island.
Historically, the economy of Phuket was based on internal resources such as tin mines and various cultivations. Only from a few decades, the local government started to realize also the potential of their coastline to attract international tourists. The climate is mild all year long with a dry season from November to April and a humid one from May to October. The water temperature instead, is stable around 28 to 30 degrees during the whole year: that makes this island a paradise for water sports, divers or for those who just want to chill in the water while drinking a fresh coconut.
The morphologic characteristics of Phuket helped the formation of different interesting areas: The National Park of Ao Phang Nga is situated in the northern part. It is possible to get there by booking a boat trip to visit the famous James Bond Island and the sea Gipsies floating village; In the west coast there are all major hotels, the most beautiful beaches and the vibrant cities for nightlife like Patong Beach;
Heading south it is possible to visit big natural parks populated by free elephants and amazing cliffs to enjoy some of the best sunsets in Thailand; In the East, there is the biggest city, Phuket Town and the ports to reach all the islands.
Thanks to an efficient system of boats and piers, it is very easy to reach many islands of the archipelago: The Phi Phi Islands and Koh Lanta, like many others, are located at less than 2 hours of navigation with speedboat or ferry. Once you get there the easiest way to visit all the attraction is to rent the local small wooden boats called long tail boats.
Apart from the natural beauties, Phuket offers a wide cultural wealth with its many temples, traditional music shows and food markets. Food, in particular, is a big part of the local culture. Often based on chicken, rice, vegetables and fish laced with curry and others spices; it represents an experience absolutely to try before living this amazing land.
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