Phuket

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Phuket is known as the “Pearl” of the Andaman Sea because of its vast, magnificent beaches, white sands, and green waters.
The zigzagging west coast is lined with three major beaches: Patong, Karon, and Hat Kata, which are the most popular tourist sites. The island is known for its vibrant entertainment options and vibrant nightlife. If partying isn’t your style, head to Kamala Beach, which is known for its cleanliness, or Hat Surin, which is known for its privacy. As a well-established tourist destination, the island’s facilities and resorts are well-developed, making this coastal community a treat for both young and old tourists.

Phuket (/ˌpˈkɛt/Thaiภูเก็ต[pʰūː.kèt] (About this soundlisten)MalayBukit or Tongkah) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country’s largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast.[5] It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay.

Phuket Province has an area of 576 km2 (222 sq mi), somewhat less than that of Singapore, and is the second-smallest province of Thailand. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ships’ logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders, but was never colonised by a European power. It formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber and now from tourism.

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Phuket is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast.It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay. Phuket Province has an area of 576 square kilometres (222 sq mi), somewhat less than that of Singapore, and is the second-smallest province of Thailand. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ships' logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders, but was never colonised by a European power. It formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber and now from tourism.
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