Phuket is an islandprovince nestled in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometers south of Bangkok. Known as one of the most famous tourist destinations of Thailand, it consists of the island of Phuket – the largest island in the country and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. Phuket appeal to tourists with its beautiful historical old town, amazing viewpoints, and iconic cultural attractions. Once traveling to this dreamy island, you definitely never want to leave.
Phuket is the largest island of Thailand but the second smallest province in the area. The nearest province to the north is Phang Nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi. The total land area of the province, including 39 small nearby islets is about 570 sqr.km. Phuket features the tropical monsoon climate, which makes the island hot and humid throughout the year. The hot season is from December through March and wet season covers the other eight months. The average temperature is between 23°C and 33°C. The peak season is from November to February and of course, it is the best time for you to discover this gorgeous island.
Phuket is among the world’s finest beach destinations with white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas, and lively towns. There are many beautiful places that you have to see while traveling to Phuket. One of the very first thing that you should not miss in Phuket is immersing yourself in the Phuket's best beaches. Some famous and beautiful beaches of Phuket are Patong beach, Karon beach, and Kata beach. Especially don’t forget to take part in some interesting activities such as scuba diving or chill out at beach clubs.
Besides, you can come and see the Phuket Big Buddha, one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island that still under construction. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hill between Chalong and Kata. From the top of the hill, you are able to get a panoramic view of the island. Of course, you cannot ignore Phuket Old Town – a historical town forming part of Phuket City. The main street of Old Phuket Town is Thalang Road and other roads are Phang Nga, Krabi, Dibuk, and Yoawarat. The beautiful architecture along these roads will take you back to the charm of a century ago. Phuket Old Town is a great quick walk into the Sino-Portuguese past that once made Phuket the center of the tin mining industry. Here you can visit well-known temples, beautiful ‘shophouses', small printing shops and a disused red light area.
Next, tourists may visit the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. Here you'll meet the elephants, get the new experience with an elephant ride then feed them pineapples and bananas, observe these gentle giants as they enjoy their newfound freedom, socialize with each other and bathe freely and play in a natural environment.
There are a lot of options for you to try in Phuket such as enjoying Phuket Fantasea show, visiting Phang Nga Bay, watching monkey at monkeys hill or shopping at Phuket weekend night market.