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The province of Phuket

General information about the province of Phuket

Province capital: Phuket
Name in Thai: ภูเก็ต

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Province of region Southern Thailand

The province of Phuket is reduced to the island of Phuket, the largest in the country, in the very south of Thailand. It is the second most visited destination by foreign tourists in Thailand after Bangkok. Helped by its reputation and its large international airport with several direct flights from foreign countries per day. Phuket is a beach destination renowned for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant nightlife. Patong beach attracts the most people.

Its most famous monument is its white Big Buddha. The old town with its colorful Sino-Portuguese style houses is also very popular with tourists. But it remains its beaches that attract the most people to Phuket. The island is large, and even if it has its detractors who find it too touristy, you can still find more confidential corners.

There are many tourist activities in Phuket: boat trips to neighboring islands, tours in Phang Nga Bay or the Suin and Similan islands, elephant sanctuary, jet skiing, diving, cooking classes... we don't get bored! And for those looking for a little more peace, the islands of Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noï, with their beaches and picturesque fishing villages are within reach of the speed boat.

Phuket also has many festivals, particularly those of the Chinese community, which is very present on the island. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival, for example, is the biggest (and scariest too ;)) in the country. Chinese New Year is also celebrated with great fanfare.

Destinations to visit in Phuket


Phuket island is the biggest island of Thailand and was one of the most affected by the December 2004 tsunami. It was also the fastest to recover so that today except the evacuation signs on the road in case of another tsunami, there remains no trace of the disaster.
Big tourist destination, Phuket is the most visited island of the country. It has many skills to offer: a warm blue sea, a long beach, very agitated nightlife with a multitude of bars and clubs, a beautiful nature if you go a ...

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