August 29, 2012

"Whoever have visited to this island,surely they will come here again.."


Phuket , formerly known as Thalang  and, in Western sources, Jungceylon (a corruption of the Malay Tanjung Salang, i.e. "Cape Salang"),is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are (from north clockwise) Phang-Nga and Krabi, but as Phuket is an island it has no land boundaries.

Phuket, which is approximately the size of Singapore, is Thailand’s largest island. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between China and India.

Located 867 kilometres south of Bangkok, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, shaped like an irregular pearl and measuring approximately 21 kilometres long. Connected to the mainland by a causeway, it has a coastline fringed with white sandy beaches and quiet coves, bathed by the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea and set against a backdrop of green hills, coconut groves and rubber plantations.

History


Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and has a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ships’ logs. The Portuguese, Dutch, English and French came to trade during that time.


Phuket’s most famous monument is the memorial statue of the heroines Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Sisunthon, who rallied the islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders.
Blessed by nature and the smiling hospitality of its people, and supported by superb tourism facilities, Phuket is today one of the world’s premier tropical resorts. Palm-fringed beaches, an island-studded sea, superb accommodation, delicious seafood, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities and, of course, year-round sunshine, to conclude the perfect recipe for a truly memorable holiday.

The beauty of nature in the tropics islands is attractive for locals and international tourists come to visiting Phuket is a lot each year. Phuket and Thailand in the Andaman Sea coast as a tourist destination for leisure with exploring to natural view in the beaches, tropical jungle and underwater world. 


Seasons.

There are two main seasons in Southeast Asia,Summer and raining season
and windstorm season in July every year.The most of windstorm season is July to
September but is not effected to travel anywhere if you want because there
have the environmental warning system service around you so don't need fear to go
 to the sea or around the islands.
  • Summer start on November- April
  • Raining start on May - October,in these months may meet just little storm.
In 2012 as I write this articles ,found raining today (5th Sep 2012)but just little.

by  Bao Local Man,Phuket
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