- Area: 576.0 km2 (222.4 sq mi)
Population: 600,000 (2013)
Governor: Maitri Inthusut (since October 2012)
Climate: Tropical climate
Phuket is the largest island of Thailand which even is considered as a paradise isle. It is shaped like a rough gem, measuring about 21 kilometers in width and 48 kilometers in long. Phuket is located on the west of Andaman coastline, with various striking beaches and green hills as well as rubber plantations.
Population in Phuket is varied from Thais, Thai-Chinese to ethnic Malays, etc. As a result, Phuket is like a melting pot of culture. Most of the people are Muslims and the way of life of Sino-Thais bears a resemblance to their counterpart in Bangkok. With hot and humid climate throughout the year, Phuket offers a nice weather for vacation on beach from May to October. Tourists can still enjoy the sunny and clear in the mornings and afternoons while in the evenings it usually tends to rain.
Phuket is easily reached both by road and by air. Just take an hour’s flight from Bangkok or experience the overnight bus services alternatively. In Phuket, you may have numerous accommodation choices. There is a bunch of elite and deluxe hotels and even bungalows with simple facilities that can suit every style of guests. Moreover, with its size and number of beaches, Phuket makes available an abundance of central points, each with its own identity.
Coming to this island, tourists can enjoy a large range of exciting activities such as yachting, fishing, windsurfing, etc. Those who are enthusiasts can easily reach undeveloped beaches with clear water and ideal conditions for diving and scuba diving. Explore the prosperous coral and marine life underwater of Phuket. Don’t miss the chance to witness the examples of old Sino-Portuguese structural design, reminding of the long and appealing history of the island; at the same time you can also enjoy shopping and entertainment possibilities. Go to Phi Phi Islands, Phang Nga Bay, Tarutao National Park, Ranong hot springs to get fully greatest pleasure of your holiday.