Phuket

Phuket, is Thailandís largest island, and is approximately the size of Singapore. Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea on Thailandís Indian Ocean coastline 867 kilometers south of Bangkok.

Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign traderí ship logs. The Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traded with Phuket. Other visitors were less friendly. Phuketís most famous monument is the memorial statue of the heroines Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Sisunthon, who rallied islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders.

Phuket is blessed with magnificent covers and bays, and powdery, palm-fringed beaches: sparkling island-dotted seas; sincerely hospitable people; superb accommodation and seafood; delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture; numerous sporting and leisure opportunities; a lush tropical landscape-all of which combine to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holiday.

Phetchaburi has long been renowed for the excellence of its Thai-style sweets that include subtle custards and egg-based confectionery. Several specialty sweet shops are located at the foot of Khao Wang on the northern outskirts of the provincial capital.

Climate

Phuket has two major seasons: the Rains Season from May through October, and the Hot Season from November through April. There are many sunny days throughout the Rains Season: showers customarily last little more than 2 or 3 hours. September is the wettest month. The best months are November through February. Average temperatures range between 22 and 34 degrees Celsius.



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