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Phuket

Phuket - description of the city:

Phuket is tone of he largest island in Thailand. It is located in the south-west of Thailand, it is separated from the mainland by a small strait, through which the bridge with high-speed highway. This island is one of the major tourist centers of the country. The best beaches of Asia, beautiful scenery and a range of hotels attract here more and more tourists every year. At first, to the island came a lot of Europeans, but in last years Phuket became more popular for Asian tourist also.  

The island has a «rich» long history. It was visited by Indians as early as 1025 BC. Phuket has always been a popular «parking» among the sailors, as evidenced by ancient manuscripts, the oldest of which dates back to the II century BC. The records relating to the history of Thailand, has a mention of the fact that the island was part of the Shiite kingdom, which was located in the Malay Archipelago. During the reign of Ayutthaya in Phuket settled the Dutch, who took its southern and western parts. In the XIX century Chinese began to arrive there, who wanted to work in mines of tin. It is radically changed the ethic composition of Phuket. Until 1972 Phuket was an obscure and isolated province. The situation changed with the massive construction of roads, dams, connecting the island with the mainland, and opening of air links. Today, resorts of the island takes about 1 million tourists annually.

On the island tourists can enjoy the natural beauty of Phuket, visit the numerous Buddhist temples, ride on an elephant, and get acquainted with Thai culture. Some tourists would prefer to see a show at the famous cabaret Simon or meet beautiful Thai girls (or boys) in the «notorious» Bangla Road. Anyway, in Phuket are plenty entreatments for every taste and tourist are never feel boring here.                   

Country Thailand
International title Phuket
Population 89,072 people
Timezone Asia/Bangkok
State Phuket Province
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 7.89059 x Longitude: 98.3981

Photo Galery Phuket

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One day in Phuket
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Nowadays of Phuket
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Sightseeing in Phuket
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Famous Landmarks of Phuket
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The beauty of Phuket
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Sights of Phuket
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Famous places of Phuket
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Phuket - places of Interest
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Walks across Phuket
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Spending Time in Phuket
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The main attractions of Phuket
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Places to visit in Phuket

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