Phuket is, in fact, the ancient city existing since
Sukhothai period. Its original name was "Thalang", and was
once a port of tin commerce in the early 20th century. Being considered
as "The Pearl of Andaman", Phuket is the forever champion for
the most visited tourists' spot in Thailand; it attracts more than 3
million visitors annually.
Certainly, Phuket deserves this praiseworthy
nomination due to its variety of natural resources, cultural heritage,
historical importance and even the splendid development nowadays.
Phuket offers various and interesting activities that
can mostly correspond to your own favors. It is the place of savage
forest, wonderful white-sand beaches, magnificent islands, fascinating
sightseeing, flourish culture, exciting sport activities and the place
of anything else it would be, it is up to your own definition. You can
initially examine and experience this "Precious Pearl" from
the information provided below.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, situated on
the western coast under the territorial waters of Andaman Sea in Indian
Ocean. The total superficies is 543 square kilometers; it is about the
same size to Singapore. The widest part, measured from the East end to
the West end is 21.3 km., the longest part from the North end to the
South end is 48.7 km. It is administratively divided in to 3 districts:
Muang , Thalang, and Kathu District.
Phuket has the tropical monsoon climate. The
temperature is warm all year round; the average temperature varies from
20°C -36 °C.
The hottest time of the year is from April through
with the temperature ranging from 27 °C-36°C. Frequently, a short
heavy rain showers down in the middle of the sunny day, do not be
The wettest time is between September and October, it
is necessary to remember an umbrella. Despite of the wet day, you do not
need to be afraid that there is nothing to do. If you are still in
Phuket, there are still a lot of things to do, though.
The best time to visit Phuket is during the cool northeast season, from
November through May, when the weather is not too humid. The average
temperature is around 24°C-32°C.