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[Asia Travel] Thailand: Phuket

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Phuket is a popular tourist destination in Thailand. Phuket is one of the world’s leading resorts and is a tourist attraction visited by many people from all over the world. Since the latter half of the 1900s, it has been attracting attention from around the world, and the number of tourists is increasing year by year. It is the largest island in Thailand and has a lot of trade with countries such as China, Portugal and the Netherlands, so the cultures of various regions are infiltrated. Since Phuket is a resort area, there are many accommodations and choices.

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Location

Phuket is an island located in the southern part of Thailand.

History

Phuket used to be called Jungceylon. Phuket has become the trading center of the Andaman Sea and has prospered since ancient times. In modern times, Phuket has been attacked by Burma, but has been repelled. With the opening of Phuket International Airport after World War II, the infrastructure was improved and it became one of the world’s leading resort areas and became known to the world.

Climate

Phuket has a rainy season from April to November, and it rains a lot around August. It is a land with no temperature difference. Temperatures range from 25 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.

Language

In Thailand, Thai, Northern Thai, Southern Thai, Khmer, etc. are used.

Security

Phuket is a very safe place. However, you need to be careful because troubles often occur in downtown areas at night. In addition, there are pickpockets aimed at tourists, so please be careful.

Race

The Thai people account for 75% of the total. Others are Malay, overseas Chinese, Indian, etc.

industry

Phuket has been producing tin since the 16th century. Also, since it has become a key point of trade, trade is very active. Today, the tin industry is ruined and the rubber industry is flourishing. Furthermore, as it is one of the world’s leading resort areas, the tourism industry is very strong.

religion

Most of Thailand is Buddhist. Others include Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism.

currency

Baht is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Wat Chalong

The largest and most famous temple in Phuket located in the Sharon area. The site inside the temple is large, and on the top floor there are stupas and Buddhas where Buddha’s bones are enshrined, as well as temples and royal memorabilia where legendary figures on the island are enshrined. There is also a stilt style building that has been built.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Bangla Road

Bangla Road is full of tourists around 20:00. There are various bargains and sellers. It’s a road full of entertainment.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Phi Phi Island

The Phi Phi Islands are surrounded by coral and have a beautiful green sea, and are known to be dotted with some of the best dive spots in the world.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Old Town

The old city is popular as a tourist spot in recent years. With cafes, restaurants, souvenirs, art galleries, etc., it has become popular in recent years.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Coral Island

It is an island surrounded by coral reefs. You can enjoy various activities such as snorkeling, diving and fishing throughout the year. This is one of the most popular islands.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Monkey hill

A place where you can meet many wild monkeys near the summit of Tosae Hill. They will appreciate the monkeys and play with them, but be careful as they can behave violently.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Karon Viewpoint

The most beautiful view point in Phuket. It is also famous as a commemorative photo point and many people take pictures. You can rent a motorcycle or car to get to the viewpoint.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Phuket Trick Eye Museum

You can enjoy taking various 3D photos as you like. There are moving spots such as famous paintings, scenes from game movies, and waterfalls.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Paton Boxing Stadium

It is the oldest long-established boxing stadium on the island of Phuket run by a local martial arts family. Match dates are from 21:00 pm every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. You can watch a full-scale and powerful Muay Thai match.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Kata beach

Kata Beach is located in the southwestern part of Phuket Island. There are many Western tourists and it is a famous beach as a surfing point. It is a place where you can enjoy all marine sports.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Fish market

Famous market in Phuket. Although it is small, it sells fresh and rare fish, so tourists are often seen. The road in this market is narrow.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Patong beach

Patong Beach is located on the west coast of Phuket Island. The beach is shallow and even small children can play with peace of mind. You can surf even in the rainy season.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Thalang Road

It is a street with a quaint townscape lined with old Nagaya. We operate a variety of industries such as parts wholesalers, fabric stores, and general stores, and there are many local stores.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Phuket FantaSea

A theme park where you can enjoy gorgeous shows based on history and traditional culture. You can enjoy shooting folk costumes and shopping for folk crafts.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Simon Cabaret Show

Shemale show is also famous. You can enjoy singing and dancing, and the gorgeousness of the stage and costumes. You can also take pictures with beautiful women.

Sightseeing spot 16 : Jungceylon

It is a huge shopping mall with more than 200 stores. There are also restaurants such as Thai food and fast food, general stores and supermarkets where you can buy souvenirs.

Sightseeing spot 17 : Elephant trekking

You can experience elephant riding in Phuket. While riding an elephant, it walks around the area.

Sightseeing spot 18 : Sunday Walking Street Market

It is a night market in Phuket, Thailand. It is a night market that starts at 16:00 on Sundays only, and it is held on the main street called Taran Road in the old town of Phuket as a pedestrian paradise.

Hotel

There are plenty of accommodations in Phuket. Phuket International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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