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About Phuket

Phuket Island is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces - Phang Nga and Krabi - do not border with Phuket because of its island location. In general, Thailand Phuket is a well-established expression among tourists, which indicates the popularity of this resort among people.

Phuket Island is the largest among the islands of Thailand, in size it almost coincides with Singapore. The island is connected to the mainland with a bridge. It is located near the western coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The region has an area of about 543 km2 and represents 1 large and 39 small islands. Initially, Phuket became rich thanks to the reserves of tin and rubber. The island is one of the most important points of the trade route between India and China and is often mentioned in foreign ship magazines. The region receives most of its revenue from tourism.

The name Phuket in Malay means "hill", since the island resembles a hill from afar. The region was originally called Thalang (Thalang), a word derived from the Old Malay Telong (Telong), which means "cape". The northern region of the province, where the old capital was located, still bears this name.

Tin mining is the main source of income for the island since the 16th century. Chinese businessmen and workers engaged in mines. With the fall in tin prices, all the mines were abandoned. Today, Phuket’s economy is based on two pillars: rubber plantations (Thailand is the largest rubber producer in the world) and tourism, with diving alone attracting thousands of tourists annually. Sex tourism and prostitution, although illegal, also occur in Phuket.

Since the 1980s sandy beaches on the west coast of the island have become tourist centers, among which Patong, Karon and Kata have become the most popular. After the tsunami in 2004, all the destroyed structures were reconstructed. Prices in Phuket have increased significantly over the past decade, making the city one of the most expensive places in Thailand.

Most of the population is Buddhist, but the proportion of Muslims is high (30%), mostly they are descendants of sailors. There are almost more Chinese residents, many of whom are descendants of miners who immigrated to Phuket in the 19th century. Peranakans, also known as Phuket Babas, is part of the Chinese community, mainly those who have connections with Peranakans from Penang and Malacca.



Transportation to Phuket City Center from Airport

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