Phuket province, paradise facts
This paradise on earth is home to many high-end resorts, spas, and restaurants. In the bucket list of many, Phuket province in Thailand is one of the most renown and popular places. The nicest beaches are mostly on the west coast. Some of the most popular ones are Patong, Karon, Kata, Kamala, and Bangtao. Up north, you will find some beautiful places like Naithon, Maikhao, and Haad Sai Gaew.
Tourism is a major economic source in this island, making it into Thailand’s wealthiest one. The Town of Phuket is the economic heart of the island. Thailand is also the world's largest producer of rubber. Other main sources of revenue are latex, pineapples, frozen fish, cashew nuts and palm oil.
Phuket details to know
Are you thinking of visiting Thailand or its famous province of Phuket? Here are some details about the weather:
The area is hot and humid throughout the year with the highest temperatures between March and early May. During the summer season of May to October, mornings are often sunny and clear with afternoon and evening rain. This is very typical of tropics. November to February is the “cool” season and the most popular time for tourists visits.
Recovery after major disaster
This area suffered extensive dead and damage during the tsunami of 2004 but most of the resorts and restaurants were back in operation by February of the following year. Today there is not much to see of the devastation caused by this natural disaster.
In December 2006 Thailand launched a Tsunami detection system and alert. It is positioned around the Indian Ocean as part of a regional warning system. The devices are floating 620 miles offshore of Thailand and Sri Lanka and are connected through satellite.
Plenty to do, plenty to enjoy
About 95 percent of Thailand’s population practice Buddhism. The island represents an ethnic diversity of Thais, Thai-Chinese, ethnic Malays, and Moken or sea gypsies. Most of the rural population is Muslim.
As for nightlife, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs are found in the areas of the beaches of Patong Beach. This is the most popular tourist area with inexpensive shopping and an intense nightlife scene. Karon Beach, Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach south of Patong are areas with more serene and quiet times.
If you love the beach
Snorkelers and scuba divers flock to the coral of Similan and Phi Phi Islands south of Phuket and the beach where "The Man with the Golden Gun," James Bond movie was filmed, Koh Tapu in Phang Nga Bay.
This place is known for a number of limestone cliffs that surfaced out of the water. During high season, tourists flock here to tour the area in boats.
Looking for a getaway, coming the winter? The weather is at its best coming November! Phuket is one little paradise that should go on the bucket list of everyone!
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