Phuket Island

Phuket Island 400
Phuket Island
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Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island which is located in the Andaman Sea, south of the country. Famous because of its world class beaches and modern facilities which are at par as the most popular beaches of the world, Phuket has been the ideal paradise getaway for people who would like to relax and unwind.

Despite the devastating tsunami in 2004, the island has fully recovered and is back to catering to more visitors than ever before. Tsunami detection buoys have been put up to serve as warning devices and to reassure the general populace as well as visitors of their safety.

The island is world famous for its hospitable people and the friendly environment. It is perfect for releasing stress and enjoying the natural beauty of nature. With the diverse selections of places to visit which range from beaches to natural rainforests, you are assured of a visit to an island paradise.

Here are some of the many fascinating places to visit in Phuket:
Hat Patong. It is an area which is known for the beautiful beaches where you and companions can enjoy different leisure activities, sport, as well as shopping and recreational activities. The area is a 3 kilometer stretch of crescent bay. The area is complete with amenities for wind surfing, diving or you can choose to lounge around and enjoy the fine weather by sun bathing. Hat Patong also has a very vibrant night scene wherein you can find world class restaurants that offer famous Thai cuisine.

Hat Karon. This is the second largest among Phuket’s beaches famous for the white sand and coral reefs.

View Point. An elevated area where you can enjoy sight seeing and a great view of the surrounding islands

The Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Center in Khao Phra Thaeo. This is a reserved park where the virgin forests and wildlife animals including endangered species are protected. This institution also hosts a center for research where studies on wildlife conservation are conducted.

Wat Chalong Area. This is the place where the local hero Luang Pho Cham’s statue stands.

So what are you waiting for? Get on board and discover the treasures of Phuket Island!

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