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PHUKET AND SOUTH THAILAND
Phuket and the Andaman Islands
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The South contains many beautiful beaches and islands in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Well-known tourist destinations are Phuket Province, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lipe, and Koh Tao. Phuket, Thailand's largest island and main beach destination, is located about 860 kilometers south of Bangkok. It is known as “the Pearl of the Andamans" and it is not difficult to understand why. Connected to the mainland by a causeway (Sarasin Bridge), it offers the visitor with its expanses of white sand, bathed by transparent turquoise waters. The backdrop to this aquatic landscape, the green hills, the jungle and thickets of coconut palms. On the way to the main routes between India and China, the island originally developed thanks to the exploitation of tin and rubber. The heavy commercial traffic of the time gave the place a cosmopolitan flavor. Between the 18th and 20th centuries, Phuket's rich tin deposits acted as a magnet for trade. The Chinese arrived first with their traditions, followed by the European mining companies of Portugal, Holland and France that King Rama V the Great invited to help the development of the industry. These visitors profited and turned Phuket into a small house away from home, also influencing the architectural style of the buildings. We recommend that you visit phuket town. Now phuket's international appearance has not changed, but the protagonists have changed: no longer important traders, but visitors from all over the planet, seduced by the lush nature of the island, its sea and the hospitality of its inhabitants. The variety of the landscape is the main wealth of the place. The island, which is dominated by a chain of north-south mountains along the west coast, includes numerous microclimates and a surprising variety of flora and fauna alternating rocky headlands with long, wide crescent beaches, limestone cliffs, and hills covered with tropical forests. 54 km long and 22 km wide, it has 17 white sandy beaches, an extremely varied panorama and, all around, a spectacular collier of over 30 islands and islets. In Phuket the fan of the sea and the tan find the ideal place. It does not matter if under the umbrella and with all the comforts that offer well-equipped tourist facilities or in secluded places. But, above all, the Pearl of the Andamans is the place that allows everyone to spend a holiday according to their tastes, rhythms and needs. In Phuket there are only two seasons: the rainy season and the summer one that runs from November to April. The average temperature of the island is between 25 and 32 degrees all year round, slightly cooler during the rainy season, very hot in April. We are very close to the Equator and in Phuket the hours of light correspond perfectly to the hours of darkness.
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Accomodations, Phuket Hotels
The variety of places and the vastness of the cultures of eastern countries are such that anyone will find something to discover with the enthusiasm of an explorer, a place to contemplate for a long time, a city, a village or an island that can become their new one. home or at least a dimension of a new existence, real or coveted. For the sake of brevity, we will limit ourselves to what we believe to be the good reasons of a more general scope, those that may also convince people initially less attracted to the prospect of a trip to East Asia.
Flights to Phuket
Traveling is one of the most beautiful and profitable activities you can do in your life. The journey helps to discover the world and oneself, it gives emotions, knowledge, experience; the trip feeds the curiosity, the spirit of initiative, the sensitivity and intelligence of those who do it. Traveling in the East has been the passion of whoever writes this site from an early age; we have traveled and lived for over seven years in East Asian countries. In this short article we intend to share part of our passion and help you understand why a trip to the East is an experience not to be missed.
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The variety of the landscape
The variety of the landscape is the main wealth of the place. The island, which is dominated by a chain of north-south mountains along the west coast, includes numerous microclimates and a surprising variety of flora and fauna alternating rocky headlands with long, wide crescent beaches, limestone cliffs, and hills covered with tropical forests. 54 km long and 22 km wide, it has 17 white sandy beaches, an extremely varied panorama and, all around, a spectacular collier of over 30 islands and islets. In Phuket the fan of the sea and the tan find the ideal place. It does not matter if under the umbrella and with all the comforts that offer well-equipped tourist facilities or in secluded places. But, above all, the Pearl of the Andamans is the place that allows everyone to spend a holiday according to their tastes, rhythms and needs. In Phuket there are only two seasons: the rainy season and the summer one that runs from November to April. The average temperature of the island is between 25 and 32 degrees all year round, slightly cooler during the rainy season, very hot in April. We are very close to the Equator and in Phuket the hours of light correspond perfectly to the hours of darkness.
PHUKET ISLAND
Phuket Island is 48km long and 21km wide at its widest point, so you are never far from the sea in any given spot. The weather is best from March to early May and wettest from May to October, although mornings and afternoons are still generally sunny and clear.
PHANG NGA BAY
Wherever you live in Thailand, you will have access to its excellent healthcare, available throughout the country. Although there is no public health insurance available to expats, there are several options to obtain private insurance from a variety of excellent companies, both domestic and international, while specialist consultations and common medical procedures are available at a fraction of the cost that you would pay back home.
Khao Lak
A true natural paradise. Overlooking the Indian Ocean we find the base of this unusual itinerary: Khao Lak. Hat Khao Lak is a beach particularly suitable for those who prefer to avoid the glitz, nightlife and crowding of large tourist areas but are at the same time looking for comfort and quality services.
KOH SAMUI
The first settlements in stable plant date back to 2,500 BC (Et à Bronze), the period in which ethnic populations Mon and Khmer coming respectively from the west s ‘settled in’high alluvial valley of Chao Phraya and in the Plateau of Khorat ( Isan ).
KRABI
This coastal province occupies an area of 4,709 square kilometers and is located 814 kilometers south of Bangkok. Overlooking the Andaman Sea, Krabi Province is a universe of small archipelagos and white beaches, nomadic peoples, caves and places that have been the setting for famous films. More than 150 islands, limestone giants of multiple shapes and quantities have long been ideal habitats for adventurers and pirates: today this liquid universe is home to a shy ethnic Moken minority.
RANONG
Thai people are too jovial and tolerant to expect a foreigner (“farang") to know and respect their customs, but even here some suggestions can help. One thing that can irritate Thais is the lack of respect for the monarchy.
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