Welcome to PhuketNET.com, a comprehensive guide to Phuket.
Phuket is a large island in the Indian
Ocean. It is 862 kms south of Bangkok. and it is the
only island belonging to Thailand, having provincial status. Phuket
occupies 543 square kilometers and is the smallest southern
province. Phuket is surrounded by 39 smaller islands. Phuket has
been a regional headquarters, with a rich colorful history. The
island is known as the Pearl of Thailand (the Pearl of Andaman)
though it gets its enormous wealth from tin production. It is
Thailand's largest tin producer.
With all the surrounding waters along the island's shape from the
north to the south there contain a lot of colorful marine life.
Today Phuket is an internationally famous island resort, one of the
most important destinations in Thailand with a wide variety of
magnificent beaches, hidden coves, secluded bays and forested
hillsides. Either you want to have action or relaxation, you can
surely have it in Phuket. Here you also can find restaurants with a
lot of delicious seafood.
The Phuket town is notable for its old European architecture. It is
a very attractive island for all kind of visitors.