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Phuket Province

Phuket Province

           Phuket Province or Phuket Island  is situated on the sea’s western coast in the Andaman Sea, which is part of the Indian Ocean. It is a significant tourist city at the top of Thailand and is well-known across the world for its stunning natural surroundings, which include the sea and mountains, as well as the powdery white sand beach. Furthermore, the stunning blue sea is akin to the Andaman Sea’s “Pearl.” There are also significant tourist destinations from neighboring provinces nearby. Phuket is adequately equipped with all kinds of services, and the position of the international airport, most crucially, contributes to Phuket’s ability to welcome tourists from all over the world. Phuket is becoming the tourism hub of the Andaman coast. Every year, millions of tourists, both Thais and foreigners, visit.

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Phuket Province Territory

            Phuket has an area of about 543 square kilometres (339,375 rai). It is Thailand’s 75th largest province, or the second smallest province after Samut Songkhram province, however it is the country’s largest island. The island’s length is approximately 48.7 kilometres from north to south, while its width is around 21.3 kilometres from east to west. The entire island is surrounded by the Andaman Sea, and the territory of Phuket is bordered by more than 30 major and tiny islands. The word “Phuket” is thought to have been twisted from the Malay word “Bukit” which means mountain and initially used the word “Phuket” which in the Tamil language means “the glass mountain” is a word that the Tamil people use to refer to Mani Khram, a locality in Phu Ket. Phuket also has other names that have been used in the past, such as Laem Takola, Jungceylon, Silan, Thalang, and Thung Kha, among others.

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History of Phuket Province

          Phuket is an ancient city with a rich history. It was previously a component of the Tam Porn Link kingdom. It was dependent on Takua Pa until the Sukhothai period. It is a well-known island for being the home of tin mining wealth, as tin was found in abundance in Thailand. For more over 500 years, it has been mining for minerals. Previously, the city was a small village in Amphoe Thalang where Thai lords looked after the advantages of trading resources with foreigners. There are also rubber plantations, coconut plantations, orchards, and fisheries in addition to mining.

         Later that year, in 1785, during King Rama 1’s reign, the Nine Armies War erupted. Burma’s army has invaded Thailand’s western provinces, from Ranong to Chumphon, Chaiya, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. At the moment, the Bangkok army was still engaged in the conflict in Kanchanaburi, unable to send troops south to assist immediately. The Burmese then attacked Takua Thung and Takua Pa and established a camp to surround Thalang while waiting for taking over. Concurrently, Phraya Thalang (Phaya Phimon Ayakhan) had recently died, and a new governor had not yet been appointed. Lady Chan, his wife, and her sister “Mook” assembled the troops and citizens. Assist each other in establishing two big camps to protect the country. It had an effect on Burma, as it was unable to break through the city. The Burmese remained around Thalang for approximately a month and ran out of supplies, forcing the army to retreat in the end.

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        The bravery of the two female commanders at the time. This is a courageous act that will benefit the entire country. The insignia bestowed by King Rama1 on Lady Chan to “Tao Thep Kasattri” and her sister to “Tao Sri Sunthon” remains the pride of Thalang people to this day. Later, during King Chulalongkorn’s reign, King Rama V collected the western seashore provinces to form “Phuket Province,” and the system of Thesaphiban Provinces across the country was abolished in 1933. Since then, “Phuket Precinct” has been renamed “Phuket Province.” Phuket Province is currently divided into three districts: Mueang Phuket District, Thalang District, and Kathu District.

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Phuket Province Climate

          Phuket Prefecture There was always a breeze blowing through. As a result, the weather is warm and humid all year. Summer and rainy season are the only two seasons. The rainy season begins in May and lasts until the end of October. It is the period from November to April when the southwest monsoon winds across the summer It is during the monsoon season, and the winds are blowing from the northeast. The maximum temperature is 33.4 degrees Celsius on average. will be greater in March During the ideal weather, the lowest temperature was 22 degrees Celsius in January. During November There will be no rain and clear sky till April. It’s around 31 degrees Celsius outside.

Territory and location

          Phuket is a southern province. The west side is on the coast of the Andaman Sea. the Indian Ocean It is situated between latitudes 7 degrees 45 minutes and 8 degrees 15 minutes North and longitudes 98 degrees 15 minutes and 98 degrees 40 minutes East. The island of Phuket is located in the east. The largest in Thailand, with 12 more satellite islands totaling approximately 570 square kilometres. Phuket Island’s widest point is 21.3 kilometres, and its longest point is 48.7 kilometres, with the following territory: Sarasin Bridge and Thao Thep Kasattri Bridge connect the north to the mouth of Phra in Phang Nga Province. The south nears the Andaman Sea. Phang Nga Province is located east of the sea. To the west locates nearing the Andaman Sea.

Slogan for Phuket Province

” Andaman Pearl, Southern city paradise, golden sand beach, two lady heroines, Luang Por Cham’s prestige “

Traveling to Phuket Province

         Phuket is about 862 kilometres away from Bangkok. There are various ways for tourists to get to Phuket. Private car, bus, and airline are all options. There are various sorts of cars accessible in Phuket, and travelers can select amongst them. might take many different shapes depending on the situation

On the boats: Boats arriving in Phuket There are cargo ships as well as tourist boats. from both domestic and foreign sources There are regular boat services that connect Phuket to other islands. Boats will be provided from Phuket to Koh Lanta, particularly during the tourist season (October to May). There are also ferries that travel to and from the island. The piers between Phuket and Krabi (Ao Nang, Railay Beach, Krabi) will operate throughout the year, depending on the tourist season. Fares range from 300 to 500 baht. Travel time is approximately 1-2 hours.

Taking the bus: Regular Transport Company Limited buses and air-conditioned buses, as well as private Bangkok-Phuket buses, are available. Every day, multiple times a day, from the Southern Bus Terminal Borommaratchachonnani Road. Travel time is around 12 hours.

By private vehicle: There are two routes available from Bangkok:

       -Take Highway 35 (Rama 2 Road or Thon Buri-Pak Tho Road) through Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and Pak Tho District, then turn left onto Highway 4 (Petchkasem) through Phetchaburi Prachuap Khiri Khan until Chumphon, then Highway 41 through Lang Suan District, Tha Chang District, and turn right onto Highway No. 401 until it meets Highway No. 4 at Takuapa District. Turn left into Phuket via Thai Mueang District, Ban Khok Kloi, and Sarasin Bridge.

       -Highway 35 (Rama 2 Road or Thon Buri-Pak Tho Road) will take you through Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and the Pak Tho District before turning left into Highway 4 (Petchkasem) to Phetchaburi. The total distance between Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ranong, and Phang Nga and Phuket is approximately 862 kilometres.

By plane:  Flying to Phuket is a very comfortable way to travel. Because there are airlines that fly to Phuket multiple times per day. Capable of travelling from the origin to neighboring provinces the present Phuket Airport has received interest from airlines in introducing direct flights from Chiang Mai, Samui, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, and Hat Yai. Many international airlines, particularly from Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Penang, Singapore, and Sydney, etc., arrive.

Getting to and from Phuket International Airport

        Phuket International Airport It is the country’s second busiest and largest cargo and passenger airport. Taxis and buses run between Phuket Airport and Phuket Town, which is located around 30 kilometres north of the city. or visit a different beach every day.

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Travel in Phuket

Tuk-tuks: Tuk-tuks in Phuket differ from those in Bangkok in that they have four wheels and are frequently red. The fee is negotiable with the driver and can accommodate up to 6 persons.

Metered Taxis: Metered taxis are widely available in Phuket. However, it is advised to use the service only when the taxi is running on the meter. This is due to the fact that some automobiles charge a fixed fare that is frequently greater than the standard fare.

Rent a car: Because Phuket is a popular tourist destination. As a result, there is also a car rental service. with both automobiles and motorcycles for a car or motorcycle, the driver must have a valid driver’s license. When renting, you must produce your driver’s license.

Pho Thong or Songthaew: Phuket has many bus lines that are unique to the island, including: Pink Pho Thong buses are available in three lines and four routes, which are as follows:

– Pho Tong line 1, Big C Department Store – Phuket Vocational College Service between 06.00 AM and 7.00PM

– Pho Tong Line 2, Route 1, Si Mum Mueang Market – Super Cheap Service between 06.00 AM and 7.00PM

– Pho Thong Bus Line 2, Route 2, Bus Terminal No. 2- Suriyadet Circle (Downtown Fresh Market) is open daily from 06.00 AM and 7.00PM.

– Pho Thong Bus Line 3, Saphan Hin – Koh Sirey Service from 06.00 AM and 7.00PM

Blue Pho tong buses run on the following routes:

– Sarasin from Sarasin between 05.00 AM and 05.00 PM. From Phuket Town between 06.00 AM and 3.00 PM

– Bang Rong from Bang Rong between 07.00 AM and 9.00 AM from Phuket Town from 10.30 AM a.m. to 11 A.M.

– Kamala from 06.00 AM. to 03.00 PM. Phuket town time is 07.30AM -05.30PM

-Nai Harn from 05.45 AM to 4.00 PM. Phuket town time is 07.00AM -4.30 PM.

– Chalong from Chalong between 07.00 AM and 5.00 PM from Phuket Town, 9 AM to 5 PM.

-Tamarind Bay is a tropical paradise. 07.00AM -3.00 PM from Tamarind Bay; 08:30 AM -12:00 from Phuket Town

– Karon Kata Karon (from Kata Karon) Time from Phuket Town, 06.00 AM -3.00 PM; 08.00 AM-5.00 PM

– Patong from Patong between 06.00AM and 3.00 PM 07.00 AM -5.00 PM from Phuket Town

Phuket Smart Bus: The bus runs between Phuket International Airport and Rawai. The journey from Phuket International Airports to Choeng Thale, Bang Tao, Phuket Fantasea, Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, and Rawai takes around 2 hours.

Phuket Airport Bus: Phuket International Airport’s Bus Terminal 1 serves as the departure point for buses. Phuket International Airport, Central Phuket, Lotus Phuket, Home Pro Thalang, and Bus Terminal 1 are all located on the island of Phuket. Phuket Bus Express provides transportation from Phuket-Karon International Airport. Phuket International Airport, Boat Lagoon, Lotus Phuket, Kathu, and Patong Beach are on the itinerary.

Patong Van: From Phuket Town to Patong Beach, vans are available.

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