An island of singing sand beaches and endlessly beautiful sea, Phuket has long been a favorite winter destination for tourists from all over the world. It is never cold here, and the endless hospitality of the locals adds warmth and comfort to the participants of tours to Phuket..
History with geography
Phuket Island drifts in the Andaman Sea off the western Thai coast. Three bridges connect it to the mainland, and in the list of the largest islands in terms of area, Phuket is in the lead. Once there were mines for the extraction of tin and plantations of hevea, from the juice of which rubber is made. The island was located along the route of merchant ships from India to China and its economic prosperity was achieved thanks to the favorable geographical status and hard work of local residents..
Briefly about the important
- The monsoon tropical climate provides two distinct seasons here. The best time for tours to Phuket is from November to mid-spring, when the rainfall is minimal and the average temperature hovers around +30 degrees. However, during the rainy season, thermometer readings are not much different, but due to high humidity, it is not very comfortable for old people and young children..
- During the summer months, bathers on the island's beaches can be in danger of strong underwater currents. During tours to Phuket, it is important to pay attention to the warnings in the form of red flags on the beaches and not to risk your own life and the comfort of others..
- More than 600 hotels of various price categories are open on the island. Fans of rest in especially comfortable hotels have to book tours to Phuket in advance, as there are sorely lack of hotels with 4 and 5 stars..
- In addition to traditional beach relaxation, Phuket offers its guests the opportunity to arrange inexpensive shopping, visit historical sights and play golf on excellent courses. Divers will appreciate an introduction to the vibrant world of the Andaman Sea.
Born in water
According to scientists, Phuket once lay under the water column and was part of the seabed of the Indian Ocean. Evidence of this can be found in the interesting exposition of the Museum of Seashells on the island. Its collection includes almost 2,000 items, including shells of mollusks found in the sea off the coast of Phuket, and fossils with traces of ancient representatives of the underwater kingdom. In the souvenir shop at the museum, documents are drawn up for the official export of purchased shells and products from mother-of-pearl from the country.
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