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WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH PHUKET?
Where about is Phuket?
Phuket is located in the Andaman Sea just off the west coast of Thailand and is connected to the mainland by the Phang Nga Bridge, it's the second smallest of Thailand’s provinces but one of the wealthiest thanks in part to its booming tourism industry. The interior of the island is mainly mountainous with a mountain range in the west running north to south; the highest peak is regarded as Khao Mai Thao Sip Song at just over 500 metres. Phuket's population has exploded in the last decade from just under 250,000 to well over half a million with many international expats and migrants working and enjoying what the island has to offer.
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Located on the west coast of the island is the tourist hot spot Patong Beach with its wide long sandy beach and many tourist facilities. Here you will find numerous luxury hotels mixed with more modest accommodation best suited to the tourist backpacker after the cheapest available bed for the night. Phuket itself is much more than just stunning beaches take a tour around the old town and discover a wealth of Buddhist and Chinese temples and shrines, quaint cafes, restaurants, museums and even colonial mansions. It’s a real multi-cultural melting pot of different nationalities including Nepalese, Malays, Chinese, Thais, Indians and numerous British expats.
The beauty of Phuket
The natural attractions here are breath taking with numerous gorgeous beaches at almost every turn and it's at the beach where you can take a boat trip to some stunning nearby locations. One of the best places to visit has to be Phang Nga Bay famous for its limestone karst scenery, sheer cliffs, rocky pinnacles, and emerald green waters and forever famous for James Bond Island. Spend time at Koh Panyee the nearby Muslim fishing village which appears to float on the sea it really is a remarkable place to visit.
Phuket's Spiritual side
There are many interesting temples to visit including the best known of them all Phuket’s Big Buddha, sitting aloft one of Nakkerd Hills this huge 45 metre tall statue is seen from miles around. Visitors here get an amazing 360 degree outlook over the island with unsurpassed views of Phuket Town, Chalong Bay, Kata and the Karon Beaches. It's a tranquil location with only the flapping flags and gentle tinkling of small bells as background music. Please remember this is a place of worship so dress accordingly not to offend the pilgrims. One of the oldest spiritual centres in Phuket is the Jui Tui Shrine, this popular Chinese temple dates back over 100 years, and it has undergone many renovations over the years and is a wonderful temple to add to your list of things to visit. It's actually the temple of choice for many of the locals who celebrate weddings, babies and birthdays here.
A favourite pastime of many tourists is shopping and here you will find many well appointed shopping malls such as the Jungceylon Shopping Mall, they are brimming with the latest fashion full of specialist shops, department stores and designer goods galore. Alternatively you could sample one of the more traditional street markets and try your hand at a little bartering.
Some of the nightlife here is exceptional, it's certainly not for shy and bashful types with raunchy clubs such as Seduction Nightclub and Suzy Wong’s both modern and chic offering, well, shall we say Adult Entertainment. All around you will find discos, cabaret shows, lady boy acts, live bands and multiple DJ's spinning their discs into the early hours of the morning.