of Phuket Thailand and Accommodations
: Phuket Island has some of the most attractive scenery in southern
Phuket Island Map & Travel Guide - interactive map of Phuket
Island and area maps of Phuket, with
locations of major tourist attractions and hotels such as Patong
Beach Map, Kata Karon Map,
Phuket Town Map, Hotel Map Guide and
Maps around Phuket Island.
Phuket, a large island in the Indian Ocean, is 867 kms.
from Bangkok. It is the only island having provincial status, and
was a regional headquarters as well, with a rich and colorful history.
It is about 70 percent of Phuket province is mountainous; a western
range from north to south from which smaller branches derive.
The highest peak is Mai Tao Sip Song, or Twelve Canes, at 529
meters high, which lies within the boundaries of Tambon Patong,
Kathu District. Another about 30 percent is mainly in the center
and south, is formed by low plains, streams including Khlong Bang
Yai, Tha Jin, Khlong Tha Rua, and Khlong Bang Rong, none of which
Known as the Pearl of the Andaman, it derived much of its former
glory and its enormous wealth from tin production, which in Phuket
dates back over 500 year. Today, Phuket is the major tourist attraction
The surrounding waters contain much varied marine life, and the
town is notable for its Sino-Portuguese architecture. It is a very
attractive island for sightseeing, with lovely seashores and forested
hillsides. Its population of 1.6 million people ranks sixth among
all provinces. Approximately 1.75 million Rai of the area is forest
land. The main occupation here is rice farming. The average per
capita income is 14,343 Baht
The weather of Phuket dominated by monsoon winds that blow year
round. It is therefore always warm and humid. There are two distinct
seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season begins in May to October,
during which the monsoon blows from the southwest. The dry season
is from November through April, when the monsoon comes from the
northeast. Highest average temperatures, at 33.4 degree Celsius,
prevail during March. Lowest averages occur in January, when nightly
lows dip to 22 degree Celsius.