What comes into the mind of travellers when we talk about sea, sun and sand? Phuket must definitely be one of the answers. A number of exciting activities can be found on this island. In the early days of regional maritime trade, the cape of Phuket was locally referred to as Jung Ceylon, while locals called it Thalang, which evolved to be the name of the main town to the north of the island.
As the perfect stopover sheltering traders from monsoons, Jung Ceylon welcomed merchants from India, Persia, Arabia, Burma, China, and also Siam. During the 16th century, the island was a popular trading port for tin. In 1785, Thalang town was surrounded by Burmese troops who invaded the coastal area. It was under the leadership of Chan, the widow of the governor, and her sister, Muk, who united the local residents and successfully fought and drove the invaders out of Phuket.
It took over 30 days for the defending troops of Phuket, under the command of Chan and Muk, to claim their victory. As a result of such heroic deeds, noble titles were granted to Chan and Muk as Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Soonthorn, respectively. They are still highly respected by Phuket residents even today. When the city was in a peaceful state, the development of mining was so unprecedented. Chinese businessmen and miners later migrated to Phuket and soon enjoy thriving wealth.
The island's long history has shaped the Phuket of the present with its diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and fine cuisine. These attributes have made Phuket a complete tourist destination that offers a lot more beyond its natural heritage of sea, sand, forest, and world-renowned diving sites. Sino-Portuguese architecture casts its spell delighting travellers to the city, while Phuket style of hospitality has never failed to impress visitors from all walks of life.
Phuket was one of the major Peranakan Chinese cultural centrals, along with Singapore, Malacca and Penang, thanks to the dramatic growing of tin mining business in early 19th century, luring in a large number of Chinese merchan..
For certified or new divers there are half day trips to our local dive sites not far from Kamala Beach and day trips to the well known dive sites like Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Shark Point, Anemone Reef, Koh Doc Mai and the wreck King Cruiser and not ..
Most photographs of the stunningly beautiful sunset in Phuket were taken here: Laem Phromthep at the south-most tip of Phuket island offers a memorable, unparalleled sunset moment on a clear day...
Karon is a four-kilometre long beach south of Patong, making it is one of the longest beaches in Phuket. Its character is quieter with fewer tourists than Patong, with a variety of accommodation and restaurant options, from ups..
Baan Teelanka is the first amazing location of thailand. The opening of Phuket is unconvenitionally ,miraculously and exciting for traveler because location is up side down house which will enable visitors to actually dance, or walk, or crawl on t..
The largest and closest bay to Phuket town, Ao Chalong doesn’t own pristine beaches but a hub of sea transportation of nearby islands, including Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga. Some excellent Seafood restaurants not to miss!..
With half-moon shape of sloped, white-powdery beach considered the most beautiful on the island, Patong was the first beach in Phuket that was developed to serve local and international tourists...
Koh Racha islands consists of two sister islands: Racha Yai and Racha Noi, located south of Phuket. The shores of Koh Racha Yai are blessed with white powdery beach and crystal clear water...
The first world-class, and perhaps the best, stage show in Phuket, the 4,000-seat theatre of Phuket FantaSea features extravagant, Hollywood-sized and Las Vegas-style entertainment showcase you’ll be blown away with its jaw-dropping acrobatics, state-of-the-art light and sound systems, impressive set designs and a host of giant animals in action—the real fantasy it is. Phuket FantaSea also houses a shopping village you can browse around souvenir collections and a restaurant offering o..