PHUKET GEOGRAPHY GENERALITIES
Phuket refers to both a province, an island and a city in Thailand.
- Topograhy :
The most beautiful pearl of the Indian Ocean. It covers about 60 km from north to south and 20 km from east to west is 810 km2. It is the largest island in Thailand. Its northern end is connected to the mainland by bridge Saracens. Situated along the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean) on the west coast of the Thai isthmus, its shape is reminiscent of Corsica.
- Vegetation :
Beaches and Rubber: Its coastline is lined with many white sand beaches, clear water bays, coconut and rubber tree (origin of Amazonian tree grown for its sap: latex, whose transformation creates the rubber). The interior of the island is covered with lush hills. Moreover, it is this feature that is named: Phuket comes from Malay (neighboring country) "bukit" meaning hill.
- A climate conducive to tourism :
The year in Phuket is divided into two: the rainy season from May to October, and the hot season from November to April, which is favorable to tourism. However, the sun shines regularly during the rainy season, the showers do not usually lasting more than two or three hours. The average temperatures are between 22 and 34 ° C. The best time to visit Phuket is from November to February. Province: Phuket, postal code: 83000, area: 810 km² Population: 314 000 hab. (2007), density: 388 inhabitants per square kilometer.