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Travelling around South East Asia


Thailand - Valentine’s Day: Thailand to start distributing 95 million free condoms ahead of Valentine’s Day

Thailand - tourism: First Chinese tour groups arrive

Thailand - Tiger: Tourists urged to beware of tiger roaming in Kanchanaburi

Bangkok - Music Live: German techno icon Sven Vath to play February show in RCA

Thailand - environment: Whale shark visits Thailand’s Koh Chang in rare sighting

Pattaya-visa: Pattaya opens new passport office at beach shopping mall


Phuket is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. The island has preserved its idyllic beaches and has accepted modernity. To make the most of it: Phuket, the guide.

Advice, essential information to know where to go and what to do … without wasting time!

  • Name in Thai: เทศบาลนครภูเก็ต
  • Distance from Bangkok: 840 km
  • Area: 543 km2 - the largest island in Thailand
  • Population : 525 000 inhabitants (21% foreigners)
  • Province: Phuket
  • Main activities: tourism
  • High season: December - April
  • Number of days on site: 4 days.
  • Main interests: Maritime Park, beaches, nearby islands