Phuket (ภูเก็ต) , pronounced (roughly) "pu-ged", is Thailand's largest island. It is 48 km in length, 21 km at its widest, and is inSouthern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga Province by a pair of short but substantial road bridges.
This region is what Phuket is known for the world over. There is a wide variety of beaches, some calm, some totally ruined by millions of visitors each year. Patong is one of the party capitals of Asia.
Besides Phuket Town, the interior of Phuket is pretty much unheard of by foreign visitors. This fertile hilly expanse consists of mangrove forests, fishing villages, rubber and pineapple plantations, small Muslim communities and shrimp farms. The Phra Taew National Park is a nice escape from the tourist crowds, as is the Gibbon Project.
Famous for its limestone cliffs, caves, mangroves, fishing villages and James Bond Island.
This is my first trip to Phuket took the late afternoon flight arrived very late to Phuket...then take me 45 mint by taxi to get to Holiday Inn Patong .... check in the hotel then my trip is begin..........
Phuket’s busiest resort area, Patong has the greatest of shops, restaurants and nightlife on the island.
As the island’s main resort area, Patong has suffered from some negative publicity in recent years for being over-developed and its vibrant nightlife scene. However, the majority of visitors to Phuket still choose to spend their time in Patong and for good reason. Patong has much to offer for families, couples and solo travellers. The 3km long beach still possesses beautiful white sand and clear water and you can find everything here you could need on your holiday. There are numerous shops and stalls including the largest shopping centre on the island, as well as other leisure and recreational activities. However, if you are looking for a quiet beach retreat, you probably won’t find it in Patong.
for this trip is just a introduction Phuket for me ..... i will be bck for second time because the trip just take 1 full day and 2 nite ..... so is a very short trip ..... only spend a day at Patong beach ..... and when to see the nightlife of phuket.........