You should know what is Phuket, everyone does nowadays! It is a magical picturesque Thai island in the Indian Ocean.
There are so many things to do in Phuket. Note only some of them: Phuket City and Patong beach. And observe carefully in Phuket two amazing phenomena: the large number of expats marrying Thai women and the large number of ladyboys (everyone calls them like this. An accurate translation is the English would be transgender. They are so many because of the permissive environment and religion in Phuket and in all Thailand. Beware the ladyboys, many of them are notorious pocket thieves!).
But Phuket is really a paradise on Earth and a major destination for millions of tourists coming from U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan. Today Phuket seems to be completely recovered after the devastating Tsunami from 2004, and the tourism is booming again. Tourism is actually the main income source for Phuket; other people on Phuket earn their existence from rubber plantations and tin.
In the past Phuket (known as Junk Ceylon)was an important brake for the trade between India and China. Since the XVIth century Phuket was an important issue for Dutch, English and French which fought hard to obtain a monopole on the trade with with this blessed Island. But don’t worry, you can easily communicate in your travel destination language using a speaking electronic translator.
What is so special in Phuket attracting yearly so many tourists? First of all, the vibrant night life with many bars, neverending parties, massage parlours. You haven’t seen something similar, believe me! Second, the large possibilities to stay on a budget (nevertheless, keep in mind that some parts of Phuket are very exclusive: e.g. Patong Beach! Which is one of the most expensive beach worldwide). There are also possibilities for active holidays on Phuket: swimming, snorkeling, riding horses, climbing mountains, sailing etc. A special mention for the people of Phuket, which are so good, warm, kind and gentle. Simply unbelievable.
Visit on Phuket the rebuilt Anantara Hotel Khao Lak, designed as a an old thai fishermen village, which was completely destroyed by the tsunami in 2004 and completely covered with bodies and debris. There is still a menace coming from the Andaman Sea, but the landscape is fantastic, and worth every penny.
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