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This is a true tropical paradise, an excellent resort for beach lovers, boating, diving, and water sports. Due to its natural beauty and mild climate the island is often called "the pearl of the Andaman coast". The city's name can be translated as "mountain", and, indeed, the island resembles a majestic mountain rising among the endless seas from distance.
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Phuket is the biggest island of Thailand known for a number of natural and historical sites. The Thepkasattri district locates a village of sea gipsy being one of the most visited places on the...
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The beach season in the resort begins in October and lasts until late April. Then starts the season of tropical rains, but even during it the beaches of Phuket are not empty. This weather is ideal for windsurfing because rains are not constant and are followed by sunny weather.
Patong Beach is known as the noisiest and most crowed area of the island. This place will be loved by visitors who enjoy being in the center of all events. On daytime tourists are offered to visit entertainment centers, bars and restaurants. At night tourists are welcome in numerous night clubs, dance halls and discotheques. Karon is by far more quiet and secluded, but this place also has wide choice of facilities including shops, cinemas and shopping malls that are always open for visitors. Most fashionable hotels and restaurants can be found in Bang Tao district.
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1. National currency is an optimum way to pay for purchases and services. Currency exchange service is rendered by banks and exchange centers. One should keep in mind that the exchange rate will...
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Besides excellent beaches and modern sports facilities the island offers visiting numerous notable places. Don’t forget to walk along the ancient streets of Phuket and look at the buildings which have survived from past centuries. Visitors can enjoy natural beauty of this place by making a tour to Khao Sok National Park. Your visit to the ancient Wat Chalong temple will become one of the most exciting and unforgettable events. Finally, those people, who want to make a walk in the pristine jungles, should make a trip to Phan Nga Island.
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