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Phuket Gateway, Phuket Town

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Phuket is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast. It lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket Island is connected by the Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga Province to the north. The next nearest province is Krabi, to the east across Phang Nga Bay.Phuket Province has an area of 576 square kilometres (222 sq mi), somewhat less than that of Singapore, and is the second-smallest province of Thailand. It formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.NameThere are several possible derivations of the relatively recent name "Phuket" : It is either derived from the word bukit in Malay which means "hill", as this is what the island appears like from a distance.
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  • A good place with good views. A lot of kayakers take it enroute. Clean water and good shoreline. Mountain view was amazing.  more »
  • On the southern part of Phuket Island especially along the Andaman Coastline is a dream destination to Kayakers. When a kayaking journey is started from Nai Harn Beach, the first beach to reach is the...  more »
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