Phuket, Thailand


This island off the southwestern coast of Thailand is referred to as the 'Pearl of the South.' It is the country's largest island and possesses a varied terrain -- forested hills, rocky beaches and a fertile, tropical interior that supPorts cacao, rubber, pineapple and cashew production in addition to rice paddies. Motorcycle tours around the island are popular. See alligator, pearl and butterfly farms as well as all sorts of sea treasures at the Shell Museum. Besides the natural attractions, there are examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket Town, harkening back to the island's 19th-century tin manufacturing boom. Thais are extremely proud of their culture and have several venues for showing it off to visitors: Thai Culture Show, Thai Village & Orchid Farm and Phuket FantaSea.

Language: Thai
Currency: Baht



Temperature (Celsius)
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High31 32 33 33 31 31 31 30 29 30 30 31
Low23 23 24 25 25 26 25 26 24 24 24 23
Precipitation
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Centimeters3 3 3 15 36 20 25 25 41 30 20 5
Humidity
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Percent90 90 92 94 93 88 89 86 91 94 93 89