The island of Phuket (543 km ²) is the largest island in Thailand, and is one of the top tourist destinations of the country, it’s located in the Andaman Sea, just off the south-west coast, two bridges connect the island to the mainland.
About 50 km long and 20 km wide, Phuket is a mountainous island, the mountains form about 70% of the island, its highest peak is Mai Thao Sip Song (529 meters) located in the southern part of the island.
The main town of the island, Phuket Town, is located along the southeast coast, and the main seaside resorts of Phuket, namely Patong, Karon and Kata, are located on the southwest coast.
HOW TO GET TO PHUKET
Phuket is located more than 800 km south of Bangkok and is served by a major international airport (Phuket International Airport (HKT)), this airport for number of passengers is the second in the country after the one in Bangkok. The airport is located in the northern part of the island.
Phuket Airport is connected by scheduled flights from the main airports of Thailand, with a number of Asian countries (Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates Philippines, Indonesia etc.. ), with Australia, and some European countries (Germany, France, Belgium, the UK, Russia, etc..).
From the Thai capital, Bangkok, there are also bus services, which take about 12 hours to reach the island.