Phuket, is approximately the same size of Singapore, is the largest inland in Thailand’s largest. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea Phuket is lovely known as “The Pearl of the Andaman”.
In the past Phuket derived its wealth from tin and rubber mined mostly by Chinese settlers around the time of the turn of the century, many influences of which are still visible today in Phukets’ old town around the Dibuk Road Area.. Even earlier in 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 province now derives much of its income from tourism.