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"Phuket" Thailand Things to Do Tip by awayhome

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Phuket is the green water of the Andaman sea just 70 minutes flying time south of Bangkok, Thailand?s most popular beach destination has everything you could possible want on a holiday: beautiful beaches, some of the finest resort hotels, water sports, exquisite seafood, international and Thai cuisine, mountains, forests, temples, coral reefs, turquoise seas and tropical sunshine all in plentiful proportions. Whether you are looking for a quiet corner to enjoy a romantic retreat or an action packed time with plenty of colorful nightlife, Phuket has ii all.
The climate of Phuket is tropical and therefore warm throughout the whole year. At the same time it is dominated by the monsoon winds that bring about seasonal changes from dry to wet. The monsoon winds change prevailing direction according to the season. This was an important aspect of navigation for the sailing ships in the middle ages. There are two very hot periods of weather on Phuket, the first between April and May when the average temperatures range from 30 to 36 degrees Celsius and only the occasional tropical thunderstorm brings relief from the heat. It is also very hot between September and October the frequent rainfall has a wonderful cooling effect. The southwest monsoon, from March to September, occurs when the sun is directly over the equator, the Asian continental mass heats up more than the surrounding Indian Ocean.

Address: Phuket, Southern Thailand

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  • Updated Mar 24, 2004
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