It is a southern province of Thailand. Provinces next to it are Krabi and Phang Nga, but Nai Harn beach Phuket is actually an island and its borders are not terrestrial. To the north of the island is the International Airport. Phuket is being known as the largest of all Thailand islands, it is located in the Andaman Sea, which places it on the west of the Malay Peninsula. It has a wide mountain range on the west side, aligned north-south. Southern part of the mountains extend 440 miles from the Isthmus of Kra. Mountain range reaches its highest point at the Khao Phra Mi, with an altitude of 1138 m, while the highest point on the island itself is actually Mai Tha Sip Song (eng.: Twelve Canes), at an altitude of 529 m. As unusual as it may seem to some of you, but it’s true – about 70% of the whole island is still covered by wild forests. The western coast has various sandy beaches as Nai Harn beach Phuket, but the east coast is usually muddy. The southern end of the island is Laem Promthep, a beloved place to watch the sunsets.
The main tourist area of the island is Patong Beach, which also concentrates most of Phuket’s nightlife as well as being the largest mall da island with Nai Harn beach Phuket. Other popular beaches are Karon, Kata, Nai Harn and Bang Tao. The island was affected by the tsunami of December 26, 2004 that devastated much of the coasts of the Indian Ocean. The exploitation of tin mining was an important source of income for the island since the sixteenth century.
Many Chinese workers were employed in the mines, and their influence on Phuket culture can be felt even today. With the collapse of tin prices, exploitation definitively ended. Currently, Phuket’s economy rests on two pillars: rubber tree plantations (Thailand is the world’s largest rubber Producer), and tourism.
From the 1980 Phuket is one of the main tourist attractions gives Thailand. Most of the sandy beaches of the coast of the island occidental were transformed into tourist centers, with Patong, Karon and Kata the most popular Nai Harn beach Phuket. The leading event significant in the history of Phuket was the attack by the Burmese in 1785.
It is said that Sir Francis Light, a British Company captain of the West Indies, sent word to the local administration, warning that had obsevado Burmese forces preparing to attack. Kunying Jan, the governor’s wife, who had recently died, and his hermna Mook, organized the defense of the island. After a month’s siege, the Burmese were removed, the March 13, 1785 and the two women became national heroines, receiving the King Rama I fees names and Thao Thao Thep Sri Sunthon Kasatri.