Phuket province is located in southern Thailand. It is the biggest Island of Thailand and located on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi.
Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese Restaurants around the City. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.
Being a big Island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent Beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.
It isn’t all just Beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture and Good Restaurants. That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket Nightlife, you can see why the Island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand.