This is a souvenir acrylic fridge magnet of Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is Thailand's largest island. It is 48 km in length, 21 km wide, and is in Southern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, connected to the Phang Nga Province by short road bridges. Patong beach is one of the party capitals of Asia. Tourism has transformed the island into Thailand's wealthiest province. Phuket is hot and humid throughout the year. Surfing is possible off the western beaches. Swimming, snorkelling, diving, yachting, jet-skiing and parasailing are the most popular activities on the island. Other activities include Freediving, windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding and deep sea fishing. Popular kite surfing locations include Nai Yang in summer and Chalong Bay in winter season. Sea Canoeing is a popular activity in the Phang Nga Bay, as many grottoes are only accessible by canoe. Snorkelling can be enjoyed in sheltered bays all around Phuket. It is particularly enjoyable at easily accessible reefs at Patong, Karon and Kata beaches. The reefs around the area are in a healthy condition with both solid hard corals and colorfully soft corals. There is also an abundance of marine life. Most of the dive locations are suitable for all levels of divers but there are also some that are quite deep.
Food And Drink In Phuket
Food in Phuket is surprisingly cosmopolitan, especially in Patong, as many foreigners have set up shop to cater to their fellow travellers. All the usual Thai favourites are of course still available, with a particular emphasis on seafood. Phuket has its own style of preparation and cooking. A typical local dish is fried or boiled noodles usually with pork or chicken. Cashew nuts and pineapples are grown in Phuket and available all year round. Tap water is generally not drinkable and liquids from sealed bottles should be used wherever possible. Some restaurants and bars use untreated/unsafe tap water to make ice for drinks that otherwise have bottled/safe ingredients. Some residents claim that ice with round holes is made by commercial ice makers who purify their water; others state that it is not wise to rely on that claim. Tap water in most hotels should not be used for drinking or brushing teeth unless explicitly labelled as safe.