In Phuket you can swim in the clear water, enjoy beach life under a palm tree or explore an island with temples and abundant wildlife. Phuket is Thailand's largest island and one of the most popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia.
If you get tired of lazing on the stunning beaches in the shade of the palm trees, there's plenty to do in Phuket. Explore the island, visit a butterfly farm and aquarium, or try your luck with deep sea fishing - perhaps you will catch that giant tuna. Finish the day with true romantic moment at Phuket's southernmost point of Cape Promthep, where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset.
When it comes to the culinary joys of Phuket, there is something for everyone. Several of the world's regions are represented with restaurants, but do not forget to try the authentic Thai food. Ask the locals about their favorite place.
You can buy almost anything in Phuket, but since it's a popular tourist mecca, you won't find the very cheap deals as elsewhere in Thailand. Make sure to visit some of the local markets - they are vibrant and colorful. Thalangs market in the center of Phuket is an orgy of colors and scents from many exotic fruits and vegetables.
The climate in Phuket is tropical with an average daytime temperature of about 33 degrees, and it's always very humid. The wet season in Phuket is between May and October, also known as the summer monsoon. The most comfortable time in Phuket for European travelers and backpackers is from December to February.
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