Thailand - Brief summary and Basic Visitor information.

Phuket Travel Blog

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Patong Beach, A common occurence especially after sunset.

Myself and Tamara  travelled to Thailand for two weeks in August 2007. For those of you not aware but I'm sure you all are, Thailand enjoys a tropical climate and has three seasons, Summer (March - May), Rainy (June -Oct) and Winter (Nov - Feb) Temperatures vary between 19 and 39 degrees celcius. So it goes without saying that  we chose to visit  Thailand smack bang in the middle of the rainy season. The joys of being married to a teacher.

Anyway some basic facts that may be of interest before my journal begins in earnest:

Population: 65 million
People: 75% Thai, 11% Chinese 3.5% Malay
Religon : 95% Buddhism 4% Muslim
Language: Thai

The South of Thailand where Phuket is to be found is characterised by tropical beaches and limestone formations producing cliffs and offshore islands.

Isnt it just beautiful.
The western shores are touched by the Andaman sea and dotting this coastline are literally hundreds of islands, both populated such as Phi Phi Don and uninhabited like Phi Phi Leh (Where the beach scenes in the 2000 film "The Beach" were filmed.)

Thailand means land of the free, and throughout its 800 year history, it can boast the distinction of being the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized.

Often dubbed as "the pearl of the Andaman" Phuket is the country's largest island. With an area of 540 square km, it is roughly about the same size as Singapore.  The island has all the attributes of a fascinating tropical destination: rocky mountains, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical in-land forests. We stayed on Phuket from Aug 8th - 21st 2007. What follows in the following entries is my journal of our stay in Thailand, with relevant pictures to describe the action. 

Thailand was everything we had hoped, wanted and a whole lot more.  Would we go back?.........Definately. I cant praise the place. the people or the culture highly enough.

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Patong Beach, A common occurence e…
Patong Beach, A common occurence …
Isnt it just beautiful.
Isnt it just beautiful.
photo by: Aclay01