Phuket is Thailand's largest island, located in the Andaman Sea, west
of Peninsular Malaysia. The western coast
has several sandy beaches, while on the east coast beaches are more muddy.
The southern tip of the island is Laem Promthep, which is a point well
appreciated for watching the sunset. Phuket island is very mountainous with a mountain
on the west side of the island aligned from north to south. The mountains
of the southern tip of Phuket are a chain of mountains stretching for 440
miles of the Isthmus of Kra. The highest point of the Phuket mountain range
is the Khao Phra Mi, with an altitude of 1138m, however, the higher elevation
on the island itself is Mai Tha Sip Song (douze cannes), 529 m above the
March About 70% of the island is covered with forests.
The island is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Patong, the main town, has a more casual vibe and is filled with wild nightclubs, bars and discos.