... a rainforested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea.
This island holds some of Thailand’s most popular beaches,
mostly situated along the clear waters of the western shore.
The island is home to many high-end seaside resorts,
spas and restaurants.
Phuket City, the capital, has old shophouses and busy markets.
This island is the largest island in Thailand.
Located in the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand.
Phuket and other nearby areas on Thailand's western coast suffered
extensive damage when they were struck by the Boxing Day tsunami,
caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
By February 2005 many damaged resorts were back to business,
and life slowly returned to normal.
Following strenuous recovery programs, no tsunami damage
can now be seen except on the most remote beaches.
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