Phuket is a city situated in Phuket Islands, Thailand. It is a small town with an active economic centre, appealing colonial architecture and riveting beaches. Phuket was incorporated as a city in 2004 and is home to a populace of about 60,000 people.
The city is characterised by a tropical monsoon climate with year-round warm temperatures. Phuket possesses two main seasons, dry and wet, owing to the monsoon winds. April to May is the hottest period, while October and November are the coolest months.
The name ‘Phuket’ originates from the word ‘bukit’ which means a hill. Phuket city is an interesting blend of traditionalism and modernism. Its growth-oriented economy consists of tin mining, agriculture and marine products.
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