TAT Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand office.

1600 New Petchburi Road, Makkasan Rajthevee Bangkok 10400.
Phone 02-250-5500.
Fax: 02-250-5511.
Website www.thai.tourismthailand.org.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand, with branch offices in various provinces. The agencies are responsible.

Soi Rommanee

Soi Rommanee, located on Talang Road in Phuket’s old town, was a major entertainment area in the past. Its name means ‘pleasure’ as it was the destination where people came to have fun. Later, it was turned into a residence neighborhood. With passing time, the buildings became weathered so there had been a renovation project to restore the Sino Portuguese style architectures back to their former glory. Without a doubt, the style and rchitecture had been preserved exactly the way they were 100 years ago. At present, this area is filled with souvenir shops, restaurants, places to enjoy drinks and galleries. It is the ideal place for visitors to stroll down the memory lane of Phuket’s nostalgic past.

To all over the place, we have a packagetour of interest is very much a packagetour City Tour eat traditional packagetour to learn. lifestyle or a packagetour to Thailand has many native and a packagetour in Phuket is a packagetour ancient marine pack. The cultural tour of Thailand’s Phuket. Entertainment Packagetour tasting seafood. Dinner Show Packagetour. Packagetour elephant and monkey shows. Tour of Buddha’s hand. Packagetours to the sea. Adventure Tours. Packagetour programs at the city. There are many choices for you.

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PHUKET

PHUKET

Phuket, the name presently used for the famous island was at one time called “Phukej” which means “Crystal city”. According to records dated 1,025 A.D., the meaning also coincides with the name ‘Maneekram’ that was given by the Tamil tribe. Today, Phuket is a province in the south of Thailand with over one thousand years of history and archaeological evidence. It was well known amongst sailors and navigators who traveled between China and India though the Malay Peninsula. The oldest evidence is found in the geography book and navigator map by Ptolemy dated 157 A.D. There was clear mentioning about the trip from ‘Suwannapum’ Peninsula down to the Malay Peninsula where ships has to pass through “Junk Ceylon” Cape, the location where Phuket Island is situated today.

Another major evidence in Thai history provided proof that Phuket was part of the Pornling Kindom which continued over to the Sriwichai Kingdom. Later, in the Siridhama Nakorn Kingdom, Phuket Island was called “Muang Takua Talang”, the eleventh in the constellation of twelve cities which had chosen the dog image as its symbol. During the Sukhothai Period, Thalang was under the rule of Tagua Pah. In the Ayutthaya Period, the Dutch arrived and built storage facilities for conducting tin trade in Phuket. Therefore, the island’s northern and central regions called Thalang were governed by Thais while the southern and western parts called Phuket were inhabited by foreigners who were there to conduct tin trade.

In the beginning of the Rattanakosin period, the Burmese king and his army invaded Siam and began attacking several major cities in the south. When they reached Talang, the discovered that the city had just lost its ruler. Not about to let the Burmese in without a figth, Khun Ying Chan, the late ruler’s courageous widower and her sister, Khun Mook gathered a militia and bravely fought the invaders until they were forced to retreat. So on March 13, 1785, King Rama I bestowed upon Khun Ying Chan the title of ‘Thao Thep Krasattri’ and Khun Mook, ‘Thao Sri Soontorn’ in honor of their bravery.

During the years that followed, Phuket prospered continuously from trading and mining. Later, King Rama V had order to integrate all the towns on the western coast together and called them ‘Montol Phuket’. In 1933, it was changed to Phuket Province which is being used until today.

General

Phuket is a province in southern Thailand with the west side next to the Andaman Coast in the Indian Ocean and the east side consisting of several islands. The island lies between 7’45” and 8‘15” north latitude, and from 98’15” to ‘98”40 west longitude on the map. Phuket, Thailand’s largest island and its surrounding 32 smaller island make up a total area of 570 square kilometer. The widest point of the island measures 21.3 kilometers while its longest part is 48.7 kilometers. Its boundaries are as follows:

Nouth : Pak Prah Strait in Phang-Nga Province connected by Sarasin and Thao Thep Krasattri Bridges.
South : The Andaman Sea.
East : Phang-Nga Bay.
West : The Andaman Sea.

About 70 percent of Phuket is made up of mountains which run from north to south, tying mainly on the west side of the island. The highest peak called ‘Mai Tao Sip Song’ (Twelve Canes) stands 529 meters above sea level and lies within the boundaries of plains found mainly in the central and east of the island. The west side is made up of mountains, beaches and streams such as the Klong Bang Yai, Klong Ta Chine, Klong Tah Run, and Klong Bang Rong.

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