Phuket is an island province of Thailand, situated to the western side of the country in the Andeman Sea. The province is Thailand’s largest island.
Maps of Phuket
Maps of the island province reveal its main towns, motorways and coastline. Then, views of Phuket’s topography reveal the contours of mountains and the plains. Some maps will show all the coves and inlets around the shore. Those who want to explore the island should be sure to have an updated, detailed map of the resort towns and villages.
Geographic Features of Phuket’s Landscape
Andeman Sea – Part of the Indian Ocean, the Andeman Sea is to the west of Thailand and to the Bay of Bengal’s south-east. Phuket is surrounded by the sea.
Beaches – In the centre of the coast on the western side of Phuket is the popular Patong Beach. Still, all around the island are fabulous beaches to meet every taste.
Forests – At least half of the island is dedicated to rubber and palm oil farms. The natural jungle rainforests are throughout the mountainous region.
Kra Isthmus – The western strip of land that runs from mainland to the Malay Peninsula. The Kra Isthmus is part of Thailand, and Phuket lies in the waters to the west of the isthmus.
Mountains – At over 520 metres above sea level, Khoa Mai Thao Sip Song is the highest peak. Most of the higher hills and mountains are found on the western and north-eastern parts of the island.