We got our ride from the resort we stayed at, the lovely Twinpalms, on Surin beach. The best advice I got was to hire a taxi for the day, having him sit and wait for you as you visit various places, fix the fee at the beginning. We did this to hop around Phuket one of the days we were there which ended up working out quite well.
Ever since early times it has attracted explorers, traders and villains from as diverse places as Arabia, Sri Lanka, China and Portugal — all hungering for its ivory, pearls, timber, animal hides and gems.
In the 16th Century, tin came into Phuket's economical equation and the Dutch, as well as the French, came to the island because of it Phuket even had a French-born governor at one time.
The British were not far behind and they later sent Captain Francis Light to scout out the possibilities of controlling the strategically important Malacca Straits, using Phuket as a base.
Phuket's Heroines Captain Light played a pivotal part in the most famous chapter in Phuket's history: The Burmese had been repelled a year earlier but returned in a large fleet — which was spotted by the Captain.
He lost no time in alerting the authorities in Phuket. The island's governor had just passed away so the challenge of organising its defence was taken up by his widow, Kunying Chan.
She and her sister Mook assembled what forces they could and, according to legend, disguised local women as male soldiers, thus making Phuket's military manpower seem invincible.
Nowadays, one of Phuket's main thoroughfares is Thepkassatri Rd. It leads past a centrally located roundabout on which stand statues of Kunying Chan and Thao Sri Suntorn — Mook's royally bestowed title.
Hide Map Show Map Tin Boom Two centuries ago, extensive tin mining drew thousands of Chinese labourers to the island and their influence and has remained, making Phuket the province with the highest percentage of ethnic Chinese in the country.
Today, Phuket Town is living testimony to this cultural impact with its decidedly Chinese-influenced architecture, cuisine and culture.
Phuket as a Tourist Paradise When tourism first came to Thailand, Phuket was among the first provinces to embrace the industry and soon became a byword around the world for natural beauty and hospitality.
Just as in the old days, Phuket still plays host to foreigners — the island receives millions of visitors each year and it holds a special place in the heart of millions more who have tasted its hospitality, witnessed Phuket's natural splendor and enjoyed its unique culture.Fantastic Stories by Abram Tertz and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at kaja-net.com Story of Phkentz.
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