о.Пхукет Бронирование туров и гостиниц .: Забронировать Описание Famous for its beautiful beaches, excellent offshore dive sites and superb sailing opportunities, Phuket is Thailand’s and Asia’s premier holiday resort. The best beaches are on the west coast, facing the Andaman Sea, with fine sands and clear water. Patong and Kata/Karon are the most popular, thanks also to numerous resort hotels, fine restaurants and an extensive nightlife. The west coast is also home to many dive companies which arrange expeditions to a wide variety of offshore diving areas, including the Surin, Similan and Racha island groups that are rated world-class for their colourful corals, clear waters and myriad sea creatures. Phuket is also a regional centre for yachting, while the annual King’s Cup Regatta is a top international event. Other activities include sea canoeing among the rock formations in Phang-nga Bay and windsurfing. In the island’s interior, environmentalists can find forests, mountains, waterfalls and a national park. Eco-tour companies take out large groups every day on elephant trekking, hiking, canoeing and visiting places like the Gibbon ehabilitation Sanctuary. Phuket town offers good shopping, restaurants, hotels and interesting architecture, with old Thai, Malaysian, Portuguese, and Chinese-influenced buildings an indication of the island’s heritage. Every October, the town’s Chinese temples host the famous Vegetarian Festival, during which worshippers forego meat and alcohol, and mutilate their bodies with metal spikes as a sign of devotion. For those who prefer more relaxing pleasures, the island has some of the best spas in Asia, offering superb Thai massage and therapy treatments.