|Phuket, the largest of Thailand’s islands and a province in its own right, roughly the size of Singapore and once a port of call for shipping on trade routes between east and west. Although attracting visitors now for its tropical splendour, the early Siamese settlers came here to mine tin. Later, it became a magnet for Chinese immigration and sports a variety of cultures, with almost as many mosques in the province as there are Buddhist temples. See the remaining Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket town, reminiscent of Malacca. Visit Wat Chalong in Chalong bay south of the city. Judge Phuket’s reputation for its bounty by visiting to a fruit market (fruits on display depends on season). Also visit the Laem Phromthep, a cape at the southernmost tip. Pass Kata and Karon beaches before returning to your hotel.|
Round-trip hotel transfers by air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking guide, a visit to Wat Chalong, and a fruit market.