Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Promthep Cave
Rawai Beach
Kata Beach
Karon Beach
Patong Beach

postmarked in 2013 with four Thailand stamps

the sender writes that there is an error and it is not Promthem CaVe it's Promthep CaPe

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Phuket, formerly known as Thalang (Tha-Laang) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand.

Phuket, which is approximately the size of Singapore, is Thailand’s largest island. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges.

Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.


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