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27. Phuket – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Discover why Phuket in Thailiand ranked #27 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Population:

378,364

Best known for:

Beaches, baby! Thailand’s largest island (or koh) is an uber popular tropical destination for Aussies. In fact, up to 25,000 visit each month. Yikes!

Did you know?

Most of those tourists congregate around Patong, Karon and Kata beaches.

If you want more peace and quiet hop on a longtail boat from December to June (about $35–40) to Freedom Beach.

Nestled in a gorgeous bay, this secluded beach has powdery white sand, turquoise water, great snorkelling and a few small restaurants.

 

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