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A city of southern Thailand, on Phuket Island in the Andaman Sea. It is a tourist destination and commercial port.


1. (Placename) an island and province of S Thailand, in the Andaman Sea: mainly flat; suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Area: 534 sq km (206 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the chief town of the island of Phuket; a popular tourist resort



an island near the W coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea: beach resorts. 146,400; 309 sq. mi. (801 sq. km).
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Officers found the bodies of 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay and the baby in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province after receiving reports of the video.
The envoy credited this to the frequent direct flights of Qatar Airways to Thailand, including a direct flight to Phuket province.
Myself and several other team-mates travelled out from Bangkok to the Phuket province that had been devastated by a tsunami just a few months earlier.
Songkhla's Hat Yai district and Phuket province have the only two landfills close to generating power from waste.
Local media said the boat people were found near Raja Noi island in the Andaman Sea off Phuket province -- a magnet for foreign tourists.
The authorities of Thailand detained a group of asylum seekers, including 20 children, who were found last Tuesday on board an unsafe vessel off Bon Island, in Phuket province, 600 kilometers southwest of Bangkok.