Phuket map design, interior wall
The most popular tourist area of Phuket is Patong, which is translated from Thai as "Forest filled with banana leaves."
Rubber production and mining has been one of the island's main sources of income since the 16th century.
Today 60% of the island is covered with plantations of palm and rubber trees. This fact contributes significantly to Thailand's status as the world's largest rubber producer and supplier of palm oil.