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Phuket history

Phuket history

Phuket…Its Past, its Present ! Phuket was formerly known as “Bukit” but also had many other names such as Thalang, Telong (meaning cape in Malay), and Junk Sailon It was on the world map ever since the 3rd Century A.D. It’s only recently, in 1969 that it was officially renamed “Phuket”. Phuket being an important outpost in the early days was invaded by the Burmese several times. The year 1785 has an important role in modern Phuket history. The centuries-long threat of Burmese aggression came to a bloody conclusion, when a marauding force swept across the island in an attempt to conquer...

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