Phuket Island, Thailand, has a culture mostly like that of Thailand but with the significant influence of the mixture of the many cultures of the people who live, work and play there – European, Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, etc.
The traditional Thai culture is expressed in many beautiful ways from the gorgeous decorations of the many temples showing details of divine faith to the beautiful manners and exotic food of the Thais. Combine that with the Chinese, Indian, European and other cultures of the people who have come to live on the island and you will find a totally unique culture of their own. Their way of living is exceptional in the concept of interaction and getting along together as a community.
There is an independent group of people that resides on the lower part of the island and are known as “sea gypsies”. These people have their own language and are mostly fishermen by trade and yet they don’t interfere with the customs of the other cultures also on the Island. So when considering the cultures of the world, Phuket Island’s ‘Thai’ culture makes you stop and think about how unique this island really is, making it well worth while to arrange and enjoy a visit to this island paradise.
The residents welcome visitors and tourists to see their unique way of living and also to share the benefits of their beautiful island with others.