Phuket is a mountain island with tropical forests, located in the Andaman Sea. Along the clear waters of the west coast of Phuket stretch the beaches, many of which are on the list of the most popular beaches in Thailand. The island has many elite seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. In the city of Phuket, the capital of the province of the same name, there are lively markets and old houses with shops on the first floor. In the main resort town of Patong, there are nightclubs, bars and discos. The population of the city is 390 000 inhabitants.