Patong Phuket - Patong Beach, Phuket
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Phuket - Patong
Andatel Hotel is Located
on Rach-Uthit 200 Pee Road, in Patong - the beach is just 300 meters away.
Also conveniently reached from Phuket town in 30 minutes, Karon beach in
15 minutes. You will find all attributes for a good holiday staying at
Andatel and a memorable stay in one of the most popular beach Phuket has
Our 53 comfortable guest rooms
are air-conditioned, all come with an average size of 24.75 sq.m.
rooms look out to the landscaped garden and the one-bedroom suites, with a
dining room, enjoy the pool view.
Island has a long recorded history, and remains dating back to A.D. 1025
indicate that the island's present day name derives in meaning from the
Tamil manikram, or crystal mountain.
For most of history, however, it was known as Junk Ceylon, which, with
variations, is the name found on old maps. The name is thought to have its
roots in Ptolemy's Geographica, written by the Alexandrian geographer in the
Third Century A.D. He mentioned that in making a trip from Souwannapum to
the Malay Peninsula it was necessary to pass the cape of Jang Si Lang.
Phuket was a way station on the route between
India and China where seafarers stopped to shelter. The island appears to
have been part of the Shivite empire (called in Thai the Tam Porn Ling) that
established itself on the Malay Peninsula during the first Millennium A.D.
Later, as Muang Takua-Talang, it was part of the Srivichai and Siri Tahm
empires. Governed as the eleventh in a constellation of twelve cities,
Phuket's emblem, by which it was known to others in those largely
pre-literate times, was the dog.
During the Sukothai Period Phuket was associated
with Takua Pa in what is now Phang-nga Province, another area with vast tin
reserves. The Dutch established a trading post during the Ayutthaya Period
in the 16th Cent. The island's northern and central regions then were
governed by the Thais, and the southern and western parts were given over to
the tin trade, a concession in the hands of foreigners.
was sacked by the Burmese in 1767 there was a short interregnum in Thailand,
ended by King Taksin, who drove out the Burmese and re-unified the country.
The Burmese, however, were anxious to return to the offensive. They
outfitted a fleet to raid the southern provinces, and carry off the
populations to slavery in Burma.
This led to Phuket's most memorable historic
event. A passing sea captain, Francis Light, sent word that the Burmese were
en route to attack. Forces in Phuket were assembled led by the two heroines,
Kunying Jan, wife of Phuket's recently deceased governor, and her sister
Mook, After a month's siege the Burmese were forced to depart on 13 March,
1785. Kunying Jan and her sister were credited with the successful defense.
In recognition King Rama I bestowed upon Kunying
Jan the honorific Thao Thep Kasatri, a title of nobility usually reserved
for royalty, by which she is known today. Her sister became Thao Sri