Phuket is the province of Thailand that occupies the island of same name. It is situated in the Indian Ocean near western coast of the country. And also Phuket is the biggest Thai island. It is 50 km (31 mi.) long and 21 km (13 mi.) wide. Most of islands territory is highland plateau with elevation of 500 m (1640 ft). Coastal regions are plain.
Pattaya is the city in south-eastern part of Thailand. It is famous resort city on eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand in 165 km (102 mi.) to south-east from Bangkok. The city lies on the plateau with gentle slopes to narrow coastal plains. The sea is warm year round with range of temperatures between 28 °C (82 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F).