Phuket archaeological findings have been found at Ban Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket Province. Excavated stone tools and stone axes to show that there is Humans have lived in this region no less than 3,000 years ago and have evidence of Mention the lands in this area again in the year 700 or the second century BC in the record of a sailor named Claudius Ptolemy.
Mentioning the land or land in this section that the Cape Takola is the land that is pushed out into a long cape Located at the tip of Phang Nga province Due to the movement of the fault Of the large earth’s crust, called the Klong Marui Fault, which lies in a long line from Surat Thani and Phang Nga provinces. Descending to the east of Phuket Later was eroded by the waves of the sea And cut this area Out of the mainland Until becoming an island by creating a channel between Phuket and Phang Nga, known as the Pak Phra Strait (Is a narrow channel, the deepest part is only 8-9 meters deep) at present
Calling Phuket of foreigners
For calling Phuket of foreigners In the past, in addition to the 700 year record of the navigator Claudius Ptolemy, who called the land in this area that Cape Takola, then there is evidence of mention Land in this area again from the log and map of navigation to East Asia of the European nation between 1511-1854. This land is called Jungceylon. In addition, there is evidence about the call. This land of the Tamil people in the year 1025 that Manikram means Muang Kaew, which has the exact meaning of the name Phu Khet, which appears in the Archives of Thalang 1 in 1242.
And has been known as Phuket, which has appeared in the Government Gazette since 1907 onwards, so it can be concluded that The names of Phuket that have been known from the past to the present consist of Cape Takamala, Indigo, Jungceylon, Phu Ket and Phuket, which are sometimes referred to as Silan, Thalang and Thung Kha.