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PHUKET: In poll results sure to shock many in Phuket, Thailand’s Koh Lanta, Khao Lak, Koh Pha-Ngan and Koh Samui have won 4 out of 10 honors for the Top Ten beach destinations in Asia. Phuket did not rank among them.

The poll, conducted by TripAdvisor and titled ‘Traveler’s Choice Awards for 2010’, closed yesterday. 

The Thai beach resorts were ranked No. 3, 4, 5 and 6, respectively, on the list of “Top Ten Beach & Sun Destinations in Asia.”

In other award categories voted on by TripAdvisor users, Thailand fared well but, again, Phuket was nowhere to be seen.

In the “Top Ten Culture & Sightseeing Destinations in Asia,” the Thai cities of Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Ayutthaya all made the list.

In the trusted travel mega-site’s “Top Ten Beach & Sun Destinations in the World,” Thailand had no placers.

TripAdvisor attracts more than 32 million unique visitors per month.

The site currently covers 125 hotels in Phuket, and contains more than 26,500 comments and reviews by travellers to Phuket.

— The Nation

 

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