People taking a break in Phuket will now be able to enjoy taking a stroll along a new pier.

Travellers taking flights to Phuket will now be able to enjoy taking a walk on a new pier on the city’s Coconut Island.

The new bridge was officially opened today (January 23rd 2012) after ten million baht (£204,000) was spent on the project, the Phuket Gazette reported.

Replacing a wooden structure that was in a state of disrepair, the new pier is 170 metres long and three metres wide, with the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization hoping the new bridge will make it easier for people to access the island.

It is estimated between 300 and 500 tourists will use the pier each day in order to spend time on the island, in addition to those who live there and travel to the mainland for school or work.

The number of people taking flights to Phuket has seen an increase in recent times, with more than eight million people passing through the terminal during 2011.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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