About Phuket

Surrounded by the sea, with a sense of fun and thrill in the air, Phuket is one of the most loved islands for people around the globe. It is undoubtedly the uncrowned king of all the islands in this world and is a popular tourist spot. The crystal clear water and the clear sand beaches that this island boasts of are too good to be true. Phuket is loaded with iconic attractions and a historical old town. One may never want to miss out on a beautiful all-in-one destination like Phuket where beaches and a wide range of enthralling activities keep anyone busy. If you want to hide away and relish private moments in a dinner cruise or perhaps soak in the natural healing experience at a spa center, Phuket does not disappoint you. Phuket is situated at approximately 890 km from Bangkok, off the west coast of Southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Spread over a terrain of hills of about 550 sq. km. and surrounded by many smaller islands, adding an additional 70 sq. km. in its total land area, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island. It is separated from the mainland by the Chong Pak Phra channel that is at its northernmost point with a causeway connecting the island to the mainland. With tourists and locals vying to be there for holidays and photoshoots, there is no reason Phuket is not on anyone's top pick list.

Public Transport System

Tuk-tukMetered taxiMotorcycle taxiSongthaew

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: Low; Efficiency: Medium

Mode & Cost of Transports

  • 100฿ for short distances
  • Approximately  ฿15- 20 ฿ for trips from Phuket Town to locations such as Patong, Surin and Kamala and vice versa

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.66
Cup of Coffee USD 2.40
Milk Carton Pack USD 2.18
Rice/Kg USD 1.20
White Bread USD 1.42
Eggs (12) USD 2.06
Combo Meal USD 6.33
Fine Dining USD 17.39
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.66
Domestic Beer USD 2.53
Imported Beer USD 3.16
Bottle of Wine USD 20.56
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 3.80
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.11
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.95
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 370.18

Do’s:

  • Remove shoes outside a Thai home.
  • Buddha statues have to be treated with the utmost respect.
  • Do smile back at people that smile at you, Thai people are very friendly in nature.
  • Bargaining is a must while shopping for souvenirs.
  • Treat the royal family with the utmost respect.
  • Do trust the police in case of an emergency.
  • Take the permission of people before clicking their pictures.
  • Try to befriend some people of Phuket, they might show you around as a friendly gesture.

Don’ts:

  • Never point a finger, clap or snap your fingers to seek attention.
  • Don’t be over affectionate with your partner in public.
  • Never touch the head or hair of a Thai person and apologize immediately if it is done by mistake.
  • Never point your feet at anyone, rest them on a table or step over anyone.
  • Women should never touch the monks.
  • Always wear a smile and have a cool and composed attitude.

Night Life

Phuket is well known all over the world as a partying hotspot with authentic bars, cabaret shows, discos and clubs, live bands and the much-loved international DJs. Most parts of the island have their own low-key party scene, but the right place to head towards after dark is the Bangla Road in Patong. It is loaded with bright neon lights to thrill you, loud music that will make you dance to its beats, and crowds of young party people to enhance the fun in the air! Phuket undoubtedly makes a perfect party destination.

Must See

  • Phang Nga
  • Bangla Road
  • Nai Harn Beach
  • Bamboo Island
  • Maiton Island
  • Coral Bay
  • Khao Lak
  • Jui Tui Shrine
  • Surin Islands (Top snorkeling location in Thailand)
  • Baan Teelanka (The Upside Down House)

Experiences

  • Snorkeling
  • Sea kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Wakeboarding 
  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Thai boxing
  • Golf
  • Paramotoring
  • ATV tour
  • Go-karting
  • Bubble football

Activities

Bang Tao Beach
Ski
Phuket 83110, Thailand
Distance From City Center
23 km
Surin Beach
Beach
Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Distance From City Center
23 km
Blue Canyon Country Club
Golf
165 Thepkrasattri Rd, Mai Khao, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
Distance From City Center
30.7 km
Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Safari
287 Moo2, Tambol Karon, Ampur Muang, Phuket 83100
Distance From City Center
22 km
Phuket Country Club
Golf
80/1, Vichitsongkram Road, Tambon Kathu, Amphoe Kathu, Phuket, 83120, Thailand
Distance From City Center
2.3 km
Phuket Safari Pang Chang Sai yuan
Safari
100/12 Moo 7 Rawai, Muang Phuket 83130, Thailand
Distance From City Center
19.5 km
Phuket Cobra Show and Snake Farm
Zoo
82/2 Patak Road, Rawai, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand
Distance From City Center
18 km
Phuket Zoo
Zoo
23/2 Soi Pa Lai, Tambon Chalong, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
9 km
Patong Beach
Beach
Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand
Khao Sok Safari
Safari
Khao Sok Safari Resort, Tambon Khlong Sok, Amphoe Phanom, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84250, Thailand
Distance From City Center
177 km
Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Golf
4 Tambon Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
Distance From City Center
56.3 km
Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort
Golf
Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club Resort and Spa 195 4 Pa Klok, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
Distance From City Center
30
Karon Beach
Beach
Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Distance From City Center
19 km
Katathong Golf Resort & Spa
Golf
Thung Kha Ngok, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga 82000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
105 km
Kamala Beach
Beach
Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Distance From City Center
27 km
Red Mountain Golf Club Phuket
Golf
119 Moo 4 Vichitsongkram Rd.,Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Distance From City Center
9.5 km
Kata Beach
Ski
Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Distance From City Center
19 km
Tiger Kingdom Phuket
Zoo
118/88 Moo 7, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
Distance From City Center
10 km
Phuket Water-Ski Cableways (for cable skiing)
Ski
Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Distance From City Center
16 km
Crocodile Farm and Sea Aquarium
Zoo
Chana Charoen Road,Phuket, Thailand
Distance From City Center
2 km
Paradise Beach
Beach
Muen-Ngern Road, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Distance From City Center
20 km
Khao-Lak Jungle Safari
Safari
40/6 m.6 Khaolak, Takuapa Phang Nga‎
Distance From City Center
103 km

Shopping

Chans Antique House
Antique Markets
Highway 402, Mueang Phuket, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
21 km
Phuket Chatuchak
Antique Markets
187/35 Phang-Nga Road, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
19 km
Phuket Indy Night Market
Antique Markets
Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
16.0 km
Phuket Town Sunday Night Market
Antique Markets
Thalang Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
6.5 km
Weekend Market
Antique Markets
Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
8.5 km
Bangla Night Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
DTambon Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Distance From City Center
14.4 km
Chillva Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
550 m
Khon Kaen
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
3.9 km
Local Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Ban Naisra Khao Thong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
151 km
Open Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
49 km
Chai Dee Gems
Handicrafts and Souviners
Chai Dee Gems, 10 Bangla Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Distance From City Center
16.9 kms
Good Shepherd Crafts & Thrift Shop
Handicrafts and Souviners
Good Shepherd Crafts & Thrift Shop, 177/96 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Rd., Srisoonthorn, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Distance From City Center
22 km
Siam Handicraft Phuket Thailand (Branch 1)
Handicrafts and Souviners
Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand
Distance From City Center
110 m
Siam Handicraft Phuket Thailand (Branch 2)
Handicrafts and Souviners
Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand
Distance From City Center
110 m
Siam Ladana Handicraft Shop
Handicrafts and Souviners
Siam Ladana Handicraft Shop, 23, 75 Rim Hat Rd, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Distance From City Center
22 km
Chintana Plaza
Shopping Malls
92 Thawewong Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Distance From City Center
16.5 km
Fragola Creations
Shopping Malls
238/96 The Royal Place, Moo1, Samkong-Kathu Rd., Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Distance From City Center
5.2 km
RK Fashions & Tailor Patong Phuket
Shopping Malls
104/34-35 Soi Post Office Thaweewong Rd, Tambon Patong, Kathu Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
Distance From City Center
16.5 km
Royal Plaza Phuket
Shopping Malls
Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
6.7 km
Shoes World Kata Phuket
Shopping Malls
Kata Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand
Distance From City Center
18 km
  • Batik
  • Thai silk
  • Pearls Painting 
  • Thai antiques
  • Silk flowers
  • Wooden carvings
  • Candleholders

Official Language

Thai

Other Language

English

Spoken Language

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Currency

Baht (THB)

Population

0.54 (Millions)

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 26.39°C

TimeZone

01:55 AM (GMT +07:00)

 

Ambulance

1155

 

Police

911

 

Electric socket

Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type B
Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type O
Type O (220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Phuket International Airport - HKT

Best time to visit

January, February, November, December: Overall Phuket has a good climate with no extremes in temperatures. So the best time of year to visit will depend on your personal preference of whether you like the summer, monsoon or winter season and if you want to go there in the off-peak season to save on money. However, the months from November to February are considered to be the best months.

Moderate time to visit

June, July, August: These months have a moderate climate. The prices are affordable during these months and it is also very peaceful as it is not overcrowded during this time.

Worst time to visit

March, April, May, September, October: These are not too good as the temperatures can be as high as 33° C during the summer months whereas May, September and October are the wettest months.

Taxi

Start Tariff: THB 200.00

1 Km. Tariff: THB 35.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: THB 450.00

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Monthly Average Temperature & Rainfall

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