PHUKET TRAVEL GUIDE AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
About Phuket, Thailand
Phuket is Thailand's largest island, approximately the size of Singapore.
The exciting island is located in Southern Thailand, with the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga Province by a pair of road bridges.
Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometres south of Bangkok.
Phuket is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, and powdery, palm-fringed beaches and the list continues below :-
Phuket enjoys a great popularity as a travel destination. Most of its beaches are on the west coast, with Phuket Town to the south-east and the Phuket Airport to the north.
Phuket formerly derives its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign trader's ship logs.
The Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traded with Phuket. Other visitors were less friendly.
Phuket's most famous monument is the memorial statue of the heroines Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Sisunthon, who rallied islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders.
Phuket Climate, Best Time To Go Phuket
Phuket has two major seasons: the Rains Season from May through October, and the Hot Season from November through April.
There are many sunny days throughout the Rains Season: showers customarily last little more than 2 or 3 hours. September is the wettest month.
The best months are November through February. Average temperatures range between 22 and 34 degrees Celsius.
Beaches In Phuket
The major beaches of Phuket are Bang Tao, Surin Beach, Laem Singh Beach, Kamala Beach, Patong Beach being the largest beach resort and popular for its nightlife, Karon Beach, Kata Yai Beach, Kata Noi Beach and Ao Chalong.
Phuket Flight Information
There are frequent flights to and from Bangkok as well as direct flights frmo many other airports around the region such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
There are also direct charters to Europe and Australia during the high season.
Cheap Flights To Phuket
You can get cheap flight tickets to Phuket from Bangkok which may only cost you under 1000 baht for an advance booking of a one-way flight. Last minute flight tickets to Phuket will cost you anywhere around 2000 baht (including taxes).
Bangkok Airways has direct flights between Phuket and U-Tapao (near Pattaya) and Ko Samui.
Tiger Airways And Jetstar Asia Flights To Phuket
There are also many other low cost direct connections to Phuket which are available from Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
Useful Telephone Numbers In Phuket
Phuket Activities and Recreation, Things to do in Phuket
Instruction and equipment are available at the main beaches, with teachers of various nationalities.
Beginner courses are inexpensive, so if you have never learned to scuba dive, Phuket is a great place to learn.
Deep Sea Fishing
Travel And Tour Packages Phuket, Travel Agency Phuket
The following tours are available at travel agencies. :