Phuket Island.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Phuket Island (map) is a popular tourist destination located in southern Thailand. Known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich cultural heritage, Phuket offers a wide range of attractions and activities for visitors.

Here is some information to help you plan your trip to Phuket:

Beaches: Phuket is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Some of the most popular ones include Patong Beach (map), Karon Beach (map), Kata Beach (map), and Nai Harn Beach (map). These beaches offer crystal-clear waters, white sands, and a range of water activities such as snorkeling, diving, and jet skiing.

Old Phuket Town: Take a trip to Old Phuket Town (map) to explore the island’s rich history and cultural heritage. The town features colorful Sino-Portuguese architecture, quaint streets, and vibrant markets. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample local cuisine at the numerous cafes and restaurants. ⇒ Walking Guide to Old Phuket Town (phuket101.net)

Wat Chalong: Phuket is home to several beautiful Buddhist temples, and Wat Chalong (map) is one of the most significant ones. It is a revered place of worship and offers a glimpse into Thai religious practices. Remember to dress modestly and be respectful when visiting temples.

Phi Phi Islands: A must-visit destination near Phuket is the *Phi Phi Islands, famous for their stunning landscapes featured in movies like “The Beach.” You can take a day trip or an overnight stay to explore the picturesque Maya Bay, snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy the natural beauty of the islands.

Nightlife: Phuket’s nightlife is renowned worldwide, particularly in the Patong Beach area (mapnerdnomads.com). Bangla Road (map) is the epicenter of the nightlife scene, with a multitude of bars, clubs, and entertainment venues. Whether you’re looking for a lively party atmosphere or a relaxed beachfront bar, Phuket has options for everyone.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Phuket is during the dry season, which typically runs from November to April. During this time, the weather is pleasant, with plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall. However, Phuket can be visited year-round, with the wet season (May to October) offering lower prices and fewer crowds.

Vegetarian Festival or Nine Emperor gods Festival. The festival is marked by several ascetic displays, including fire-walking and ascending sharp-bladed ladders.

Safety and Precautions: As with any travel destination, it’s important to take necessary precautions. Be mindful of your belongings, avoid excessive drinking, and follow local customs and laws. It’s also recommended to use sunscreen, stay hydrated, and take precautions while engaging in water sports.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Tuk-tuks are a popular mode of transport in Thailand, especially in urban areas. They are three-wheeled motorized vehicles that can be hailed on the street for short trips.

BUS: The most reliable buses from Bangkok are the public BKS buses from the Southern Bus Terminal (map) to Phuket. Transport Co., Ltd. (Public Bus Services) intercity bus services in Thailand. + Green Bus CorporationNakhonchaiair Co., Ltd.PhetprasertSombat Tour Co., Ltd.

BAOLAU.com – Whether you travel by air, rail, land or sea, you can find all the information to plan your journey through Asia here.

TRAIN: Travellers by train must get off at Phun Phin railway station (map) and continue for another 5 hours by regular bus to Phuket. Do not buy the bus ticket until you actually see the bus and can make sure it is not standing room only, as it picks up passengers at the popular Ko Samui ferry. If full, wait for the next one.

State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has a 4,000-km network covering most of the country, from Chiang Mai in the north all the way to (and beyond) the Malaysian border in the south. Compared to buses, most trains are relatively slow and prone to delays, but safer. Tickets may be purchased on-line from Thairailwayticket.com.

AIRPORT: Phuket International Airport (map). The official website of AOT provides information on airports in Thailand ⇒ Airports of Thailand.

Bangkok has two major airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport which is the main airport and serves most full-service carriers, and the smaller Don Mueang International Airport which primarily serves low-cost carriers.

FERRY: Chao Phraya Express Boat Co.,Ltd | river transport in Bangkok.

PHUKET, THAILAND (2023) | 10 BEST Things To Do In & Around Phuket.

Phuket is located on the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand. It’s the biggest island in the country. And thanks to its easy access via an international airport as well as a bridge to the mainland, it’s also one of the most popular tourist hotspots.

Most people are attracted to its sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious Thai cuisine. But there is more to discover than that! In this video, we highlight 10 of the best things to do on Phuket Island

video source: World Wild Hearts / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

For travelers requiring information on visas and entry requirements to Thailand. + Visa policy of Thailand (wikipedia.org)

Thai National Parks.

Wildlife and Plant Conservation website offers details on park locations, entrance fees, camping options, and activities within the parks.

Transit Bangkok.

The most comprehensive guide to Bangkok public transportation. Bangkok bus, MRT (Bangkok Metro), BTS Sky Trains, boats.

Bangkok Post is one of the most prominent English-language newspapers in Thailand. Their website provides comprehensive coverage of news, current affairs, business, lifestyle, and more, with a focus on both national and international news.

ASEANNOW.com is a popular online forum for expats in Thailand. It is a platform where expats can ask questions, share information, and engage in discussions on various aspects of living in Thailand.

Thai Language – Reference documents, interactive lessons, dictionary, and forums for learning Thai.

FOOD

ThaiTable offers a collection of authentic Thai recipes, cooking techniques, ingredient information, and tips for preparing Thai dishes.

She Simmers: Authored by Leela Punyaratabandhu, this website focuses on traditional Thai recipes, cooking techniques, and stories behind the dishes. It provides in-depth explanations and step-by-step instructions to help you recreate Thai flavors at home.