Phuket, the largest Island in Thailand, is located in the southern part of Thailand. Tin mining is the major economic activity of Phuket. Phuket experiences a tropical monsoon climate with a dry and wet season. Phuket boasts of its beautiful white sandy destinations in Patong, Karong, and Kata. Some of the places to visit include Old Phuket Town, Phuket Butterfly Garden, Phuket Aquarium, and Phuket Pearl Farm You can also get a taste of the popular Chinese cuisine in Phuket.
Voice of Travelers to Phuket
A family day in Phunket
When we decided to go to Phuket for a family day out, we never knew that it would be that stunning. We traveled by air using Air China airline. We had a fantastic flight with very friendly and pleasant staff. The pilot kept us updated at all times. The flight was smooth and comfortable, we would recommend it to anyone traveling on a tight budget as their ticket prices were reasonable. We visited the beautifully decorated Wat Chalong temple, Phuket FantaSea Show that was so entertaining. Finally, we ended the day by attending a wrestling match (Phuket's traditional sport) at Saphan Hin Stadium.
A trip to the Phi Phi Island in Phuket
My two best friends and I decided to meet in Phuket for a reunion after five years since campus. I went to Phuket with Bangkok Airways. Both the ground staff and cabin crew were pleasant and helpful. There was meaningful inflight entertainment, and they served us snacks. The flight was on time, we actually arrived at Phuket 15 minutes before the scheduled arrival time. We spent our first day at the famous Phi Phi Island. Our holiday was inspired by the movie, "The Beach" which was shot in Phuket, Phi Phi Island. The stunning island that is 40 km away from Phuket city center, had too much to offer. We first enjoyed one hour of snorkeling at Maya Bay. We then proceeded to explore the Viking cave. Finally, we had a fun time at the Monkey Beach.
Phuket Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the popular attractions in Phuket?
A. Phuket is a unique island destination with interesting places both on and off shore. Phang Nga Bay is one of the most popular destinations. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are part of the bay and are excellent places for boat cruising. The Old Phuket Town is another architectural attraction in Phuket. The old town has restaurants, cafes, and the Amulet Market, a specialized market with hundreds of amulets.Phi Phi Island is a favorite for those who want to explore the beaches of Phuket. The island is a perfect place to watch the sun rise and set in Phuket.
Q. What is the weather like in Phuket?
A. Phuket enjoys mild weather and is a temperate zone. Phuket is warm all year round, but the periods of April to May and September to October are the hottest. September to October is the wettest period. The best time to visit Phuket is from December to March it is not so humid and average temperature is between 24ºC (75ºF) to 32ºC (89ºF).
Q. Should I print the e- ticket sent to me via email?
A. Immigration rules require that international visitors coming to Thailand should show proof of their return ticket. Therefore, it would be wise to print the e- ticket and carry it while traveling. In case you get to the airport, and you need a printed copy of the e- ticket, just go to the ticket counter and ask them to print a copy for you.
Q. Can I make a ticket reservation for someone else using my credit card?
A. If purchasing a ticket for someone else using your credit card, please send us details and a photocopy of your credit card and identification card, and a note authorizing ticket payment for that other person. In some cases, an airline may require the person traveling to carry these photocopies and the ticket, and present them at the ticket counter or check-in point.
Flight Routes to Phuket
The busiest international routes to Phuket are from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Shanghai-Lupong. The busiest domestic routes are from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Samui, Udon Thani and Rayong. These routes are mainly served by Air Asia, Air China, Bangkok Airways, Beijing Capital Airlines, Emirates, etc. at the Phuket International Airport.