Located in the south of Thailand, Phuket is a province made up of many island in the heart of the Andaman Sea. The biggest island of Phuket can be access through a bridge connecting to Phang Nga province. The island was voted as one of the world’s top 10 islands in 2016 by TripAdvisor
Phuket is known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, and the exotic southern cuisine. Phuket is a dream destination for all travelers alike. Being a big island, it is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.
It isn’t all just beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture such as the Goom Restaurant. That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket nightlife, you can see why the island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand.
The easiest way to get to Phuket is by air. There are 48 airlines, operating domestically and internationally, that has flights to Phuket
One can fly directly to Bangkok and catch a convenient 1 hour connecting flight to Phuket. There are also flights from many airlines that lands directly in Phuket depending on the airlines and country of origin. There are very frequent direct flights to and from major cities in Asia as well as direct charter flights from Europe and Australia during the high seasons.
The Phuket International Airport (HKT) is located in the northern part of Phuket and is the second largest hub while Bangkok welcomes the largest number of visitors from all over the world.
Visitors from 58 countries and Hong Kong SAR are automatically granted permission to stay for 30 days in Thailand. 19 countries can apply for a “Visa on Arrival” at the immigration office in all of Thailand’s international airports and border checkpoints. For citizens of countries, visa can be obtained from the nearest Royal Thai Embassy or consulate in your country. (See below for countries entitled for Visa Exemption. For more information, follow this link : thaiembassy)
Phuket has many choices of transportations operating around the island. Many resorts and main tourist attractions are easy to get to on foot. You can also travel around the island by tuk-tuks, taxis, buses, motorbike taxis, or you can rent your own private vehicle.
Phuket’s beaches range from white sandy beaches to the rocky headlands. The major beaches and bays are Hat Patong, Hat Mai Khao, Hat Nai Yang, Hat Pansea & Hat Surin, Hat Kamala, Hat Karon Noi, Hai Nai Harn and Hat Rawai.
Walking Street is the latest attraction featured in Phuket’s Old Town. The Walking Street is also known as Talat Yai (which means big market). This weekly market takes place right in the middle of the historical Sino-Portuguese district of Phuket Town. Phuket Walking Street allows visitors to discover some typical southern Thai culinary specialities as well as local handicraft and gift sales.
Buddhist temples, known locally as Wat, are among the most important symbols of Thai culture and Thailand. Since most Thais are buddhists, temples are part of Thai people’s history and identity. There are 29 Buddhist temples in Phuket, welcoming visitors to pray and learn about Buddhism.
WAT SUWAN KHUHA
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Phuket weather has always been a hot topic, especially between June and November which are considered the raining season. During the so called raining seasons, normally the rain would just fall for approximately 2 hours per day, if you are travelling during those time, having an umbrella with you is a wise idea.
The Island of Phuket lies in a tropical region and is warm all year round even in the raining season. So be sure to bring along and apply sun lotion to prevent sunburns.
The weather in Phuket ranges from ‘not too hot’ to ‘too hot,’ but locals and longtime residents will consider the weather to be ‘freezing‘ if the temperature gets close to 20˙C! Anyway, no matter which month you will visit Phuket, it is always warm, and the sea still feels like entering a bath.
In order to give you a clearer picture of the weather you will be facing, below are the weather of June 8-12 recorded in the past 5 years in Phuket.