Phuket Travel Guide
Phuket is located in the southern part of Thailand. It is the only island with provincial status in Thailand and has a rich history and culture. Phuket is one of the must-see places no matter for the people who are traveling to Thailand for the first time or the repeat visitors. It is located in the tropical, humid tropical climate, with summer all year round, no winter. Phuket has rich crop resources, mainly planting rubber, coconut, rice, and so on. There's a popular fishing industry and 500 years of tin production. The tourism industry of Phuket is extremely prosperous and is a representative tourist resort in Southeast Asia. The west coast of Phuket is directly opposite the Andaman Sea, where there are various kinds of beaches, each with its own unique charm, attracting people from all over the world to visit every year.
Top Attractions in Phuket
1. Patong Beach
Patong Beach is located in the eastern Patong area of Phuket. It is one of the largest beaches in Phuket and also one of the most popular beaches in Thailand. Patong Beach has a large number of tourists during the day. Most tourists choose to go shopping here during the day, because there are many shops and restaurants near the beach, where tourists can eat while sightseeing. In the evening, there are delicious food, dance halls and performances on Patong Beach. Tourists can enjoy the performances while playing here and relax. Patong Beach has a variety of activities for visitors to choose and is open all day, such as swimming, yachting, surfing, windsurfing, diving and other sea activities. Patong Beach is surrounded by hotels, supermarkets, shopping centers and a variety of recreational facilities, which can be said to eat, drink and play everything, to ensure that visitors have fun, eat happily, and enjoy. Visitors to Patong Beach can take the "Phuket Patong" bus from Phuket town for 30-60 baht. Patong Beach is also an ideal place for honeymoon vacation.
2. Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is located in Phang Nga Province in north of Phuket. It has beautiful scenery and is famous for its numerous stalactites and caves. The area is dotted with hundreds of limestone islands, including the 007 and Bell Milk Caves, which are famous for their extraordinary natural scenery and attract tourists from all over the world to visit. Thanks to Phang Nga Bay's unique natural scenery, visitors can paddle boats around the bay to see the natural beauty of the islands, mangroves and small fishing villages. Visitors to Phang Nga can take the Phuket-Phang Nga long-distance bus from Phang Nga for 80 baht and then choose to stop at a local travel agency before taking a boat to Phang Nga Bay.
Paddle Boats in Phang Nga Bay
3. Fantaski Theme Park
Fantaski Theme Park is the largest comprehensive entertainment city in Thailand, with Thailand's local characteristics and cultural trends, tourists can come here to further understand the history and culture of Thailand. There are all kinds of amusement facilities in the park, from the grand theater, various commercial streets, and large restaurants with beautiful environments to street performances, all kinds of small shops and street food. The performances of the theater show the unique charm of Thailand's religion to the tourists, which is very spectacular and wonderful. The commercial street shows Thailand's culture to tourists. In addition to buying souvenirs, tourists can also rent Thailand's national costumes, take photos and make handmade crafts on site. Visitors can also satisfy their appetites by eating food with local specialties in the park's restaurants. At night, the park is brightly lit and colorful. It is the best time to play. There are many interesting games in the park, which can be played with adults and children. Visitors to Phuket can find Phuket town local travel agent tickets and transportation or stay in the hotel has a free shuttle bus.
4. Phi Phi Don
Phi Phi Don is located in the southeastern direction of Phuket Krabi town, consisting of Big Phi Phi Don and Small Phi Phi Don. There are two bays on Big Phi Phi Don, namely Rodalamu Bay and Tonsai Bay. Small Phi Phi Don requires another boat to go to, and Maya Bay on the island is a must for tourists to check in, and rock climbing can be done nearby. There is a fee to go to Small Phi Phi Don, about 100 baht. Tourists can charter a boat from Big Phi Phi Don to the shallow waters of Maya Bay for about 700 baht and can take two to four people. Tourists usually live on Big Phi Phi Don. Big Phi Phi Don and Small Phi Phi Don are connected by a promenade. This promenade is the most lively place in Phi Phi Don, with a lot of restaurants, bars, activities and street food. Visitors to Phi Phi Don need to go to Phuket Pier to take the Phi Phi Don boat, one-way 500 baht, round trip 700 baht, open all day.
Phi Phi Don
5. Nai Harn Beach
Nai Harn Beach is located in the deep-water Bay area at the southern tip of Phuket. Surrounded by high mountains and gentle waves, it is suitable for a variety of water sports, such as windsurfing and surfing, which attracts a large number of tourists to come to play every year. The annual King Thai Cup boat race is held here, and every time it is held here will become lively and very interesting. Located on Nai Han Beach, Phuket's most beautiful sunset scenery, the sun slowly disappeared from the sea as the sun set, this is the best place to watch the sunset. Nai Harn Beach is 18 kilometers away from Phuket town. Tourists are advised to rent motorcycles to get there.
Nai Harn Beach
Top Things to Do in Phuket
1. The Seafood Festival is held in Phuket every May. The main purpose of this event is to attract a large number of tourists during the rainy season, so as to promote the delicious seafood of Phuket. During the event, visitors can explore the development of Phuket's seafood by visiting the Marine tourism Resources exhibition, seafood sales stalls and Phuket's culinary history exhibition.
2. The Super Lei Gypsy Boat Festival is an annual activity held by the Super Lei tribe of Phuket in the middle of June and November of the lunar calendar. In the evening, a small boat made of nails, hair and wood dolls are put into the water to float down with the current for good luck. After that, the villagers of Chaolei will perform ethnic dances around their boats to celebrate the boat racing festival, adding to the atmosphere of joy and relaxation.
3. Patong Beach Carnival is one of the most important festivals in Phuket every year. Every year on November 1, Patong Beach is filled with people from all over the world. They are like a family and enjoy the party until the sun sets over the sea.
4. The Vegetarian Festival is held grandly in Phuket. It is held from the first day of the ninth lunar month every year. In the afternoon before the festival, a tall pole is erected in the local temple, and nine lanterns are hung from the pole at midnight to announce the beginning of the festival. During the festival, local people wear white clothes, do not eat meat, do not drink alcohol, and also have to participate in many celebrations and fireworks, but pregnant people and mourning people cannot participate in this activity, so as not to have bad things happen.
Best Travel Time
Phuket is located in the southeastern Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean and has a tropical monsoon climate. Due to its proximity to the equator and tropical location, there is only summer here, and Phuket's rainy season is from April to September every year. November to April is the best time to visit Phuket. The weather is clear, the sun is not strong, the body temperature is right, and the sea is calm, suitable for diving.
Average temperature: 25°C to 32°C year-round, 32°C during the day and 25°C at night.
Average water temperature: 24°C to 32°C all year round, suitable for diving, swimming and other water sports.
How to Get There?
As one of the most popular and well-connected islands, there are plenty of options for your arrival. If the lovely beaches are always on your mind, you can choose to fly into Phuket International Airport, which could be the most convenient way to get to Phuket. If you have more time on your holiday, you can also choose a day trip to get there by train and bus. Starting from Hua Lamphong Station or Bang Sue Junction, there are also some trains that can take you to some places around Phuket, where you can follow the trains to experience the side sceneries before landing at Surat Thani Railway Station, then have a bus dive to your final destination.
Once you arrive, there are plenty of options for an exciting sea trip. A speedboat will take you from one attraction to another on various distant islands, completing your sightseeing list as quickly as possible. For a more leisurely boating experience, try a longtail boat for a longer stay to explore not only the local culture but also the bargain prices. You can also take a fishing boat to enjoy the gift of the sea, or even a dive boat for underwater adventures with overnight accommodation.
What to Wear
Since Phuket is summer all year round, sun hats and sunscreen are necessary. Because the sun is still strong in the middle of the day, if you do not wear sunglasses, it may damage your eyes. During the day, when the temperature is around 32°C, you can wear cotton short sleeves, shorts and skirts to keep cool and breathe. The average temperature at night is 24°C. You can wear cotton and hemp shirts, thin skirts and thin T-shirts to keep the body feeling comfortable.
Phuket used to be the center of cultural, ideological and economic exchanges in Thailand. It is one of the most important trade ports in Thailand, with many historical sites rich in national culture and history. In Phuket, there are many water activities for tourists to choose to play, and the food along the way also exudes a wonderful taste. If you are interested, please contact us. Just tell us your interests and needs, and we will create a tailor-made trip for you within 24 hours.
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