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It is nestled in the lukewarm Andaman Sea on Thailand's Indian Ocean coast, 862 kilometers southern of Bangkok. In the past Philiket gained his riches from pewter and gum and enjoyed an abundant and colorful story. One of the most important trade lanes between India and China, the islands were often listed in the shipping lists of overseas traders.
Recently, however, tourist industry has been the main source of income for the people of Philippet, transforming the islands into Thailand's richest provincial area. Although the western seaboard of the city of Phuket was badly affected by the Indian Ocean Tamsunami of December 2004, there is hardly any indication of the damages. Pruket is a very popular tourist attraction.
The majority of our beach is on the western seaboard, with the south-east facing Philiket City and the northern facing international airports. Throughout the year it' s warm and damp. It is a crucible of native Thais, Thai Chinese, ethnical Malay and even marine gypsies. Out of the province city, the country dwellers talk with a dense tropical idiom, which is hard to even comprehend for other Thais.
Overall, the lifestyles of Phuket's city Sino Thai are similar to those of their colleagues in Bangkok. Phuket International Airport (IATA: HKT) is located in the northern part of the country and is Thailand's second biggest airport after Bangkok. It has very regular services to and from Bangkok as well as non-stop services to many other regional destinations, such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and in high seasons charter services to Europe and Australia.
Australasia - Air Asia via Kuala Lumpur; Jetstar (direct or via Singapore with affiliate Jetstar Asia) with services to/from Australia's main city. Beijing - Spring Airlines operates regular services from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Phuket. Bejing Capital Airlines operates from Sanya on the Hainan Isle. Hongkong - Thai Airways, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express and Air Asia offer non-stop services from Hong Kong to Phuket.
South Korea - Asiana Airlines und Korea Air offer direct flight from Seoul with connection from Japan and North America. Singapore- SilkAir up to 35 weekly departures. A number of high seasonal charters from Europe and Asia such as Taiwan, Japan, etc. are available. A number of national carriers operate from Bangkok Donmueang Airport (DMK) to Phuket (HKT), among them Nok Air ,Thai Air Asia, Orient Thai,Thai Lion Air .
Ticket prices from one of the two Bangkok airport locations may be approximately 1,300 B. T. per trip if you book in time, or approximately 2,000-2,500 B. T. T. if purchased on the date of the ticket. Thai-airways  operates several weekly departures from Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and one weekly departures from Chiang Mai (but there are no non-stop services in the other direction).
In addition, they are selling seats to/from many national and internation locations with a short stop in Bangkok. As a rule, they are less expensive (especially internationally) than booking seperate seats. Lowest price (not interchangeable and not reimbursable, although tax will be reimbursed even in the unlikely event of non-arrival, if you call them later) One-way Bangkok travel from April 2008, cost 2,320 Baht.
It' a good idea to check if you are booking only a few flights in advance, as cheap carriers can only save 200-300 bugt, but you get full Thai Airways services and free food on you. The Nok Air airline operates six daily flights to Bangkok Donmueang airport. From Phuket, Air Asia operates flights directly to Chiang Mai (CNX), twice daily at 10:35 and 10:20 a.m., which offers the possibility to enjoy a seaside vacation in combination with the animal world and tropical culture of the North.
There will be departures from Chiang Mai to Phuket at 13:00 and 21:45. The Bangkok Airways has a de facto right to operate between Phuket and the U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya International Airport (UTP) and Ko Samui (USM). You also have 6 day departures from Bangkok. Tariffs are usually the same as Thai Airways, but sometimes there are very cheap special rates up to 1,390 B. A. inclusive tax (this was a May 2011 promotion) when bought on the airline's website.
The Bangkok Airways flight schedule is usually less congested and the whole trip is more relaxing, and you can also use your lounge as a budget traveller for free. PLEASE NOTE: Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways are flying to Suvarnabhumi (pronounced: Soo-wan-na-poom), while Air Asia, Nok Air and Orient Thai are flying to Don Mueang Airport (DMK).
There are several ways to get from the international airports to your destination: Urban air-conditioned airportbus to Phuket Town station 1 (old station ) 100 baht (Nov 2014) (daily 06:30-20:45, every 60-90 minutes) and lasts about one hours (timetable see Phuket Town, section airport). From there, you can take one of the city' s busses and the Ranong St Market to all important sandy areas until 18:00 for about 25-40 Baht.
When you take the city airbus from Phuket to the Phuket International Center in the afternoons ( especially the 16:30 and 17:30 buses), you should take your pick up point. Phuket International and Patong Beach are now connected by a new connecting shuttles, without having to transfer at Phuket Town.
An individual purchase on board is 120 euro per day and the services run every 45 min from 08:15 every day. Last stop at 8:45 p.m.. Arrives in Patong at 10:40 p.m. From Patong the way back to the international base starts at 08:00 and the last coach departs at 19:00.
Through Muangmai, Thalang, Lotus Thalang, Monument, Boat Lagoon, Lotus Bypass and Kathu to Patong Beach, the tour ends at Banzaan Market, situated at the back of the Jungceylon Shopping Mall. Travelling to Patong by extra travel hours in comparison to a cab (about 40 minutes) may be of interest to early arrival passengers who cannot get to a hotel until the early hours of the day and want to do something to shorten the turn.
100-180 baht per seating position and get you to your destinations much quicker than city and provincial coaches. Phuket Town has a 150 berth line (it seems this line is outdated); Patong has 180 berths; Kata Beach has 200 berths. Mini busses stop about half way to Patong at a tourist agency.
Every tourist agency can organise a mini bus trip back to the airports. Taximeters rose in September 2014 and are valid for all trips on the Isle. Furthermore, each trip from Phuket International Airports to any final point is subject to a 100 Bturcharge. Instead, the 100 berths are passed on to the rider.
In addition, the 50 rail fare charged by AoT (Airports of Thailand) for picking up customers from any of AoT' s operating terminals will continue to be charged. The 39-kilometer trip from Phuket to Patong Beach, for example, costs 700 billion dollars. Even though more costly than the Bangkok tariffs, this means a minimum of 170 basis points lower than the previous 800-1,000 basis points charged by questionable cab riders belonging to crime groups before the May 2014 U.S. Armyputsch.
Metre-axes will also be able to collect travelers anywhere on the islands without being afraid of retaliation by criminals, most of whom have been detained since the beginning of the war. One of the detainees was the former Patong Beach Lord Mayor, Mr. Pian Keesin, who is accused of cab mobbing.
Fictitiously, the terminal is subdivided into Terminals 1 and 2, with some charters and low-cost carriers using the second, but these are only a few hundred meters apart and linked by an air-conditioned sidewalk. We have no train connections directly to Phuket. Sleeping cars are the most convenient (about 685 berths for a 2. grade climate car).
Alight at Phun Phin Phin train at Surat Thani and take the 5 hour public transport to Phuket. Phuket has two main coach stations, the new number two a few kilometres northerly of the city and the old number one in the center of Phuket Town (where the airbus stops).
All long-haul busses and some small busses depart from the new terminals. Busses to Takua Pa and minibusses to Phang Nga depart from the old terminals. From here there are also singing carpets to all sandy areas, as well as a non-air conditioned coach to Patong. Bangkok's most dependable busses are the BKS busses from the southern station and the north-eastern station to Phuket.
Duration is 13 hrs and the cost is between 650-950 berth. You can also find some privately owned coach operators, Phuket Travel Tour, Coach Express, Phuket Central Tour and Phuket Travel Service. The majority of these privately owned coach operators such as Coach Express and Phuket Travel Service can be prebooked on-line. However, there are dependable busses from the Phantip franchise (1970) (as the name implies, which have been operating on plan for many years), as well as the Phuket-Suratthani, Phuket-Koh Samui and Phuket-Koh Phangan itineraries.
You can take a 10 train ticket rose songthaev (line 2) or potong (leaves every 30 minutes) from coach 1 to coach 2. Also there are 3 scheduled Sonthaew services within Phuket Town, and both buses stops are serviced by them. There' a very useful big card in front of the terminals (look around where the cabs are at the old terminals and in the back, not the entry at the new terminals) showing the three Singthaew tracks inside Phuket Town.
The ticket price is 10 Brt, the last one at 19:00 o'clock. Get a free Phuket card from the information screen before leaving the Phuket station. You can take a motorbike taxis, tuk-tuk, meter taxis or buses from both Phuket terminals to your destinations. One motorbike taxicab to Phuket Town will be about 20-100 berths; to most sandy areas 100-200 berths (difficult to negotiate).
You can take the non-air conditioned buses from station 1 to Patong Bay for only 40 Baht and it's pretty slow. The route follows the Rat Uit 200 Pee Rd, the interior street that goes off the shore and parallels it. Through the Thao Thepkasattri Bridge, the city of Puket is directly linked to the continent.
Coming from Bangkok you take Hwy 4 via Nakhon Pathom, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, from there through the Kra Buri and Kapoe counties of Ranong Province, Takua Pa and Thai Muang of Phang Nga Province and to Phuket Island. Automobiles  can be hired in Phuket light. Any vehicle arriving or departing from Ko Phuket will cross a check point, Tha Chat Chai, about 5 km southern of the Phang Nga viaduct.
Ferries run from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Phi from where you can get to other places. Journey time is 1,5 to 2,5 hour and cost 600/1000 B. A. round-trip at the harbor. You can bypass the mini buses from the harbor and take a ten kilometer train to Phuket Town.
Unless it appears at the busstop directly in front of the terminus, you must pass the port and along the street at the gateway and turn at the first T-junction for about 600 meters turn off on your right, then on the big major street you can capture a low cost songthaev.
There is a photo of all the route that are placed in front of the terminus near the stop inside the group. Throughout the year Phuket offers boat and yacht rentals in Chalong Bay, Rawai Beach, Boot Lagoon, Yacht Haven and Royal Phuket Marina. Searching for Phuket Speedboat Charter will reveal many businesses offering charter and service between the islands.
The price for a transfer on top of a touring high-speed vessel is between 1,500 and 2,500 Baht, according to the final location. Due to lack of available luggage capacity, most Phi Phi Phi speedboat tours will not offer transfer services. The price for fast charter boats from/to Phuket ranges from 3.000 Baht to 60.000 Bacht+ according to your distances / sizes:
Phuket's internal transportation is restricted to a regional grid that connects Phuket Town with the seaside cities. Fares are 25-40 berths at a stretch, and there are no fixed stopping points - they take off and deliver as desired. The majority operates at the Ranong Road Ranong Road (Talad Sod or Ban San) village markets; the main roads to the main sandy areas are via the Phuket Town coach station.
Principal routes link Patong, Kata-Karon, Chalong Bay, Rawai-Nai Han Strand, Cape Panwa (for the aquarium), Mai Khao and Surin-Kamala. For example, the drive from Surin to Patong (15 minutes by taxi) takes about an one hour drive via Phuket Town. However, on your way back, the coach will often take you to a stop somewhere in the centre of Phuket Town, where travelers are immediately attacked by ripped-off Tuk-tuk and cabbies.
It is not uncommon for those driving tuk-tuk to inform passengers who arrive at the station that the buses have stopped, even though they are not. There is a stop for buses near the Old Square. Turn right into Phang Nga Rd. from 1 Busstation. Philiket has three kinds of cabs - million (or so it seems) of small Songthaev-style mini vans (usually glowing white, sometimes glowing yellow) named Tuk-Tuk, a much smaller number of traditional sedan-style cabs (yellow and white, with a "taxi meter" shield above) and accidental, undistinguishable cars serving as informal cabs.
Hop through the city should not be more than 40 Brt, but good fortune to get from Patong to Phuket City for under 400 Brt. If possible, tuk-tuks should be avoid, these are operated by the so-called "Thai mafia" and calculate you 200 berths for less than 1 km of departures. Before departing, take the fixed network taximeter number from the amber cabin on the right side of the main landing of the terminal, about 150 metres to the right when you leave your arrival.
Usually they are more expensive than the tuk-tuks, with most tariffs above 500 berths, but they are usually air-conditioned and more comfy. Admittedly, if you just need to get into the city, they are a good way to go. Hiring a vehicle or motorcycle to discover the islands on your own is an inexpensive way to get off the beaten tracks.
Given the way most aliens drive and the resulting annual massacre on the streets of Phuket, however, the risk needs to be carefully assessed. Because of the geographical location of the archipelago with its curvy hills ideals, curvy streets and bad visibility, Phuket certainly gets more than its due proportion of casualties. Every year more than 10,000 persons are wounded and more than 250 fatally wounded in traffic incidents in Phuket.
Naturally it will help if you are used to riding on the side of the street on the far side, which in itself could be enough to divert some US or EU people. Note that many bikers will ride on the offside of the street to travel shorter routes, and activities are very frequent on the streets of Phuket.
Even though both driver and co-driver have to carry helms, this regulation is sometimes ignored by the local people, and tourist who drive around without one are more likely to be charged 300-500 berths (seems to be another rip-off for tourist, as the legal penalty for running without one is 200 berths).
Be sure to bring a current driver's license, otherwise you will be fined 500 Baht. Checkpoints may be on the way and periodic checkpoints are the north end of Patong Beach Road, Chalong Circle and the north end of Karon Beach. The rent of a vehicle usually cost between 1.000-1.200 Baett if you want to choose an economical one like a Toyota Vios (stay away from the jeeps).
There are several landlords in and around the area. The Avis is inside the main terminal, while Hertz, Philiket Taxis, National and Sixt are within easy walk of the main terminal (opposite the road). Renowned regional auto hire firms such as Braun Passenger Cars, Braun Cars, Braun Cars, Braun Cars and Braun Cars, as well as phone transfers to and from airports are also represented, often at slightly lower prices.
Long-tail canoes are a good way to do this for a little insularity. The price has to be agreed and is about 500 baht per hours or not more than 1.800 berths per night. One of Thailand's most popular travel destination is Thailand's famous seaside resort and ( simple ) English is widely used, especially in the beaches.
However, even a little Thai will make you smile and can be useful in the less touristy areas of Phuket. You can find customized lists in the Phuket District article. You can swim, snorkel, scuba dive, sail, jump and parasail and enjoy water sports. Phuket is surrounded by several small and wonderful small isles, such as Phang-nga Bight, Phi-Phi Isle, Khai Isle, Racha Isle, Hae Isle or Koral Isle, Maiton Isle, etc.
Phuket has many travel agents selling all-inclusive daily trips from all over Phuket and most other places on Phuket Island. The price for full days is between 3.200 and 3.900 Baht (there are no reductions; only bookable directly). For those who remain in the city, the beach can be reached by public transport, hire cars or motorbikes.
It is the beat y hearth of Thailand's scuba industry and has recently become the centre of activities in the aspiring South East Asia free diver area. SCUBA dives are mostly done with SCUBA dives, but some free dives from the shore are also possible. Snorkeling is possible in protected coves around the town.
Especially pleasant are the easy access coral cliffs on the Patong, Karon and Kata beach. You can rent flippers, masks and snorkels every morning in stores all over the isle. It is possible to make full and half days excursions to the Phuket area. Or if you don't care to travel further, try the Similan Isles (a Thai-Malaysian idiom for "nine" because there are nine isles in this archipelago).
Located about 68 km from the western shore of Phang Nga Provincial, which lies just south of Phuket. Booking at any Phuket office (ask - the rates differ a lot and don't go to the big stores - they bill more). Driving times range from 1 to 2.5 hour for Phuket to Phang Nga pier.
Disadvantage is the travel period there and back to Fuket, which can be 7 to 8hrs. Philiket has some good divesites and is the center in Thailand. Racha Yai is the best known site in the area, with its steep cliffy cliffs and abundance of hard core coves.
Racha Noi, the southern part of Racha Yai, is a paradise for advanced scuba diving as the water is deeper and the current more powerful. Directly before Pruket lies the lime stone isle Ko Doc Mai, which rises perpendicularly from the seabed. It can also be used as a dive center for other countries such as Ko Phi Phi Phi.
Phuket's hot, clear, deep water is best from mid-October to May, when the tranquil sea and rain-free weather make Phuket a truly memorable time. Thailand's top short site at Kata Yai Beach is very practical for a few hour long immersion. The Kata Yai North Reef is also known for its accessible overnight crawls.
This is the surest and simplest way to try scuba-diving on holiday in Philippines. The SNUBA trip leads to most places of scuba dives. Single items should be placed in the part of the Phuket where they are located. Throughout the years it has become the centre of Thailand and neighbouring nations for sailors and yachtsmen. It is home to Six the Senses' phuket raceweek, King's Cup regatta, Phang Nga Bay regatta, the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), four marine resorts, two marina communities, the Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) and the Phuket yacht club (PYC) as well as some well-protected moorings saturated with boats.
All of the Marina's are situated on the east side of the archipelago, making them an excellent base from which to discover the marvels of Phang Nga Bay. Philiket has sailboats of every capacity and budget to discover the lovely nearby isles on a boattrip.
As Phuket's recent growth in travel destinations has led to an expansion of the offer of businesses that offer yachting and boating itineraries. One of the most beloved ways to discover the Phuket Islands is to join an Iceland Hopping Tour. Your boots sail to most places around Phuket.
Sailboats such as Hobie Cats and Lasers are available at most touristic hotspots on the western side, e.g. Patong and Kata. Single items should be placed in the corresponding part of Phuket Island. It' s no overstatement to say that today Phuket is one of the most beloved spas in the whole wide globe, home to hidden oases of convenience and enjoyment that are hard to get out of when the times come.
Let's just chill - a necklace with many spa's all over Thailand, incl. phuket. The Siladon Spa necklace with spa in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. Necklace with spa. It has become a sought-after goal for those who marry. Undoubtedly romantically with an array of breathtaking places, not only necessarily on the shore, but also in luxurious mansions and seaside resort.
The combination of deer or chicken, marriage ceremonies, parties and honeymoons in one place on the island has shown that Phuket is growing in this area. The Prince of Songkla University (PSU) is known both in Thailand and on the global academia stage. Hat Yai is the principal base and Pattani, Phuket, Surat Thani and Trang are the satellites.
Founded in 1977, the Phuket Campus is the most internationally oriented of all campuses at the State University of Science and Humanities (PSU) and accommodates around 3,500 people. Most of the teachers have an internationally oriented educational backgrounds. Its main objective is to familiarise student with foreign commerce, foreign co-operation and tourist activities with a particular emphasis on Asia.
It is a spring for grown beads, niello ware, tinware, decorations and dry sea food. Specialty stores for souvenirs are located in Ratsada, Phang-nga, Montri, Yaowarat and Tilok-U-thit streets, in Philketown, Thepkasattri Road, just off the city limits and in the Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai sandyities. The bigger shores of Phuket are haunted by voracious hords of roaring cutters who are certainly inexpensive, but will fool you if they can.
Select your own fabric (you can buy it at Thalang Road in Phuket Town), demand different finishes and inspect the workmanship thoroughly. Phuket has two huge commercial centers: The Central Festival, on the northwestern outskirts of Phuket Town and Jungceylon, in Patong. Eating in Phuket is amazingly kosmopolitan, especially in Patong, where many aliens have settled to serve their comrades.
You will find detailled lists in the different city article. Philiket has its own unique way of preparing and cuisine. Roasted or cooked pasta meals (????????????????????????????? ?), mostly with pig meat or hen, are available in many of the city's pasta stores such as Mi Ton Pho, Mi Sapam, Mi Ao Ke, Mi Hun Pa Chang.
Cashews and pineapple are cultivated in Pruket and are available all year round. Philik pineapple are delicious, sweeter and firmer. The night life of the city is very lively and according to Pattaya it is one of the Thai seaside destinations. By far the liveliest and shabbiest of the crowd is Grant Kong, but besides go-go pubs there are also many other pubs, disco's and nightclubs.
Phuket has many possibilities. The lowest room prices begin at about 1,000 B. T. on beaches or 500 B. T. from the shore, with the real resort prices beginning at just under 100 US$ and going straight up. Long stay residences are available in 2-3 bedrooms for 7000-10000 Baht/month/upstream (only far from the beach).
Everywhere from 9,000-60,000 bill per overnight with low rebates for month or longer term. Staying in the city is usually less expensive than staying near the nearest sandy area. There are several cheaply priced guesthouses and guest houses near Phuket 1 coach station and the Old City. Savings can be a great way to spend your time in the city and take the city' s buses or hire bikes to the shore.
Phuket, Thailand's pearl of the south, is a chosen destination by many foreigners for medicine and dentistry travel, as the costs are usually much lower than in their home state. A number of reputable clinics exist, among them JCI-approved Bangkok Hospital Phuket and Phuket IH. Those clinics have highly skilled, highly qualified healthcare professionals, advanced, state-of-the-art facilities and first-class service, as well as multinational divisions and translations for patients from many nationalities.
The Mission Hospital Phuket, the Patong Hospital and the Bangkok International Clinic are other important health institutions on the islands that have been conceived for the treatment of medicine tourism from abroad. Concerning election processes, such as a range of cosmetics and reconstruction processes, Phuket has a number of hospital, clinic and health institutions that do so.
Some bookshops in Philiket Town and Patong have a broad range of titles in various languages, including journals and papers. They can also listen to the FM station's own FM radio and on 91. Preselection for phones in this country is 076. Philiket has very good cellular penetration, albeit over slow 2G/2.5G GSM nets.
You can buy Pay-as-you-go (prepaid) SIM calling plans for a few hundred buts, and call rates vary between 1 and 3 buts per minute, according to the packet. Arriving by plane, the simplest way to buy a prepaid calling plan is to buy a prepaid payment plan (Pay-as-you-go), the way to the Real Move stand at the terminal.
Portable connectivity is available from all operators, with True Move 3G connectivity from a restricted East coast basestation grid, which includes Panong, Kata and Karon. In contrast to many in the West, Thai wireless broadband operators calculate wireless broadband rather than broadband rates, with PAYG subscribers charging around 1 eurobpm.
The majority of PAYG network operators have unrestricted GPRS offers for around 750 GBP per month, and you can buy a simple mobile calling card and the full range of services at one of the many Phuket telephone stores. Phuket Town has a postal service on the corners of Phang Nga Road and Montri Road.
There is one in Patong at the Soi Post Office, a side road of Thavee Wong Road (near Molly Malone's). In the Phuket area, criminality has definitely been on the rise recently among the tourist, and you should keep this in minds and watch out for anyone who wants to make friends with you or outsmart you into gaming (which is illegal) and anything else you think is unusual.
Sadly, this lovely isle is home to some less than doubtful tourist rides that depend on wildlife plunder.