Phuket is a province south of Thailand. It is an island region, well elevated above sea level – it sits on a hill. It is the largest island in the country, although the province is the second smallest in the country. It is located in the Andaman Sea. It is famed as the home of some of the country’s finest and most popular beaches.
Phuket city is the capital of this island province. Another metropolis on this island is the resort town of Patong, which features a good number of nightclubs, discos, and lounges. Patong also features a large beach which is usually very activity-filled, featuring various water sports.
How To Reach Phuket:
Phuket International Airport is the only international airport in the region, it is the second busiest airport in the country, next to the Suvarnabhumi Airport in the country’s capital – Bangkok. The airport has two terminals, the first terminal is used for international flights and the second for domestic flights. This airport links directly with most major countries in Asia, Europe among other continents. By road, there is a network of roads connecting Phuket to other regions in the country such as Bangkok, Phang Na, and so forth. If you would prefer to use a train, you can board a train going from Bangkok to Singapore and drop off at the Phun Phin station, then take a bus to Phuket. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket
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Some of the best hotels and resorts in Phuket include:
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort: Get an amazing experience in this resort. It offers you a pool, free wifi, free parking, a spa, a restaurant, a gym, a bar, laundry services, 24-hour front desk and room service, babysitting services, and so forth.
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa: This resort is located by the ocean, in Ko Yao. Spend a splendid stay in this luxurious resort, if you just love being around beautiful white sand whilst enjoying the mild heat of the sun, this is the resort for you. It features a full-service spa, about 6 restaurants, rooms with free wifi, and 24-hour room service and front desk.
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort: This beach resort is located in Kata. Relax in the full-service spa this resort features, enjoy a delightful meal at any of the restaurants available in this facility, and crown up your experience with a rest in the fully air-conditioned rooms, with free wifi and 24-hour room service.
Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay: This is one of the popular Phuket Thailand hotels, located in Kamala. This facility has two outdoor pools, smoke-free rooms, full-service spa, a free airport shuttle service, even a beach shuttle. Enjoy a 5 star at the Wyndham hotel, it also features two lounges and bars, and a gym.
The province is mostly visited between December and April when the weather is usually mild. Between May and October, is the monsoon season, which features humid weather and incessant rainfalls. Some of their major events are the Thai New Year Festival (Songkran) which occurs in April, also extending from April down to May, the Phuket Pride Festival takes place. And in November it is the festival of lights (Loy Krathong). To crown, it all is the King’s Cup Regatta in December.
Places To Visit :
On a tour of Phuket island, you can’t afford to miss out on these places:
Wat Chalong: This is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island, it is the largest Buddhist temples in Phuket. It dates back to the 19th century when it was created. It is home to various religious arts and is a major part of the province’s history.
Trickeye Museum: if you love cool scenes and clicking selfies, then make sure to take a trip to this museum. It features 3D paintings of local and global attractions.
Karon Beach: Catch quiet vibes on this beach. Enjoy a thrilling experience at the seaside with friends and family. The Karon beach is the third-longest on the island. It is a good spot for water sports activities such as snorkelling and diving.
Splash Jungle Water Park: Afford the kids this opportunity of fun. It is located in Mai Khao. It features a variety of water rides and pools. If you seek to catch watery fun and not have sand on your body at the same time, this attraction has got you covered.
Visa About Thailand :
If you wish to enter Thailand for tourism, then you should apply for a tourist visa, it is usually valid for 15 or 30 days, this period is rid of the business and commercial activities. The visa is stamped on your passport when you arrive at the airport in Thailand. You can also get it at the Thai consulate in your country. Thailand will issue free-of-cost visas to Indians and 20 other countries passport holders from October 2019. We have also launched an e-Visa application recently, where you can pay an additional 600 Thai Baht as VFS's service fee and get a visa easily at home.