Discover Phuket: A Guide to Thailand's Most Relaxing Destination

Phuket Thailand Travel Guide Blog Itinerary

Phuket, Thailand's most well-known resort and largest island, is situated in the Andaman Sea.

Given how well-liked the island has become among foreigners, particularly those seeking an enjoyable and inexpensive time, Phuket also has a terrible image, and many visitors opt to spend their vacations in other regions of the nation.

The fact that Phuket has more to offer than just beaches, though, makes it even more intriguing.

Specifically, you may enjoy the same activities that have made this place a kingdom—temples, breathtaking natural scenery, delicious cuisine, and vibrant nightlife.

1. Transportation

Transportation is key when it comes to traveling and it is something that you need to figure out beforehand. Once you arrive in Phuket, you have the option to visit the amazing surrounding islands, like Koh Lanta by speedboat rides, ferry, and vans.

The cheapest way to go from the capital to the resort is with the help of the Bangkok-Phuket bus.

It will take about 12 hours to get there. The price of the second-class bus cabin ticket is 600 Thai Baht per person. The two bus stations in the city serve as the starting point for the daily flights to Phuket.

Southern bus station

This bus terminal offers connections to southern Thailand locations like Koh Samui and Phuket. Every day, early in the morning through late at night, flights take off.

North Bus Station

It is situated in the city's northern region.

Three flights may be taken from Bangkok to Phuket, despite the primary directions of the bus terminal being Je and Chiang Mai (northern areas of the nation).

You can also take a train, bus, or even rent a car to get to Phuket from Bangkok.

2. Accommodation

The accommodation in Phuket is relatively cheap compared to other exotic destinations. There are hostels, motels and luxury hotels - all at affordable prices. The hotels have SPA centers, restaurants, and fantastic beach views to ensure you have the best experience there. Depending on your budget and number of people, make sure to choose the best accommodation option for you. Note that you can find motels for only $7 per night.

3. Popular Sights

Buddhist Temples

In Phuket, there are about 30 Buddhist temples; Wat Chalong, which was constructed at the start of the 19th century, is the most popular and largest.

A 60-meter-tall stupa with paintings depicting the life of the Buddha and gilded figures of varying sizes is one of the complex's more intriguing structures.

Amazing view

70% of Phuket is covered in lush green mountains, providing fantastic photo opportunities.

Take the opportunity to visit at least one of the numerous stunning overlooks, the most well-known of which are Karon, Laem Singh, and Promthep Cape, whether you are renting a car or a motorcycle.

National Park of Khao Phra Thaeo

The only large remaining real rainforest in Phuket is located in the 22km2 Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in Thalang. There is a facility where gibbons that have been rescued from captivity and released back into the wild are treated.

Bang Pae Waterfall

Bang Pae Waterfall is accessible through a short but lovely trek, and Tonsai Waterfall is another 5 km away if you wish to keep walking. There are many day trips offered from Phuket, the most well-known of which are to the Similan Islands, Pi Pi, and James Bond Islands. Another memorable event is a Phang Nga Bay cruise.

4. Traditional Food

Due to its geographic location, Phuket has long been a major trading port and has been heavily influenced by China, Singapore, and Malaysia, particularly in the culinary arts.

Delicious food is available everywhere, including street vendors, outdoor dining establishments, and upscale eateries, some of which have five stars.

5. Best Time To Visit

Tropical monsoons have an impact on Thailand's climate, and the majority of the country experiences warm, humid weather for most of the year.

Although the seasons are described as chilly, hot, and wet, most of the year is warm. It is simple to comprehend the weather in Thailand and make travel plans because there are only two seasons in the southern, coastal parts of Thailand, whereas there are three in central, northern, and northeastern Thailand (i.e., in the provinces on the mainland).

In Phuket, there are distinct seasons: the dry season lasts from November to February, the fresh season from November to February, and the hot season from March to May.


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