Phuket - Thailand

Phuket

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City located in the south of Thailand and capital of the island and province of Phuket. This island, also called Ko Phuket, is the largest Thai island in the Andaman Sea. It is one of the most visited destinations in the country to enjoy blue lagoons and sunsets and the typical tropical climate.
It is on the south coast that are the most popular beaches of Phuket. The northern part is quieter. Koh Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay and Patong Beach are famous places. There are many activities to choose from including scuba diving, windsurfing and boating.
Also, explore the inland, wooded hills, mountains and cliffs inside the island.

Famous For
Beaches
Tropical island resorts
Natural Attractions
Diving
Water sports
Climate
Tropical
Population
89 072
Elevation
28
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Days of stay
From 5 to 7 days to see several islands.
Best time to visit
High season from December to January.
The vegetarian festival in late September or October.
Low season from May to October due to torrential monsoon rains.
Visa
Most Western nationals arriving in Thailand by air obtain a free 30-day visa.
Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.mfa.go.th
Phuket Immigration Office: www.phuketimmigration.go.th
Holidays & Festivals
Phuket vegetarian festival
Money
The currency is Baht (B). There are coins of 1, 2, 5 and 10 B, and also banknotes of 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 B. 1 Baht is divided into 100 satangs.
In May 2017: 1 euro = 39 baht.
Credit cards are commonly accepted.
Foreign exchange offices are present everywhere, including at the airport.
Security
Swimming is sometimes dangerous during the monsoon because of the big waves.

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Top activities

Phuket Big Buddha

9.51 Km From centre

Monument
Kata Noi Beach

12.24 Km From centre

Beach
Nai Harn Beach

14.29 Km From centre

Beach
Wat Chalong Temple

6.12 Km From centre

Temple

Top hotels

Chinotel

1.60 Km From centre

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Mei Zhou Phuket Hotel

0.69 Km From centre

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Phuket Backpacker Hostel

1.64 Km From centre

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The One Cozy Vacation Residence

7.22 Km From centre

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Hotel

Top restaurants

La Gritta Phuket

10.66 Km From centre

Restaurant
Kataturk Turkish Restaurant

10.76 Km From centre

Restaurant
Blue Elephant

0.75 Km From centre

Restaurant
Sizzle Rooftop Restaurant

11.45 Km From centre

Restaurant

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