About Phuket


Let's have a look around into background of Phuket
  • County: Independent City
  • State: Phuket
  • Country: Thailand
  • Latitude: 7.883333
  • Longitude: 98.4
  • Time zone: Thailand Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +7  hours
     

Weather in Phuket

Climate: Tropical Monsoon Climate
Best Time to Visit: November to February 

Location

It is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket which is the country's largest island, with a population of about 386,605 (2015 Census). 
 

Distance from Phuket center to Airport

The closest major airport to Phuket, Thailand is Phuket International Airport (HKT / VTSP). It is the third busiest airport in Thailand in terms of passengers, after Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. 
Driving Distance: 20 miles / 32 km
Driving Time: 43 Minutes
Languages: Thai followed by English. 
 

Modes of transport

Airport:  Phuket International Airport 
Rail: N/A
Road: Bus:Songtaew and Micro Buses, Taxi – Car Taxi and Tuk-Tuk.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 5 – 10 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: ? 20 - ? 50
Housekeeper: ? 20 - ? 50
Concierge: ? 50 - ? 100
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: ? 20 - ? 50
 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Phi Phi Islands,
  • Similan Islands,
  • Racha Islands

Emergency Contact Numbers in Phuket city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 199/191/1554
Railroad: N/A
Airport: (66) 7632-7230-7(Phuket International Airport)
Hospital: (076) 254421 (Bangkok Hospital Phuket)
 

Events

Phuket King's Cup Regatta
Phuket Bike Week
Vegetarian Festival

Tourist Attractions

Phang Nga Bay
Old Phuket Town
Bangla Road Nightlife

Theatre & Concerts

Danze Fantasy Theatre (Patong)
Simon Star Show Phuket (Phuket Town)
Phuket Simon Cabaret (Kathu)
 

Visit Top Restaurants in Phuket

Sam's Steaks and Grill
Siam Supper Club
La Gritta
 

Top Shopping Centers in Phuket

Phuket Weekend Market (Talad Tairod)
Central Festival Phuket
Phuket Walking Street
 

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Thai Hua Museum
Thalang National Museum
Phuket Botanic Garden
 

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Tom Yam Goong – Bang Pae Seafood Restaurant
Mee Hokkien Noodle – Mee Ton Poe Restaurant
Massaman Curry – N.C. Restaurant
 

Sports Club

Phuket F.C. – Football
Phuket Cricket Group – Cricket
ACG – Cricket
 

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: ? 100.00
Taxi: ? 200.00 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): ? 28,100.00
Cheap meal: ? 60.00
Gasoline: ? 28.47 / litre
3 course meal: ? 700.00
 

Information about Caracas

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Chacao,
  • Petare,
  • Carrizal

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Simon Bolivar International Airport
  • Rail: Venezuela Railways
  • Road: Autobus, Caracas Metro

Airport

Simon Bolivar International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and the international passengers.

Driving Distance: 18 miles / 29 km

Driving Time: 30 Minutes

Languages: Spanish followed by Caracas Dialect

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 1 – 2 $
  • Housekeeper: 25 – 50 cents
  • Concierge: 2 – 3 $

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 1 – 2 $
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