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Surrounded by clear blue water, Phuket has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable tropical vacation: its palm-fringed beaches are of soft, clean sand, it has a vibrant nightlife, and you can enjoy the most wide-ranging cuisine – you name it, you can eat it in Phuket. For several years, Phuket has topped travel charts as a holiday paradise – and not without a reason – as the island is a spectacular destination. Add to this the most welcoming people in the world and you can see why travellers love it here.
Phi Phi Islands Adventure Day Trip

Explore the heavenly Phi Phi archipelago, including Maya Bay from the Leonardo DiCaprio film "The Beach," on this fun speedboat trip from Phuket. Once at the archipelago, swim over the coral reefs of Pileh Lagoon, snorkel at Bamboo Island, and see the monkeys at Monkey Beach, and then visit the breathtaking Maya Bay.

Phuket City Tour: Karon View Point, Big Buddha & Wat Chalong

Phuket is known for its breathtaking white-sand beaches, but this Thai island is also bursting with culture and history. Join this Phuket City Tour for a chance to experience the island's natural beauty and culture. See top attractions like the gigantic Big Buddha statue and the sacred Wat Chalong temple. Check out a cashew nut factory and stop for photos at Windmill Viewpoint. Plus, visit five picturesque beaches and learn all about Phuket from a knowledgeable local guide.

Night Food Market
Rat-U-Thit Road, Phuket

For simple, freshly cooked Thai food, a good place to go is the Night Food Market on Rat-U-Thit. It's out in the open and offers plenty of choices. Look at each menu to see what appeals to you! The "sales" team on the street will all tempt you into their restaurant, but perhaps it's best to look at each one and go back to the one you like. Fish is the main ingredient in this market.

KanEang 2
9/3 Moo 9 Chao Fah Tawan Aok Road, Ao Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket

This restaurant specializes in seafood and is located near Phuket Town at Chalang Bay. Not only is the food great but the panoramic view over the harbour is amazing.

Ceramics of Phuket
71/3 Vichikasongkram Road, Phuket

For designer ceramics the Ceramics of Phuket company uses the local clay for their work and produces some very fine pieces. You can find them at Baan Kathu, on the outskirts of Phuket Town.

Ban Boran Textiles
51 Yaowarat Road, Phuket

For quality textiles and Thai Silk go to Ban Boran Textiles. The prices are slightly higher than in Bangkok but the quality is very good, you can choose between different kinds of clothes and textiles, all rigorously handmade.

Passport / Visa

Visitors to Thailand need a valid passport and in some cases a visa to enter the country. Nationals of 57 countries are allowed a permanence from 14 to 90 days without a visa. Nationals of other 21 countries including China, India and Saudi Arabia are granted a visa on arrival, while the remaining need a visa in advance. Check the website below for further information: www.thaiembassy.com/visa/thailand-visa.php

Best Time to Visit

Phuket is one of the major tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, attracting tourists from all over the world. The various hotels and resorts get very busy during the high season, which coincides with the dry season, from December to April, and the weather is warm and dry, with long sunny days and a clear sky. During this period, in mid-April, the famous Songkran, the Thai New Year, takes place and the whole country celebrates on the streets. The monsoon arrives in May bringing heavy rainfall until November, making this the low season for tourism. This is by far the cheapest period to visit Phuket, and also the most peaceful, as the island is not as crowded as during the high season.

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