Phuket Located approximately 862 kilometers south of Bangkok is
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, which is often dubbed as the
pearl of the Andaman, or the pearl of the south. Its natural
resources- rocky peninsular, limestone cliffs, white powdery
beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical in-land forests
contribute to making it the South’s wealthiest, busiest, most
visited and most popular island and province.
Phuket borders on Phang-nga Province to the north. The other 3
sides are encircled by the Andaman Sea the place where many of the
best diving sites are located. The island is connected to Phang-nga
Province by Sarasin Bridge and Thep Krasattri Bridge.
Phuket is exceptional with 70 percent of its area covered with
mountains which stretch from north to south and the remaining 30
percent being plains located in the central and eastern parts of
the island. The island does not have any major rivers except for a
total of 9 brooks and creeks.
Phuket has a lot more to offer its visitors other than its natural
heritage sea, sand, sky, beach, forest, and world renowned diving
sites. Sino-Portuguese architecture casts its spell delighting
travelers to the city, while Phuket-style hospitality has never
failed to impress visitors from all walks of life. In addition,
accommodations ranging from world-class resorts to tropical-style
bungalows have warmly catered to the different needs of travelers.
For seafood lovers, there is a lot more to sample than just
Phuket’s famous lobster. Altogether, these characteristics have
Phuket a truly unique destination.
Visiting Phuket made simly easie,r the easiest way to get to
Phuket. Domestic airlines operate several flights daily between
Bangkok and Phuket. Some flights go to Phuket via Samui Island with
a 40-minute stopover
Phuket Air offers daily flights to Phuket and the journey takes
only 1.20 hours. Call 02 6798999
Bangkok Airways has daily flights connecting Phuket with Pattaya
and Samui. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at
tel. 66 2265 5678. Reservations can be made at tel. 66 2265 5555.
Thai Airways International has numerous daily flights servicing the
Bangkok-Phuket route. In addition, they have regular flights
connecting Phuket with Hat Yai, Surat Thani, and Narathiwat
Provinces. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at
tel. 02 628 2000
By bus Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leave
Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily.
Trips by air-conditioned bus, which normally leaves in the evening,
take about 13 hours.
By car From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Phetchakasem Road) through
Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and
Phang-nga Provinces, then cross the Thep Krasattri Bridge or
Sarasin Bridge to Phuket Island. The total distance is 862
kilometers and the travel time is approximately 12 hours.
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online with instant confirmation.