The beaches are a pull, there is no doubt about that, but there are many other things to do while in Phuket. Not far from the town is the beguiling Butterfly Garden and Aquarium where local wildlife can be spotted, or a traditional Thai Village where you can watch Thai dancing and Thai boxing, as well as ride on an elephant.
You are bound to see food you never dreamed of before at the Fresh Produce Market, such as durian fruit, strange pickled fish, and slippery eels. There are various elaborately decorated temples throughout the town, including Bang Niew Temple and Wat Mongkol Nimit.
Further afield, there is a Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre, a voluntary-run organisation encouraging domestic gibbons to live wild again. Hat Patong is the most developed beach on the island with bars, discos, restaurants and hotels all vying for your custom. It is here where the most water activities are available as well.
Travel to Phuket
For international flights Phuket International Airport is where you will land. It is the second largest airport in Thailand and therefore has many flights to Phuket from all over the world. The airport is situated in the north of the island, and after your flights Phuket Town is roughly 25 miles away.
On arrival from your flights Phuket offers a wide range of transportation choices from bus to taxi or minibus. However for a truly luxurious ride to your hotel after your flights Phuket limousine drivers are on hand to assist. So book your flights to Phuket through CheapTickets for spectacular savings and swift service.
Phuket travel information:
Estimated Flight Distance: 2328km
Estimated Flight Duration: 3hrs 05min - 3hrs 35min
Major Airlines: Direct flights are operated by Dragonair, Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Express; one-stop flights are also offered by Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, among others.
Popular tourist spots: Phang Nga Bay, Phuket Big Buddha, Bangla Road, Wat Chalong, Old Phuket Town, Phuket Fantasea among others.