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About Phuket

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand which is well know for service minded people. The gateway to Phuket Island, a paradise for tourists in the southern part of Thailand. Phuket International Airport has welcomed millions of passengers each year.

Phuket is also known as "The Pearl of the Andaman". Phuket International Airport allows many direct flights into Phuket and easily accessible routes to many parts of the world. Most passengers are tourists coming from countries all over the world and the airport plays an important role in promoting travel and tourism in the southern region as well as throughout the kingdom. Phuket International Airport is 38 kms from Patong Beach or 48 kms from Karon Beach or 46 kms from Kata Beach or 32 kms from Downtown Phuket.

How to greet to Thai people : You will see Thai people smiling at you everywhere when you meet them for first time. They will greet you by saying "Sawasdee". You should then repeat this back to them to acknowledge the greeting. This is why the country is often referred to as " The land of Smiles ".

Airport Guide : Phuket International Airport

What to Expect on Arrival and Leaving Phuket Airport

When you are arrive by plane at Phuket Airport and you have a confirmed transport booking with PhuketConnectTransfers, please follow these guidelines to meet with our representative and transport services. The airport has two arrival sections: a domestic and an international. Both are located on the first floor (sometimes referred to as the ground floor). If you are an international passenger, your airline staff will direct you through immigration to baggage claim and then through customs into the northern end of the airport arrival hall, using the exit on the left hand side. If you are a domestic arrival, you will proceed straight to baggage claim and enter the arrival hall at the southern end, using the exit on the right hand side. Once in the arrival hall PhuketConnectTransfers Team will be waiting for you either at the Domestic Exit Door or in the arrival hall by the International Exit Door if you are an international visitor. Please go straight outside and find a holding sign showing your name.

For Urgent Cases, please call our emergency number +66 094 024 2193 .

Disabled People's Facilities
Phuket Airport has toilets, lifts, and telephones adapted to disabled persons' needs and designated parking spaces. The airline can help you, please inform them before you book your flight !

Changing Money
Money can be easily exchanged at four currency exchanges counters on the airport's ground floor and one counter in the departure lounge. Or you can use one of the airport's many ATM's (automatic teller machines) available in a row on the first floor accepting most major card from the major international networks such as Cirrus. The charge for a transaction is minimal. Maximum withdrawal amount per day is usually 20,000 baht.

SIM Cards & Telephone Services
You can buy sim cards at the airport's minimarts, if you go to the International Service Centre on the ground floor. They will set your mobile up for free. Sometimes there are kind ladies waiting for you to get off the plane to hand out local SIM cards for free!

Phuket Attractions & Fun Things to Do in Phuket

Phuket Island can be reached for every season even on the monsoon season because Phuket has several tourist attractions like beaches, city tour, fishing and activities off island. Let come and explore by yourself so that you can have lots of things to tell your friends when you get home

1. Spend a Day on Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island is Thailand's island-superstar. It has been in the movies. A day trip to the Phi Phi Islands is easy and a popular tour from either Phuket or Krabi. It is situated along the southern end of Thailand's coast in the Andaman Sea. You will find one of the most idyllic tropical locations on earth. Phi Phi's beauty is a large chunk of the allure. You will fall in love with the Island at first sight.
2. Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is unique where verdant limestone islands, honeycombed with caves and aquatic grotto's soar perpendicularly to heights of 984 feet or more, from almost perpetually calm waters. A distinctive feature of the bay is the sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald-green waters. Explore Phang Nga Bay by luxury speed boat for a smoother and faster ride in comfort and style. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are just two of the more famous spots in this bay.
3. Phuket Fantasea
Inspired by Thailand's rich heritage, Phuket FantaSea not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches traditions with the wonder of technology and special effects. Phuket FantaSea is Phuket's Mega show. With trapeze artists, a cast of hundreds, performing elephants that literally rise up into the sky and an exotic storyline that blends tradition with fantasy you'll have a wonderful evening out here. The show takes place with a delightful dinner buffet as well.
4. Elephant Trekking
Elephant trekking is a great activity for kids and fun experience. A platform will easily bring you into the two passenger seat onthe back of the elephant. A trip to Phuket would not be complete without a bumpy jungle trek on elephant back. Don't miss it.
5. Simon Cabaret
Simon Cabaret has established itself as a market leader of professional entertainment venue. Probably the biggest "transvestite" cabaret show to be found locally. This show features a spectacular musical floor show performed by the world famous "Lady Boys" of Simon Cabaret. You will arrive relaxed but will leave confused as our performers are more of a man than you will ever be and even more of a woman too!
6. Old Phuket Town
Sino-Portuguese splendours and funky shops in the most unlikely places. Phuket town offers much more than you think with some excellent restaurants and local sights. Expect the unexpected! Don't forget your camera!
7 .Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples
Wat Chalong is One of Phuket's most important Buddhist temples and visited by thousands each year. It's beautifully decorated with infinite reflections from hundreds of tiny glass pieces and several pagodas. Wat Chalong has an interesting history and is Phuket Island's spiritual centre. You haven't seen Phuket if you've never visited this fascinating temple.
8. Phuket Viewpoints

Many viewpoints over west and east Phuket afford sunrise or sunset views. You can go and visit Promthep, then check out Phuket's other viewpoints such as the 'Three Beaches' hilltop called locally 'Khao Saam Haad'- it is one of most photographed.

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