Traveling in Phuket province in South Thailand
Last year I did make a posting about counting all the provinces I had been in Thailand. And I saw I have been to (stayed in) 48 provinces out of the 76. So in the coming months I will travel via my postings from the most southern province I have been to the most northern province, with some photos and information about each province. This is part 3 of the 47 (out of the 77) provinces where I have at least stayed overnight once. Phuket was our beach destination when going on holiday when I was still living in Europe in the end 1990's. See my older posting Old photos from Phuket. Photo above is Kata Noi beach in 1995. But in the past almost 20 years I have only visited Phuket briefly 2 or 3 times. So my travel experience about Phuket is not very recent. Personally for me the beauty of Phuket is gone and too busy nowadays. If you want to go to beaches in Thailand there are so many beautiful beaches on other islands and even on the mainland of South Thailand. But if you like entertainment at a beach resort town then Phuket might be the place to go. Phuket province is actually an island on the west-coast of South Thailand and surrounded by the Andaman Sea. The capital town of Phuket province is Phuket town on the middle of the island and is famous for its beautiful colonial style Chinese shophouses that luckily have not been destroyed. More famous are beaches like Patong and Kata and the islands like Phi Phi (although they are not part of Phuket province and are actually better visited from Krabi).
How to get to Phuket province?
- 🚘 🛵 from Bangkok via route 41, route 44 and route 4
- ✈️ the International Airport of Phuket (HKT) is on the north side of Phuket island and serves flights to Bangkok (BKK & DMK), Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Chengdu, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul, Yangon and Ho Chi Min City.
- 🚞 there is no train station in Phuket province or at any nearby province
- 🚌 from all major cities in South Thailand and of course from Bangkok. But also from places like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket.