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Welcome to Phuket, a pearl of the Andaman Sea, we welcome you with a smile!

General Phuket Information

Phuket is one of the most well-known tourist destinations for decades, and currently, the island has been transformed to major tourism hub with the well-prepared infrastructure and services to accommodate millions of tourists around the world. There is more to Phuket than its white sandy beaches, fantastic bargain shopping, water & land sport activities and entertainment. Today, Phuket also boosts a large number of world-class medical facilities offering the highest standards of medical care and services combined with Thai traditional hospitality that has made it a favorite island getaway for people from all over the world. Phuket is located on the west coast, in the southern part of Thailand. This is the largest island in Thailand, which is surrounded by another 32 islands, has total area 570 square kilometers.

Phuket's Weather
Phuket's weather is typical of its location near an area influenced by monsoon winds: warm, humid, but pleasant all year long. There are only two seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, during the southwest monsoon, and the hot season,

Month
Minimum Temperature (°C)
Maximum Temperature (°C)
Amount of Rainfall (mm)
Rainy day (day)
January
22.0
31.5
42.1
6
February
22.4
32.7
29.5
4
March
23.0
33.4
60.3
6
April
23.9
33.1
157.1
12
May
24.5
31.5
345.4
22
June
24.7
31.0
285.9
21
July
24.4
30.7
284.4
20
August
24.7
30.6
272.0
20
September
23.9
30.1
417.2
23
October
23.6
30.3
350.7
23
November
23.1
30.5
188.4
16
December
22.6
30.8
70.6
9

Enjoy Thai Food in Phuket
You may know “Tom Yam”, “Phad Thai”, “Green Curry” as popular Thai Food. Phuket has a number of special local dishes which are different from those of other parts of Thailand and visitors should not miss trying them out.

Kanom Jeen or nice noodle is one of very popular breakfast menus for people in Phuket. There are many kinds of curries served with Kanom Jeen, such as Nam Choop or dipping, Nam Ya curry which is made from flakes of cooked fish, curry paste and coconut milk, Kang Tai Pla or the curry prepared from the viscera of fish, Chicken Currry. Kanom Jeen is usually served with various kinds of vegetables, boiled eggs, Pa Tong Koh which is the Chinese version of doughnuts and How Mok, the salted fish mixed with curry paste and coconut milk. Kanom Jeen is available in many shops. The well-known shops are Khwan Shop on Thoong Kha Road, Pa Mai Shop on Satul Road and others. Nam Prik Kung Siab is Phuket style hot shrimp paste sauce with sweetened crisp shrimps, served with fresh vegetables.

Tao So, this is a small kind of moon cakes and a speciality of Phuket which tourists popularly buy and take home.

Oh Oiew, this sweet is like jelly. It is made of Kuay-Nam-Wa, a kind of banana mixed with sugar. Oh Oiew is served with syrup and ice. The original famous shops are in Soon Uthit Sub-lane on Yaowarat Road, and the other one is on Vichitsongkram Road near the entrance of Lhor Loeng Sub-lane.

Links to useful websites

Medical Websites

  • www.PhuketAesthetic.com - This is website of Bangkok-Phuket Institute of Cosmetic Surgery (BPICS) provides a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery options for patients. Internationally trained and experienced plastic surgeons offer world-class surgery in a safe hospital environment for both women and men. Our center has experienced Dermatologists who provide treatment for a variety of skin diseases.
  • www.phuket-health-travel.com (Phuket Health and Travel)
  • www.bangkokmedjournal.com (Bangkok Medical Journal)

Travel Information Websites

Accommodation in Phuket

Karon Beach:

Kata Beach:

  • The Beach Heights Resort

Kathu District:

Patong Beach:

  • Deevana Patong Resort & Spa
  • Best Western Patong Beach
  • Duangjitt Resort
  • Holiday Inn Phuket Resort and Hotel
  • Mercue & ibis Erawan Thailand 2014 (ibis Phuket patong / ibis Phuket Kata / ibis Samui Bophut)
  • The Charm Resort Phuket
  • The Kee Resort & Spa

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