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Phuket International Airport

Situated on the northern end of Phuket Island, Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the second busiest airport in Thailand owing both to the popularity of Phuket and the many attractions in nearby Krabi and Phang Nga provinces. Phuket International Airport features two terminals: #1 for international flights and #2 for domestic flights.

Address : 222 Sanambin Road, Mai Kwaw Subdistrict, Talang District Phuket Province 83110, Thailand

Website : http //www.airportthai.co.th/phuket/en/home.php
Transport Options

Car Rental

Tickets are sold at the Limousine counter in the arrival hall, 1st floor.Available near the limousine counter.

Airport Service & Facilities

Airport Service & Facilities

Information Service
For any enquiries and assistance, simply approach the airport officers at the Airport Information Counter.
The central phone number is (076) 327230-7

Banking
There are 4 currency exchange counters in the arrival hall and one counter in the departure hall

Telecommunications
Post and Telegraph Office
The Post and Telegraph Office is located in the departure hall, 2nd floor.

Medical
Emergency Medical Service
The First Aid point is located in the departure hall. Service hours are between 06.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m.

Tour Service Reservation
Two counters for hotel reservation can be found in the passenger hall, 1st floor.
 
Public Transport
At present, the airport does not allow public tricycles and cars without passengers to enter into the terminal area. Please exit the airport areas to access public bicycles and cars. For hotel guests, hotel limousines are provided for every flight.

Transit and Transfer Service
The transit area is situated in the same area of the international departure lounge.
 
Bus
Southern Bus Terminal
Tel : 0-2434-7192, 0-2434-5557-8
 
Phuket Central Company
Tel : 0-2435-5019
 
Phuket Travel
Tel : 0-2435-5018
 
Phuket Bus Terminal
Tel : 0-7621-1480
 
Railway
There is no direct train service to Phuket. Travelers arriving by train must get off at Phun Phin Railway Station in Surat Thani Province and continue by regular bus to Phuket.
Tel. 1690, 0-2223-7010, or 0 -2223-7020
 
Plane
This is perhaps 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. List of operators are as follows
 
Limousine Hire
Tickets are sold at the Limousine counter in the arrival hall, 1st floor.
 
Thai Airways
Bangkok office Receive Call 1566 and Tel. 0-2280-0060, 0-2628-2000, 0-2356-1111
Phuket office Tel.0-7621-1195, 0-7621-2499, 0-7621-2946
http://www.thaiairways.com
 
Bangkok Airways
Bangkok office Tel. 0-2265-5555
http://www.bangkokair.com
 
Air Asia
Also offers several daily flights connecting Bangkok and Phuket. Tel. 0-2515-9999
http://www.airasia.com
 
Nok Air
It has several daily flights between Bangkok and Phuket. Reservation Call 1318
http://www.air.com
 
Reference
http://www.transport.co.th
http://www.andaman-travel.com
http://www.kohtaotoday.com/transport_south.html

Lost & Found
Lost property
Passengers can trace their belongings at
- Counter of Thai Airways International on the 1st
floor.
- Office of each airline company.
 
For tracking lost belongings please contact the airport information counter.
 
Baggage Services
Left Luggage
This service is provided on the 1st floor, domestic arrival hall.
 
Baggage Claim
There are 6 baggage conveyors, 2 of which are for domestic arrivals while the other 2 are for international arrivals and the remaining conveyors are for departing passengers.

Car Park
Total area 12,884 m²
Capacity 447 vehicles

Slogan
"Andaman pearl, city heaven under, two color gold brave woman beach ,my prestige dips"
 
General
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 clfs, 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.

Nestled in the tropical zone off the west coast of the southern part of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean, the province covers an area of approximately 543 square kilometers (excluding small islets). It is estimated that Phuket Province covers an area of approximately 590 square kilometers its 39 other small islands are included. The islands total length, from north to south, is estimated at 48.7 kilometers and approximately 21.3 kilometers wide.

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’s topology 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 is divided into 3 administrative counties namely Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Thalang and Amphoe Kathu.
- 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 le. In addition, accommodations ranging from world-class resorts to tropical-style bungalows have warmly catered to the dferent needs of travelers. For seafood lovers, there is a lot more to sample than just Phuket’s famous lobster. Altogether, these characteristics have made Phuket a truly unique destination.

Staying on the island is easy, as there are only two seasons in a year - the rainy season (May to October) and the hot season (November to April). The low season of phuket is between September and October as they are the wettest months.

The best period for a visit, is from November to February, when it is possible to see the clear blue sky, feel the fresh sea breeze and marvel at the crystal clear water while lying on powdery, palm-fringed beaches. Average temperatures ranges between 23 C and 33 C.

Tourist information

Attractions
Phromthep Cape
http://www.tourismthailand.org
http://www.phuket.go.th
http://www.phuketcosmo.com


The Viewpoint
http://www.tourismthailand.org
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Phuket Aquarium
http://www.phuketaquarium.org

Hat Patong (Patong Beach)
http://www.tourismthailand.org
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Hat Kata (Kata Beach)
http://www.tourismthailand.org
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html
http://www.phuketcosmo.com


Hat Karon (Karon Beach)
http://www.tourismthailand.org
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html
Hat Surin
http://www.tourismthailand.org
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Hat Rawai
http://www.thai-tour.com
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Ao Chalong (Chalong Bay)
http://www.thai-tour.com
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Ao Sehn (Sehn Bay)
http://www.thai-tour.com
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Phuket Fantasea
http://www.thai-tour.com
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Phuket City and old buildings
http://www.thai-tour.com
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Sirinat National Park
http://www.thai-tour.com
http://www.phuket.go.th/index.html


Festivals
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
is held on the first day of the 9th lunar month (end Sept or early October). Phuket islanders of Chinese ancestry commit themselves to a 9-day vegetarian diet, a form of purication believed to help make the forthcoming year “trouble-free”. The festival is marked by several ascetic displays, including fire-walking and ascending sharp-bladed ladders.
 
Por Tor Festival
This is an ancestor's festival of the ethnic Chinese that falls on the seventh Chinese lunar month, which is the same as the ninth lunar month of the Thais. Special foods, flowers and candles are presented to the ancestor's altars. Cakes in the shape of turtles are made from flour. This is done because turtles live to great age and it is believed that by making such offering worshippers may extend the length of their lives. It is an important merit-making festival.
 
Thao Thep Krasatri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival
is held on March 13 every year to commemorate the two great heroines who rallied the Thalang people to repel Burmese invaders.
 
Turtle Release Fair
is held on Songkran, the nationwide Thai water festival, on April 13. It is also the National Fisherman's Day. Baby turtles are released into the sea at various locations.
 
Chao Le (Sea Gypsy) Boat
falls during the middle of the sixth and eleventh lunar months yearly. The fest is held at the Chao Le, or Sea Gipsy, villages in Phuket. The Rawai and Sapam villages hold their ceremonies on the 13th; Sire village celebrates on the 14th; and the village at Laem La (east of the bridge on Phuket's northern tip) celebrates on the 15th. Ceremonies, which center around the setting adrt of small boats similar to the Thai Festival of Loy Krathong, are held at night and their purpose is to drive away evil and to bring good luck. Fingernail clipping and strands of hair are put in the little boats before being released, along with little dolls fashioned from wood. Afterwards, the villagers perform their famous dance round their own boats, called the Ram Rong Ngeng.
 
Phuket King s Cup Regatta
was first held in 1987 in honour of His Majesty's 60th birthday. The King of Thailand is a noted boating enthusiast and yachts come from around the world to participate in the competition, which is the largest and most popular in Southeast Asia. It is held yearly on the anniversary of His Majesty's birthday, 5 December. Site of the regatta is Nai Han Bay.
 
Seafood Festival
This annual year end event sees the world's top triathletes and hundreds of amateurs competing for prize money and placing on the world triathlon circuit. The course, which includes swimming, bicycling, and running through the beautul natural surroundings of Laguna Phuket in Tambon Choeng Thale, takes from two-and-a-half to five hours to complete.
 
Tourist Season Opening Festival
is usually called the Patong Carnival in English according to from the place where celebrations occur, and is held on November 1. There are many stalls with merchandise and food, parades, sports event, and a beauty competition for foreign tourists. The fest is held to cement solidarity among the government, the private business sector, and the people.