Phuket Thailand Travel Guide


Discover our Phuket Thailand travel guide adventure, as we swim and snorkeling the beaches, access night life in Bangla Road, taste sumptuous seafood. PHUKET.. what came first in our mind was the beautiful beaches, food and nightlife!.  With this in mind, we hoop onto another adventure last July 2014. Phuket is the largest island that is located on the Southern part of Thailand.  It became a known tourist destination for individuals who want to experience all kinds of activity from sea, land, entertainment and authentic seafood food delights.

how to enter phuket

"Phuket Patong Beach Shoreline"

All tourist entering Phuket must possess a passport that is valid for at least six(6) months.  Foreign nationals from the below-listed countries are required to obtain a Visa on Arrival which usually cost at 2000 baht.  An equivalent of 15 or 30 days stay will be given from Thailand Immigration.

best time to travel phuket

""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Warning Swimming Sign"

Phuket has a tropical climate that naturally consists of warm, cool and rainy. The high influx of tourist usually during the season between November to February since during this time the weather is cool and dry.  After that, the hot season will start and end on the month of May while remaining months will be monsoon and rainy season. During our stay in Phuket, we experienced some scattered rain shower.

how to get there

""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Fish Feeding At Maya Bay"

We booked our two(2) way ticket from Fly Scoot for two-person at S$. Our scheduled flight was st 8:50 pm and we arrived at the airport pass 9 pm local time. It was 2-hour travel as there is one (1) hour time delay difference between Singapore and Phuket.


""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Elephant Ride"

Tuk-Tuk is the known mode of transportation which is accessible in every street corner of the city center.  For guided tour outside the city, private car/van service is available depending on half or full day activity. Our hotel has local guide which we availed during our half-day city tour activity.

Local Foods we have eaten

""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Seafood Lunch"
""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Pad Thai Street Food"
""Phuket Thailand Travel GuideMango Banana Nutella Crepe"

where we stay

The hotel is ideally located in Patong, which is nearby to bars, cafe and a 15-minute walk to shopping centers as well as the famous Patong Beach.  We booked the hotel for two(2) nights through Agoda and was satisfied with the service, cleanliness and buffet breakfast.

Citrus Heights
Patong, Kathu
Room Rate: THB 3,100 (2 nights with free breakfast)

Places that we have been

Statue of Big Budda in Phuket Thailand
""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Big Budhha"

Big Buddha

Karon, Mueang Phuket District
Entrance Fee: FREE
Opening Hours:  8:00am-7:30pm (DAILY)

Is one of the known landmarks in Phuket where it has the huge statue that sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata.  It is 45 meters high that is visible even from Phuket Town and Karon Beach.

Wat Chalong Temple in Phuket Thailand
Pagoda of Wat Chalong Temple in Phuket Thailand

Wat Chalong

Chalong, Mueang Phuket
Entrance Fee: FREE
Opening Hours:  7:00am-5:00pm (DAILY)

It is the largest temple in Phuket which is frequently visited by local and tourist to pray and pay respect for the monks.

""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Patong Beach"
""Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Patong Beach Stamp"

Patong Beach

Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand

It is the most popular beach in Phuket that is located in the main city.

Welcome to Patong Beach in Phuket Thailand
Phuket Bangla Walking Street Signage

Bangla Road

Rat-U-Thit Road and Beach Road,

Is a 400m road that is closed to traffic once the sun sets. It consists of neon lights, loud music, and cheap beer. Jammed most nights of the year, it is quite a friendly and lively place to walk around.

Lady Boy Performer at Simon Caberet Show in Phuket

Simon Cabaret Show

8 Sirirat Rd, Tambon Patong
Entrance Fee: THB 600
Showtime  6:00pm / 7:30pm / 9:00pm

It is the most popular musical lady-boy show in creative choreography, high-end lighting, and extravagant attires.

"Phuket Thailand Travel Guide-Phuket Maya Bay Blue Water Sky"

Phuket is an amazing place to explore nature, check scenic ocean and sandy beaches at the same time to simply unwind and relax. Phuket is a paradise where parties and food are everywhere. It was a fun adventure. We saw how religious the place because they built a big statue of their God outside the temple and noticed how local people gave praises. Aside from Phuket attractive beaches, the country is known for many elephants and some were put in a sanctuary. Phuket also has a lot of food to offer, local or international. We hope that you have good time reading our Phuket Thailand travel guide, and you may find some information that can be use for your future travel.

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Travel Guide Itinerary


  • 08:30pm Depart Singapore
                      Jetstar 3K537
  • 09:30pm ETA Phuket
                      Phuket Airport
                      Immigration Clearance
  • 10:00pm Ride Van at Airport
                     Head to Hotel
  • 11:30pm  ETA Hotel
                     Citrus Heights
  • 12:00am  Rest & Sleep                


  • 07:00am Wake Up
  • 07:30am Buffet Breakfast
  • 08:30am Arrange Transport
                      Phuket Tour – Local Guide
                      Hotel Pickup
  • 09:30am 1st Stop
                     Big Buddha
                     Entrance Fee:
  • 10:00am 2nd Stop
                     Elephant Ride
  • 10:45am  3rd Stop
                     Wat Chalong
  • 11:30am  Lunch
                     Seafood Restaurant
  • 01:30pm Head to Karon Beach
  • 02:30pm Head to Hotel
  • 04:00pm Walk to Patong Beach
                      Jungceylong Mall
  • 06:00pm Dinner
  • 06:40pm Head to Hotel
  • 07:30pm Simon Cabaret Show
                      Entrance Fee:
  • 09:00pm Head to Bangla Road
  • 11:30pm   Head back to Hotel
                      Rest Sleep


  • 07:00am Wake Up
  • 07:30am Buffet Breakfast
  • 08:00am Arrange Transport
                      Phi Phi Island Tour
                      Hotel Pickup
  • 08:30am Head to Ferry Terminal
                      Chalong Pier
  • 09:00am Ride Ferry 
  • 10:30am  Swim on Ocean
                      Phi Phi Island
  • 11:30am   Lunch
  • 01:30pm  Swim on the Beach
  • 02:30pm Ride Ferry
                      End of Phi Phi Tour
  • 04:00pm ETA Ferry Terminal
                      Head to Hotel
  • 06:30pm Dinner
  • 07:30pm Head to Airport
  • 08:30pm ETA Airport
                      Phuket Airport
  • 11:50pm   Depart Phuket
  • 02:30am  ETA Singapore
  • 03:30am  Home

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A wife and a mother of three toddlers | Previously working as customer service executive in a logistics supply chain | working at home mom. But in spite of this added responsibilities I still find time to travel and explore together with my family.

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