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Introducing Phuket

Phuket in Thailand is a rain forested island in the Andaman Sea. The island is home to some top of the line ocean side hotels, spas and eateries. Besides visiting the awesome attractions of Thailand's greatest island, you can take an elating speedboat excursion to the numerous close-by tropical heavens, including the well known Phi Islands, or appreciate a quiet voyage around the otherworldly Phang Nga Bay. 

Phuket is honored with in excess of 30 astonishing shorelines to look over. Patong Beach, Kata, Karon and Kamala have dependably been the most famous, yet the north of the island uncovers some concealed diamonds for voyagers hunting down a progressively sentimental environment.

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

With a tropical atmosphere, the climate in Phuket extensively shifts between warm, cool and blustery. It never truly gets excessively cold. The high traveler season is from November to February when it's cool and dry, after which it remains very hot until May. Rainstorm season starts mid-May and goes on till October. 

November to February: This is the coolest season in Phuket after the downpours are finished. December in Phuket is pretty cool and February is the driest. This is the ideal time to explore water sports in the quiet ocean.

Walk to mid-May: One of the valid justifications to visit Phuket in April is to observe the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when individuals sprinkle water on one another! 

Mid-May to October: Monsoon season in Phuket keeps going from May to October. It is a quiet time to visit since it's not as swarmed as the high season.

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History & Culture

vPhuket has a long history of playing host to outsiders. Phuket Town was established in the first century B.C. by settlers from India. Ptolemy, a Greek geographer in the third century A.D., alluded to it as 'Jang Si Lang' – which later progressed toward becoming 'Garbage Ceylon' and this is the name you will see on old maps of Thailand, or Siam. 

Commander Light had a crucial influence in the most popular part in Phuket's history: the directing of the attacking Burmese armed force in 1785. Kunying Chan and her sister Mook gathered what powers they could and, as per legend, camouflaged nearby ladies as male warriors, hence influencing Phuket's military labor to appear to be invulnerable. The Burmese in the long run lost heart and left following multi month's attack and accordingly King Rama 1 granted Kunying Chan with the illustrious title of 'Thao Thep Kasattri'. 'Champion's Monument', as it is known, plays host to numerous local people who wish to offer their regards to their distinguished precursors.

As for the culture, Phuket is Buddhist in religion, Hindu in culture, Sanskrit in its traditional writing, Brahminic in its ceremonies, and - given that Thai clans relocated from southern China 1000 years back - Chinese in birthplace. It is likewise obvious that these are just misleading statements, however they do point to the intricate components that have characterized present day Thailand. So far as religion goes, around 95 percent of the populace is at any rate ostensibly Buddhist. There is additionally a sizeable Muslim minority, generally inhabitant in the southern territories. Prominent Buddhism, also, has absorbed components of both Brahminism and animistic convictions that originate before both of the previous religions. 

Wat Chalong (the biggest sanctuary on the island) is an incredible place to observe the uniqueness and excellence of this eastern religion. Another interesting aspect about the place is that the ladies are effectively engaged with business undertakings and human expressions. 

Thai is the nation's legitimate dialect, with Lao, Chinese, Malay, and Mon-Khmer likewise spoken. Known as the place that is known for 1000 grins, the Thai individuals are probably the friendliest on the planet. 

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Geography

Phuket is Thailand's biggest island (360 sq mi/930 sq km—about the measure of Singapore) is the pearl of the Andaman Sea, and is the second-littlest territory of Thailand. The island's length, from north to south, is 48 kilometers (30 mi) and its width is 21 kilometers (13 mi). 

The mountains of Phuket frame the southern end of the Phuket Mountain go, which ranges for 440 kilometers (270 mi) from the Kra Isthmus. The most astounding height of the island is normally viewed as Khao Mai Thao Sip Song (Twelve Canes), at 529 meters (1,736 ft) above ocean level. 

Phuket incorporates a few distant islands: Ko Lone, Ko Maprao, Ko Naka Yai, Ko Racha Noi, Ko Racha Yai, and the second greatest, Ko Sire. The Similan Islands deceive the northwest, and the Phi Islands which are a piece of Krabi Province, toward the southeast. 

The west shore of the island has various prevalent sandy shorelines. The most mainstream is Patong Beach on the focal west drift.

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Things to Do in Phuket

Cooking Class
Learn how to cook authentic Thai cuisine in a fun and professional atmosphere at Phuket Thai Cooking Academy. Knowledge of Thai cooking is a souvenir that will last you all your life and you will be able to live your Phuket holiday again. Prepare your dishes under the guidance of expert chefs and enjoy your masterpieces. Choose between a half-day (morning or afternoon session) or a full day class and start the adventure! Go back home with new skills to impress family and friends: learn to make a variety of traditional curries, Pad Thai, crunchy spring rolls, the famous Tom Yum Gong, signature Thai stir-fries and delightful sweets like gummy rice and deep-fried bananas. Each package option is complete with a convenient hotel pick up and drop-off and the freshest ingredients shopping with an exciting market tour.
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Phuket Town
Phuket plays a host to an amazing mix of nationalities. The city's heritage can be seen in Phuket's Old Town in its architecture, commerce, dress and way of life. The core of the Old Town mainly is made up of five roads and several 'sois' (small streets), these are Rasada Rd, Phang Nga Rd, Thalang Rd, Dibuk Rd, and Krabi Rd. You will definitely get the dose of heritage while you walk around Phuket Old Town exploring every bit of it.
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Scuba Diving
Phuket Island is encircled by warm tropical waters and is a heaven for water sports sweethearts. The territory is notable to scuba fans yet water exercises, for example, ocean kayaking and kite surfing are developing its prominence. 

The tropical waters of the Andaman Sea are ideal for swimming - clear, quiet, pleasant, and overflowing with splendid marine life. Swimming should be possible all year in Phuket. 

On the off chance that you need to figure out how to jump, or just to update your aptitudes, Phuket is an incredible spot to accomplish your PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) authentication. It is appraised among the main 10 jumping objections of the world and a considerable lot of the focuses in the zone gloat long stretches of understanding. You may appreciate jumping road trips from Phuket to Phi Island and the Racha Islands consistently.
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Luxury Thai Spa

Phuket, the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, is famous for its great beaches. However, your trip will be incomplete without a luxury Thai Spa. Phuket has a variety of different treatments available and something to suit everyone. The world-famous Thai Massage, which is an ancient healing system that combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures, leaves your body and soul relaxed and rejuvenated. You also have an option to add aroma oil to your Massage and you’ll take your relaxation to the next level.                                                                                                 

Give yourself an opportunity from the hustle and bustle of the Phuket routine lifestyle and enjoys each day of head-to-toe pampering Spa centre— experienced massage professionals will take you to the state of complete relaxation. With treatments starting from traditional classic massages to grease aromatherapy, foot reflexology, and a Royal Thai Facial. Relax your body and mind and luxuriate in a real zen feeling that Thailand has come to be known for. The spa can take you on a journey to a whole new world of bliss, rejuvenation, and wellness.

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Nights Markets
Neighborhood markets are frequently a decent spot to locate some extraordinary deals and some great gifts and tokens. Opening simply after the warmth of the day, Phuket night markets have an exceptional celebration feel to them, regularly being joined by road exhibitions and music. Blistering food sellers likewise do a thundering exchange, so they can be an extraordinary spot to have your night feast, experience true Thai road food, and shop in cool solace, all simultaneously. To pick a couple, Chillva Market, Phuket Night Market, Phuket Walking Street, Phuket Indy Market are a portion of the night markets which merit a visit.
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Elephant Santuary

A truly amazing, immersive experience with Thailand's famous gentle giants is possible only on a moral elephant experience with great consideration for the welfare of the animal. The elephant jungle sanctuary in Phuket has become very popular these days. Visitors can interact with elephants in their natural habitat and learn about the lives of these rescued veterans. They are properly familiar with the sanctuary's rescue elephants, and even feed them a ready-made diet. While playing and interacting with elephants, visitors can learn about elephants' past by taking photos and making sure they are fed well, or even just watching them. They can learn about the behaviour patterns and characteristics of elephants and make better connections with them. Visitors get a chance to hang out with the elephants by taking a big mud spa, and helping to wash them later in the elephants' shower room!

Must do Activity: feed elephants breakfasts of handfuls of bananas, watermelon, and cucumbers , Watch them having their bath in a hydrotherapy pool as well as in a big pond.

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Dolphin Show
Get ready to be entertained and educated during this enjoyable, family-friendly afternoon spent at Dolphins Bay- the only dolphinarium on Phuket Island, Dolphins Bay offers you the unique opportunity to urge upon the brink of these playful, brainy creatures during a gorgeous, tropical environment.
A convenient pickup can be arranged from your hotel to begin your tour. Upon arriving at Dolphins Bay, settle certain a captivating show filled with flips, tricks, and fun. Enjoy watching as dolphins jump through hoops, do balancing acts with beach balls, and even create artwork while holding a paintbrush in their mouths. Marvel in amazement as their trainers choose a ride on their backs, doing somersaults into the water.Fur seals who happily dance and clap around the perimeter of the pool, you get friendly with them. These goofy critters often wish to take seats within the crowd, so don't miss your chance to pet one who comes by.
After the performance, you will have the optional opportunity to urge your photo crazy one among the adorable dolphins. If you would like to have an unforgettable experience even further, upgrade to the Royal Swim. Lovers of sea life can't get enough of this activity, which has you swimming, hugging, and twiddling with your very own dolphin.
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Similan Islands
"Similan Island is one of the most famous island groups within the Andaman Sea, largely due to the wonders that await under the clear-blue waters surrounding it. They are about 84 km northwest of Phuket. This tiny archipelago is one of the interesting diving areas within the world, also a preferred destination for boats and boat tours.Its name comes from Sembilan, for the Malay word 9. Each Similan Islands also has a number as a reputation. These are, from north to south: Koh Ba Ngu (No. 9), Similan (No. 8), Payu (No. 7), Miang (No. 4, No. 5 and, in some opinion, No. 6), Payan (No. 3), Payang (No. 2), and Hu Yong (No. 1). Hin Pushkar, or Rock Elephant Head Rock ', is optionally designated number 6 by some. Koh Bone, located 17 nautical miles north of Ba Ngu, a component of Similan Park - is usually awarded an honorary position of No. 10.Open: 15 October to 15 May (dates may vary each year)
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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult
Thai Escape
7 Nights / 8 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
Included Cities
Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N), Bangkok (2N)
... Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 450
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
Included Cities
Singapore (3N), Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N)
... Singapore (3N), Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 790
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
Included Cities
Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N)
... Phuket (3N), Krabi (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 720
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main + Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
Included Cities
Khao Lak (2N), Phuket (3N), Bangkok (2N)
... Khao Lak (2N), Phuket (3N), Bangkok (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 430
Onwards
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
Included Cities
Bangkok (2N), Pattaya (2N), Phuket (3N)
... Bangkok (2N), Pattaya (2N), Phuket (3N)
Price Per Adult
$ 450
Onwards

Happy Travellers

31st Jan Southeast Asia Tour
31st Jan Southeast Asia Tour

31st Jan Southeast Asia Tour

31st January Southeast Asia tour was our first experience with Flamingo.  You exceeded our expectations from professionalism to accommodations, food, transportations and of course  carefully  chosen sightseeing places from modern Singapore to acient Thailand.

Jayraj is an outstanding and very knowledgeable tour guide. His passion to explore the world is impressive.  His proffesional attitude towards all of us was remarkable. 

Also thanks to all working behind the scene who made this trip memorable.
Sales team and accounting team including your agent Sangitaben in US were very cooperative.

For family oriented people like our group, some recommendations from local tour guide for nightlife shows could have been avoided and less shopping time can allow more places to cover.

We will not hesitate to refer Flamingo to our families and friends for their vacation experience.
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