Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Phuket

Surrounded by clear blue water, Phuket has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable tropical vacation: its palm-fringed beaches are of soft, clean sand, it has a vibrant nightlife, and you can enjoy the most wide-ranging cuisine – you name it, you can eat it in Phuket. For several years, Phuket has topped travel charts as a holiday paradise – and not without a reason – as the island is a spectacular destination. Add to this, the most welcoming people in the world and you can see why travellers love it here.
Phuket
Phuket

Excursion to Phi Phi Island

This is one of the best excursions from Phuket and it takes a whole day. Leaving in the morning, the excursion includes a visit to island caves, a glass bottomed boat/submarine trip, and snorkelling off the island. You will spend some time on Phi Phi Island and Maya bay - a location for the film “The Beach”, and then back to the hotel. See website for more details and other boat trips.
Adresse: 63/202 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Road, Koh Kaew, Amphur Muang Phuket
Telefon: +66 81 415 3549
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Phang-nga and Khai Nai Eco Tour

Take the speedboat to Phang-nga and Khai Nai islands. Discover the flora and fauna at Panak Island, and the amazing limestone mountains at Hong Island. This trip also offers you a visit to Tapu Island (James Bond Island), Talu Cave, the fishing village called Ban Tak Dad and the landscape of mangrove forests.
Adresse: 92/54-55 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 214 249
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Phuket Fantasea

This is a cultural theme park with a very extravagant show. Phuket Fantasea is a stunning 140-acre theme complex, packed with activities such as carnivals and a Las Vegas-styled theatrical show. The show begins at 21.00. If you have booked for both dinner and show, then make sure to arrive before 18.30.
Adresse: 93 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 385 000
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Adventurer Rafting

This tour, in Southern Thailand’s lush Phang Nga Province, takes you on an action-packed ride along mountain rivers fringed with forest. Be prepared to get wet! See website for more information and different packages for White Water Rafting Tour.
Adresse: 9/249 Unit 1 Goldenville 5 Moo 6 Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket
Telefon: +66 82 810 0087
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Scuba Diving

‘Have a go’ under the guidance of a PADI instructor. A day course includes simple instructions in breathing techniques, signals and safety before taking a dive into the clear waters.
Adresse: 24 Karon Road, Kata Beach, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 330 598
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Splash Jungle Water Park

This is the perfect place to let the kids, and adults, go wild. Enjoy an adventurous day filled with water slides, rides and diving at Splash Jungle Water Park. The park also offers several refreshment options, including cafes and bars.
Adresse: 65 Moo 4 Mai khao Soi 4, T. Mai khao A. Thalang, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 372 111
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-17.45
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Phuket Thai Cookery School

This is the perfect place to learn how to cook Thai food. The school is located on Siray beach in a serene and beautiful environment. Enjoy your food on one of their wooden sundecks or on the beach.
Adresse: 39/4 Thepatan Road, Rassada, Phuket
Telefon: +66 82 474 6592
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Sepak Takraw

Sepak Takraw is a popular sport in Asia. When the sun has set and the temperature has cooled down you can see people coming out and play this game. If you wonder what it is about, count how many times the ball touches the ground.
Adresse: Phuket
Phuket

Golf

Phuket has many beautiful golf courses to enjoy with panoramic views and refreshing surroundings. Just pick a course and enjoy a relaxing day surrounded by a beautiful green landscape.
Adresse: Phuket
Phuket

Phuket Seashell Museum

This kid-friendly museum celebrates shells from all over the world. The documentation is available in several languages and well made. Fossilised shells are displayed, along with rare and common shells. A nice visit for a rainy day or when it is too warm outside.
Adresse: 12/2 Moo 2 Viset Road, Rawai beach, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 613 777
Åpningstider: Daily 09.00-17.00
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Phuket Aquarium

This small aquarium presents sea life species from the lakes, streams, mangroves, coral reefs and the deep sea of Thailand. You will be guided on your discovery with audio guides and explanation panels. Feeding shows are also organised.
Adresse: 51 Sakdidet Road, Wichit, Mueang, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 391 126
Åpningstider: Daily 08.30-16.30
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Monkey Hill

Hundreds of monkeys live on this hill. A nice visit for your family but careful of these wild animals. Officials recommend not feeding them, as they can get aggressive. The ascension of the hill is also a good work-out.
Adresse: To Chae Road, Phuket Town, Phuket
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Phuket Orchid Farm

This farm exhibits outstanding flowers. More than 1,500 different hybrids & species are presented. You can purchase traditional Thai bird cages, seeds and fresh flowers. Beautiful pictures are definitively on the menu!
Adresse: 67/1 Soi Suksan 1, Viset Road, Phuket Town, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 384 329
Åpningstider: Daily 09.30-17.30
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Night Food Market

For simple, freshly cooked Thai food, a good place to go is the Night Food Market on Rat-U-Thit. It's out in the open and offers plenty of choices. Look at each menu to see what appeals to you! The "sales" team on the street will all tempt you into their restaurant, but perhaps it's best to look at each one and go back to the one you like. Fish is the main ingredient in this market.
Adresse: Rat-U-Thit Road, Phuket
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Kan-Eang Seafood Restaurant

This restaurant specializes in seafood and is located near Phuket Town at Chalang Bay. Not only is the food great but the panoramic view over the harbour is amazing.
Adresse: 9/3 Moo 9 Chao Fah Tawan Aok Road, Ao Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 381 323
Åpningstider: Daily 9:10am–10pm
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[email protected]

Visiting Phuket you will most likely stop at the famous Buddhist temple on the island, Wat Chalong. While you are there, cross the street and enjoy your lunch at [email protected] They serve lovely Thai food in the middle of a tropical garden.
Adresse: Moo 4, Chalong, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 374 911
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Pomodoro Pizza Restaurant

Even in Thailand you can get a craving for pizza. If you do, then this is the place to go to. Along with pizza, they also serve pasta, snacks and all the good Italian cuisine.
Adresse: 32 Khoktanod Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 330 539
Åpningstider: Daily 12.00-23.00
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The Royal Kitchen

Claimed to be one of the most romantic restaurants in Patong. The restaurant at The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa serves traditional Cantonese dishes, such as Hong Kong beef and Peking duck coupled with a breathtaking view over the bay at Patong.
Adresse: 135/23, 123/15-16 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 340 666
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Silk Restaurant & Bar

With a stunning view over the Kamala Bay you can sit at Silk Restaurant & Bar and enjoy traditional Thai food in a tranquil environment. The chef’s focus is the flavours and textures of local Thai food.
Adresse: 15 Moo 6, Kamala Beach, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 338 777
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Plum Prime Steakhouse

It is hard to decide whether the delicious food or the amazing view is the best at Plum Prime Steakhouse. Either way, you will have a great Mediterranean dining experience here.
Adresse: 18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Road, Kathu, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 337 300
Åpningstider: Daily 18.00-23.30
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Gallery Cafe

Everything about this place is great! From the owner, Pinky, to the mouth-watering food. At Gallery Cafe, you can get a full English breakfast, nice sandwiches, or a healthy salad for lunch, while for dinner, you can choose from their lovely European + Thai menu. Gluten-free options are also available, and you should not leave without trying their in-house freshly baked bread.
Adresse: 19 Yaowarad Road, Phuket
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–5pm
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Samero’s Icecream Paradise

This is ice-cream at its best, 100% natural ingredients and produced freshly every day. There are tons of different flavors, it is so good that you will dream about it.
Adresse: 92 Sainamyen Road, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 342 505
Åpningstider: Daily 09.00-01.00
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A Spoonful of Sugar

Despite the name, you can eat more than one cookie without getting a sugar rush. Spoonful of Sugar is a very cosy coffee shop with an outdoor seating and with funky furniture.
Adresse: 30/10 Moo 1, Viset Road Rawai, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 388 432
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UnforgetTable

This gorgeous small café will for sure make your experience unforgettable! After choosing your tea cup among the vintage collection of the owners, you will love to try one of the selected teas. With a pastry, of course!
Adresse: 10 Yaowarad Road, Taladyai, Phuket
Telefon: +66 81 938 1532
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The Circle Coffee Boutique

Great is the perfect word to describe this refined cafe. Your taste buds will appreciate the great cakes and the selected beans of coffee. Free WiFi is provided.
Adresse: 109 Surin Circle, T.Taladyai, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 216 396
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Rose Espresso

This tiny cafe is a haven for peace in the busy streets of Phuket. As the name indicates, the decoration is based upon roses but there is no "too much" effect. The banana cakes and mango crepes are definitely a must.
Adresse: 13 Krabi Road, Phuket
Telefon: +66 89 774 5321
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Patong Beach Nightlife

If you are not looking for a place, in particular, then Soi Bangla is the best place to walk along until you find a place that looks like a good time. There are a lot of bars and clubs in this area, and they are all packed with both tourists and locals.
Adresse: Soi Bangla, Phuket
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Thai Boxing

When in Thailand, going to a Thai Boxing match is a must. Feel the music, the spirit of the fighters, and the tension up close in the arena. The nightly fights are viewed at the stadiums on Soi Sai Namyen.
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Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant

Karon Sunshine is a chilled and relaxed place where you can meet people from all over the world. They claim to have the best Irish coffee in Thailand, so if you are fans, go there and judge for yourselves.
Adresse: 528/14 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 286 352
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Seduction Nightclub

You simply cannot miss this club in the middle of Bangla Road. The busiest club around and with DJs from around the world, this is a place that you have to visit if you want to dance the night away while in Phuket.
Adresse: 70/3 Bangla Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 343 173
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Ceramics of Phuket

For designer ceramics the Ceramics of Phuket company uses the local clay for their work and produces some very fine pieces. You can find them at Baan Kathu, on the outskirts of Phuket Town.
Adresse: 71/3 Vichikasongkram Road, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 319 186
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Ban Boran Textiles

For quality textiles and Thai Silk go to Ban Boran Textiles. The prices are slightly higher than in Bangkok but the quality is very good, you can choose between different kinds of clothes and textiles, all rigorously handmade.
Adresse: 51 Yaowarat Road, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 211 563
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Jewellery

When in Phuket, get some jewellery for yourself or the loved one. Cultured pearls are produced locally at Naka Noi Island which are also a good buy. Many local shops in Phuket City are specialist in jewellery. If you want to know the trade of pearlmaking, tours leave daily to Naka Noi Island and include a pearl demonstration and the opportunity to buy at discounted prices.
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Central Festival Phuket

Central Festival Phuket is an air conditioned, fully equipped three-storey shopping mall just outside of Phuket Town. Here you can easily spend a day strolling around in different shops, visiting restaurants or even catch a movie.
Adresse: 74-75 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 291 111
Åpningstider: Daily 10.30-22.00
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Jungceylon

Diagonally opposite Bangla Road, the Jungceylon Shopping Complex, has radically changed the face of shopping in Patong. The two main stores in the complex are Robinson - a gleaming well-lit upper end department store comprising 200-plus stores, and Carrefour - a large French-based supermarket.
Adresse: 181 Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 600 111
Åpningstider: Daily 11.00-22.00
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Passport / Visa

Visitors to Thailand need a valid passport and in some cases a visa to enter the country. Nationals of 57 countries are allowed a permanence from 14 to 90 days without a visa. Nationals of other 21 countries including China, India and Saudi Arabia are granted a visa on arrival, while the remaining need a visa in advance. Check the website below for further information: www.thaiembassy.com/visa/thailand-visa.php
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Best Time to Visit

Phuket is one of the major tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, attracting tourists from all over the world. The various hotels and resorts get very busy during the high season, which coincides with the dry season, from December to April, and the weather is warm and dry, with long sunny days and a clear sky. During this period, in mid-April, the famous Songkran, the Thai New Year, takes place and the whole country celebrates on the streets. The monsoon arrives in May bringing heavy rainfall until November, making this the low season for tourism. This is by far the cheapest period to visit Phuket, and also the most peaceful, as the island is not as crowded as during the high season.
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Phuket International Airport (HKT)

Phuket International Airport is situated north of the island, away from the luxury hotels and resorts. By taxi the trip to Surin will take about 30 minutes, to Patong about 40 min, Karon and Kata beaches around 50 minutes. The bus to Phuket Town takes one hour. Metered taxis are available, but there are not too many of them around. They are to the right as you come out of the arrivals building, at the far end. To the left as you come out of arrivals, there are 8 seated mini vans which will take you to your hotel, but of course you have to stop at everyone else’s hotel as well. There is also an Airport Bus but it only goes to Phuket Town Bus Terminal. It does stop on the way but not at any of the coastal resorts. Journey time is one hour from the airport to Phuket Town.
Adresse: Phuket International Airport
Telefon: +66 76 351 166
Phuket

Public Transport

There are several public buses in Phuket, which are bright blue, with open sides. There aren’t any real schedules, but if you see one and want to get on, just wave – there are no official bus stops. The local bus station is located on Ranong Road in Phuket Town.
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Taxi

The most widely used ‘taxis’ are bright red tuk tuks. These are not the 4 seated variety as in Bangkok but hold about 6-8 people. Unlike the metred taxi, arrange a price before getting in. You can also find traditional taxis outside the airport terminal and around town, which either have fixed fares or a meter.
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Car and Motorbike Rental

Traffic in Thailand is on the left side and all the major car rental companies have offices at the airport. An international driving license is required. There are enterprising companies immediately outside the arrivals hall with cards offering cars at cheaper rates. Jeeps are also available, make sure you see the car before paying, some have been around for a while. When driving in Thailand, beware of motorbikes overtaking on the inside and /or on bends. Drive a little slower and keep an eye on the wing mirrors.
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Post Office

Post offices are usually open from 08.30 until 16.30, but make sure your post is there by 15.30, otherwise it waits until the next day. The main post office in Patong is on Beach Road and in Phuket Town is at Montri Road. There are post outlets in many of the major stores and supermarkets. Look for counters with the names of courier companies listed – you can still send with the Thai post service from these counters. Main post office:
Adresse: 158 Montri Road, Talardyai, Muang, Phuket
Telefon: +66 76 211 020
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Telephone

Country code: + 66 Area code: 076 Remember that an area code is needed even if you are within that city. So, if a call is made from Patong to Phuket, the prefix 076 is still required.
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Electricity

220V, 50 Hz. The general socket is a flat two pin, but there are some Thai appliances that have a third round pin. Many hotels, especially the older ones, have only the two pin socket so bringing an adapter is recommended.

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