Phuket is mostly about classy stuff. Be it world class diving in Andaman Sea or international standard golf courses, Phuket has come to be synonymous with luxury. High-end restaurants and hotels, spas, busy markets thronged by the rich and lovely from the world over, make Phuket a well-loved spot. Add to this the immense natural and scenic beauty which surrounds it and you have a perfect getaway for a beach holiday.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Phuket
Where to shop
Any traveler worth his salt has heard the name of the Jungceylon Shopping Complex. Here you can expect to get every branded commodity available. This international shopping and leisure destination takes its name from the old name of the Phuket island. Other major shopping malls include Central Festival, Premium Outlet and Banana Walk. If you plan to spend your days at the beach then you can choose to go shopping at night time. Chillva night market has boho vibes and is known for its food and fashion stalls. Phuket weekend market, as the name suggests opens on Saturday and Sunday only but is the largest night market on the island. Do make time for Phuket Walking market and Phuket Indy market.
What to eat
Jungceylon to the rescue again! The shopping mall is a major dining destination as well, serving up Thai, European, Korean, Chinese and Japanese fare. Go to the night markets for tasting some homemade local fare for example Malin Plaza is an excellent choice for budget travelers looking to combine shopping and dining the Phuket way. For some gourmet cuisine go to DeDos restaurant where you can sample dishes cooked with French methods along with Mediterranean and Asian influences. Acqua Restaurant at Kalim Beach has an impressive wine collection. Looking to spend a romantic evening? We suggest that you head to La Gritta Italian restaurant. This restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and has a list of classic Italian dishes that will leave you wanting more. A restaurant specializing in seafood and local delicacies is the Kan Eang@Pier.
A Few Thai Words
While a smile is the common language spoken all over the globe, it will take you a few steps farther in Thailand. A few common words in native language are sure to come in handy as well.
• Hello: Swasdi
• Thank You: Kob kun Krub/ Kob kun Ka
• Where is the toilet?: hong naam yoo nai?
• Could you please call me a taxi?: riak taek–see hai noi?
• How much does it cost?: nee Tao Rai?
Dos and Don’ts
• Do stick to bottled water .
• Do plan for unpredictable weather. This means pack for both wet and dry weather.
• Don’t disrespect Thai flag or royalty. Show respect to everyone and smile at everyone you encounter in shops and malls.
Emergency contact numbers
• Emergency services: 1155
• 24-hour Chemist: 935848372
• Fire: 199
• Police: 191
• Ambulance: 076210935
Q. Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Phuket?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Phuket is Air Canada.
Q. What is the time zone used in Thailand?
The time zone of Thailand is UTC.
Q. What are the most popular airlines flying from Toronto to Phuket?
From Toronto to Phuket, the most popular airlines are China Eastern Airlines
and Air Canada.
Q. What is the shortest time for a Toronto to Phuket flight?
The shortest time for a Toronto to Phuket flight is 20 hours 45 minutes.
Q. What are the top tourist destinations of Phuket?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Phuket are Patong, Wat Chalong, Phuket Simon Cabret, Phuket FantaSea, Big Buddha Phuket and Kamala Beach.
Q. What is the currency of Thailand?
The currency of Thailand is Thai Baht.
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