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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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Places to visit in Phuket

 

Things to Do in Phuket

Cooking Class
If you love the exotic flavours of Thai food and you want to learn the secrets of authentic Thai cooking, what better place than right here in Phuket. Courses range from orientations that give you a taste of the basics of Thai cooking all the way to intensive classes that can turn you into a master chef. The knowledge of Thai cooking is a souvenir that will last your entire life and you will be able to re-live your Phuket holiday. Thai cooking courses are given by highly experienced and well-regarded Thai chefs who can teach you about ingredients, techniques and the all-important balance of flavours. Many cooking classes are available in Phuket all year round. 
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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 surrounded by warm tropical waters and is a paradise for water sports lovers. The area is well known to scuba enthusiasts but water activities such as sea kayaking and kite surfing are growing its popularity. 

The tropical waters of the Andaman Sea are perfect for snorkeling - clear, calm, balmy and bursting with brilliant marine life. Snorkeling can be done year-round in Phuket.  

If you want to learn to dive, or simply to upgrade your skills, Phuket is a great place to achieve your PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certificate. It is rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations of the world and many of the centres in the area boast years of experience. You may enjoy diving day trips from Phuket to Phi Phi Island and the Racha Islands throughout the year. 

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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. 
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Nights Markets
Local markets are often a good place to find some great bargains and some wonderful souvenirs and keepsakes. Opening only after the heat of the day, Phuket night markets have a special festival feel to them, often being accompanied by street performances and music. Hot food vendors also do a roaring trade, so they can be a great place to have your evening meal, experience authentic Thai street food and shop in cool comfort, all at the same time. To pick a few, Chillva Market, Phuket Night Market, Phuket Walking Street, Phuket Indy Market are some of the night markets which are worth a visit.
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Elephant Santuary
A truly wonderful, immersive experience with Thailand's famous gentle giants is only possible on an ethical elephant experience with great consideration for the welfare of the animal. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket has become very popular these days. Visitors are able to interact and join the elephants in their natural habitat and learn about the life of these rescued giants. They are properly introduced to the sanctuary's rescue elephants, and even feed them the prepared supplements. While playing and interacting with the elephants, taking photos and making sure they are well fed, or even just observing them, visitors can learn about the elephants' past. They can learn about elephant behavior patterns and characteristics, and bond better with them. Visitors also get the chance to have fun by taking a big mud spa with the elephants, and help them wash off afterwards in the elephant shower room! 
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Dolphin Show
If you've ever fantasized to see dolphins doing tricks and performing for a crowd, then this is the perfect show for you! Catch a 45 minute dolphin show showcasing the tricks of these cute, talented and intelligent animals at Nemo Dolphins Bay Phuket - a perfect activity for family and friends. Immerse yourself in the quirky tricks and games the majestic creatures and their trainers have prepared for you. You can even choose to take photos with them! 
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Just about 84 km northwest of the bustling crowds of Patong lies the gateway to another, far less congested, world called Similan Islands. It is one of the Andaman's most spectacular island groups, largely due to the strikingly clear blue water that surrounds it, worthy of being considered one of the 10 most interesting underwater sites in the world. Cruise by speedboat to this island paradise, snorkel amongst tropical fish and colorful coral, enjoy a seafood island lunch and relax on what are widely renowned as Thailand's whitest sands. 
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Happy Travellers

Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip
Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip

Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip

This was our first trip at abroad, we were having lots of questions with us how will be the company, will get Jain food and many more but with flamingo the answers was yes we got best company and excellent food all over the trip. We didn't only get Jain food but we got full Gujarati dish "Shikhand Puri", "Pani Puri", "Puran Puri", and many Indian dishes, it was really very surprising for us. The hotels provide by them for stay were also so good. The tour manager Devarshi Mam itself was so supportive. We never realized that tour manager is with us she was like our family member. She was so friendly by nature and knowledgeable person to guide us. Thanks to FLAMINGO.It was our excellent dream trip. I would rate 5 stars out of 5.
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We Enjoyed Our Honeymoon Without Any Tension!

We Enjoyed Our Honeymoon Without Any Tension!

From booking to end of the tour, flamingo travels is very helpful and supportive to clear all doubts. Excellent communication of staff made our tour easy. Phi Phi island tour in Phuket is awesome , 4 islands of Krabi have neat and clean beaches and safari world in Bangkok is very entertaining. Flamingo provides pick up and drop of for every place we visited. Not a single time in the tour we face problems, that's the beauty of service provided by flamingo. Thus we enjoyed our honeymoon without any tension. Thank you Flamingo!
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They provided just made us feel relaxed
They provided just made us feel relaxed

They provided just made us feel relaxed

We had booked our honeymoon trip with flamingo. for destination of Thailand. including Phuket, Krabi and Bankok..
Flamingo was Very Helpful to us For Choosing our Packages 
And then the service that They Provided just made us feel relaxed.
And before travelling to our destinations. we were well aware of the places. pickups and drops.. and the travel guides.. this was a cherry on top to the relaxing vacay that we had.... 
Thankful to the entire team.  For being Their all times through our trip. it means a lot for us.
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Resort Are Comfortable And Nice Sea View Room
Resort Are Comfortable And Nice Sea View Room

Resort Are Comfortable And Nice Sea View Room

As we take our honeymoon package for thailand tour for the 8 night and 9 days from flamingo. As we booked in august month for the travel date 27 th feb to 8 march...
We took 3 days phuket, 2 days krabi and 2 days bangkok...
As our flight is afternoon on next day to phuket, flamingo give complementary stay at bs residence. which is appreciable.
Also the resort are comfortable and nice sea view room.
The agent from which the transfer and sightseen are booked was really good comparable to others and on time.
Also the all details provided by the flamingo and daily communication is really appreciable.
The transfers were on time... And the original voucher and details were sent in our room. They give all hotline number and Indian restaurant details.
The also best part of flamingo is the service and the detailed itinerary.
In the whole trip , there is no any problem in trip and will take future trip from flamingo...
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Trip Was Really Awesome & Wonderful With Flamingo!
Trip Was Really Awesome & Wonderful With Flamingo!

Trip Was Really Awesome & Wonderful With Flamingo!

Hello. I'm very delighted to share my experience with you all regarding honeymoon trip which was arranged by Flamingo Transworld.
Right from the beginning of the tour from planning to landing back to home, the journey to Thailand was really awesome and wonderful with flamingo
Every staff member especially Rishikesh bhai, Hiralben and Amit bhai  incorporated themselves as if it was their own trip. I was little worried about my trip initially as it was my first international trip, but Constant assistance which was provided by Amit bhai 24×7 throughout the trip made my journey very lucid. 
I literally didn't face any single damn trouble during the trip and all credits goes to flamingo. I look forward to arrange so many trips with these guys and would heavily recommend flamingo to every passenger who seek their domestic and international trips.
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