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Dotted with fascinating temples, scenic beaches and amiable locals, Phuket Island is a sweet escape where bliss goes hand in hand with thrill. One of the best bets is Phang Nga Bay, a paradise dotted with emerald-green waters and intriguing fauna. Old Phuket Town is another fascinating attraction boasting Sino-Portuguese marvels and funky shops. Hedonists can make way for Bangla Road in Patong Beach and enjoy the best of nightlife. While Wat Chalong the most prominent temples intricately adorned with endless reflections from tiny glass pieces and several pagodas is apt for spiritual lovers. Big Buddha, Phi Phi Island and Phuket Viewpoints are some other attractions to behold in Phuket.
Phuket International Airport serves the renowned Thai tourist destination of Phuket and nearby areas in Thailand. It is one of the busiest airports in the nation handling legions of passengers from all over the globe. Located 32km (20 miles) to the north of Phuket city, the airport is conveniently accessed by range of public transports including taxi and buses. With several currency exchange counters, snack bars, cafes, restaurants and duty-free outlets, Phuket International Airport fits the bills of all kinds of travellers including waiting passengers. In addition, there are lifts and disabled toilets to cope with the needs of passengers with physical disabilities.
Phuket enjoys seamless connectivity with major global destinations including United Kingdom. A host of airlines such based in Thailand and UK as well as foreign Europe, Middle East, Asia and America operate tickets on flights to Phuket. These carriers offer vast choices for convenient direct/indirect flights from major UK's airports like London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham. The most popular choices are the national carriers of both the nations, Thai Airways and British Airways that offer tickets to Phuket. Alternatively, Britons can book their tickets with major foreign carriers including Malaysian Airline, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.
A plethora of accommodation options are available in Phuket. Some are located in the city centre while others offer convenient location near the beach. Patong is the most renowned tourist area dotted with wide-ranging accommodation options catering to both budget as well as leisure travellers. The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa and Novotel Phuket Resort are the two renowned plush properties that cope with the needs of sybarites. Karon Beach is also a touristy spot with dozens of beachside resorts and villas. Besides, Bang Tao, Kamala and Kata beach also feature number of accommodation options.
Phuket boasts a tropical monsoonal climate. The cool season from December through March makes for the best time to visit Phuket with cool breezes and pleasant weather. The average temperature ranges from 24C to 32C. It is a peak season with heavy crowds and costly airfares and hotels, therefore tourists are advised to book tickets aboard flights and accommodations. The summertime between April and May is a low-season with temperatures ranging 27C to 36C. It is a time when budget travellers can make hay of low-cost tickets on flights and discounted hotel rates.
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