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Imagine this: Clear blue waters, golden sand, the sound of waves crashing against the shore, and the breeze that gently brushes against your skin. Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, is a gem filled with majestic and popular beaches. But wait! Dreamy beaches aren’t the only attractions Phuket has to offer! Animal lovers can learn more about elephants at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and play with wild monkeys on Monkey Hill, while cultural tourists can visit the Big Buddha - one of Phuket’s iconic landmarks. Night life? Don’t worry, Phuket has each of everything to fulfil your perfect vacation.
Phuket has a tropical monsoon climate with temperatures ranging between 23°C and 30°C.
There are three seasons in Phuket; the hottest months are from March to May and then from September to October, wettest months are also during September and October, and dry seasons from December to March.
There are two types of taxis in Phuket, namely metered and car taxis. Metered taxi fares start from 50 baht for the first two kilometres and cost 7 baht per additional kilometre. Car taxis fares are set in advance and are similar to Tuk Tuk’s fares.
Other Operators: Grab
Song Taew is the local public bus in Phuket. It is a blue-coloured open-air bus that runs regularly from 7:00am to 6:00pm daily. With no designated stops, free and easy travel is more feasible as you are allowed to stop anywhere along the bus route.
For a gauge of the bus fares, it costs around 15-20 baht from Phuket Town to Surin Beach.