Phuket is the largest island in Thailand with a
land area of approximately 540 square kilometers
(roughly the size of Singapore.) A quarter of a
million people call Phuket their home with most
being either Thai or Chinese.
Situated of the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea temperatures vary from between 21 degrees and 34 degrees centigrade, but due to its geographical location the months of November till April are traditionally sunny and humid whilst May till October sees the rainy monsoon season.
All tourists traveling to Phuket and anywhere in
Thailand must possess a passport valid for at least 6
months beyond their intended length of stay (Retirement
visa requires at least 18 months validity). Thailand has
over 30 International Immigration Check points, though
most visitors to Phuket will clear immigration either at
Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi International Airport) or Phuket
For many tourists it is not necessary to apply for a visa beforehand if you come from a country that is eligible for a Visa Exemption and are not going to be in the country for more than 30 days. Other tourists may be able to apply for a Visa on Arrival, which costs 1,000 baht and is valid for 15 days. For everyone else, and for those wishing to stay longer in the country for purposes of tourism or leisure should apply for a 60-day Tourist Visa from the Royal Thai Embassy or consulate in the country where you reside.
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