Phuket Fast Facts

Travel and Local Information Guide about Phuket

Phuket is changing at breakneck speed. The island's infrastructure, and population is growing and morphing into an almost unrecognisable version of what it was several years ago.

Nowadays it's no longer unusual to discover niches in Phuket that have all the commodities of Bangkok or even a western town. Have a look below to familiarise yourself with what is happening on the island nowadays.

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Information Guide about Phuket

Banks in Phuket

Banks in Phuket

Opening hours - 8.30am and 3.30pm (Monday to Friday) except public and bank holidays. Most major banks have ATM machines Read More...

Communications in Phuket

Communications in Phuket

Most hotels can provide telephone and fax services. You can also make your calls from one of the many business centres Read More...

Geography of Phuket

Geography of Phuket

Eight degrees north of the Equator, and well below the latitudes of destructive tropical storms, Phuket's balmy tropical climate is tempered by cool northeasterly breezes Read More...

Phuket History

Phuket History

Phuket has a long history of playing host to foreigners. Phuket Town was founded in the first century by colonists from India. Ptolemy in the third century referred to it Read More...

Phuket Population, Religions and Culture

Phuket Population

About 75 percent of the inhabitants of Thailand are Thai. The largest minority group consists of the Chinese, who make up about 14% of the total population, and most are Read More...

Phuket Schools

Phuket Schools

As Phuket has become more cosmopolitan, education on the island has kept apace. Below is a list of Phuket preschools, schools, and universities with English-language Read More...

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