Travel Tips

Visitors are required a passport valid for at least 6 month when entry into Thailand and most visitors are allowed to stay in Thailand for up to 30 days without the need of a visa.

AccommodationsWhen you check into your hotel, you will need to show your passport and fill out a temporary residence form.

Climate and Clothing
Phuket's climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity. The hottest months are April and May. There is no such thing as “cool” for visitor in Phuket. Light cotton clothing will be better to wear.

Money and Cards
Thai banks accepted all internationally recognized traveler’s checks. Credit cards is a convenient and safe way to manage your expense.

The baht is Thailand monetary unit consists of 100 satang. Coin denominations are 25 and 50 satang, and 1, 5 and 10 baht. Notes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 baht. Rates: 1 US dollar exchange about 40 baht.

It's usually a positive experience dining in Thailand, but it could be arise if misunderstandings.
Here are some useful expressions for ordering.
Mai sai prik. = No chili.
Mai aow ped. = I don’t want it spicy.
Nee mai chai kong pom. = This isn’t mine.
Kep tang/Check bin, khrap/kha. = The bill, please.

There are several types of taxi in Thailand. Its easily to take a taxi in Thailand but some of drivers will try to negotiate the fare. This is illegal so just go away.

Thailand country code is 66 and area codes begin with 0. Public telephones only accepted 1, 5 and 10-baht coins.

Medical Facilities
Phuket Town has three modern hospitals offer 24-hour emergency medical service. Also offer patient transfer services to larger hospitals in Bangkok.
Bangkok Phuket Hospital ( 254 421-30 )
Phuket International Hospital ( 249 400-20 )
Phuket Ruampat Hospital ( 212 950 )
Phuket Adventist Hospital ( 212 386 )

Tourist PoliceTourist Police stations are located in Patong Beach Road and Soi Bangla. Most of tourist police can speak English and a little European language.