Muay Thai & Phuket information
Becuase there are many places to train muay thai , i would like to show a city in Thailand .
Phuket Island is 50km long and you’re never far from the sea at any given point. The basic information, listed below, should be studied in advance of a stay on the island. Listed are business hours, practical advice and essential information to make your Phuket stay an optimal one.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. At 540 square kilometres, it’s about the same size as Singapore. Just over an hour by jet from Bangkok or Singapore, and with daily connections to most major Asian airports, Phuket is ideally situated for a short break or a relaxing vacation.
Business hours are generally from 9 am to 5 pm, weekdays, plus 9 am to 12 am on Saturdays, except public holidays when hours may vary widely. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Currency exchange booths operate as retail outlets and are usually open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shops and stores also open from 10 or 11 am to 10 pm, everyday.
Geography of Phuket Island
Some 8°N of the Equator, and well below the latitudes of destructive tropical storms, Phuket’s balmy tropical climate is tempered by cool NE breezes from November to March, and by fresh on-shore winds in summer months. Time is + 7 hours ahead of GMT, 1 hour behind Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
The Andaman Sea, separated from the Bay of Bengal by the Andaman-Nicobar Ridge, is part of the Indian Ocean. Thailand’s Andaman coast extends for 870 kilometres from the Surin Islands on the northern border with Burma to Tarutao National Park on the southern border with Malaysia. Hundreds of islands are accessible to small craft from Phuket, many of them uninhabited, many of them forested and fringed with spectacular coral reefs. You often won’t find a footprint on the beach
The currency used in Phuket as well as in the rest of Thailand is the Thai Baht. The present conversion rate for 1 US Dollar equals to around 32.09 Thai Baht according to international Foreign exchange rates.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Phuket is during the months of November to March. During this time of the year cool, moisture-laden North Eastern winds keep flowing in from the sea. The average temperature during this period remains at a comfortable 75ºF to 89ºF (24ºC to 32ºC), which is really attractive for tourists from coldest regions of the world.
The Phuket International Airport is located in the north of the island. There are many scheduled flights and chartered flights from domestics and other countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America landing in Phuket.
There is no rail-line to Phuket, but the trains do run to nearby Surat Thani. Songthaews (passenger pick-up vehicles) are a common mode of transport on Phuket. Phuket’s songthaews are larger[citation needed] than those found in other areas of Thailand. They travel between the town and beaches. There are also conventional bus services and motorbike taxis. The latter are found in large numbers in the main town and at Patong Beach. The traditional Tuk-tuks have been replaced by small vans, mostly red or some are yellow or green. Songthaews are the cheapest mode of transportation for travel from town to town.
In the future i will update the map of Phuket and the address of muay thai camp in Phuket .