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Phuket

Race Venue Thailand
Race Date 30 November 2014
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Arrival Information

Arrival by Car or Bus

Take Highway No. 4 from Bangkok to the south. Along the way pass the provinces of Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Pra-chuap-Khirikan, and at Chumphon go right to Ranong. From Ranong, go south through Kraburi and Kapoe Districts to Phang-nga Prov-ince. In Phang-nga the road passes through Kuraburi, Takuapa, and Thai Muang Districts before reaching the town of Kok Kloy. Then, cross the Thao Thep Kasattri or Sarasin Bridge to Phuket Island. The distance is 867 kilometers. Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which normally leaves in the evening, take about 13 hours.

Arrival by Plane

Phuket International Airport

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This is perhaps the easiest way to get to Phuket. Domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Bangkok and Phuket. Some flights go to Phuket via Samui Island with a 40-minute stopover. Direct flights from Bangkok to Phuket take 1 hour. The island is also only a short flight from Asian capital cities: Kuala Lumpur (1 hour), Singapore (1.5 hours) and Hong Kong (3.5 hours). Various transportation services, including public taxis, limousine, minibus and airport bus, are available to Phuket Airport arrival level. A metered taxi stand is located outside of the Phuket airport main terminal building of the far right as you exit the terminal. NOTE: Phuket airport metered taxis have limited space for luggage. If you have large and bulky luggage and more than two passengers consider a limousine or minibus transfer. Several companies provide limousine and minibus services at Phuket airport. Service counters are located outside on the arrivals level. Fixed price lists are available for private limousine, private mi-nibus and shared minibus transfers. Car rental is also available at the airport. You will see counters of different companies when leaving the arrival hall. At present, there is no public transport directly available at the airport. The airport does not allow public tricycles and cars without passengers to enter into the terminal area. Please exit the airport areas to access public bicycles and cars. For hotel guests, hotel limousines are provided for every flight.

Arrival by Train

There is no direct train service to Phuket. Travelers arriving by train must get off at Phun Phin Railway Station in Surat Thani Province and continue by regular bus to Phuket.

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About Phuket

Phuket is an island paradise in southern Thailand. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges.

Phuket is located approximately 860km south of Bangkok, it is Thailand’s largest island, which is often dubbed as ‘the pearl of the Andaman Sea’, or ‘the pearl of the south’. Its natural resources – rocky peninsulas, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical inland forests contribute to making it the South’s wealthiest, busiest, most visited and most popular island and province.

Phuket has a lot more to offer its visitors other than its natural heritage, sea, sand, sky, beach, for-est, and world-renowned diving sites. Sino-Portuguese architecture casts its spell delighting travel-lers to the city, while Phuket-style hospitality has never failed to impress visitors from all walks of life. For seafood lovers, there is much more to sample than just Phuket’s famous lobster. Alto-gether, these characteristics have made Phuket a truly unique destination.

This paradise is home to Laguna Phuket Triathlon which has the longest tradition in triathlon in Asia attracting the sport’s legends and age groupers alike to the stunning tropical island for two decades. This week-long celebration of sport will incorporate the iconic Laguna Phuket Triathlon and half distance Challenge Laguna Phuket with a host of sporting and social activities in between.