December 19, 2023
Planning your Trip to Phuket, Thailand

ANDE Investment Manager Training – Asia

We are delighted to have you join us for our ANDE Investment Manager Training (IMT) in Phuket, Thailand.  Here is some information on planning your trip.

Traveling to Phuket, Thailand

The most convenient way to reach our conference is by securing your flight from Bangkok to Phuket International Airport. For comprehensive information on entry requirements and passenger guidance, we recommend visiting the official websites of Suvarnabhumi Airport and Donmueang International Airport | DMK. These resources will provide you with essential details for a smooth travel experience.

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Upon arrival at Phuket International Airport, the most convenient means of transportation to your hotel in Phuket is through the local modes of transportation, including the widely used Songtaew buses, tuk-tuks, and efficient motorbike taxis. Additionally, metered taxis await at both domestic and international terminals, and an airport limousine counter is conveniently located near the baggage claim.

Hotel Information

Our conference venue is located at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central. We recommend that you make a reservation here for easy access to our event.

Swimming pool
Picture By: Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central
Location of the hotel

If you are interested in booking a hotel, please note that participants who want to stay at the Holiday Inn Express can get a special room rate of 3,000 THB/night. The reservation can be made directly with the hotel via email:

Other hotel option:  Please see below the names of hotels nearby the Holiday Inn Express,

Weather Information

In the southern region, anticipate a delightful climate characterized by dry, sun-soaked days, abundant blue skies, and minimal rainfall. Expect daily temperatures ranging from 26-33°C, creating a perfect setting for warm and pleasant weather.

For your stay, we suggest packing light, summer-appropriate clothing to stay comfortable. It’s advisable to include an umbrella in your essentials, just in case.

Public transportation

Phuket Island provides three primary modes of public transportation: buses, tuk-tuks, and motorbike taxis. The predominant bus type is known locally as the “Songtaew.”

Getting Around Phuket, Thailand
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Getting around Phuket is convenient with taxis and tuk-tuks as these private options offer direct transport to your destination on the island. Though it is pricier than buses and motorbike taxis.


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Tuk-tuks in Phuket are modified mini trucks, commonly found in vibrant red or yellow unlike the one in Bangkok. While they’re a popular choice, they tend to be more expensive, with short trips costing up to 100 baht. 

Another convenient way to navigate Phuket is through Grab. This user-friendly service provides transparency by allowing users to view the journey price before booking, track their route in real-time, share the journey details, and communicate pick-up locations with the driver.

Grab operates extensively across tourist areas on the island, linking passengers to key destinations like the airport, Old Town, Patong Beach and more.

Explore Phuket, Thailand

Discover the vibrant heartbeat of Phuket, a city brimming with life and rich culture. Your trip to Phuket wouldn’t be complete without immersing yourself in the allure of these must-visit destinations. Ensure they’re on your schedule for an unforgettable experience!

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

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Open from 9.00 AM – 16.30 PM
*Note: The Museum is closed on Monday.

Entrance Fee
Foreigner Adult – 120.00
Foreigner Child – 200.00

Established in 1934, this museum is housed in a captivating two-story Sino-Portuguese building, originally designed as a pioneering school offering Hokkien Chinese classes—a distinctive feature found nowhere else in the province. The lower floors now host engaging exhibitions that delve into the rich history and lifestyles of Hokkien Chinese migrants in Phuket. Explore their unique customs, beliefs, and traditions, gaining a profound understanding of this culturally significant community.

Wat Phranang Sang

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Opening hours: 08.00 a.m.-18.00 p.m

This temple encapsulates a rich history spanning generations, standing as a valuable repository of Thalang’s past. Steeped in historical significance, the temple is intricately woven into the narrative of Phra Nang Lewd Khao (“a lady with white blood”). —a captivating legend that adds an extra layer of allure to this sacred site.

Phuket Aquarium

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Opening hour: 8.30 AM – 16.30 PM
*Note: Close on Holiday

Established in 1983, Thailand’s first aquarium serves as a learning center showcasing diverse saltwater and freshwater aquatic life. Explore unique marine creatures, including glass catfish and leopard sharks. This educational hub aims to inform the public about coastal resources, fostering understanding and environmental preservation.

Explore Thailand

Chiang Mai 

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Chiang Mai is a vibrant blend of old and new, captivating visitors with its cool urban scene featuring boutique shops, yoga studios, and bustling markets. The city boasts numerous temples for cultural exploration. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes—lush greenery, waterfalls, and mountains—ideal for trekking and homestays with welcoming local hill tribes. 


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Located 150 km southeast of Bangkok, Pattaya stands as a popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand, accessible within a mere two-hour drive. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife, the city has undergone recent improvements by local authorities, focusing on enhancing beach quality and rebranding Pattaya as a more family-friendly destination.


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Situated 80 kilometers north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya, once the capital in the 14th century, now stands as an ancient city. Explore its historical remnants through a stroll in the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. The renowned Wat Phra Mahathat showcases a Buddha’s head embraced by tree roots, making it an iconic site.

Don’t miss exploring Thailand’s rich history by including must-visit temples like  Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol on your list. These iconic sites offer a profound glimpse into the cultural and spiritual heritage of the country.

We hope you have a fun and pleasant trip!