Phuket Old Town officially elevated to Phuket City in 2004, is a historical center in Phuket that was established during the tin mining boom at the end of the 19th century. Though the Phuket City is small, it hosts many superb Sino-colonial architectural style mansions, shophouses with arcade flank on street sides, Chinese shrines and Buddhist temples. Thus, this Old City in Phuket has become one of the most popular tourist destinations, especially those who wish to behold architectural structures and creativity of Thai people.
Phuket city has evolved to a great extent with the opening of many popular restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, bars, and others to become a commercial hub. The place gets an interesting atmosphere with places to hang out and chill after sunset. Tourists love to stroll in the region and the Old Phuket Town night market with shops on both sides of the boulevard. Phuket Walking Street is a popular event that is held every Sunday on Thalang Road attracting thousands of visitors.
Must-see Tourist attractions in Phuket City
Contrary to many Thai provincial capitals, Phuket Town has its own personality and known for the historically rich architectures of shrines, temples with an ornate, quaint cafe, tiny printing shops, and museums. Despite being old buildings, the structures do not fail to amaze due to unique style, ornate and design of the past.
Famous places to visit in Phuket town
Phuket Town has many places worth visiting and explore in a day or evening tour after the sunset. One of the notable shophouses in this town is the Amulet market to shop for exotic amulets and Buddha statues. However, the tour can’t be completely exploring the grandiose of Sino-Portuguese architectures and Walking Street in the Thalang Road and other boulevards. Other popular places include Phuket Trickeye Museum, Siam Niramit Phuket, Thai Hua Museum, Jui Tui Chinese Temple, Bang Neow Shrine, and Khao Rang Viewpoint in this city.
Besides exploring old streets and buildings, don’t forget to treat taste buds with local delectable foods.
Highlight: Chino Portuguese Style buildings
Distance from the hotel: 19km
Time needed to visit: 1hr
Visiting Hours: 8am – 5pm