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Why Old Phuket Town is special ?
What to explore at Old Phuket Town?
Phuket Old Town was built on riches reaped from Phuket's tin boom of last century, when the metal was an extremely valuable commodity. In this quarter of the town you will see grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, once occupied by Phuket's tin barons of 100 years' ago. Phuket Old Town is compact enough to stroll around in. The best time to do this is early in the morning or after the day has lost its heat. There are enough restaurants and cafés to provide you with refreshments so don't bother taking a picnic along!
- The real Thai lifestyle
- Cute Quaint Modern
- Historical buildings
- A piece of history
- Best way to discover Thai culture
Phuket Town, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
Tips for you
I love Phuket Town! It's such a treasure of little finds, small interesting streets, odd Thai shops and great food. It's sometimes quite hard to navigate, especially if driving, with all the one way streets and no parking on the left on odd days, etc. Better to walk and really take the time to explore and see. Especially the galleries and art studios on Phang Nga Road and Thalang Road. And the coffee Shops. And...!