Old Phuket Town
Old Phuket Town
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  • Julia A
    Stockholm, Sweden23 contributions
    A must when visiting Phuket!
    Sunday street food market is a must! We tried about 6 different foods/drinks. It feels local yet not too ”scary”, and some stands feel clean and fresh. We also did some shopping and then sat down at a bar to relax as the day turned to night.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 February 2023
  • Khaled A
    Kuwait City, Kuwait19 contributions
    Just amazing and must see
    I keep visiting Phuket for the last 30 years or so and I visited Phuket town once a very long time ago and there wasn’t much to see or do . This year after hearing about the changes there I decided to visit and honestly it was the high light of my trip this year to Phuket. The renovations that was done to all the historic buildings was amazing and the number of wonderful restaurants and cafes are too many to decide on which one to go to . I’m definitely putting a visit to Phuket town on my list of things to do every time I’m in Phuket.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    Historic area and Buildings
    Lovely historic area in Phuket Old Town and featuring many buildings in the Sino-Portuguese architectural style. We have enjoyed previous walks through the area, visiting museums, galleries, shops and various dining establishments. Looks can be deceiving but I thought that some effort had been made to restore some of the old buildings that that were in a state of repair five years ago. Perhaps only a repainting, but certainly looked refreshed. No visit to Phuket Town is complete without visiting this area and connecting with its past for a brief period.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Ditch the tour company and spend as much time here as you want
    Had looked at some tours to Old Phuket Town but having hired a local taxi driver to take us here from Patong, I would recommend doing some basic research yourself, putting your walking shoes on, and hitting the town for your own tour. Easy to navigate. Lots of shops and cafes and beautiful buildings to enjoy or photograph.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Arnav G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
    A must visit if you enjoy experiencing different cultures
    Wonderful experience in the Old Town. Very lively nightlife and a freindly environment. The Lard Yai market on sundays is a must if you are travelling to Phuket as there are many affordable shops here, and young performers singing and playing instruments.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 June 2023
  • Katherine B
    Wallington, United Kingdom109 contributions
    Colourful buildings
    Busy with lots of pretty, colourful buildings. The shops underneath didn't seem to offer anything amazing - tourist wear, souvenirs, etc - but it's nice to browse. There are lots of photo opportunities and there's always a cafe or massage place to drop in to if it's too hot or it's raining. There are even toilets down little side alleys which I was expecting to be pretty poor but they were clean and more than acceptable. I was dropped off but parking didn't look great.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Marisa Colaço
    Lisbon, Portugal16 contributions
    It’s pretty but that’s all
    It’s cute but not as big as we expected. Also not great for shopping. The shops are a bit pricey and they don’t sell local products ( we saw a lot of products from china, europe and so on). We were hoping to find some local things but no, I guess if you’re looking for shopping you should look for a market.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Jen
    Berlaar, Belgium1,854 contributions
    Ok
    There is not that much to see. We took the bus from Karon beach to Phuket for 40 Bath and than we took the bus to Patong for also 40 Bath. Don't take the bus in a rush-hour after school, the bus can be quite full.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,246 contributions
    Great Historic Walk
    The area to walk around is quite compact and easy on the legs. I would do a bit of research and get an on-line walking guide to give you a bit of context and appreciation. There is some wonderful blends of architecture along with eating opportunities and religious buildings. This is a great historic walk and well worth the effort. Mix in with a visit to the night markets or a ferry so you're not travelling distance just to do this - add a bit of value, so to speak.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Toru O
    Setagaya, Japan2,083 contributions
    A great place to visit
    The colorful Sino-colonial style buildings are well-restored and beautifully decorated. There are restaurants, souvenir shops, cafes, dispensaries, and Tottori’s parlors catering to tourists. A nice place to spend your vacation in Phuket if you want something other than the exotic beaches.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
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Karoli24
400 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Phuket City is located in the south of Phuket.
There is a big night market in the main road Thalang road of the old town on Sunday evenings(16-22hrs).

This is the best day to combine the very nice oldtown with the pittoresk old colored buildings and the existing marked in the evening.

Due to the traffic you have to go early from your origin stay.

The streetfood on the night marked is outstanding.

Take 2hrs for the oldtown and enjoy the rest of your stay on the marked.
Written 26 February 2024
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Natalie W
Codsall, UK547 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Really enjoyed walking round experiencing Thai culture. Lots of souvenirs that are reasonably priced. You’ll always find coffee and ice cream shops round here.
Written 22 February 2024
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jeff t
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice, colorful, and clean historical spot. where you can buy lots of nice presents. Great choice for families with kids.
Written 11 February 2024
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Leannie
Hanoi, Vietnam1,421 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice to wander round, and it has some lush architecture and is great for shopping. However, not a whole lot of shade so make sure sun cream is applied!
Written 10 February 2024
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Zoe_JL
Windsor, UK351 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We came here for the day as we were staying in the north of the island. Lovely architecture and beautiful locations. The only thing we didn’t enjoy is the amount of people posing for the gram and taking videos/photos all the time. This causes people jams and overcrowding in certain areas. It’s very busy and some beautiful vendors/food stalls. It’s just ruined by those only posing for pictures. Other than that it is certainly worth a visit to look around.
Written 4 February 2024
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lsA7069FY
Japan116 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Nice area. Much cleaner, more relaxing and enjoyable than Patong. We were here fairly early in the day and it was not overcrowded. It does not have an emphasis on a party-type scene.
Written 24 January 2024
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michas l
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Perfect choice for exploring Phuket! Enjoyed a wonderful Phuket Old Town sightseeing tour with a delicious street food lunch. Thai hospitality and prices were great!
Written 20 January 2024
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petrio j
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
The historical center, adorned with vibrant colors, offers fantastic street food, charming shops, and welcoming smiles all around. A delightful experience!
Written 17 January 2024
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larryKrug
Johannesburg, South Africa89 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
best shopping in Phuket. absolutely superb . so many cool stores and we ended up buying lots of different things local and international
Written 15 January 2024
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Henna L
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Beautiful colourful buildings and good cafes. I would go early in the morning or later of the day because it is HOT to walk on the streets.
Written 11 January 2024
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