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Old Phuket Town

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Thalang Road, Phuket

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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Bessica
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"For a truly immersive experience in Old Phuket Town, venture off the main streets and explore the hidden alleys where you'll find charming cafes and boutique shops tucked away. Don't miss the vibrant Sunday Walking Street Market, where you can indulge in delicious local street food while browsing unique handicrafts and souvenirs."

What is Old Phuket Town?

Old Phuket town is a small area you can walk around in about an hour, but definitely take it slow and you might just find all the details and hidden gems. We recommend walking down Thalang Road, Phangnga Road, and Soi Romanee for a beautiful photo walk opportunity. Phuket Old Town matches up to the vibe you can find in Singapore and Penang, and is a must-see attraction when taking your tours in Phuket!

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It is a great place for exploring Phuket’s history and culture. Since a rich vein of tin was found there in the 16th century there, people from Malaysia, Arabia, Burma, Thailand, China’s Fujian Province, and Portugal poured in to mine it, which led to the initial prosperity of Phuket Old Town. Though, later, the mines dried up, Phuket Old Town has continued to thrive.

It’s hard to resist those old Sino-Portuguese streets with beautiful shophouses and magnificent mansions. Phuket’s old town is perfect for a half-day visit, with many small cafes, bakeries, and eateries along the way. Visit the local markets near the bus station and explore the little streets here and there to discover some incredible abandoned mansions. Don’t miss the Phuket Walking Street on Sunday, a chance to try a lot of local food you cannot find easily!

Best time to visit Phuket Old Town

If possible, it is best to set aside a Sunday to visit Old Phuket Town, as the walking street is only open on Sundays. The only thing that might deter you from strolling around in the town is the weather in Phuket, which could get pretty hot. 

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By around 4 pm, the sun isn’t as strong anymore and it’s more enjoyable to walk around!


How to get to Phuket Old Town

It takes about 30 minutes to get there from Patong, Kata, and Karon beaches by taxi.

Frequently asked questions

What is Old Phuket Town?

Old Phuket Town is a historical area in Phuket, Thailand, known for its well-preserved Sino-Portuguese architecture and charming streets.

What are the main attractions in Old Phuket Town?

The main attractions in Old Phuket Town include colorful buildings, vibrant street art, local markets, museums, temples, and quaint cafes.

Is it worth visiting Old Phuket Town?

Yes, Phuket Old Town is definitely worth visiting for its unique blend of history, culture, and architecture. It offers a different experience compared to the beachside areas of Phuket.

How can I explore Old Phuket Town?

You can explore Old Phuket Town on foot, as the area is relatively compact. Walking tours, guided tours, or simply strolling around at your own pace are popular ways to discover the town's charms.

Are there any good dining options in Old Phuket Town?

Yes, Phuket Old Town has a wide range of dining options, from local street food stalls to trendy cafes and restaurants serving both Thai and international cuisine. It's a great place to indulge in culinary delights.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Thalang Road, Phuket

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps