Go for a stroll through the colorful streets of Old Phuket Town and soak in the eclectic architecture and lively atmosphere of Thailand's former tin-mining capital. Throughout the centuries tin attracted both workers and industrialists from all over the world to Phuket, and today the old part of the city remains famous for its eclectic mix of Chinese mansions, Portuguese houses, and other historical architecture. Many of the once residential buildings now house shops, restaurants, cafes, and small museums. The neighborhood especially comes alive during the Sunday markets, when locals set up stalls with snacks and souvenirs, and street performers showcase their talents to passersby. Using our international travel planner, Phuket Town attractions like Old Phuket Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Old Phuket Town Reviews
The street is full of refurbished two storey shophouses in the peranakan style, beautifully restored to their original glory. It is a short street with a lot of small shops and a few pieces of nice st... more »
We really enjoyed our short visit here. High quality products with good pricing. Souvenirs and crafts and sewn articles galore. more »
Good place to visit when you're in Phuket Chinatown. Take a look around and see an old Chinese residence with the traditional air well an well.
Lovely secret coffee house in the historic house. The owner and his family are so friendly and explain us the history of the town, thier house and family. He speaks English and Japanese, and they served us good refreshing drinks as well as local sweets and chinese tea, their hospitality is just wonderful.
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