Old Phuket Town, Talat Yai

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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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  • Beautiful old town, similar to Penang, heritage, quaint, small nooks, boutique bars and cafés everywhere, restaurants galore... Vegetarian festival full of activity at night. Night markets and cool ba...  more »
  • Reached old phuket town at 12 noon and was expecting lots to see. End up had hard time spending 5 hours before the sunday walking streets become lively. Therefore recommended to come around 4pm and wi...  more »
  • The old Phuket town has great architectural designs to explore especially the Soi Romanee which has most of the old structure of Sino Portuguese design. Thalang road is a must visit especially on the ...  more »
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  • A nice place to walk around and do some local shopping. We tried the Prata-equivalent there, were passable but nothing to scream about. There are many cafes and eateries along the way, you will not get out feeling hungry.
  • Visit ancient Phuket on foot, charming Sino-Portuguese architecture on history roads is valuable to study through 4.6 kilometers, where you can find exquisite architecture, friendly people, delicious local cuisine.
  • There is Very beautiful markets and also museum
  • Nice market indeed!!!!!
  • Be a friend leads to this place, bustling atmosphere, while the hot sun, but tourists. Many houses, bars, cafe, shop for clothes, souvenirs. All are painted in many colors. Architecture from Europe, Asia, ... from classic to modern.
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