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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  • Visited here as part of a tour of Phuket island. Interesting Portugese architecture. lots of shopping opportunities with decent prices and service. We had limited time here but could have spent much.....  more »
  • Old Phuket Town is a place with a mixture of modern art along with traditional architectural and you can easily spend a good 2- 3 hours walking around this area. There are plenty of food options...  more »

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