Visiting Phuket is not only about the beaches and seaside lifestyle. The island has many faces and has a lot of history and culture for the visitors to explore. In the southeast of Phuket Island, you’ll find Phuket Town which is the capital of the province of Phuket and already an attraction in itself. Phuket Old Town is a charming and historic part of Phuket, where you can admire the colourful Sino-Portuguese architecture, visit museums and temples, enjoy local food and shopping, and experience the culture and lifestyle of the multicultural island.
Phuket Old Town was once the centre of the tin mining industry in Phuket, which attracted people from different countries and cultures, such as Malaysia, Arabia, Burma, Thailand, China, and Portugal. The influence of these cultures can be seen in the architecture, art, and cuisine of Phuket Old Town. It’s easy to spend a full day wandering the streets of Phuket Town as each street has its own charm and attractions.
Even if you are not into walking around, Phuket Old Town is a must place to visit for its restaurants and cafes. You can enjoy both local Thai food as well as various international and fusion dishes. For vegetarians, Phuket Old Town is a haven of choices as Phuket is famous for its vegetarian food culture. This is where you’ll find the best selection on the island!
Each Sunday night, you can enjoy the Sunday Walking Street Market that is set up along Thalang Road at the heart of the Old Town. Here you can snack away, buy local art and handcraft items, and enjoy live performances.
Hilltop Wellness Resort organises several half-day trips to Phuket Old Town showing you the different attractions and restaurants it has to offer. Join us for these excursions in Phuket Old Town:
Phuket Old Town is a place where you can experience the history, culture, and charm of Phuket. It is easy to explore on foot or by renting a bike. We hope that you’ll enjoy your visit to Phuket Old Town as much as we do!
You can join in all of these excursions as part of our Yoga & Wellness Retreat package or just add onto your hotel stay.
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‘Sunday Night Market’ photo credit to Nilla Rafael @nillarafael