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Phuket City | Thailand Tourism | Things to do

Phuket Town is the capital of Phuket Province and is already an attraction in its own right. Despite its development since the advent of tourism in the late 20th century, it somehow retains most of its provincial charm (except for the occasional traffic jam). The most attractive district of Phuket city is its historic Old Town: an area of ​​400,000 square meters is lined by Dibuk Road to the north, Thepkastri Road to the east, Rasda Road to the south and Patifat Road to the west.

The list of top attractions in Phuket Town includes almost all important historical places and landmarks as well as the city’s entertainment scene as well as the popular weekly market which should be on the must-see list of anyone visiting Phuket.

1 Phuket old town

Phuket Old Town is the historical place of Phuket Town (officially elevated to Phuket City since 2004, but its old name somehow stuck). Established during the peak of the tin mining boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the district boasts luxurious mansions and beautifully preserved shophouses built in the Sino-colonial architectural style. The aspect of Phuket Old Town is similar to that of George Town in Penang: shophouses with arches on both sides of the streets and Chinese temples towering over Buddhist temples.

Phuket Old Town is in constant development with the opening of many restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and bars, making it a lively place to visit after sunset. During the day, it remains an important commercial center with 2 markets on Ranong Road. Every Sunday, Phuket Walking Street is an interesting popular event held on Thalang Road that attracts thousands of visitors.
Location: Phuket Old Town, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

2 Phuket Weekend Market

The Phuket Weekend Market (also known as Talad Tai Rot or Chao Fah Market) is comparable to Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market, although it is much smaller. The Central Festival is held every Saturday and Sunday (hence its name) on the Viraat Hong Yok Road on Chao Fa West Road, 1 km south of Phuket, covering an area of ​​30,000 square meters. You can find almost anything here, whether it’s first and second hand, souvenirs, accessories, and even pets, as well as an entire section devoted to local food. It is interesting to note that many of the items available in Phuket’s west coast resort towns are sold here at very low prices.

Attracting thousands of shoppers every weekend, this market will take you down the street with things like satays (chicken or pork brochettes), fried worms, pastries (colored cakes), kebabs, sushi, dim sum (Cantonese steamed buns) will take. , Offers a chance to sample snacks.
Location: 7 Virat Hong Yok Road, Phuket Town, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Open: Saturday-Sunday 4 PM to 11 PM

3 Phuket walking street

Phuket Walking Street is an extremely popular market/fair held every Sunday in the heart of Phuket Old Town on Thalang Road. This 350 meter long commercial and cosmopolitan street is already well covered during the week due to host of many shops, restaurants, bars and guesthouses, but during this weekly event from 4 pm to 8 pm prosperity is at its peak. But it reaches. Also known as Lardayai Phuket (from talad yai or ‘big market’ in Thai), Phuket Walking Street is a must-visit for those who want to get a glimpse into the life of southern Thailand.

The event gathers an excellent number of stalls selling a wide range of products – from handcrafted goods and souvenirs to clothing and fancy jewellery. This is a great place to find original gifts to bring back home.
Location: Thalang Road, Talat Yai, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Open: Sundays from 4 pm to 10 pm

4 Phuket Tricky Museum

The Phuket Trick Museum is devoted entirely to the art of trompe-l’oeil (French for ‘deceiving the eye’), a painting technique that creates a 3-dimensional illusion on a 2-dimensional (flat) support. Housed in a large, 2-story building at the intersection of Montri and Phang Nga streets, the Phuket Trike Museum displays a gallery of nearly 100 paintings that provide plenty of fun as well as photos.

Sample photos are available to show visitors how they should position themselves in front of pictures to take the most realistic illusionary picture (this also means the experience is better with friends and family so you can take pictures of each other ). From classic paintings to scenes from modern life, from historical settings to film scenes, you can travel around the world and back in time at this extremely captivating museum.

5 Ban Chinpracha

Ban Chinpracha is a typical Sino-colonial mansion built in 1903 during the Phuket tin mining boom, which saw the establishment of Chinese tin barons in Phuket Town. Ban Chinpracha is located on Krabi Road near the western end of Phuket Old Town – the historic district that was completely rebuilt during this time of economic growth in Phuket.

The owner of Baan Chinpracha is the grandson of one of these tin merchants. With his wife, he decided to open up parts of the house – the 2 upstairs bedrooms, the kitchen and all of the ground floor area – to visitors who are interested in learning how a wealthy Phuket family lived several decades ago . The house is in perfect condition and has most of its original decor and furnishings. People who are interested in history and architecture should not miss out on visiting this heritage building during their visit to Phuket Town.

Location: 98 Krabi Road, Talat Nua, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Open: 9 am to 4.30 pm daily

6 Siam Made Phuket

Siam Niramit Phuket is a great theatrical show in an extraordinary yet highly professional performance relating to Thai historical, artistic and cultural facts and beliefs. Siam Niramit Phuket Complex is located on the outskirts of Phuket Town, just off the bypass road. Divided into 3 acts, the show consists of songs, dance routines and traditional martial arts.

From the stage furnishings to the lighting to the special effects to the costumes, everything on the show is extremely well thought out, and the result is as spectacular and educational as it is entertaining. It’s best to arrive early to tour the surrounding attractions and amenities at traditional Thai-style homes, a floating market, and souvenir shops.


Location: 55/81 Moo 5, Rasda Road, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand | Open: Wednesdays-Mondays with shows starting at 5pm-8.30pm (closed Tuesdays)

7 Baan Telanka – Upside Down House

Situated on Bypass Road, Baan Telanka – Upside Down House is a fully furnished 3-storey house literally leaning on its roof. The first impression you get when visiting this home is that you’ve gone too far down a rabbit hole: all the furniture and even a fish tank above you as you walk from room to room on the terrace. hangs from the floor. Visiting Baan Tilanka is indeed a fun and mind blowing experience.

The home’s garden isn’t upside down (yet) but offers a timeless experience: a maze. You know what time you enter the maze but you don’t know what time you will exit it! Drinks and snacks are available onsite.

Location: 51/11 Moo 5, Challarmprakiyat Ram 9 Road, Rasda, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Open: 9.05 am to 6.15 pm daily

8 Thai Hua Museum

The Thai Hua Museum is housed in a luxurious, well-preserved Sino-colonial mansion located on Krabi Road in Phuket Old Town. Originally used as a Chinese language school, it went through an extensive renovation in 2008 and reopened as a museum in the same year. Nowadays, it also hosts art exhibitions and is used as a function hall during the annual Phuket Old Town Festival as well as other special events.

Built during Phuket’s tin mining boom in the early 20th century, the Thai Hua Museum is a large, 2-story house with a dozen exhibition rooms filled with information and information about Phuket’s history and the influential families whose ancestors Came to escape from China. Poverty. This very interesting museum brings to light a great array of facts and works that led to the development of Phuket as we know it today.
Location: 28 Krabi Road, Talad Nuya, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

9 Jui Tui Chinese Temple

Jui Tui Shrine is a popular Chinese temple that plays an important role in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. On Soi Phuthorn, off Ranong Road and not far from Phuket’s main market, this is a must-see site for all newcomers to Phuket as it is one of the oldest and most respected spiritual centers around. The main building of Jui Tui Shrine has been through several renovations, resulting in an attractive exterior and an interior with 3 large altars that contain statues of Chinese gods.

Its principal deity is Tin Hu Huan Soy, a deity associated with performing artists and dancers (Chinese opera considers him their patron). His image is set in the middle and highest on the main altar, with a dog and a rooster on each side. They are said to have been his favorite pet since childhood. Photography is allowed inside the hall.

Location: 28 Krabi Road, Talad Nuya, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

10 Amulet Market in Phuket

Images of amulets and a special type of bazaar of amulets that are external and external. In a subtle alleyway off Rasa Road in Phuket Town, it will be just a few blocks from the space far from Falvoret.

It is also necessary to improve health. From the price of the amulet can be up to 100,000 baht (and even more).
Location: Rasda Road, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11 Bang New Shrine

Bangang sums it up nicely and it’s worth a go too. Established in 1904, it originally belonged to another temple on Soi in the city. This over and over again, forever.

12 Bang Rong Pier Phuket

Bang Rong Pier, on the north-eastern side of Phuket Island, is the prime spot for visitors to catch water taxis and speedboats to several nearby islands. Phangga and Koh are in harmony with the ecology of the environment. Water facilities are available for Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Noi and Koh Naka. Different are different.

Changed in any form, will affect operations after 7.40 am to 5.30 am. You can negotiate the price for lambi ponz wily noise transfer, ready for lekon vasitu vimime.
Location: Soi Muktalang, P Kettri, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
open 24 hours

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