5 THINGS TO DO IN PHUKET TOWN, THAILAND
There are plenty of memorable things to do in Phuket. The island itself has a beautiful historical old town, great viewpoints and iconic cultural attractions. It is also a good base for exploring and must-see attractions. These include Phuket town.
1.Phuket Old Town
The Phuket Old Town is the most popular destination in Phuket Town as it has a number of attractions, such as different authentic Thai food restaurants, museums, and streets that show the true history of Phuket. It is an area of historical interest in Phuket City. The main streets of Old Phuket Town are Thalang, Phang Nga, Krabi, Dibuk, and Yoawarat. Old Phuket Town is noted for Sino-Portuguese buildings on both sides of the street.
Open daily from 09:30 to 18:00, the Baan Teelanka is an inverted house that is known as an “upside down house”. You can tour the place to take pictures and entertain yourself with other spots such as a maze labyrinth, escape room, or a 9D virtual reality cinema. The location of the Baan Teelanka is in Ko Kaew, on the Bypass road. Additionally, the prices are reasonable at THB350 for adults and THB190 for children
3.Phuket Walking Street – Thanon Thalang
Thalang Road, or “Thanon Thalang” is the main street in the Phuket Old Town, it is filled with numerous attractions and great shops for souvenir. Despite being one of the oldest streets in Phuket, it remains one of the busiest. The street is a one-way street which runs 600m through the heart of the city. Nearby is Soi Rommanee, which is a smaller street or “Soi”, with cute coffee shops and ice cream shops.
4.Thavorn Hotel Museum
If you are interested in the history of Phuket, the Thavorn Hotel Museum might be the destination for you. There are many objects in the museum which describes the way of life of Phuket citizens in history. The admission fee is only THB 30, where you can view photos of famous Thai celebrities back then, and other histories about Phuket.
Mentioned earlier, this area is a hidden gem near Thanon Thalang. It is filled with colorful renovated buildings, and small cafes where you can sit and relax. Some local families have been living along this street for generations, which explains why there are Chinese shrines set up on the outside walls of their houses. Nearby, you can see a graffiti wall which is perfect for photo taking!