If you’re ever visiting Phuket, make sure that Phuket Town is top on your priority list. This spot often gets overlooked as it’s far less tropical and beachy compared to other areas of Phuket, however it’s got beauty you wouldn’t believe.
If there’s one thing you need to visit Phuket Town for, is its architecture. The architecture in Phuket Town is some of the best in the world. It dates back to as far as 1511 and is still here today. The old style is authentic and classic, and is what draws all the tourists in. The streets are bombarded with backpackers and photographers wanting to get their shot against the ornate buildings.
The colours are also bright and vibrant. Phuket Town is known for its pastel coloured rainbow shutters than line the streets and frame each shop front window!
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating in Phuket Town. Whether you want something quick and on-the-go, or something more fancy, you won’t be short on choice. Our top picks for a casual lunch is Eleven Two and Co on Thalang Road, Gallery Cafe, and Thaiventro for the most delicious ice creams… they even offer charcoal and red velvet waffle cones!
If you’re on the hunt for something a little fancier, perhaps to celebrate a special occasion, we love heading to Dibuka. This spot is all about the industrial vibes, tall ceilings and urban decor. They even have live music too. If you prefer something more elegant, head to Suay for a dinner you won’t forget!
You can’t go all the way to Phuket Town without visiting the markets. The first is the Sunday night walking street market on Thalang Road. The road closes off car access and becomes walking only. There are vendors of all shapes and sizes, from fresh coconut ice cream to thai pancakes, seafood, trinkets, clothes, handbags and more. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
There’s also the Naka night market which has a bit more hustle and bustle. It’s less sophisticated but you’ll be able to find everything under the sun, and for some seriously great bargains too!