Phuket Old Town is a historic district in Phuket, Thailand. It is known for its Sino-Portuguese architecture, which is a blend of Chinese and Portuguese styles. The district is home to several temples, museums, and shops. So if you began to feel bored by the beach and sea view this town might be to perfect location to understand the Thai culture and experience local lives.
The historical, cultural, and administrative center of the Kingdom’s largest island, Phuket Town has a fascinating past. Once it was the transit point for Europeans (French, Portuguese, Dutch, and British), Burmese, Indian merchants, and Malay pirates, among others.
The 19th-century tin-mining boom attracted Chinese immigrants. They brought with them their unique architecture, culture, and cuisine, and eventually married into the local Siamese communities, giving birth to the unique Baba Peranakan culture.
Today, Phuket Old Town is a popular tourist destination. The town reflects this in its magnificent Sino-colonial mansions, brightly-hued Taoist temples, colorful markets, and award-winning restaurants dishing out Phuketian, Hokkien, and Thai cuisines.
Here is the thing you don’t want to miss out on when visiting this old town.
Located in one of the busiest districts in the city. The old town of Phuket is a well-known spot for locals to hang out and spend time together. So if you don’t own a car or personal vehicle the best way to visit this place is by staying near the spot.
And the best hotel near it is probably Novotel Phuket City Phokheetra located in the heart of Phuket Town; whatever the quality or the service, this hotel is prove to be a perfect choice. Just 10 minutes away from the Rassada Pier and 5 minutes from Phuket’s old town Novotel Phuket is the best place to stay a couple of nights before you head to the next island destination.