Old Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town, Talat Yai: Address, Old Phuket Town Reviews: 4/5

Old Phuket Town
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David
Oxford, UK1,055 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Old phuket Town has preserved some of the architectural styling of previous ages. Although not as bustling as it may once have been, it maintains some of this atmosphere, particularly in the evening.

Although a good half of venues are closed or shuttered, plenty remain open.

Of note in the photo I've uploaded is this building which is locked up and does not appear to have been modified in who knows how long! So whilst the buildings around have been maintained, this one has fallen to dilapidation. Id love to know the story there!
Written July 26, 2021
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WeiHuang91
Singapore, Singapore699 contributions
Dec 2019
Old Phuket Town is a place with a mixture of modern art along with traditional architectural and you can easily spend a good 2- 3 hours walking around this area.

There are plenty of food options around here, ranging from street stalls, to Pubs and Cafes. You find that you are really spoiled for choices when you are walking around here.

There are also lots of things to buy and shop, ranging from hand made souvenirs to clothing that is exclusive to Phuket and nice beach wears around here.

The Phuket Old town gets a little more hyped up from 4pm onwards, so this might be the best time to drop by this place. With Grab, it's relative easy to come by here.

Lastly, lots of nice walls and arts for OOTD shots, so influencers wannabes, you guys can just spam your OOTD shots around here!
Written March 25, 2020
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FernMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Jan 2020
The place was impressive due to the lovely colourful buildings - but would I fly half way round the world to see it?- no. If you’re in the neighbourhood do have a look.
After about 7pm most of the shops are closed. Touristy places like Kopitiam restaurant are open - and full of tourists (food okay and cheap relative to western standards but better value could be found on the streets close by)
Written January 6, 2020
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Oldguy8
61 contributions
Mar 2020
If you are in the area, it's worth taking the time and walking around. The architecture is very very nice and colorful, and there are some nice places to eat and shop. But otherwise it's just a small area to walk around. If you are staying on the other side of the island, then I'm not sure it's worth the trip (unless you're searching for something to do). I was not there at night, so I don't know if things are different then.

IF you decide to go there (and are staying on the other side of the island), then i would recommend taking the public bus. It picks you up from the street fronting the beach, takes about an hour, but only costs $1-2 dollars. It's a nice way to see the surrounding area and is very inexpensive.
Written March 24, 2020
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia744 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a walkaround as a pre-cursor to a cruise. he centre is totally manic but a great place for a stroll. Our guide pointed out buildings of interest, there are some great shops & cafes, a far cry from the beach resorts around the coast.
If here on a resort holiday take time out to enjoy some real local history & culture.
Written February 5, 2020
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Chris T
Alice Springs, Australia93 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I had no frame of reference or knowledge of this place until I arrived. Multi-colored Sino-Portugese historic buildings really give this a place a truly unique look. Not surprised to see many Chinese and other Instagrammers getting selfie’s everywhere, some with their own pro photographers trailing behind. Some interesting shopping, good food and with quite a large Chi-Thai population quite the place to be during Chinese new year.
Written February 11, 2020
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HOOMAN
Tehran, Iran1,187 contributions
Mar 2019
An Old Town in almost south east of Phuket Island with colorful houses and very nice and convenient atmosphere, far from the noisiness of touristic parts of Phuket Island. Here most people are local Thai people with some simple and quiet (but alive!) Cafes & Bars and lovely Hostels, it's a very nice place for getting relaxed and enjoy walking through this Antic Bright town. When we were passing the streets of Old Town, we found a celebration in a school by chance, we had some good time there, Thai people behaved us very friendly and served us with eatables and drinks. We felt completely at home.
Written February 10, 2020
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LoveTravelling1116
Singapore, Singapore660 contributions
Mar 2019
Phuket Old Town is littered with almost endless streets of shops selling souvenirs of all kinds and also quaint and colourful shop houses. Due to our hectic travel schedule, we only spent around 1.5 hours carefully scrutinising at the souvenirs and were immensely delighted to come across a stall which sell cute food magnets at an affordable price. We bought the food which we enjoyed the most at Phuket, mainly Pineapple Fried Rice, Mango Sticky Rice and Banana Roti. Next, we purchased some beautiful Thai Scarf at THB 100 each.

Should we have more time, we would have explored and shopped more, as there could be more colourful shophouses to photograph or more intricately-designed souvenirs to acquire! Nevertheless, this has been a rewarding journey and we quickly hailed a taxi around the corner of the street before sunset and departed this place with gratification.
Written January 1, 2020
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Maria Shulutko
Moscow, Russia16 contributions
Jan 2020
Old Town is pretty authentic and a nice change of scene after beaches, jungle and islands. Nice walk among the historic buildings with lots of cafes, gift shops and small restaurants.
Preferable to visit in the evening when the sun is down and the heat is off. Last Sunday there was a gastronimic bazar in Krabi street with music and karaoke and a variety of street food cooked right before your eyes (though not sure if it is every Sunday or some special event)
Written January 13, 2020
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Ingeborg56
Oslo, Norway2,221 contributions
Jan 2020
We stayed in Old Phuket and we loved walking around admiring lots of nicely restored buildings, - of course not all buildings are restored, but quite a few are. There are also quite a few good restaurants in this area. There are lots of shops, but I was not too impressed by the quality of the art work in the shops. But we enjoyed to look at the art work at quite a few of the walls.
Written January 21, 2020
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