Phuket Town - Phuket
Exhilarating and exciting, Phuket Town is a curious mix of old and new. Discover hidden coffee bars and clubs down historical alleyways. Shop international brands or wander bustling local markets. Dine in fine restaurants or snack on street food. Explore the beautiful architecture of the Old Town or take in a show. In Phuket Town anything is possible.
Phuket Town never truly sleeps. Just as the night-time entertainment winds down, monks begin their morning alms and the fresh food markets come alive. The secret to discovering Phuket Town is to explore. The best bars, restaurants, shops and boutique hotels are tucked away in side streets and back alleys.
Brightly painted Sino-Portuguese style buildings line the streets of Thalang Road in the Old Town. Built when the tin-mining industry was at its height, the architecture is grand and unique.
Temples nestle among Chinese shop-houses, museums and fashion stores. The best way to see this culturally rich area is to walk.
Phuket Town’s nightlife caters for tourists and locals. There are plenty of cocktail bars, pubs, clubs and live music venues open until the early hours. World-class cabaret and cultural performances are a great night out for families. There are cinemas, a bowling alley and late night shopping.
Thailand is famous glamorous Ladyboys, and the Cabaret in Phuket are some of the best in Thailand. A great night out, the shows are glamorous and glitzy, the lady boys fierce and the music an explosion of pop hits.
Phuket Trick Eye Museum is fun for all the family. The first of its kind in Southern Thailand, take a photo ‘inside’ amazing 3D paintings.
Phuket Siam Niramit Show, located north of Phuket Town, dazzles in an award-winning performance. Featuring Thailand’s rich artistic and cultural heritage, the show claims to be one of the world’s largest stage productions. Open daily apart from Tuesday, there are plenty of enjoyable pre-show attractions. A traditional style Thai village with floating market, outdoor performances of traditional music and dancing help visitors understand more about the Thai way of life. There is a restaurant on site too.
Catering to every budget, there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from in Phuket Town. Often set in historical buildings, you will experience some of the finest Thai cuisine on the island. While Thai food dominates the scene, you will also find a great variety of international dishes.
Luxurious hotels and self-contained resorts are mostly located on the outskirts of town. The old town features trendy boutique hotels in stunning historical buildings. Budget and mid range accommodation is found all over.