Old Phuket Town, Talat Yai

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Go for a stroll through the colorful streets of Old Phuket Town and soak in the eclectic architecture and lively atmosphere of Thailand's former tin-mining capital. Throughout the centuries tin attracted both workers and industrialists from all over the world to Phuket, and today the old part of the city remains famous for its eclectic mix of Chinese mansions, Portuguese houses, and other historical architecture. Many of the once residential buildings now house shops, restaurants, cafes, and small museums. The neighborhood especially comes alive during the Sunday markets, when locals set up stalls with snacks and souvenirs, and street performers showcase their talents to passersby. Using our international travel planner, Phuket Town attractions like Old Phuket Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Half a day is more than enough for a visit to the island's capital. Some beautiful houses and some interesting little temples.
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  • Old Phuket town has beautiful, colourful buildings and lots of unique gifts to buy that I didn't see at other places. On Sunday night they have the weekend night market and the street is closed and nu...  more »
  • Old Phuket town is really worth the trip on the weekend as there are large local markets. otherwise it’s worth a look there are nice structures and old buildings including temples. Things are a little...  more »
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  • Good place to visit when you're in Phuket Chinatown. Take a look around and see an old Chinese residence with the traditional air well an well.
  • Lovely secret coffee house in the historic house. The owner and his family are so friendly and explain us the history of the town, thier house and family. He speaks English and Japanese, and they served us good refreshing drinks as well as local sweets and chinese tea, their hospitality is just wonderful.
  • Historic building and home maintained by same family since it was built in 1939. You are invited inside if you order a beverage. Then you are also treated to an informative historical dialogue from the grandson.
  • Great historic placed from world war events!
  • I visited this place for a coffee but the staff was so friendly that he treated with us with extra Chinese tea and snacks. The atmosphere was really Chinese and I really enjoyed it.
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