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Old Phuket Town, Phuket Town

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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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  • It’s a lovely little town with narrow colourful shophouses on either side of the road. Quaint little cafes line the streets and the atmosphere is friendly and fun. Shops are very touristy and don’t... 
    It’s a lovely little town with narrow colourful shophouses on either side of the road. Quaint little cafes line the streets and the atmosphere is friendly and fun. Shops are very touristy and don’t...  more »
  • It’s a different section of Thailand …Portuguese built structures…and mainly Chinese locals (where brought by the Portuguese to mine tin back in the day) Alot of restaurants and “flea market... 
    It’s a different section of Thailand …Portuguese built structures…and mainly Chinese locals (where brought by the Portuguese to mine tin back in the day) Alot of restaurants and “flea market...  more »
  • The Phuket old town is also known as the Phuket China town. Ancient Chinese merchants brought back the European architectural style they admired to Thailand and the use of tiles later influenced... 
    The Phuket old town is also known as the Phuket China town. Ancient Chinese merchants brought back the European architectural style they admired to Thailand and the use of tiles later influenced...  more »

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