Things To Do in Phuket Old Town

by Mama Loves Phuket

Phuket Old Town is a historic part of the island that showcases a blend of Thai, Chinese, and European architecture and culture.

Here are 10 interesting things to see and do in Phuket Old Town with your family:

1. Visit the Sino-Portuguese Architecture

Walk around the streets of Phuket Old Town to admire the Sino-Portuguese buildings that date back to the early 20th century.

mother and son in the colourful streets of phuket old town

2. Explore the Museums

Visit the Thalang National Museum, the Phuket Thai Hua Museum and the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum to learn about the rich history and culture of Phuket.

3. Try Local Food

Sample some of the delicious local food at the street food markets and restaurants in Phuket Old Town, including Hokkien noodles, roti, and dim sum. The best time to visit for a foodies experience is the Sunday Market – more below!

4. Visit the Temples

Explore the Chinese Taoist temples and the Buddhist temples, including the Jui Tui Shrine and the Wat Mongkol Nimit Temple.

5. Take a Walking Tour

Join a walking tour to learn more about the history and culture of Phuket Old Town and discover hidden gems.

6. Shop for Souvenirs

Browse the local shops and markets to find unique souvenirs, including handicrafts, batik fabrics, and antique items.

7. Visit the Sunday Walking Street Market

Check out the Sunday Walking Street Market on Thalang Road to enjoy live music, street food, and local products.

8. Enjoy the Street Art

Look out for the colourful street art and murals that decorate the walls of the buildings in Phuket Old Town, it’s a real Instagrammers delight!

9. Attend the Annual Festivals

Join the annual festivals and celebrations, including the Chinese New Year, the Vegetarian Festival, and the Old Town Festival Learn more about Phuket’s interesting festivals here.

10. Relax in a Cafe

Sit back and relax in one of the charming cafes and bakeries in Phuket Old Town while sipping on a cup of coffee or tea and enjoying the ambience.

Have you found more fun things to do with kids in Phuket Old Town? Let us know in the comments

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