1st Time in Phuket Town - What To Do

Phuket Town Survival Guide

Your first time in Phuket Town could see you very easily overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the city and the huge variety of things you will find there. The provincial capital has perhaps the densest concentration of interesting things to see and do of anywhere on the island, not to mention its unique selection of boutique restaurants and shops, its busy night markets, beautiful historic streets and much more besides.

Some of the best bits of Phuket Town are surprisingly well hidden in the warren of old, narrow streets. Some of the most fascinating sites are so well concealed that the majority of visitors never even know what they’re missing. This guide, detailing what to do in Phuket Town in one day, will help to make sure that you have all of the information you need to make the most out of your first visit to this remarkable place.

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Phuket Town at a Glance

Here’s a summary of what we like about this area, and also what we don’t like. We have tried to give a balanced view so you can decide in seconds if this is the right place for you.

WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT PHUKET TOWN:
  • The Old Town is a must-see while in Phuket
  • Affordable dining and shopping
  • Charming affordable hotels
WHAT IS LESS GOOD:
  • Traffic is intense at rush hour
  • Quiet on week days' nights
  • Old Phuket Town Houses

    Old Phuket Town

    The streets of Old Phuket Town are lines with 100-year-old shop-houses that are home to restaurants, guesthouses, gold Read More»

  • Khao Rang (Rang Hill)

    Khao Rang Hill

    Khao Rang Hill is one of Phuket’s most famous viewpoints. Located to the northwest of the city centre, its summit offers Read More»

  • Phuket Trickeye Museum

    Phuket Trickeye Museum

    Phuket Trickeye Museum is an interactive 3D painting museum offering amazing photo opportunities and great fun for the Read More»

  • Phuket Weekend Market

    Phuket Weekend Market

    Phuket’s weekend market, located just outside Phuket Town, is a fascinating jumble of secondhand goods, pirated items, a Read More»

  • Central Festival Phuket

    Central Festival Phuket

    Central Festival Phuket is an air conditioned, fully equipped three-storey shopping mall lying just outside of Phuket Read More»

  • Chillva Market Phuket

    Chillva Market Phuket

    A night market primarily aimed at local Thai teenagers, Chillva Market is a great place to chill among the colourful Read More»

  • Phuket Siam Niramit Show

    Phuket Siam Niramit Show

    Siam Niramit Phuket is a tastefully-done cultural extravaganza that adds variety and vitality to the island’s Read More»

  • Aphrodite Cabaret Show

    Aphrodite Cabaret Show

    Aphrodite is a large ship-like structure located opposite Tesco Lotus just outside Phuket Town. It houses a 900-seater Read More»

  • Quip Sky Bar Phuket

    Quip Sky Bar - Phuket

    At last, Phuket Town has its first ever rooftop bar! Quip Sky Bar brings a distinctly artistic touch to the old city, Read More»

  • One Chun Café & Restaurant in Phuket Old Town

    One Chun Restaurant

    One Chun Café & Restaurant (pronounced Wan Jan, which means Monday in Thai) is a trendy venue blending vintage Read More»

  • La Gaetana

    La Gaetana

    La Gaetana enjoys a formidable reputation in Phuket as a small, family-run Italian restaurant with an eye for details. Read More»

  • Suay Restaurant

    Suay Restaurant

    Suay (meaning ‘beautiful’ in Thai) keeps things uncomplicated and cheap but that doesn’t mean it’s not without a lot of Read More»

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is aptly named.This ultra-modern resort faces directly west across Siray Bay to the east Read More...

Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel

Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel is an attractive four-star hotel right in the centre of Phuket Town on Phuket Island east coast.Within Read More...

Royal Phuket City Hotel

Royal Phuket City is located right downtown in Phuket Town itself.The four-star hotel is a towering presence and features great Read More...

 

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