Take a journey through Phuket and explore its rich heritage and fascinating buildings. Discover a bustling wet market showcasing age old traditions, see samples of Sino-Portugese architecture, then visit a majestic mansion, and finish with a delicious lunch including a local specialty.
After pickup from your hotel, head to the heart of the city previously known as the "Pearl of the Andaman". This fascinating center was a major trading port for merchants coming from faraway lands to discover large tin deposits. Travel to a wet market, where you explore a vast collection of everyday treasures and get a great glimpse into local life.
Next, roam through charming neighborhood streets lined with Sino-Portuguese mansions, harking back to a time when European explorers sought fortune in tin mining. Enjoy a peek into the past at Chin Pracha House, noticing details such as vintage Italian flooring and walls lined with old photographs. Take pictures as you wander around the Thai Hua Museum, heading to its courtyard where tea vendors prepare Malay tea.
Continue past imposing temples towards Phuket’s first hotel built in 1929, before your morning heritage walk finishes with a well-earned lunch featuring the local favorite of Hokkien Mee, or fried Chinese noodles.