About Old Phuket Town

The historic old Phuket Town (Talat Yai) is built with riches reaped from Phuket's tin boom of the last century when tin was an extremely valuable commodity. The town has grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, once occupied by Phuket's tin barons. The town is compact enough to stroll around in either early in the morning or after sunset. There are enough restaurants and cafés for refreshments so carrying food along is not required.

Must See

Shrines, Buddhist and Chinese temples and beautifully preserved ornate shophouses, quaint cafés, tiny printing shops, impromptu private and public museums as well as a mini ex-red light district.

How to reach

While it can be easily reached by motorcycle, doing the journey on foot would make more sense. It is not only a great experience but most rewarding.


  • Wear comfortable footwear for better mobility.
  • Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the mesmerizing views.
  • Be aware of the social etiquette followed there so that the local people accept you better.
  • Be thoughtful while clicking pictures of the locals, some people might not like it. So, always take their permission first.
  • Always carry an ample amount of water so that you can stay hydrated during your tour.
  • Make sure to carry sunscreen if it's sunny outside.

Visit Time

Sunday:              Open 24 hours

Monday:             Open 24 hours

Tuesday:            Open 24 hours

Wednesday:       Open 24 hours

Thursday:           Open 24 hours

Friday:                Open 24 hours

Saturday:           Open 24 hours

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Waiting Time



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Time you can spend

5 to 6 hours


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