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.
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.
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.
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