The Old Town of Phuket City – Thailand

Phuket Town - Phuket Thailand

On the second stop of my seven destination tour of Asia I visited Phuket in Thailand. While Phuket is best known for beaches there is an interesting old town area in the provincial capital city, Phuket Town.

I was there a few years ago so I went and had another look to see what has changed. Over the last few years there has been a bit of a hipster movement going on here, with little cafes and galleries popping up. Read more about this at the Carlson Blog: Phuket: The Town, The Island, and The Province.

While I was in Phuket I stayed at the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach.

Global TravelersThis post was part of the Global Travelers series, in conjunction with Club Carlson. I visited seven destinations across Asia over three weeks, reporting from each destination in real time. The destinations were:

Davao (Philippines), Phuket (Thailand), Bangkok (Thailand), Mamallapuram (India), Jaipur (India), Chongqing (China), Shanghai (China).

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  1. I spent quite a lot of time in the old town, it has lots of interesting places, possibly a place to settle if you can ignore the rest of the bs on Phuket..

  2. Donnie Law says

    I love hearing about these lessor known places!

  3. Oldtown looks a lot better now that they took down a lot of the wires. I don’t think the jobs finished yet, but eventually most, maybe all, of the wires will be buried.


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