What to Do in Phuket City
What to Do in Phuket City | Old Phuket Town is awash with interesting streets to walk along, such as Dibuk and Thalang roads where you’ll come across a small alleyway that connects the two, called Soi Rommanee. Here you’ll find a colourful collection of Sino-Portuguese buildings, some of which have been converted into bars, cafés and guesthouses. Phuket Walking Street, known in Thai as Lardyai is well worth a stroll through. This lively market selling mostly food and souvenirs is held every Sunday from 16:00 to 22:00 along Thalang Road. Head up to Khao Rang Hill for an expansive view of the city, as well as out to sea and towards other islands. It is the second highest hill in Phuket Town where you’ll find a selection of Thai eateries at the top from where you can indulge in a sunset drink and tasty meal. The hill is also home to some rather cheeky monkeys so be mindful of your belongings.
There are a few museums in the centre of town. The Phuket stamp Museum on Montri Road shows the history of the Thai postal service and collections of Thai stamps are for sale. The Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road features a courtyard and garden that displays tin mining tools and machines, but overall explains Phuket’s history on both floors of the museum. A butterfly farm is located on the outskirts of town and displays a fascinating collection of tropical creatures like butterflies, insects and marine life which are all arranged in natural surroundings. Two Chinese shrines (temples) can be found on the corner of Ranong Road and Soi Phuthon.