Welcome to Phuket Town


Today, the Old Town is a testament to Phuket's history, but it's also the island's hipster heart, attracting artists and musicians in particular, which has led to noticeable gentrification. Century-old hôrng tăa·ou (shophouses) and homes are being restored, vibrant street art is popping up and it can feel like every other building is now a fashionable polished-concrete cafe.

But Phuket Town remains a wonderfully refreshing cultural break from the island's beaches (easily reached by sŏrng·tăa·ou). Wander down streets lined with distinctive Sino-Portuguese architecture, arty coffee shops, experimental galleries, boutique hotels and incense-cloaked Chinese Taoist shrines, before sampling the island's most authentic Phuketian cuisine and Phuket Town's very local bar scene.


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Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino-Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.

$11.06 Private & Custom Tours

Private Customized Phuket Tour with Driver

You will be collected from your Phuket hotel by your driver at approximately 9am.Starting with the Phuket View Point, take in the view of the 3 famous beaches Kata, Karon and Patong. Visit Promthep Cape with the magnificent view of the southern offshore islands and the perfect half moon bay.Head out to visit Big Buddha which is built from White Marble on top of the hill and a then pay a visit to Wat Chalong, the most reverend temple on the island. Now it time for a leisurely drive around Phuket town and its Sino-Portuguese historic buildings built by late 19th-century.After your chosen duration, you will be delivered back to your hotel safely, with good knowledge of the city.The above is a suggested itinerary. You can amend this however you wish to see the sites you want to see.

$47.52 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

You'll be picked up from your Phuket hotel and travel with your own private English-speaking guide by air-conditioned vehicle. Take in the islands natural beauty as you drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches. Each beach offering a different type of holiday experience to the other. For fabulous photo opportunities we will stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred buddhist temple of Phuket 'Wat Chalong'. Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino-Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.

$133.47 Day Trips & Excursions

Phuket to Phang Nga Bay: Island Tour with Lunch and Kayaking

Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket Town, Patong, Karon or Kata Beach by shared minivan. Start your full-day trip with a coffee or tea at Phuket Island Hopper Pier on Koh Siray and depart by speedboat to Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay is filled with more than 100 islands and rocky, limestone outcrops jutting high out of the emerald green sea. First stop will be at Koh Hong, which is an uninhabited island, except for the birds, white-faced gibbons and giant monitor lizards that can often be spotted on the main white sand beach. Its interior is home to a large lagoon to which its Thai name 'Hong' refers. This is best accessed at low tide by kayak, as the diminishing water level makes its color change drastically from a deep emerald green to a clear turquoise. Cruise further to James Bond Island, the highlight of your tour. With its signature rocky pinnacle, it has been a major attraction ever since it was featured in the 1974 Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun.' Luckily it is under National Park protection and as a result no boats are allowed to go too close to the island. The best way to view James Bond Island is from the small beach on Khao Phing Kan. Khao Phing Kan is a very high leaning rock that has some small caves inside. It’s pretty amazing and fun to check them all out. On its crowded eastern beach, there are stalls and stands selling knick-knack souvenirs, mostly made from shells and woods. Visit Diamond Cave and the mangrove forest at Panak Island with your guide and explore the mysterious hearts of the island. The tour includes a Thai style lunch at the charming Panyee Island, a nearby Muslim fishing village on stilts. You will have the opportunity to see daily life of a community unchanged over time. Finish your day on a secluded beach at Lawa Island or Naka Island (depending on the tides). You will have time to relax on the beach and top off your tan or go swimming. You will then be returned to your hotel to share the photos of your unforgettable trip with your loved ones. Itinerary: • 07:30 - 08:00: Hotel pickup in Phuket • 08:00 - 09:00: Welcome drink & instructions at Phuket Island Hopper Pier • 09:00 - 10:00: Depart from Phuket Island Hopper Pier to Phang Nga Bay • 10:00 - 11:00: Explore the Mangrove forest & Diamond Cave at Panak Island • 11:00 - 12:00: Sightseeing at James Bond Island • 12:00 - 13:30: Lunch on Panyee Island (Sea Gypsy Village) • 13.30 - 15.00: Padding and Exploring Hong Island (Canoe) • 15:00 - 16:00: Enjoy swimming and relaxing at Naka Island • 16:00 - 16:30: Cruise back to Phuket Island Hopper Pier • 16:30 - 17:00: Transfer to hotel

$24.54 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ao Nang to Phuket by Ao Nang Princess Ferry

Save time in Thailand with an express transfer from Ao Nang to Phuket by Ao Nang Princess ferry through the Andaman Sea. Meet at Nopparat Thara pier in Ao Nang at least 30-minutes before scheduled departure or get conveniently picked up from your hotel in Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Klong Muang and Tubkaek Beach. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. The easy, fast, and safe journey can be booked up to 14 hours before departure and needs only a short stop-over at Railay Beach which is required to pick up/drop off other transferring guests. Take advantage of daily departures and a convenient drop-off directly at Rassada Port in Phuket from where you can enjoy a transfer to your hotel in Phuket Town, Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong, Kamala, Naihan, Rawai, Phanwa Cape, Bangtao, Surin and Nai Yang by shared minivan. Transfer with us will be relaxed and stress free with emergency assistance when you need it. Sit back in air-conditioned comfort, enjoying views of Thailand's beautiful landscapes.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

The Real Phuket Sightseeing Tour with Cocktail

A great day out with insider guide to see real Phuket with rum and cocktail testing. A 4-5  hours Tour begin about 09.00  - 10.00 am pickup from the hotel by air-conditioned vehicle, We are heading to the old city of Phuket, stopping by  the area's history and Sino-Portuguese architecture at Thalang Road, walk and talk with our guide.  and take a great photo with nice view. After visiting Phuket Town,  your tour continues with a visit to Wat Chalong, the largest and most prominent Buddhist temple on the island. One of the best temple in Phuket, Next, visit the Phuket Big Buddha, a marble statue visible from a large part of the island. Our insider will advise and provide information of how to mark your name on the marble stone, you can purchase a small piece of marble to have mounted on one of the pillars.  Overlooking of Phuket town and Chalong Bay view.  head to a rum factory in Chalong for a cocktail made with organic rum. The Tour will be ending of the day without  the hassle of Gems factory , shops,  that are often part of other tours.