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Top Choice International in Phuket Town


Fabulous fusion at this converted house, just south of old town proper, means mouth-melting glass noodle salad, bright pomelo salad with salmon carpaccio and roasted chilli dressing, lamb-chop massaman curry, turmer…
Top Choice Antiques in Phuket Town


An elegant antique gallery and boutique featuring antiquated Buddha statues and sculpture, organic textiles, and ambitious, exquisite high-fashion women's clothing inspired by vintage Thai garments and fabrics.
Thai in Phuket Town

Blue Elephant

Royal Thai cuisine in royal Thai surrounds. Set in the beautifully restored, mustard-yellow Phra Phitak Chyn Pracha Mansion overlooking manicured lawns, Blue Elephant is elegant in every way, from the brass cutlery …
Thai in Phuket Town


Unrenovated, unpretentious and unbelievably good, charming Raya has been serving affordable Thai fare to Phuketians for around 20 years. This two-storey Sino-Portuguese institution keeps things authentic and old-wor…
Historic Building in Phuket Town

Thavorn Hotel

Opened in 1961 by the then tin-mining Phuket Chinese–Thai Thavorn Wong Wongse family, the Thavorn was Phuket's original five-star. It's one of the oldest hotels around still operating. Although the facade is pretty …
Museum in Phuket Town

Phuket Thaihua Museum

Formerly a Chinese language school, this flashy museum is filled with photos and English-language exhibits on Phuket’s history, from the Chinese migration (many influential Phuketian families are of Chinese origin) …
Museum in Phuket Town

Chyn Pracha House

Built in 1903 on tin-mining riches, this beautifully preserved Sino-Portuguese mansion should make any antique lover's list. Others might find the four-poster steel beds done up in Victorian lace a bit gaudy. But th…
Thai in Phuket Town

Eleven Two & Co.

This fresh energetic cafe-restaurant mixes mod blue-grey decor with old-school shophouse style. Tempting treats range from classic Thai (pàt tai, pá·naang curry) to simple European (pastas, salads, burgers) and fant…
Belgian in Phuket Town


Now this is real carnivore's territory and a great spot to splurge on fine Belgian-inspired food, with serious Australian rib-eye steaks, lamb chops, spare ribs and Wagyu beef tartare with goats' cheese. Get romanti…
Club in Phuket Town

Ka Jok See

Dripping with Old Phuket charm and the owner’s fabulous trinket collection, this intimate century-old house has two identities: half glamorous eatery, half crazy party venue. There's good Thai food, but once the tab…