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06 Places to Visit in Old Phuket Town – The Essential Places to Visit in Phuket

Phuket is one of the most renowned destinations in Thailand and was used as a filming location for many films including Tomorrow Never Dies, Star Wars: Episode 3, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.



In order to explore Phuket you're going to need energy, and one of the best places to fuel yourself prior to journey is at this restaurant. It is situated within the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas resort, one of many choices of accommodation specialising in pool villas Phuket has to offer. The restaurant specialises in sea-food barbeque but serves up a range of meat-based dishes as well, including specialist dishes featuring Australian Beef from cows that have been fed a grain diet for a hundred and fifty days.


The Amulet Market

This iconic marketplace is one of the most intriguing places that Phuket has to offer. It consists of an alleyway that has been lined with various stalls selling thousands of various amulets. These amulets are considered sacred since they were originally distributed by Buddhist temples to remind people of the Buddha's teachings and values. There are also amulets made in remembrance of notable monks who have passed away. Thais from all walks of life also believe that having a Buddhist amulet around their neck will bring them good fortune. For more reasons than one, the Amulet is definitely a place worth checking out.


The Jui Tui Shrine

This traditional temple is one of the most significant in Phuket and plays a pivotal role in the lives of many people. It is one of the most ancient and therefore sacred places of worship to be found and comes to life during the vegetarian festival that takes place annually. It is a most fascinating sight with uniquely Thai architecture painted in bright colours. The principal deity of the temple is Tean Hu Huan Soy who the Thai people regard as the god of performing arts and dance.


Soi Romanee

For a truly unique night out this intriguing street is one of the best places to explore. The first thing you will notice about this side-street is the architecture which consists of houses that feature both Chinese and Portuguese architectural styles. A great number of these unique buildings have been converted into all kinds of establishments encompassing cafes, shops, and guesthouses. Soi Romanee comes alive with Jazz music during the months from November to April with shows taking place once per month.


Thalang Road

This major road is central to Phuket's intriguing Old Town area and its entire length features an incredible range of attractions that would be a shame to miss. Phuket Walking Street is one of the best places to visit and the shops on the street contain influences encompassing Chinese, Indian and of course, Thai. If you're a foodie, then this place will not disappoint since you can find everything from local fast-food to western delicacies. For a particularly charming cafe, there's Since 1892, which actually opened in 2012, but the rustic yet elegant interior will make you feel like you travelled back in time.

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