Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Puket

Phuket is widely known for its beaches but many people overlook its colorful cultural values. Come to Phuket Town at the east coast of this...

Phuket is widely known for its beaches but many people overlook its colorful cultural values. Come to Phuket Town at the east coast of this beautiful island and you will quickly change your mind.

Thanks to its prime location in the affluent southern Thailand, Phuket has a fascinating history. Europeans have arrived here since the 16th century, but the largest number of foreigners here are in China when they massively pour into aluminum mining in the late nineteenth century.

Therefore, the culture on the island is mixed and expressed clearly through the works as well as cuisine. People call this special culture "Baba" or "Peranakan".

Works of the Sino-Portuguese style


Local residents have built works bearing the stamp of two European and Chinese cultures. If traveling to Phuket, you can start exploring the architecture of this type from Standard Chartered Bank building, then to the colorful shops in Thalang.

Shops at Soi Ramanee with gilded pillars are also a good choice. Phra Phitak Villa Chyn Pracha and the old house of Chan Pracha have similar architecture. In order to understand better, you should go to Phuket Thaihua Museum.

Mysterious temples


Along with the Sino-Portuguese architecture, Phuket Town has many ancient Chinese temples. One of the most noteworthy is the Taoist temple located on Phang Nga Street built in the 1890s.

If possible, come here at the end of September so that you can witness the breezy atmosphere as well as enjoy the vegetarian festival to commemorate the nine deities of Taoism. Two Jui Tui and Bang Niew temples are the main venue for the ceremony.

Good food


Thanks to the cultural mix, the cuisine of Phuket Town is very attractive. From seafood to curry, the dishes here are a combination of tradition and creativity. You can try Mee Sua - Spaghetti with egg, grouper, squid and shrimp at Kopitiam Restaurant.

If you like curry or roti, go to Abdul's Roti. The Sino-Portugese restaurant Raya is a good place to enjoy Thai delicacies as well as Thai specialties such as hong - braised pork with pepper and garlic.

For dessert, Cookie House will be the right choice for a variety of cakes. If you like the combination of flavors, Suay restaurant with famous green papaya salad will certainly make you satisfied.

Coffee culture


Phuket Town is really an ideal place to enjoy the taste of coffee. Bo (ok) hemian with unfinished walls and bicycles on the wall are the places that clearly show the break of the cafes.

China Inn is a well-known restaurant with typical Sino-Portuguese architecture. On Yaowarat Road, Gallery Cafe is a popular stopover for breakfast in Thai and European style.

Beautiful accommodation


This is also one of the things that create value for Phuket Town. At affordable rates, Ai Phuket is an excellent choice for those who like European style. With enchanting mural paintings, On On Hotel will be an unforgettable destination for you. If you do not want to spend too much money for a break, choose The RomManee - an art-themed retreat.

Art and Fashion


The artwork here is pretty much displayed in the store. You can buy stone paintings at Ranida or paintings at Ban Boran. If you like art exhibits, go to the Drawing Room - the most exciting show in the area. For sculpture, Mr. Wua's showroom would be a sensible choice.
Interesting markets


There are a lot of things you will feel when walking around the market in Phuket Town. Weekend market is organized in the pattern of famous Chatuchak market is an interesting destination. You just say the name of the item you need and they will quickly bring, from clothes, bags to food. Th Ranong market is a place to express the lifestyle of the people on the island. Indy Market is only open from Wednesday to Friday, an attractive shopping place.




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