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Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town

Thalang Road, Phuket City

The Basics

Due to the compact size of Phuket Old Town, the area lends itself well to walking tours and is easy to explore in a couple of hours. It's a popular choice for visitors with limited time. The majority of Phuket sightseeing tours combine a stop at the old town with a visit to Wat Chalong, Phuket’s most famous Buddhist temple, and the Karon Viewpoint. More in-depth tours of Phuket Old Town reveal the wet market and Chinpracha House (Baan Chinpracha).

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Phuket Old Town Food Tour
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Phuket Old Town Food Tour
$60.52 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Foodie Heaven
Our tour guide Nam was excellent- very surprising visits to market stalls, old town, cuisine from Thailand, Malaysia, China, Burma etc. visits to pastry shops and supporting local traders. We did not have to eat anything that we don’t want to and all the food we ate was very tasty. Could not have asked for anything more. Now have a whole different outlook to local food traders and now know how to pick the good traders. Well done Nam and achefstour and Viator for providing a very good tour. Highly Recommended 5Star *****
Mitchell_P, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Phuket

star-4
Delicious market food dining
Franciscus_T, May 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Great variety of food offered in the tour. It was well worth the cost of the tour in terms of food quality and quantity.
star-5
A must in Phuket!
Ilise_G, May 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Best tour I did in Phuket!! She was the absolute best guide and so funny and fun! I am gluten free and she went out of her way to make sure I had options to eat and try. Everything was absolutely delicious. Cannot recommend enough!
star-5
Delicious, must to experience!
Jonathan_H, Apr 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Such a great tour! Pema was an amazing guide and took me to so many cool spots and got to eat so many delicious Thai and baba foods. Pema was super sweet, knowledgeable and knew so many of the locals and vendors personally! I really feel like I got to experience a ton of local flavors and authentic eats. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to taste (more than a taste!) Thai dishes and immerse yourself into the local, Phuketian food scene. Awesome experience!
star-5
Brilliant tour and highly recommended.
Stuart_D, Apr 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
This was an absolutely amazing tour. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We were taken round the market and tried many of the local herbs and spices and then went to several restaurants where were could see the ingredients in action. Highly highly recommended trip but don't eat breakfast beforehand!
star-5
Fantastic tour of Phuket Old Town
Shannon_R, Apr 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Wonderful experience from start to finish. Learned not only about local food but tons about the local culture. Highly recommend!
star-5
Amazing!
Adrian_V, Apr 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Fantastic tour. Fantastic guide. Meeting up was a little hectic at first but with a little texting we got where we needed to go from there on it was amazing. Wonderful food, Amazing people and fascinating food and cultural history information. Would book it again in a heartbeat.
star-5
Fantastic flavor, great company, amazing guide.
Izak_R, Mar 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
It was awesome. We had so much food. Everything had flavor and a story. On our way to the next place to taste she would tell you about local history, flowers and what they were used for and introduce you to new people. Definitely worth doing.
star-5
A different side to Phuket
Linda_S, Mar 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Great fun trip, huge amounts of food. Start slowly as you’ll want to enjoy everything on offer. Lots of information given, I learnt more than I expected.
star-5
Full belly full heart
Tristan_G, Mar 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Bring your eating pants and skip breakfast. Pema was a great host and looked after us thoroughly. We got to experience a good variety of amazing local food.
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Like an Anthony Bourdain Parts Unkown episode
AbigelEniko_V, Mar 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
I can only recommend this trip. Our guide was so kind and authentic, she has a vast knowledge of Thai culture and food and also told us personal stories, making it even more personal. we tried a looot of dishes at real restaurants, no tourist traps. We were only a 5 person group so it was kinda intimate. Tried this trip if you are in Phuket! You won't regret it.
star-5
Delicious Experience
Caneita_C, Feb 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
We really enjoyed this food four! We were able to taste local dishes that we would not have tried without this experience. Make sure you come hungry because it is a lot of food! Highly recommend!
star-5
A remarkable tour!
Sigal_S, Feb 2022
Phuket Old Town Food Tour
Pema’s knowledge of the different types of food and cultures are obvious. We tasted many dishes so definitely come with an empty stomach and be prepared to skip dinner!! But what made this tour special was her connection to the people along the way. Shopkeepers and vendors said hello even when we didn’t go inside or stop. They all knew her. She grew up in the neighborhood and knew their stories. It made it a remarkable tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Phuket Old Town is a must-see for travelers interested in colonial history and architecture.

  • Don’t miss the Amulet Market for special Buddhist souvenirs.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and a hat if you’re planning to explore old town on foot.

  • By day and night, old town takes on a different identity, so it’s worth visiting twice.

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When to Get There

If you’re planning to explore Old Phuket Town on foot, its recommended to do so early in the morning, before the midday heat makes sightseeing uncomfortable. If you do need a break, Phuket Old Town has a plethora of cafes and bars that you can dip into for a cold drink. At night, Phuket Old Town’s bars come to life with live music and free-flowing drinks.

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How to Get There

If you’re staying by the beach, you can take either public transport or a chartered taxi to old town. If you’re staying in one of the many nearby hotels, all attractions are within walking distance.

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Culinary Delights in Old Phuket Town

Phuket’s vibrant mix of cultural influences means that its cuisine is as rich and varied as its architecture. A prime location beside the sea means it’s a great place to try seafood and classic southern Thai dishes such as tom som pla krabok, a hot and sour fish soup, and gaeng sataw, a combination of green beans and prawns.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Phuket Old Town?
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