Phuket Town is a historically rich part of the island, built on riches reaped from Phuket's tin industry. The town has absorbed many aspects of the varying cultures which have called it home over the centuries. Along its narrow streets, you will find grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, Buddhist and Taoist temples, ornate and beautifully preserved shophouses, quaint cafés, tiny printing shops, and art galleries.

Being the hub of local life, Phuket Town is probably the best place to get the 'real Thailand' experience on the island. It is compact enough to explore on foot – visit early in the morning or after the day has lost its heat. There are enough restaurants and local markets to provide you with delicious local food and drinks throughout the day.

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