Phuket Area Guide
Phuket Town (เมืองภูเก็ต)
Phuket Town
Phuket Town
Phuket Town or Mueang Phuket (เมืองภูเก็ต) is the capital district of Phuket Province. The town Phuket itself is in the northwest of the district. The district covers the southern part of the island Phuket. The western and southern coast consists of several more or less touristical beaches, from the northwest: Karon, Kata, Kata Noi, Nai Harn, Rawai and the Friendship Beach along the Chalong Bay. The beaches are separated from each other by rocky capes, most notably the Promthep Cape with the southernmost trip of the island. The cape is popular for Thai as well as International tourists for its dramatic views of the sunset.

The most important of the 29 buddhist temples of Phuket is Wat Chalong (Chalong Temple). It is dedicated to two highly venerable monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured of a tin miners rebellion in 1876.
How to get there?
Phuket Town is located about 30 minutes from Patong by car, and visitors can easily hop on a songthaew or tuk-tuk to get there rather than renting transportation. Phuket International Airport is 30 km to the north of Phuket Town.
Baan ChinprachaBaan Chinpracha
Chinpracha House or called Baan Chinpracha is a historical marker, one of Phuket’s cultural artifacts and a prime tourist attraction. It’s over 107 years old, the house was shaped is Sino-Portuguese design. The house’s style was called "Angmor lounge" by Phuketians, the local people. It was the premiere Angmor Lounge in Phuket; there are, actually, just a few Angmor Lounge in Phuket. Angmor means Westerners or Europeans. Furniture for the house mostly was imported from China. Most furnishings belong to his ancestors. Some pieces were imported bought from Europe, the fences from Holland and Ceramic floor tiles from Italy.
Location: 98 Krabi Road, Talad Nuea, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7621 1281
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission : Thais: 100 Baht, Foreigners: 150 Baht
Phuket Old town and Antique BuildingsOld Phuket town and Antique Buildings
The beginning of the tin boom during the Nineteenth Century led to construction of many fine old mansions and shops still well preserved. The architectural style, typical of the region, is described as Sino-Portuguese and has a strongly Mediterranean character. Shops present a very narrow face on the street but stretch back a long way. Many, especially on Dibuk Rd., have old wooden doors with Chinese fretwork carving. Other streets, forming what might be called 'Old Phuket',with similar structures are Phang-nga, Yaowarat, Thalang, and Krabi, and a walking tour of the area is easy and delightful.
Location: Phuket Town (Soi Rommanee, Phuket Rd., Rasada Rd. and Ranong Rd.)
Jui Tui Shrine Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine, a Taoist temple in Phuket is one of the largest Chinese shrines in Phuket Town was located on ranong road near the market. Later, it was fired, and then villagers invited Hiew Hoy (Holy Fire) to keep at Pud Jo Shrine. When the vegetarian festival arrived, it was invited back to a temporary shrine built at a betel garden near Pud Jo shrine by the villagers. After that, the owner of the garden who gave Kiew Ong Tai Tae built Jui Tui Shrine with thatched roof in 1911. Later, there were more vegetarian participants. In 1982, they developed the shrine to be stronger till present.
Location: 283 Soi Phuthorn, Ranong Rd, Munag, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Thai Hua MuseumThai Hua Museum
In 2001, there was an idea for the establishment of a museum of The overseas Chinese in Phuket. This included education, excavation for an archaeological study and a structural design from 2002 up to now (by Plan Motif Co., Ltd.) under the support of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization. When Phuket required tourists to visit the town more, the supporting activities and adjustment of several places in Phuket town has increased since 2002 until now.
Location: 8 krabi Rd., Talat Nua, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7621 1224 ; Website: www.thaihuamuseum.com/
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : Thais: 50 Baht, Foreigners: 200 Baht
SiamniramitSiamniramit
Siam Niramit is a world-class performance of Thailand's arts and cultural heritage. This must-see spectacular show features over 100 performers, lavish costumes and stunning set designs. Enhanced special effects and the world's most advanced technology are used to produce a very realistic, stimulating and inspiring experience. It's located just north of Phuket Town, in beautiful surroundings, with easy access from all points on Phuket.
Location: 55/81 Moo 5, Rassada Rd., Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: Daily, Gates open at 17.30 hrs, The show starts at 20.30 hrs
Opening Hours: 0 7633 5000 ; Website: www.siamniramit.com
Muay Boran & Krabi Krabong ThaiMuay Boran & Krabi Krabong Thai
More than being a traditional and effective art of self-defense, Chaiya style of boxing is a graceful exercise that keeps the body fit and alert, and is also a way to learn to focus. Muay Thai Chaiya helps you to achieve mental and physical health- builds muscle strength, controls weight and induces conscience- giving you internal power within a flexible body and powerful mind.
Location: Saphanhin Park, Football stadium, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 6527 1337; Website: www.muaychaiya.com/en/
Opening Hours: Wed & Fri from 10.00 am. - 11.00 am.
Raya DiversRaya Divers
Raya Divers has five centres in southern Thailand and is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center and organizes snorkeling trips, island excursions, dive trips, PADI diving courses, liveaboards, fishing trips and sailing charters.
Location: 1/2-1/3 Moo 5, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 0748; Website: www.rayadivers.com
Pats Home Style Cooking SchoolPats Home Style Cooking School
Pat Home Style cooking school does an excellent job imparting all of her special secrets for creating the most authentic and delicious Thai dishes. You actually experience traditional methods of creating Thai culinary masterpieces in her completely hands-on learning environment from preparation to my favorite part “eating”.
Location: 28/4 Moo 3, Vichit, Chaofa Rd., Phuket
Opening Hours:
- Lunch Class: Monday - Saturday 09.30 am. - 01.30 pm.,
- Private Evening Class: Monday - Saturday 04.30 pm. - 07.30 pm.
Suay RestaurantSuay Restaurant
Suay Restaurant offers a range of innovative and authentic northeastern cuisine featuring our chef's inthernational twist on traditional Thai dishes. The food menu incorporates healthy salads and delicious desserts ideal for your body, mind and soul.  
Location: 50/2 Takuapa Rd, Talat Nuea, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 7888 6990; Website: www.suayrestaurant.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Blue Elephant PhuketBlue Elephant Phuket
Experience the very best in Thai hospitality and cuisine at Blue Elephant, offer is prepared with the freshest ingredients following recipes concocted by our world-renowned star chef, Khun Noroor Somany Steppe, from her many journeys and experiences. The architecture follows the principles of feng shui, creating a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere inside the restaurant, with scenic surroundings outside.  
Location: 96 Krabi Road, Talad Neua, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7635 4355 - 7 ; Website: www.blueelephant.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 12.00 pm.
Brasserie RestaurantBrasserie Restaurant
Brasserie is Phuket’s newest place to relax in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where you are encouraged to take your time over your meal. Our restaurant offers international cuisine and an oyster & lobster bar. We also offer a comprehensive and affordable selection of fine wines and a variety of 30 exclusive Belgian Beers in an extensive bar lounge area.
Location: 18 Rassada Rd., Taland Nua, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7621 0511; Website: www.brasseriephuket.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 pm. until late
Urban FoodUrban Food
Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where any food lover will enjoy a wide range of Asian and International cuisines, prepared under your eyes & presented in fantasy dishes.

Spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, black board menus and copper pans & pots give a glance of Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie.
Location: Central Festival Phuket, 74-75 Moo 5, Wichit, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7630 7155; Website: www.urbanfood.co.th
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Salvatore's RestaurantSalvatore's Restaurant
A typical Italian “trattoria” with bright colors, serene environment, soft music, rich and traditional flavors, and a cuisine based on fresh and genuine ingredients. Delicious first and second courses, home-produced bread, decadent desserts, real Italian coffee and a wine list that resembles a mini-encyclopedia.  
Location: 15 Rasada Rd, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel:0 7622 5958; Website: www.salvatorestaurant.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Bhukitta SpaBhukitta Spa
Bhukitta Spa combine the traditional healing massages with sensations of the rainbow colors and Thai culture of hospitality to enhance the chakras, which is fundamental to inner harmony and health. Among the outstanding highlights is its signature treatment, "The Bliss of Thai Chakras" a specially created combination of Thai Herb's Body Scrub & Mask, aromatherapy body massage, Floral Water Body Spray and Thai Herbs Purifying Facial Spa.
Location: 28 Phang nga Rd., Talad Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7621 5712-3; Website: www.bhukitta.com
Opening Hours: Daily
Rain Tree Spa at Sino House Hotel & ApartmentRain Tree Spa at Sino House Hotel & Apartment
The Raintree Spa Phuket is day spa surrounded by exotic tropical rain forest garden in Phuket town. A tranquil place welcome you in the first moment you arrive.
Location: 1 Montree Rd., Talad Yai, Mueang Phuket
Contact: Weebsite: http://www.sawadee.com/hotel/676353/
Opening Hours: Daily
Kim's Massage & Spa Kim's Massage & Spa
Kim’s Massage & Spa is a day spa that welcomes both locals and visitors alike. With reasonable prices and relaxed yet professional staff, there is an ambience of genuine pleasure and wellbeing. Cozy feet massage area with soft ambient lighting from a beautiful fish aquarium at Kim's Massage & Spa.
Location: 13 Thavornvongvhong Rd., Talad Yai, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1979 0020
Central Festival PhuketCentral Festival Phuket
Phuket's Best International Lifestyle & Shopping Destination, 120,000 square meters bursting with world-class products, Central Festival Phuket is the consummate one-stop shopping, non-stop entertainment complex for every Phuket resident and visitor. Enjoy the newest, largest, most complete shopping and entertainment complex in the South.
Location: 74-75 Moo 5, Vichitsongkram Rd., Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7629 1111; Website: www.centralfestivalphuket.com
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun from 10.30 am - 10.00 pm.
Ocean Shopping MallOcean Shopping Mall
In Phuket Town, almost next door to Robinsons on Tilok Uthit 1 Road is Ocean Shopping Mall. This is a down-market shopping mall where you can find some good quality goods at very reasonable prices. It contains mostly clothing stores but you can also find CDs, souvenirs, toys, telephones and more. The building includes a multiplex cinema which has some English language screenings with Thai subtitles. There is also a ten-pin bowling alley, games arcade, karaoke booths, a children's play area and a few restaurants.
Location: 38-44, 38/1-5, 46/2-7, 46/11-23, 18 Tilok Uthit 1 Rd., Talat Yai, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7622 3057-8, 0 7621 7419
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 10.30 am. - 10.00 pm., Sat - Sun & Holidays from 10.30 am. - 10.00 pm.
RobinsonsRobinsons
The main department store In Phuket Town is Robinsons on the corner of Tilok Uthit 1 Road and Ong Sim Phai Road. This five-storey department store sells designer clothes and accessories, sports goods, souvenirs, jewelry, toiletries, electrical goods, etc. In fact, just about everything. The prices are a little higher than other outlets but the goods are genuine and good quality.
Location: 36 Tilokutis 1 Rd., Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7625 6500; Website: www.robinson.co.th/store-phuket-en.html
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 10.30 am. - 10.00 pm., Sat - Sun & Holidays from 10.30 am. - 10.00 pm.
Downtown MarketDowntown Market
The oldest market in Phuket is located in Phuket Town on Ranong Road. It’s one of the best fresh fruit and vegetable markets and opens extremely early in the morning between 3am and 9am so you need to be early if you want to visit. The very freshest foods are sold here and come direct from the local farms, so many Phuket restaurants shop at this time to get the best produce. There’s a small extension to the market on the other side of the road selling fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the day.
Location: In Phuket Town on Ranong Rd., Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 03.00 am.- 09.00 am.
Expo MarketExpo Market
Expo Phuket or Expo Market, is a huge indoor clothes and accessories market in Phuket Town. The Expo Shopping Market is Open daily during normal hours, and here you can find just about anything related to the current fashion, even if mostly catering towards teen and children, it’s a great place to start your shopping spree, keep in mind that the target group for this market is bargain hunters, without a particular brand in mind. Teen Girls will simply love the place, and since the prices here are very good compared to what you would pay elsewhere, you should consider visiting this while in Phuket Town.
Location: On Tilok Uthit 2 Rd. near the Thavorn Grand Hotel in Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily
Quip Sky BarQuip Sky Bar
Quip Sky Bar is primary a very relaxed, chilled out place, with easy-listening tunes playing over the sound of Phuket and Rasada Roads below. The bar is located at the top of the classic decor Quip Design Phuket Hotel, brings a distinctly artistic touch to the old city, as well as some cool views and a rather unusual line-up of lobster dishes.  
Location: Located in Quip Design Phuket, 54 Phuket Rd., Taladyai, Phuket Town, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7635 5052; Website: www.sawadee.com/hotel/676800/
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.30 pm. - 12.00 am.
Type: Bars & Restaurant
Vinyl CafeVinyl Cafe
Vinyl Cafe in Phuket is the place for listen to a very cool audio alternative. The bar is a fantastic place with top DJ`s and mid week music is selected by our customers. It has indoor and outdoor sitting areas, a pool table and big screens showing music or sport.  
Location: 23/14 Chao Fa East Rd., Phuket Town, Mueang, Phuket 83000
Contact: Tel: 0 7626 4675
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 12.00 am.
Type: Bars & Clubs
Zimplex BarZimplex Bar
If you are looking for a nice bar to drink with a unique menu, Zimplex Bar is the great choice for you. Zimplex has everything dazzling to offer, for the young and chic peoples. It’s a specially designed club to help you give vent to your ‘other side’ with its irresistible ambiance. Professional DJ’s perform music till the wee hours of the morning and keep you and your friends hopping all night.  
Location: 156/48 Pangnga Rd., Talat Yai Subdistrict, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 4003 6664
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Type: Bars