Hok Nguan Kong Shrine in Phuket Town

Hok Nguan Kong Shrine

A significant Shrine in Phuket Town [toc] Hok Nguan Kong Shrine is a Chinese temple found near the Surin Clock Circle in Phuket Town. It was founded more than 80 years ago by the Chinese-Thai community in Phuket. From the 1800s well into the 20th century, thousands of migrants from China arrived in Phuket to work in the tin mines and establish merchant businesses. Though many migrants settled in Phuket

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8 Chinese Shrines in Phuket

Chinese Temples and Shrines in Phuket

Phuket Chinese Temples [toc] The Chinese shrines of Phuket offer always an excellent opportunity for some good photo. There are quite a few around, and each of them has its own characters and unique features. The large ones are very popular during Chinese New Year in February, or the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in October, and can get extremely crowded, not to mention very loud from firecrackers. 1. Jui Tui Shrine

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021 – October 5 to 14

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021

When is Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2021? October 5 to 14, 2021 Note: This is a typical coverage from past years. In 2021, processions may still happen, but many gatherings will be limited because of COVID-19. [toc] The Phuket Vegetarian Festival (or Nine Emperor Gods Festival) happens once a year, during the ninth lunar month, and is one of the most auspicious events on Phuket island. For this unique occasion, a

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Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town

Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town

Bang Neow Shrine. Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Town is one of the oldest and most revered Chinese shrines in Phuket. It’s one of the main shrines taking part in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival and is a place of worship and merit-making activity for the local Chinese-Thai community throughout the year. Bang Neow Shrine is on Phuket Road, a few minutes walk away from Robinson shopping centre, at the

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Esan Bar – Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

Esan Bar Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town

A great local restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Esan Bar, despite calling itself a bar, is an excellent and affordable Thai restaurant serving Isan food from the northeast of Thailand. The restaurant sits by the busy roadside on the outskirts of Phuket town, near the stadium and not far from the well-known Central Phuket Floresta Shopping Mall. The restaurant is beautiful and is mostly open-air because it has no walls,

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O Cha Rot Phuket – Noodle Soup in Phuket Town

O Cha Rot Noodle Soup Restaurant in Phuket Town

A great noodle soup shop in Old Phuket Town [toc] O Cha Rot is an unassuming local restaurant, but it serves one of the best noodle soups in Phuket Town, so good that it made it to the Michelin Guide in Phuket. The restaurant has no decoration whatsoever, white wall, stainless cooking station and stainless tables. Most travellers walk past the place without a second look, but we probably go

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Crust Restaurant Phuket

Crust Cafe & Restaurant - Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town

Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Crust Restaurant is an excellent Italian venue located on the outskirts of Phuket Town. The food is very well priced and so good that the restaurant was mentioned in the Michelin Guide for Phuket several years in a row. The restaurant is set in a beautiful and colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouse, not far from Central Festival Phuket and just next to Index Living Mall. You

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Wanlamun Phuket – Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Wanlamun Sweet Shop in Phuket Town

Best Dessert Shop in Phuket Town [toc] Wanlamun is the most popular Thai sweets and Thai desserts restaurant in Phuket Town. The restaurant has been opened for decades and serves an astonishing large choice of local sweets you probably didn't even know existed. When it comes to Thai desserts in Phuket, most travellers think about banana pancakes and mango sticky rice, but you won't even find them at Wanlamun. Instead,

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Day & Night Of Phuket – Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

Day & Night Of Phuket - Cafe, Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

Day & Night Of Phuket in Phuket Town [toc] Night and Day of Phuket is a large new restaurant with impressive architecture and attractive design on Dibuk Road, close to the heart of the old Phuket Town. The restaurant serves a vast choice of creative Thai dishes, including some Phuket specialities prepared with local flavours and personal twists. With its striking visuals and attention to detail, the restaurant quickly became

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Chillva Night Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

What to do at the Chillva Night Market? [toc] Chillva Market Phuket is one of the best weekday night markets on the island. Everyone seems to love them, Thai teenagers, more than everyone else. Every town in Thailand has a surprising amount of these shopping and eating playgrounds, and they are always packed, so it's no surprise that there are now more than 9 Night Markets in Phuket. Chillva Market

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The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town [toc] The Memory at On On Hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic and best-known heritage hotel in Phuket Island, and this for a few reasons. Built in 1927 and called Un Un Hotel at the time, the hotel possesses a strong Sino-Portuguese personality in a very central location on Phang Nga Road, the heart of old Phuket Town.   The hotel

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The Grind Cafe Phuket at Underwood Art Factory

The Grind Cafe Phuket

The Grind Cafe Phuket [toc] The Grind Cafe Phuket is a surprisingly beautiful restaurant and art gallery hidden on the busy by-pass road near Phuket Town. Chances are, you probably drove in front of it and didn't know that such a special place even existed, and we didn't know either! The cafe has long been known as the Underwood Factory but only started to get noticed recently. The restaurant is

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20 Amazing Sino Portuguese Mansions in Phuket

Blue Elephant Mansion the way it looked before

Amazing Mansions of Old Phuket [toc] If the Old Sino Portuguese Mansions of Old Phuket Town fascinate you, you are in for a treat. There is more to Phuket than just the well-known Thalang Road, where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration. Yes, it's a nice walk and a must-do, but if you too have a passion for old houses, you might want to explore a bit further where some fabulous

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Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen – Phuket Town

Surf and Turf by Soul Kitchen in Phuket Town

Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen [toc] Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen is a small Thai-German-owned restaurant on Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town that received a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide. The menu is short but changes monthly, and Chef Tom takes great pride in composing European-Thai dishes, including some vegetarian options. Each plate is beautifully, and the food tastes delicious without being overly sophisticated. The restaurant

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9 Cool Phuket Cafés and Coffee Shops in Phuket

Phuket Cafés and Coffee Shops

Phuket Town Coolest Cafés [toc] Phuket cafés and coffee shops keep popping up (and closing) all around Phuket Town, mostly around the old streets of Thalang, Yaowarat and Dibuk. In recent years Phuket town has become a trendy tourist attraction and a fun photo playground, and as photographers and models seem to need frequent coffee breaks, cafés just appeared by magic. With so many people wandering the streets in the

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Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Towm

A Michelin Restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Jadjan is a local Thai restaurant hidden on the outskirt of Phuket Town, and not many travellers know that a former chef from a 5-star hotel in Bangkok runs it. If you are familiar with Thai food, you will appreciate the unique flavours of the southern food prepared at Jadjan, which has a deeper taste than usual. The dishes are so good that

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