Khao Tom Thanon Dibuk Phuket Town

Khaotom Thanon Dibuk [toc]Khao Tom Thanon Dibuk is a local restaurant famous for its morning rice porridge and noodle soup, located on Phang Nga Road in the back of Phuket Town, and only open from 6 in the morning to 12 pm. The restaurant got listed three years in a row in the Michelin Guide for Thailand.   [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" size="large" ids="49115,49116,49118,49119,49120"]       Khao Tom Thanon Dibuk

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Pizzeria Da Moreno @ Town

Da Moreno @ Town - Pizzeria in Phuket Town

A great pizzeria in the old Phuket Town [toc] Pizzeria Da Moreno @ Town is an excellent Italian restaurant located on Yaowarat Road, in the heart of the old Phuket Town. Da Moreno @ Town is the fourth and latest branch of the very popular Da Moreno family of restaurants. The original one was in Patong, the second in Kathu and the third one in Koh Kaew. We already reviewed

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Maimorn Forest Phuket

Maimorn Forest Restaurant Phuket

Local Thai food and seafood in Phuket Town [toc]Maimorn Forest is a locally well-known Thai restaurant, hidden from view in Phuket Town, next to Bus Terminal 1. The place has been open for decades and was recently renovated. The new layout is beautiful, with a bit of a forest theme and an artificial waterfall. The place is immense and you can choose which part of the restaurant you want to

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Loukthor Vegetarian Restaurant in Phuket Town

Loukthor Vegetarian Restaurant in Phuket Town

[toc] Loukthor Vegetarian Restaurant, located near Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town, is particularly popular during the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival. There are a few vegan and vegetarian restaurants on that same Ranong Road, but this one is excellent. They offer cook-to-order dishes such as fried rice and stir-fried noodles, and you can choose from the pictures and menu on the wall near the restaurant entrance. You can also select

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Kio Thian Keng Saphan Hin Shrine

[toc] Kio Thian Keng Shrine is a colourful Chinese shrine that is set on the seashore inside Saphan Hin public park in Phuket Town. It’s a place of worship for the local Chinese-Thai community and it plays an important role as the site of the final farewell to the gods during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Kio Thian Keng Shrine is one of the newer Chinese shrines in Phuket, and

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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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Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town

Raya Restaurant in Phuket Town

Great Thai Food in an Old Mansion [toc] Raya Restaurant (also known as Raya House) is a unique restaurant combining all the right ingredients to make it a perfect local experience. They serve great food, reasonable price, and a superb setting in an old Thai house kept just the way it has always been, no excessive renovation but well maintained. Raya is unpretentious and straightforward; it feels like being invited

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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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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

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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Saphan Hin in Phuket Town (Sapan Hin)

Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

[toc] Saphan Hin in Phuket Town doesn't look like much during the day: a dull-looking rectangular lake, a waterfront with not much to enjoy except for a sunken boat, a vast empty parking, and a massive abandoned shopping mall once called 'Lucky Plaza' and a Chinese shrine. Now come again around 6 pm, and you will feel transported in a buzzing fitness and jogging playground city public park with hundred

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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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Phuket Local Blue Bus and Pink Bus

Phuket Blue Bus

How to use Phuket Blue Bus (Song Taew) [toc] The Phuket Blue Bus (known as Song Taew) is the oldest and best-known local bus to get from Phuket Town to destinations around Phuket. It often looks more like a wooden truck than a bus as you know it. Those will only take you from Phuket town to a beach or a small set of beaches, but not between beaches. That

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