Phuket Old Town
Exploring Phuket’s Old Town will feel like a walk back in time as you wander past Sino-Portuguese mansions along narrow snaking streets like Soi Romanee, one of our favourites for its colourful shop house facades now home to quaint boutiques and bars. Phuket Provincial Hall is also worth a stop, as this photogenic old teak building starred in many movies.
This area is easily navigable on foot with a good map. The “Art and Culture “ booklet found in Boathouse’s lobby outlines an interesting walking tour which takes about an hour, and brings you to visit shops that offer everything from antiques, accessories, interiors, fabrics and a few notable restaurants such as China Inn which is not to be missed.