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Phuket Day Trip #3 – Exploring Phuket Town

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We like to ensure you make the most of your holiday time in Phuket, because there are so many things to see and do on the island. The Phuket Schedule is aimed to provide you with a full single day tour of certain regions of the island. This month we are detailing Phuket Town for your enjoyment.

9 am: Put Jaw and Jui Tui Chinese Temples

What a great way to start your tour of Phuket Town than to visit the breathtaking beauty of Put Jaw and Jui Tui Chinese temples. Although the temples are Taoist in their roots, as opposed to Buddhist, the ambiance of these majestic structures are immaculate and worth an hour of anyone’s time, whether religious or not.

10:30 am: Saphan Hin and the Mining Monument

Saphan Hin is a public park located by the sea at the end of Phuket Road. The area is known for its recreational park for both locals and tourists. The Tin Mining Monument dedicated to the memory of Captain Edward Thomas Miles, the Australian who brought the first dredge to Phuket in 1909, is located inside the park. The Saphan Hin Sports Center is also located here.

12 Midday: Shopping and Lunch at Robinson’s

Robinson’s is a shopping situated in Phuket Town. Here you can shop until you drop with a selection of name brands and local treasures at your fingertips. The shopping center is ideal for those looking for a shopping spree at one of Phuket’s most reputable shopping centers. Robinson’s also has plenty of dining options, with fast-food chains and a food court that is so inexpensive and offers a vast array of edible delights.

2 pm: Expansive Views at Khao Rang

After a two-hour shopping and eating spree at Central, there is no better way to unwind than visiting the hill at Khao Rang. From this majestic vantage point, you can enjoy panoramic views at the northwest edge of Phuket Town. Here you will find a couple of restaurants, which are ideal for a cold drink and taking in the views. You can also view the dominating bronze statue of Phraya Ratsada Nupradit (otherwise known as Ratsada Korsimbi Na Ranong).

4 pm: Sino-Portuguese Architecture of Old Phuket Town

A trip to the island’s capital is incomplete without checking out the aesthetically pleasing Sino-Portuguese architecture of Old Phuket Town. A stroll along the roads of Dibuk, Krabi and Thalang will give a fascinating insight into the colonial past of Phuket. The buildings were constructed by the Chinese tin barons over 100 years ago and still stand today.

5:30 pm: Evening Meal at Natural Restaurant

Natural Restaurant has been garnering a renowned reputation for the best part of 20 years. This fabulous Thai restaurant not only serves some of the finest Thai cuisine in Phuket, but also benefits from a unique and rustic décor with retro art styled memorabilia items strewed throughout its entirety. This restaurant is often overlooked by tourists, but those local Thais and expats who know the island often frequent this magnificent eatery.

We hope you enjoy our day trip advice to see all the historic and cool places in Phuket Town in a single day!

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