The Hidden Side of Phuket
The Hidden Side of Phuket
Away from the tourism trails lies an unknown Phuket: its centre is one surprise after another.
A tour that is crafted and designed in accordance to old, traditional ways; a walking
tour with a local dinner that brings the best out of this destination.
WHY THIS TOUR?
What makes Phuket Town such a feast for all senses? Often overlooked in favour of is powdery sandy shores, the knowledge that the inviting islands off its coast line take the definition tropical to a new level, and where a kaleidoscope of restaurants serve whatever you wish for within walking distance from your accommodation, this is our tailored take on seeing Phuket Town the way it should be.
A Sin-Portuguese walking endeavour with lots of flair and elements related to the island’s trading history without losing sight over its culinary heritage. An outing with us, as your guide where we dig deep into the amazement of Phuket Town.
15:00 - 20:00
Our guide and driver will pick you up from your Phuket hotel at around 3.00pm and we head inlands towards the main city of the island – Phuket Town.
The capital of Thailand’s only island province is worth visiting for its shopping, restaurants, and delightful examples of Indo-Portuguese mansions constructed by Chinese tin and rubber barons. Phuket town was originally settled about a century ago by Chinese residents of Malaysia who were drawn to the lucrative mineral deposits. Tin and rubber fortunes created by the great rush formed the great Sino-Thai dynasties, which still dominate the economies of southern Thailand.
Wandering through the Sino-Portuguese centre of traditional Phuket – there is no better means to smell feel and touch Phuket’s architecture along its side streets and historical buildings. Crafted and designed in accordance to old and still practiced measures, Phuket Town represents to be admired and there is no better way to see the eye for detail in the design work by foot. Outside its rich cultural heritage, its quaint colonial mansions, there are many stories to tell about the history and design of Phuket Town and your guide will have all the ins and outs for you.
Phuket Town is a true melting pot of street side eateries and stalls that serve only the best. Together with viewpoints such as Promthep and Karon View Point, the vistas atop Rang Hill are famous for those seeking front row seats to watch the sun set and those in search for a prime spot for great views of Phuket Town. All this, including a visit to an old Chinese temple and finishing the evening off with a delicious dinner on top of Rang Hill, uncovering a Phuket, hidden from its touristic trails.
After this feast for the eyes and taste buds, your driver and guide will bring you back to your hotel where you will arrive at around 8.00pm.