The main city of the island Phuket is often overseen, and travellers tend not to visit this town. This is quite sad, because Phuket Town really offers some stuff to see, and you should in our humble opinion take a day trip there. In Phuket Town there are 2 main things to see – the old Phuket town with the beautiful houses and the viewpoint, where you find a stunning view over the city and the bay. There is a lot of other things to see and do there, etc a bunch of temples, markets (of course) and the butterfly garden. All of which is good things to spend a half day trip at.
And when you are there – we have some really good advice for eating good Thai food in Phuket Town. First of is the odd place “Natural Resturant” – an place very you go to enjoy the creative decor and furnishing. To be honest – the food wasn’t super great when we where there – just average thai-food. But for sure – the place is worth the visit.
Next off is the total oppersite – the street corner restaurant Up-Town, which is a small place near the Robison shopping mall, on the rear side. UpTown is a place, where the local and people living i Phuket goes to eat. And the food is stunning, cheap and full of original thai taste. This is not a place to go for the decor, the views or anything like that. But close your eyes and enjoy the food.
The last place you should know about is at the Surin Circle in the center – a small cafe called Circle – very creative 🙂 They serve some great cakes, smoothies and juices – a super place for a quick pit stop.