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Walking Street, Phuket: Our most recommended tours and activities

Phuket: Old Town Street Food Delights Walking Tour

1. Phuket: Old Town Street Food Delights Walking Tour

Discover some of Phuket’s most delicious local eateries on a walking tour around the Old Town with a foodie guide. See how Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures have left their culinary mark on Phuket. Stop at shops frequented by locals including A Pong Mae Sunee, Pun Te, Aroon Po Chana, and more. Meet your guide at Mue-Yium Cafe and Bistro before heading to the first spot, the famed A Pong Mae Sunee, a family-run shop that has been selling crepes for over 50 years. Try their coconut or crispy crepes which have been mentioned in the Michelin Guide. Next, head to Pun Te, a fairly new food court tucked away in a dead end near Yaowarat Road. See little halls with vendors who specialize in Baba Nyonya cuisine – a mixture of Chinese wok cooking style with Malay ingredients. Order some Hokkien noodles or dim sum sets. After devouring some savory dishes, make your way to Torry’s Ice Cream, a local haunt known for its traditional Phuket desserts as well as its Sino-European interior and exterior. Cool down with a sweet treat at this cafe-style ice cream parlor before heading to the next stop. Follow your guide to Aroon Po Chana to savor home-cooked meals such as roti, chicken curry, and seafood dishes. Besides their mouth-watering food, they also have an extensive drinks menu with iced tea, Thai tea, or coffee. Before ending the tour, take a stroll along Thalang Road and catch glimpses of local life against the colorful backdrop of beautifully preserved shops. If you take the tour on a weekend, you can also pass by Phuket Walking Street in the heart of Phuket Old Town. Important Note: Kindly note that most restaurants mentioned tend to close by early afternoon. If you choose the 2:30 pm slot, your experienced guide will take you to alternative (but just as delicious) street food stalls to ensure you still get a taste of authentic Phuket street cuisine. If you would like to stick to this itinerary, it is highly recommended to book the morning slots.

From Phuket: Customize Your Own Phuket Beaches & City Tour

2. From Phuket: Customize Your Own Phuket Beaches & City Tour

Choose 3 to 4 of your favorite hotspots in Phuket and let your guide craft an itinerary for you. View the 3 beaches from Karon Viewpoint, see the 19th-century Buddhist temple of Wat Chalong, or gaze at the Andaman Sea at Promthep Cape. Learn the history and culture of Thailand from your guide. Select 3 to 4 of your favorite spots and customize your tour. Benefit from a professional guide who will choose the best tour schedule for you. Start your adventure as you are picked up at your hotel. Travel to Karon Viewpoint, Wat Chalong, or Promthep Cape and the Andaman Coast. Explore Phuket Old Town as your guide shows you the Sino-Portuguese houses of Thalang Road, appreciate the colorful buildings of Soi Romanee, and see Soi Soon Utis. Decide whether to go to Ao Sane Beach on the southwest of the island, which is famous for snorkeling. Take a trip to Chalong Bay Rum Distillery, where rum is produced using locally sourced sugarcane and a French copper still. Experience nature at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, a safe haven for elephants. Witness the only evergreen forest of Phuket at Koh Phra Thaeo National Park. Experience Rock Beach Swing, or admire the big buddha, which is 148 feet tall. Finish up your custom trip as you are dropped off at your hotel.

Phuket: Thai traditional Costumes Rental

3. Phuket: Thai traditional Costumes Rental

Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Phuket through the city's fashion and makeup with a photoshoot session at a studio on Walking Street. Get dressed up in traditional Thai or Chinese costumes and take photos with a professional photographer. Makeup and hair accessories are included. Phuket is home to a large number of Chinese-Fujianese immigrants. The impact of this migration can be seen everywhere from the city's architecture to its art. With this experience, you can pay homage to their history by getting dressed up in traditional Chinese or Thai dress. Upon arrival at the studio, choose between a traditional Thai or Chinese costume. Get dolled up with makeup and hair accessories then get ready for your close-up. A professional photographer will snap photos so you can keep your memories of your time in Phuket forever.

Phuket: Peranakan Heritage Guided Walking Tour

4. Phuket: Peranakan Heritage Guided Walking Tour

The Peranakans are an ethnic group with roots in Southern China. Peranakan culture is characterized by its unique blend of ancient Chinese culture with sprinklings of Malay, Indonesian, and Thai culture. Phuket is home to several significant museums that pay homage to the beautiful Peranakan heritage. Peranakan Nitat Museum: The first stop of the day is this museum which incorporates local knowledge with fun and interactive technology. See local art showcases, learn about the culture and history of the Peranakans, and see traditional costumes, jewelry, and more. Thalang Road: Next, pass through Thalang Road in Old Phuket Town and see the colorful renovated shophouses built in the Sino-Portuguese style. Take in the beautifully preserved buildings and learn more about the structures’ influence and cultural impact. Soi Rommanee: After seeing the colorful shophouses, wander around Soi Rommanee and see the riveting street art by local Patcharapol Tangreun (also known as Alex Face). Take photos of the child-like cartoon characters and discover how these artworks tie in to the locals’ beliefs. Phuket Thai Hua Museum: The last stop of the day is this museum. It was given an award in 2008 for its outstanding role in conserving architectural arts. Walk through the numerous rooms and discover exhibitions that all point to the history of the Chinese in Phuket.

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What people are saying about Walking Street, Phuket

Good tour to get an overview. Tip rather choose an earlier time if the street food shop with the Michelin Star should still have food.

Bob was a great companion, this German-language tour is worth it, I would book him again at any time.

Rafi is a great tour guide! Thank you for your effort and the wealth of information!