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Grand Mercure Phuket Patong

Phuket Old Town

Phuket old town is the heart of Phuket indigenous life. Its beautiful architecture represents a subtle mix of Chinese and Portuguese styles which have greatly influenced Phuket’s architectural traditions. Take a tranquil stroll along many streets of the old part of Phuket town and take a marvellous journey back in time. The town reflects pictures of the olden days when Chinese, Portuguese, and British aristocrats arrived on the island in pursuit of wealth. Back then, the main interest for foreigners was tin. More and more tin mines emerged between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, most of which were operated by Hokkien – a Chinese community who made an enormous contribution to the building of the old town. Phuket town still oozes charm and character, and is perfect for historical observation opportunities and photography.

Address of the POI : Thalang Road, Dee Buk Road and Phang Nga Road in Phuket City Centre