Phuket Town, Thailand

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Phuket Town Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome To Phuket Town

Phuket-Town-Old-Residential-District-Building-StyleHaving recently been promoted to city standard, Phuket Town houses a blend of the new and old Thailand. At dawn, Buddhist monks make their rounds, daily markets spring to life, and continuous hustle and bustle is the mainstay of Phuket. Visitors will find the locals a friendly and helpful lot, too. Phuket Town offers the visitor a good choice of centrally located accommodation on all levels. The On-On Hotel was made famous when it was featured in the movie The Beach

Top 3 Things to Do

  1. Visit Phuket Mangrove, the foundation of the local ecology, and act as incubators for marine life.
  2. The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in Phuket is the only one in the world, and specialises in returning gibbons to the wild that have been illegally kept as house pets. Here visitors can see and enjoy the mammals in their natural habitat. 
  3. Khao Rang Hill Fitness Park is a must for those who like to keep active on holiday. Free roaming, fun-loving monkeys exercise here, too. 

Where to Stay 

In addition to the luxury hotels, which are very popular with Asian visitors and the business and conference sector, Phuket Town accommodation extends to the government owned and managed Sirinath National Park where wooden bungalows and camping equipment are available to rent. This is a fantastically cheap alternative to a hotel experience and is fun for the kids, although booking beforehand is definitely recommended. Alternatively, there are many cheap hotels in Phuket Town to choose from if you prefer. 

Nightlife Pubs and Clubs 

A must-see when in Phuket is the nightly Simon Cabaret show with its dazzling performers, stunning dance routines, singing, magic and more. Simon Cabaret is probably the most popular in Phuket and is frequented by tourists and locals alike. Another popular cabaret is the Moulin Rose situated on the famous Soi Katoey. 

Paradise Complex is an area with gay bars, restaurants and businesses, and it is here where you can see the renowned “ladyboy” shows.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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