Old Town Cultural Heritage Tour with Dinner


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Visitors may not realize that Phuket has a rich and varied history. Old Town Tour starts in the evening and lets you discover the historical and cultural heritage that Phuket has to offer.

Highlights

  • Discover historical part of Phuket and religious diversity of the island
  • Take a walking tour around the Old Town, famous for its Sino-Portuguese buildings and cultural heritage.
  • Visit Sunday Street Market with the best goods & foods Old Town is to offer.
  • Enjoy the dinner with City View in old famous Thai restaurant

Description

Visitors may not realise that Phuket has a rich and varied history, although you can't find many signs of this while enjoying the beach. Our exclusive Old Town Tour starts in the evening and lets you discover the historical and cultural heritage that Phuket has to offer. 15:00 Start from CC’s Hideaway. 15:50 Visit Wat Koh Siray Temple. Situated on a hilltop on Siray Island, Wat Koh Siray Temple offfers impressive sea and island views over Sapam Bay & Tukkae Cape, plus also of Phuket Town. The stairs lead up to the Nakas architecture Ordination Hall, where inside is a reclining, over 18 metres in length, Golden Buddha. Also not to be missed is the huge,stunning, golden Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. 17:30 Phuket Heritage Trail begins on Phang-Nga Road close to Old Police Station. The first sight to explore will be Downtown Fresh Market which is the cheapest place to get a variety of awesome fruits including juicy mangos or exotic sapodilla. Along the way we encounter art galleries, cafes, authentic shops. In 1929 the On On hotel opened as Phuket's very first hotel, set in the perfect town location with Chinese traders and European sailors as the regulars when the island was thriving from the tin mining industry. The name On On comes from 'Un Un' in Chinese, meaning happiness for all visitors. On On, in the middle of Phang-Nga Road became famous after movie 'The Beach” with Leonardo Di Caprio was filmed in this Hotel, although in the movie it is located on famous Kao San Road in the heart of Bangkok. Our guide will let you discover the Shrine of the Serene Light. Built in 1889, the garden is indeed a serene place to rest your legs before exploring the colourful interior. 18:30 Afterwards heading to Thalang Road where every Sunday is a Street Market with the best goods Old Town is to offer. Local Snacks and Art pieces, all kinds of souvenirs can be found along the Street. Much of the Old Town, especially Thalang Road still has the old shophouses. You can't miss the wafting aromas of Phuket's oldest Herbs Shop as you stroll along Thalang Road, The Herb Shop opened in 1917 and its remain magic place over the years. Craving ginseng or perhaps dried insects? Stop here to stock up on Chinese herbal remedies or to simply watch portions of herbs being mixed together ready for sale at this generations-old family business. We will visit Soi Romanee, which in the past was same amusement area like Bangla Road in Patong nowadays and offers unique colourful sino-portugese Architecture. 19:40 Visit beautiful Chanpracha House and after rise above the Town and see Phuket City Viewpoint with myriads of Phuket lights. 20:00 Dinner in famous Thai Restaurant with the view of the city. (Please note that Guide can change the place of Dinner regarding Guests requests and availability. 21:30 Estimated arrival to CC’s Hideaway

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kata/Karon Area Taste seasonal Thai Fruits at the cheapest Downtown Market Traditional Thai Cuisine Dinner with City View Local snacks

Important Information

  • You must remove your shoes in the temples and places of worship. Moderate physical activity.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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