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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Women's Store
“Central festival Phuket is the biggest shopping mall is Phuket . There are many interesting things ,brands and restaurants.”
  • 117 locals recommend
“Because there is such a huge choice , from food courts, to restaurants & coffee shops you can find everything you need under one roof.”
  • 41 locals recommend
“Rang Hill Viewpoint aka Khao Rang is one of the most famous Phuket's viewpoints. You can overlook the Phuket City and landscapes. There are also a few restaurants on the hill where you can enjoy your meal during sunset. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
“Dort kannst Du Busse bekommen um kostengünstig durch ganz Thailand zu reisen!”
  • 2 locals recommend
“Go there spend an afternoon or an evening in the historical Phuket Town. This is beautiful and authentic. If you go weekend, Thalang road is turned into a walking street with stalls , market etc. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The largest and busiest market in Phuket. Open Sat and Sun from 5pm. Get there early to beat the crowds!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Place to eat
“If you want to experience the theatre the Thai way, Siam Niramit Phuket should be on your list of Phuket attractions! The show features martial arts, show and dance and is truly professionally executed. The show is suited to people of all ages and is wheelchair friendly. There is a photography ban while watching the show, however you are encouraged to snap away on the rest of the grounds. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Department Store
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road is one of the best looking and well-maintained Sino-Portuguese buildings in Phuket. This recently renovated building was at one stage a Chinese-language school. These days it is used as a museum, exhibition space and an occasional function hall. In 2008, the Thai Hua Museum was given an award in the category of constitutional and public buildings by the Siam Architect Association under the King’s patronage for its outstanding role in conserving architectural arts.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Exhibition space & tourist attraction featuring large trompe l'oeil wall paintings.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Great cinematic experience for young and old. VIP tickets available with lounge access, comfortable sofa seating and service during the movie. ========== Grossartiges Kinoerlebnis für Klein und Gross. VIP Tickets verfügbar mit Zugang zur Lounge, bequemen Sofa Sitzen und Bedienung während dem Film.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“In this historically rich part of town. You will find shrines, temples (Buddhist and Chinese), ornate and beautifully preserved 'shophouses', quaint cafés, tiny printing shops, impromptu private and public museums and even a mini ex-red light district. In this quarter of the town you will see grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, once occupied by Phuket's tin barons of 100 years' ago. Phuket Old Town is compact enough to stroll around in.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lingerie Store
“Top floor has a food court which most foreigners don't know about. The place is perfectly clean and you can have a decent meal starting from 50THB (~ $2). Great variety of cuisines to choose from Thai to Korean, to Japanese to Western food, all at the food court.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Phuket Walking Street Sunday called Lardyai (means Big Market in Southern Thai language) located right in the middle of Phuket Old Town amazing street which you can explore historical Sino-Portuguese style while walking and shopping there. This is one of a must-visit night market in Phuket. Even local people (like me) also love this place. You can find local food and dessert as well as sitting and enjoying live music from local guy. Also, don't forget to grab some handmade souvenir bringing back to your country, local stuff shopping is a must to do. every Sunday from 16:00 – 22:00 From Karon beach, you can easily get there by private taxi or local bus. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Very large night market with lots of shopping and street food. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Huge shopping mall with tasty food courts on the lower levels. Just about anything you need,”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

“One Chun Restaurant (One Chun means ‘Monday’) is one of the best Thai restaurants in Phuket town. Serving a southern Thai cuisine without compromise, One Chun first succeeded with locals who are not easy to impress when it comes to their food. One Chun Phuket is fun and cosy with a family and friends atmosphere. Recommended Menu: -Kang Poo – curry crab -Kam Poo Pad Manao – Stir Fried Crab with lime sauce, served with brown rice or rice berry. Open: 10:00 am-10:00 pm.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Bar & Restaurant (Dinner) Night Club. Food & Drinks available. Live music. Dancing.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Snack Place
“Traditional Phuket food, with outdoor and A/C eating area … a local favorite for many Thai dishes… right on picturesque Talang Road. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
“The famous Thai cusine restaurant in Phuket. There are many kinds of originalThai food and the building was decorated with old Phuket style.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Awesome place for local Phuket style food in a beautifully restored Sino-Portuguese style building. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Biggest mall in Phuket. Lots of shopping, restaurants and a great movie theater.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Excellent authentic Thai food. Lovely dinners. Also a cooking school if you would like to try your hand at Thai cooking classes.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Open both day & night. A lot of Beers! Other drinks are served too. Food is good. Live music.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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