But skipping this would mean missing on quite a find - as the heritage town of Phuket is quite unique and definitely worth a visit.
The small town of Phuket is quite quiet as compared to all the other tourist places - even Patong seems more abuzz. But this is where one get to connect to the locals & see them in their everyday lives.
It's Phuket, Alrite
Some commented that some parts of the town look like our country many many years ago. Looks similar rite, even in today's environment.
The town seems to be heavily influenced by the Chinese - first the unique temples around the town. Then, their shophouses - they really look so same same. There is quite a heavy Peranakan influence here.
Further down, the road is less messy and more spacious. The houses are neater and also have fencing and are very well taken care. Reminds me like a Milionaire's Row.
The atmosphere in the town is peaceful & quiet - kinda relaxing in a way. In a way, one who wants to find serenity can visit this town while in Phuket to get away from the hustle of fellow tourists and visitors.
And actually it's at this part of the Thai town too that we bought some Thai snacks & goodies. They were nice & locally made - maybe even Phuket made.
And that is coming up next, in my final 2 chapters (for the time being) on this holiday journey on fantasy island - Phuket! :)