The Old Town is the most interesting part of Phuket Town. It’s full of history and beautiful architecture. We parked the car this lovely morning next to the Hai Leng Ong statue at Queen Sirikit Park. According to a Chinese legend, this golden sea dragon is the protector of Phuket. Not a bad place to start a walk.
From here, we passed the gate of Old Phuket Town and continued on Thalang Road, the main street of Phuket’s Old Town. This charming street, famous for the Sino-Portuguese buildings, has plenty of great shops, restaurants and small guesthouses.