About Phuket Town
If you plan on living and working in Phuket’s commercial centre, then you may be looking for more information about Phuket Town itself.
This is where the PhuketSpace studio and two bed apartments are conveniently. situated to the south of the town (see map below)
Where to go and what to see – out and about Phuket Town
A comfortable distance from the more frenetic nightlife spots of Patong, Kata and Karon, Phuket City (as it is now officially called) is a calm, relaxed place to live. Still very much a ‘Thai’ area, this town also has all the modern amenities you’ll need. The PhuketSpace apartments are just five minutes from Central Festival, the biggest shopping mall on the island, and ten minutes from Tesco Lotus and Big C.
History of the City
The city is also oozing with history. Centuries before the island of Phuket began attracting sand-and-sea tourists, it was an important centre for Arab, Indian, Malay, Chinese and Portuguese traders who came to exchange goods for tin and rubber with the rest of the world. Francis Light, the British colonialist who made nearby Penang (in Malaysia) the first of the British Straits Settlements, married a native of Phuket and tried unsuccessfully to pull the island into the colonial fold. He didn’t succeed!
Sino Portuguese Architecture
Although much of the original multicultural heritage has now disappeared from much of the island, many remnants can be seen and experienced in the province’s capital of Phuket City. Evocative traces of Sino-Portuguese architecture remain and the city streets, which move to the rhythm of everyday Thai life, feel a long way from the prefabricated hubbub of Patong. For a glimpse of the Phuket behind the westerner-filled tourist traps, bars and beaches, Phuket Town is an ideal place to live.
Getting about the Town is easier than many parts of the island, with a number of local bus services plus plenty of inexpensive motor bike taxis.
Transport and motorbike hire – how to get about Phuket Town
In addition PhuketSpace also provide a motorcycle rental service if you want to be more independant
If you’re looking for an apartment in this area, then PhuketSpace have exactly what you need. PhuketSpace has several apartments in Phuket Town, both studios and with two bedrooms. These apartments are located in a quiet area on the southern edge of the town.
Phuket Town Apartments location
Contact us via email at [email protected], call 080 532 1587 or use the handy links at the top of the page for details of these studio apartments and two-bedroom apartments for rent in Phuket Town.