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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.

phuket town centre at night with clock tower and sino portugese shop houses close by to phuket town apartments
The Centre of Phuket Town at Night

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!

brightly painted sino portuguese style shop houses in the center and about phuket town
Beautiful Sino Portuguese Architecture

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.

Accommodation in Phuket Town

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

Phuket Town Motorbike Hire

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

Map for Phuket Town apartments

Our budget studio apartments start at just 6,500 baht per month. To read more about them please follow the links “Phuket Town studio apartments” or “Phuket Town two-bedroom apartments

Contact us via email at info@phuketspace.com, 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.

Contact Mark at PhuketSpace
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