City breaks to Muang Phuket
“Sawadee kah” and welcome to Phuket! This popular city break destination lies at the gateway to some of the most beautiful island resorts of Thailand such as Koh Phi Phi and Phuket Island. Formerly a tin boomtown, Phuket offers some beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture with grand 19th century mansions dotted around the city. The Provincial Hall (Sala Clang), the Puget Courthouse (San Changwat), and Nakhon Luang Thai Bank are all worth seeing. Take a tuk tuk tour around the temples of the city, such as Wat Chalong, and you will find yourself up on Khao Rang Hill with spectacular views of the city below. Extra stops at local jewellery shops are made specifically for tourists but there are gems to be found as well as impeccable Thai hospitality. Ferries to the islands leave multiple times a day but it is best to book your ticket in advance from a local tour agent or through our hotel.
Rent a room for your city break
In Phuket Old Town many of the 19th century buildings are now used for tourist accommodation with large rooms and views of the Thai hinterland. Package tourists and those looking for modern beach front accommodation will find that Patong beach has all this to offer and more. A popular if not overrun destination with sandy beaches covered in sun worshipping westerners. For independent travellers who are looking for a more authentic stay in the Land of Smiles, renting a room from a local is a good alternative and here is where Wimdu can help! On the website Wimdu you can search through a list of privately owned apartments available for short term rent from local Thais. You can arrange your dates with your local host and find the perfect place for your city break stay. Reviews, photos and ratings are all available on Wimdu. With all the comforts of home and a local host to point out all the hot spots this new way to travel offers a more personal way to see the city and the freedom to explore!