Other than stunning buildings, you can also expect to find some amazing street art and graffiti by local artists. You will also find plenty of pretty cafes and souvenir shops for an occasional shelter from the sun during your walk. It'll only take about half a day to explore Old Phuket and it's much easier to navigate with a map as the street names change every few metres. You can also book a guided tour by local groups but if you feel like being on your own, you just need to navigate the five main sois or streets: Rasada Road, Phang Nga Road, Thalang Road, Dibuk Road, and Krabi Road.
While this area is slowly gaining momentum with new bars and shops coming up, it is still not a very popular choice amongst tourists. Thus, making it a super chill, offbeat way to spend a day in Phuket. Here are the top 5 things you must experience while you're here:
Be sure to observe the interesting characteristics of Chinese shop-houses I mentioned earlier, the windows, tiles and little motifs that make these houses completely Insta-worthy. Soi Romanee, a former red-light district, is a great street to explore traditional Chinese architecture.