Phuket Old Town E-Bike Tour
Phuket, West coast beaches and islands, Thailand
Whilst Phuket is mainly known for its beaches, the island also boasts an interesting history. Spend half a day exploring Phuket Old Town by electric bicycle, taking in the diverse architecture and learning about the past industry and communities.
Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, you will travel through the streets of Phuket Old Town. In the 19th Century, Phuket was popular for tin mining, attracting many Chinese migrants. This Chinese influence can still be seen across many of the buildings, including those that have now been re-purposed into museums and restaurants. As you pedal, you will come across charming Sino-Portuguese buildings, as well as an impressive mansion which was once home to the island's former governor.
To gain a deeper understanding of Phuket's historical communities, you will visit the Thavorn Museum, which is housed in a hotel of the same name. This slightly quirky museum has an extensive collection of old photographs, posters, toys, typewriters and other everyday day items, as well some that are slightly more unusual.
The final stop of your tour will be at a downtown fruit market. Admire the bright colours and tempting scents, and should you wish, sample some of the seasonal fruit on offer.
This tour can start at around 8.30am or 1pm, and lasts approximately three hours. The use of electric bicycles makes this a nice and easy tour.