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Instagram-Worthy Spots in Phuket Old Town

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Phuket Old Town is bursting with personality, so here are some new and old spots to explore and get snap happy with

1. Hogs Head

This Harry Potter themed restaurant / cafe literally only just opened its magical doors in August 2020, and wow it's already hugely popular. So, if you are into Harry Potter in any shape of form, or simply fancy attending the Wanderwands or Skeleton and Dark Art shops then this is definitely the place for you. As you can imagine, there were a few people dressed up in order to make the most of the unusual photo opportunities.


2. Phuket Old Town Street Art

Although this is hardly a hidden gem, this art really does make for some fab Instagram shots, and some lend well to brightening up alleys or adding interesting details to what would be otherwise shabby, dull walls. Art can be found around Soi Rommanee, Dibuk Road and Phangnga Road, among others. You just have to wait in line for your Instagram shot on weekends.

3. Always Summer

After stopping for a refreshing coconut ice cream here, you can take advantage of the tropical bar setting right on Thaland Road and strike a pose. Afterwards, head through the arch for some shots in front of John Donut with the vibrant blue backdrop, and then upstairs to the roof area to enjoy the views.


4. Roof Pudding & Cafe

We headed for a new cafe, (opened in May 2020) on Yaowarat Road which seems to be a mega hit with the Bangkok crew. The place was busy, mainly with people taking photos, selfies and all out photo shoots. Inside it has a minimalist, modern vibe with exposed white brick and a water feature running through the table, plus the Instagram worthy indoor tree. I enjoyed a passion fruit cooler and found 2 willing ladies from Bangkok to demonstrate the pose!


5. Endless Summer

Sticking to Yaowarat Road, this charming heritage property houses an extensive variety of products. Whether you fancy a coffee, a spot of lunch, children's or adults clothing or household decorative items - you are bound to find something here. Plus the stunning architecture and different areas inside provide plenty of Instagram opportunities.


6. Rainbow Buildings

With Sino-Portuguese shop houses and Sino-Colonial style mansions, Phuket Old Town is a feast for your eyes and Instagram account. So many colours to pick from, you literally could match your back-shot to your outfit (if you were so inclined).

7. The Tent Phuket

If you need me I'll be in my teepee! A chilled, laid back cafe where you can eat beside, (or inside if you are mini sized) the tents. Cute and novel idea, the teepees also make a great backdrop for photos. Food was reasonable and the avocado on toast was generous too.


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