Sun, sand and sea… Phuket, here we come! (Part 3)
What did we do on the third day of our trip in Phuket? No more island hopping though, so we went to explore Phuket Town. We wanted to show our kids how people in Phuket live and soaked into their culture. The trip to Phuket Town was really worth it. It was really an eye opener (also “stomach” opener) for all of us.
We took a tuk tuk to our destination. It was a hot but windy ride. We dropped next to their wet market. Oh by the way, we didn’t have any breakfast before we headed out as we wanted to try their authentic local food in Phuket Town. So the minute we reached we were famished and in search of food!
Next, we proceed to the Phuket Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road. It was actually a Chinese school renovated and became a museum with exhibition space and occasional function hall. I would say this is one of the best looking and well-maintained Sino-Portuguese buildings in Phuket.
After the museum, we went in search for food again! Because it was lunch time. We went around exploring for places to eat again. Along the way, we found a shop selling all the stuffs that attracted our attention and we went in to take a look. They have really nice tingkat containers here. Look at the colours. Sweet isn’t it?
After lunch, we headed to the place that we promised our kids. The Phuket Upside Down House! It is officially called Baan Teelanka as this is how it translates in Thai and is one of the latest an most surprising attraction in Phuket. When you see it, you won’t missed it as the whole house is upside down!
There’s a maze right behind the upside down house which you can play too. No, the maze is not upside down though. Be warned! There are a lot of mosquitoes in there and all of us got “kissed” by the mosquitoes. No one was spared even when we all had our insect repellent thickly applied!
Almost evening and is time to visit their weekend night market which opens at 5pm. We took a taxi this time round and head off. The place looked like Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. We allowed ourselves a few hours to see the markets & enjoy the variety of food available. The different food stalls provide an overwhelming choice. They have everything from light snacks through to full meals & desserts.
It was getting late and we grabbed a taxi back to our resort. The kids were totally burnt out, so were we.