Phuket using street art to draw tourists to historic Old Town

Mural in Phuket Old Town, photo by The Phuket Express.

Phuket is using street art to draw tourists to its historic Phuket Old Town. The colourful, vibrant mural art is a painting of a cute character and a Chinese-style dragon, as well as a painting of a boat and a sea turtle amidst Phuket’s buildings.

Phuket City Mayor Saroj Angkanapilart stated that the local government is prepared to welcome Chinese and other foreign tourists from around the world to explore the town and experience local tourism. Mayor Saroj told The Phuket Express…

“There are many landmarks in Phuket Old Town such as Surin Circle, Suriyadet Circle, Chartered Intersection and more. We have also decorated Phuket Old Town with street art to present local life and culture.”

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Photo by The Phuket Express.

The use of street art aims to attract more tourists to the area as it has become a popular trend for visitors to take photos with artistic backdrops.

Saroj said that visitors can see street art on walls throughout the town, and the local government has plans to present more street art in the future. With various activities throughout the year, the Phuket City Mayor invites travellers to visit Phuket all year round.

The Phuket Old Town area is famous for its street art scene, with colourful murals and graffiti adorning the walls of many buildings. The street art in Phuket Old Town often depicts local life and culture and has become a popular attraction for tourists who enjoy taking photos with murals.

Apart from street art, Phuket also hosts several art and cultural events throughout the year, such as the Phuket Old Town Festival, which features music, dance, and art performances.

The art scene in Phuket is also influenced by the island’s rich history and cultural diversity. Phuket has been a melting pot of different cultures, including Thai, Chinese, and European, which is reflected in the art and architecture of the island.

Phuket’s art scene has been thriving recently. In November last year, several artists sold their work at an exhibition in Phuket, with proceeds going to help underprivileged children. The 1st Andaman Art Creation exhibition included over 80 items from 50 artists.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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