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Located on Phuket Island off the southeastern coast of Thailand, the city of Phuket is a favorite destination for US and European tourists as well as Asian businessmen. Phuket Town (or Phuket City, as it is sometimes called) is a short drive away from many of the most desirable beaches on Phuket Island, although the city itself does not touch the water. Nonetheless, there's much to see and do in this busy, active administrative and economic center. Tourists tend to enjoy walks through Old Phuket, the historic part of town that features attractions such as the Sino-Portuguese shop-house and the Tai Hua Museum--whose exterior is a characteristic example of Sino-colonial architecture. For more colonial architecture, check out the Phuket Provincial Hall, a giant administrative building with trellised balconies. Also of interest is the Phuket Philatelic Museum, which is guaranteed to excite art lovers as well as stamp collectors. Many tourists enjoy staying in cheap Phuket Town hotels for weeks at a time, exploring the surrounding island. Businessmen from Asia stay in some of the bigger and more expensive hotels in Phuket Town. The task of picking and booking a Phuket Town hotel is simplified a great deal at, as here we feature thousands of hotel listings throughout Thailand.