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Sarasin Bridge in Phuket

During the 20th century, with the increase of cars and tourists, Thai authorities decided to remove the old ferry that connected Phuket with the rest of the country, and to build a bridge. The Sarasin Bridge is 700-meters long and it was completed in 1967. In recent years, a more modern bridge has replaced it, but the Sarasin Bridge in Phuket has become a great tourist attraction. Have a lovely walk on the Sarasin Bridge in Phuket, buy some traditional food and admire the Andaman Sea from another prospective!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The view from the bridge is really spectacular especially at sunset. Here you will enjoy the splendid view on the sea.
  • A part from a lovely walk, going along the Sarasin Bridge in Phuket can be a true food experience thanks to the many vendors that sell satay chicken, fresh fish, fruits and other Thai delicacies.
  • When you finish the walk on the bridge, you can stop by the restaurant on the bridge feet or walk a bit further on the beach and enjoy a meal sitting on the seaside.
  • At the centre of Sarasin Bridge in Phuket, two towers were built and they decorated with nice tiles, giving a more splendid atmosphere to the Sarasin Bridge in Phuket.
  • If you continue to walk along Phang Nga Bay, you will reach the little angler villages where you can find traditional dried fish and have a taste of what it means to live by the sea.

More about Sarasin Bridge

The Sarasin Bridge in Phuket was built in 1967 to replace the old ferryboat, which was the only way to reach the mainland for Phuket inhabitants. During the first decade of the 21st century, Thailand suddenly increased the number of cars and also of tourists, so the authorities decided to replace the Sarasin Bridge in Phuket with a new bridge, the Thepkasattri Bridge, and the old one become just a tourist attraction. But, actually, the Sarasin Bridge, which has been named after a very important Chinese family, has become very famous among tourists but also locals, who come here to enjoy the view of the sea and to fish while enjoying the relaxing sea breeze. From the bridge, it is possible to admire the Andaman Sea and the Phang Nga Bay on the other side. While you walk on the Sarasin Bridge in Phuket, you can also taste delicious Thai delicacies that can be found on the stalls along the way.

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