You can get to City (a small town with interesting architecture in Portuguese Colonial style) from every place of the island either by bus or tuk tuk. If you like to make photos you will have a good chance to do it in Phuket as it is ideal for street photography.
If you happen to be in Phuket do not fail to visit the Thavorn Hotel and have a drink in the cafeteria which is also of some historic importance.
The famous Vegetarian Festival is held in Phuket City every October. It lasts for 9 days and involves lots of vegetarian food and culminates in a procession from Phuket Town's shrines.
If you want to make a cheap day trip, Phuket is the place to choose as it is always possible to lower the price if you talk to the tuk tuk drivers and you will have a chance just to walk around the city and admire the views.
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