Sarasin Bridge, Phuket
Coming from the Thailand mainland in Phang Nga province on Highway 402, you will need to cross a long bridge to reach the famous island of Phuket.
The bridge that originally took everyone over the ocean is named the Sarasin Bridge. It is 660 meters (722 yards) in length and was finished in 1967.
This bridge was in service as the only bridge to Phuket until 2011 when two new bridges were erected beside Sarasin Bridge on the West Side – one going south, one north.
After the new bridge was built, the Sarasin Bridge was then turned into a fishing pier and a place to walk around over the water. The old bridge still stands as a memorial to Phuket history.
They knocked down and then built a new raised middle section that is higher and accommodates boats with higher masts slipping under both bridges.
This is a touristy place to go and take pictures from. On sunny days it’s a beautiful little spot. You can go fishing from the old bridge or even pull a boat up to the concrete pylons and fish from there.
Where to eat near the bridge?
If you find yourself at the Sarasin Bridge around mealtime you can stop at the Thanoon Seafood restaurant, located on the mainland side of the bridge. They have great seafood for lunch, and dinner, and are known for their delicious seafood and special sauces.
Thanoon Seafood restaurant has moderate prices and a nice view of the sunset for dinner.
On Google, this restaurant has over a hundred reviews and 4.3 stars out of 5. On TripAdvisor, the rating is 4 stars out of 5 and 92 reviews. Eighty-one percent of the customer reviews rated this restaurant as being “very good” or “excellent”.