Old Phuket Town – The Town of Century Old Metals

The safari gave us a thrilling experience; it was very exciting to see the animals very near which is not possible in an urban life. It was our last day in Bangkok; we packed our backpacks and set out to see the old phuket town. Being a mechanical engineer the Old Phuket town attracted me a lot as it was famous for its metal a century back.

Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport | Image Resource : whatsoninphuket.com

Our plan was to take flight to the Phuket. We booked out flight ticket to Phuket International Airport on Thai airways. Our flight was at 7.45 am and reached the Phuket town at 9.10 am.

Thai Airways

Thai Airways | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

We reached the Phuket International Airport on time after traveling for 2 hours 12 minutes. Thai airways offered a convenient journey to us.   Unlike other Thai capitals this town is very old and dull looking. This is a historic place where we found plenty of temples and shrines. Other than this we came across several tiny shops, quaint cafes, public and private museums and so on.

We walked through the old Phuket city on the Thalang, Dibuk and Krabi roads where we explored the wonderful architecture of the century old buildings. The town was built on the prosperity gained on the metal boom of Phuket in the last century. Once metal was a very costly commodity and barons of metals were taken to all parts of the world.

Old Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town | Image Resource : asianitinerary.com

We could see the century old Phuket’s barons and houses here. Two types of building are seen here shop-house (Sino-Portuguese style) and the big mansion (Sino-Colonial style).The shop houses were the combed place where people live and do business.

Old World Attraction Phuket Town

Old World Attraction Phuket Town | Image Resource : thebeachfrontclub.com

We also visited the Phuket Province Hall which was built in the first part of 20th century. It houses the offices of Provincial Governor.  The Phuket Museum was another must see place in this old city.  This 80-year old museum is located at the Montri Road. Though not well maintained it looked gregarious.

We walked through all places and it gave us unique experience. There was no time to explore this town further hence we left the town. It was time for us to wind up our trip and come back to our daily routine.

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