Monday, August 19, 2013

Thailand: Phuket's old town

Phuket Thailand Old Town
So what else is there to see in Phuket, Thailand? If you love old architecture, you might want to walk around Phuket's old town. I hired a car to visit the beaches of Phuket. And since I had a car, I made sure to drop by the old town to see its historic mansions and shop houses.

Phuket Thailand Old Town
Phuket Thailand Old Town
Most of the old mansions of Phuket town are well-maintained. Although some of the commercial buildings need attention. But it was definitely an interesting visit. Too bad I could not see the inside of the mansions since most are still private residences. The Chinese-influenced architecture is quite similar to those I've seen in Malaysia and Singapore owing to its close proximity to places like Penang as well as its shared history with the Straits Settlements.

Phuket Thailand Old Town
Phuket Thailand Old Town
Phuket Thailand Old Town
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