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Phuket Heritage Trails

Phuket Heritage Trails

Wichitsongkram Road

Founded by Phuket native and former reporter and hotel PR Kritchaya Na Takuathung, it aims go beyond the sun, sand, surf and hedonism of the island and instead showcase its cultural and historical sides. Her website declares “Phuket’s blend of cultures is obviously evident in its people and architecture – a fusion that is unique in most of Southeast Asian countries”, and the tours are so designed to give visitors “a closer look into the unique and true charms of Phuket Island, as well as to explore some of the sites known only to locals.”

At present there are two tours available: the “Meet the Locals” and the...

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Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Aquarium

Sakdidech Road

With over 30 tanks holding a wide assortment of marine life, you don’t even have to get your feet wet for a glimpse of life underwater. Perfect for a day away from the beach, it will have the kids and adults alike stare in wonder and the fascinating variety of animals that make up part of our world. Like the giant Arapaima, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish. Or, the razor fish, the moray eels, lion fish, bat fish, angel fish, crabs, shrimp. A nature trail near the main viewing gallery lead to pools filled with a variety of turtles. Information is both in Thai and English with fascinating details the creatures, their habitats as well as conservation projects. The main attraction here though is walk-through tunnel where instantly you are surrounded by rays, snappers, groupers...

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Jabudays Cruise

Jabudays Cruise

Srisoonthorn, Thalang

There is no better way to explore the waters around Phuket than aboard the Jabuticaba, a beautiful 75-ft classic twin-masted Turkish gulet. At 24m in length and 6.5m wide, the boat has expansive polished teak wood decks, a mahogany hull, and is equipped with the latest safety equipment, radar, GPS, and depth sounder. There are plenty of open and covered spaces, including a front seating area, a middle dance and lounge deck and a shaded back dining area; sunbeds along the decks allow you to work on your tan. A chef onboard prepares hot, delicious meals and the bar is stocked with a variety of beverages.

Depending on your requirements, the crew can arrange...

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Phuket Mining Museum

Phuket Mining Museum

Loch Palm Golf Club

In the past tin mining was an integral part of the economy and development of Phuket and this museum is a fascinating showcase of the industry and its effects. Built in the same Sino-Portuguese style of the old mansions in Phuket town, it is has an open courtyard and is filled with photographs and dioramas depicting mining techniques and processes that will keep families with children engaged. Other exhibits educate about the beginning of the world and the formation of minerals, the way of life during the tin mining era, the journey of Chinese merchants and a reconstructed village complete with shops, Chinese opera and even and opium den.

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Thai Hua Museum

Thai Hua Museum

Tambon Talat Yai

Located on one of the island’s historical streets, this stunning 74-year old mansion, which blends European styles with Chinese touches, was the first Chinese school on the island. Today it attempts to keep a record of the Chinese people in Phuket. Covering two floors and 13 rooms of the building, the museum traces the arrival of the Chinese in Phuket and the early organization of the community. Using both photographs and video it also showcases the mining industry, local costumes, Sino-Portuguese architecture, local foods, the traditions and culture of Phuket. The front gate made from cast iron was imported from Yates, Haywood & Co, London. The building also features a beautiful courtyard and a garden that...

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