Attraction Thalang National Museum Si Sunthon, Thalang District Phuket 83110 Published on: 26-06-2016
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Why Thalang Museum is special ?
Phuket's national museum in Thalang contains ancient artifacts from Phuket and the Andaman region's long history and has exhibits about the famous Battle of Thalang where the well-known Two Heroines Chan and Mook (featured at a monument on the main road nearby) defended the island against the Burmese in the 18th century.
It also has information and exhibits about daily life in Phuket, its tin mining history, the indigenous Sea Gypsy culture and the island's Chinese heritage.
What to explore at Thalang Museum?
+ Few sculptures and antiques are displayed behind windows, nothing really impressive, but you might learn a thing or two about the past trades of Phuket..
+ Further is the most attractive and photographed section with some reconstitution of 'Phuket daily scenes' from a more recent past. It looks exactly like China Inn and Kopitiam in Thalangroad, you actually might feel like sitting down and order one of these excellent 'Kopi'.
+ You can also visit Last rooms hosts a modest representation of a Gypsy village during in a ceremony, some temple display and Chinese deities representations plus a small collection of Buddha images and Thai money.
How to get to Thalang Museum?
- From the Phuket town, going southwest to the street was restricted use. Turning left.Turning left on Rural Rd Phuket 4023/4023 ทางหลวงชนบทภูเก็ต
Si Sunthon, Thalang District. You can take a bus to get to there or taxi.
- Great to know more about phuket
- A fascinating history setting
- Interesting history lesson
- A historical Thailand place
- Nice presentation, nice information
Thalang National Museum Si Sunthon, Thalang District Phuket 83110
Tips for you
Worth visiting along with the Heroines Monument which it is a few hundred yards from. Can easily be reached by bus or bicycle from Phuket Town and is on the road to Bangrong from the Heroines Monument. It is easy to miss as it is 200 yards back from the main road and is partially obscured by a large building site. The 100 Baht entry fee is about right. There is an exhibition to the Tsunami outside as well as replica traditional fishermen's huts. Inside ther are displays devoted to Siamese history in general as well as the history of Phuket Island. I still want to find the Trading Post and Fort established by Captain Francis Light at Bangrong in the 1780's!! An interesting museum with some well put together displays worth visiting for a couple of hours.