The beautiful architecture along these roads will take you back the charm of a century ago. According to Pranee Sakulpitpatana, a lecturer at Phuket Rajabhat University and one of the island’s premier historians, the architecture is areflection of European influence on the island.
Europeans including the Portuguese and the British, had been interested in Phuket’s tin wealth since the 16th century. Phuket Old Town was built on riches reaped from Phuket's tin boom of last century, when the metal was an extremely valuable commodity. In this quarter of the town you will see grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, once occupied by Phuket's tin barons of 100 years' ago.
2008 Photograph, Ming Mongkol Buddha, Big Buddha of Phuket, dedicated to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in honor of his 80th birthday, 45m in height and covered in white Burmese marble, Phuket Town, Phuket Island, Thailand. © 2009.
Big Buddha of Phuket, (Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri or Ming Mongkol Buddha), Phuket Town, Phuket Island, Thailand
Phuket has a tropical monsoon climate, and is warm all year long averaging temperatures of around 29C (88F).
Around Phuket island you can find scattered Chinese Temples, Buddhist Wats and Muslim mosques...