When many come to Phuket, they may think tiny island with beaches, hotels and a reasonably active nightlife. But Phuket is so much more than a tiny little tropical island with beaches. Not many knew it was a centre for trade in spices and tin. When tin was discovered on the island nearly 100 years ago, many flocked to the island seeking their fortune in the metal. As a result Phuket boomed to become a centre of commerce, leisure and the tin industry. Many Tin Barons as they were known built themselves stunningly beautiful Sino Colonial Mansions. The old town also expanded to house quaint shops, museums and an old ex red light district. Walking through Phuket’s old town will make one feel as if they have been transported back in time to another era. For those searching travelling to the island and looking for a Phuket resort to reside, need look no further than the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket. This charismatic Patong beach resort is located on a prime strip and offers easy access to the rest of the island.