Thailand’s largest island of Phuket is also its most exciting, and you can trace the colouful spread of history that has shaped this iconic isle at the Phuket Thai Hua Museum, housed in a beautiful building exhibiting the splendid Sino-Portuguese influences. You’ll also want to ensure you secure some quality Phuket beach resort accommodation, which you will find at the Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand. Look forward to being pampered by warm island hospitality and stylish amenities at this fine Phuket resort. When you crave a dose of the local culture, or at least, a one-stop-shop introduction to its origins, visit the Phuket Thai Hua Museum, home of the historical chronicle of this legendary isle. It provides a unique snapshot of the island’s saturation of Sino-Portuguese culture, with classrooms, restaurants and shops painstakingly recreated in a fascinating scaled model. One room in the museum is dedicated to showcasing the island’s unique brand of entertainment events such as the intriguing Phuket Vegetarian Festival, which finds its genesis in the early part of the nineteenth century. You’ll also meet the region’s founding families from China via intriguing exhibits and photographs, as well as learn about their motivations for settling in this particular region above all else. Enjoy the charming courtyard within the museum that is open to the sky, and take a walk through the scenic garden that displays the tools and machinery utilized during the island’s tin-making era. Featuring an intriguing array of exhibitions as well as many informative short films in English, you will definitely acquire a true taste of what gives Phuket its particular brand of experiential flavours via a visit to the Thai Hua Museum.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.