The Thalang National Museum is a museum located in Phuket, Thailand. It chronicles the famous island’s colourful history and focuses on the lives of people in Southern Thailand. The museum is divided into five exhibition halls, each containing a series of displays. While the displays here are quite interesting, the museum’s design is also bound to fascinate visitors. Influenced heavily by South Thailand architecture the building is simple, but elegant. The museum was established over twenty years ago and visitors should expect to spend several hours here, if they plan on exploring the entire place.
There are many interesting things to see here. The giant state of Vishnu, the famous Hindu deity, is hard to miss as it is given a prominent place in the main hall. The statue was actually discovered in a forest and is believed to have been made during the ninth century. Tourists are also bound to find the exhibit on the Battle of Thalang very interesting. It recounts the eighteenth century war against Burmese invaders. Visitors will also find paintings, photographs, coins, furniture and other objects on display here. The museum has a great gift shop where one can purchase a few souvenirs.
A trip to the Thalang National Museum is considered a ‘must do’ in Phuket as it not only gives visitors an interesting glimpse into the island’s past, but also provides a window into daily Phuket life in the present. The museum is open daily between 9 am and 4 pm. There is a small admission fee that is well worth the price. The museum is located along Pa Khlok Road and is easy to access.
Phuket is probably the most popular destination in Thailand. Different parts of the island are famous for different things. Tourists who want to stay where all the action is should consider booking accommodation with a Patong beach resort like the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket. It is situated in the centre of Patong along with all the best shops, bars, restaurants, nightclubs around, and is right next to the famous Patong Beach. The Phuket resort offer gorgeously decorated rooms and provides all the latest modern amenities.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.