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Phuket, Thalang District:

Thalang National Museum:
Ancient artifacts from Phuket's long history are on display; the oldest were found on the west coast. In addition there are exhibits detailing the famous Battle of Thalang involving the Two Heroines, daily life in Phuket, and the Sea Gipsy culture. Tel: 0 7631 1025, 0 7631 1426: Open daily except holidays 09:00 am.-04:00 pm. Admission: 30 baht Located just east of the Two Heroines Monument on the Pa Khlok Rd.

Naka Noy Island:
This small, quiet island with fine sandy beaches lies just off Phuket's northeast shore. Waters are suitable for swimming. One item or interest at Koh Naka Noy not found in many other places is its pearl farm. Boats can be hired from Ao Por Pier, off Pa Khlok Rd., for travel to Koh Naka Noy, and package trips are available at tour agencies, generally including lunch and a visit to the pearl farm.

Pra Nahng Sahng Temple:
The grounds of this historic temple are where the Battle of Thalang took place in 1785. Inside are three very old statues wrought in tin of the Buddha; they are the largest such in the world and date from a time when tin was regarded as a semi-precious metal. The bellies of the three big statues each contain a smaller statue, from which derives their name, Monks in the Belly in local vernacular, or 'The Three Kings' in formal language. Located on Thep Kasatri Rd., in Thalang Town at the traffic light.

Pra Tong Temple:
This shrine encloses a golden statue of Buddha that sprang up from beneath the earth long ago. The story is of a young boy who tied his buffalo to what he thought was a post; it was in an area at that time given over to the raising of animals. After doing so, he fell down in agony and died. The father of the boy dreamed that the reason his son had died was for the sin of tying a filthy buffalo to a sacred object, that what the boy thought was a post was in reality the golden peak of the Buddha's conical cap. He told his neighbors the dream they all went out to dig up the statue but had no success.
Later, at the time of Thao Thep Kasatri's heroic defense against the Burmese in 1785, the invaders tried to succeed where the villagers had failed, their intention was to take the statue back to Burma. Sacred objects and slaves were then the most sought after spoil for armies, Holy statues brought good luck to their possessors, and the slaves were used for work, and to populate places that lacked inhabitants a frequent pwoblem for rulers in Southeast Asia, who had a great deal of land but very few subjects. The Burmese, however, were unable to retrieve the golden Buddha despite several attempts, they were finally driven off by swarm of angry hornets.
After this the villagers decided to protect their miraculous statue by covering the part that sruck up from the ground with a plaster cast of Buddha's head and shoulders which is the way it is today. Located north of the traffic light on the outskirts of Thalang Town. A large sign shows the entrance.

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