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Phuket Town (Muang District)

Khao Rang:
A great view of Phukfet Town, the southern part of the island, and some of the offshore islands, can be obtained by going to the top of Khao Rang Hill, on the city's northwest. There are also several restaurants featuring spectacular views of the city, a health park for exercise enthusiasts, and a comfortable, expanse of grass for picnickers at the top with a bronze statue of Phraya Rasada Nupradit the model Governor of Phuket during King Rama V's reign.

Antique Building:
The begining of the tin boom during the nineteenth Century led to construction of many fine old mansions and shops still well preserved. The architectural style, typical of the region, is described as Sino-Portuguese, and has a strongly Mediterranean charector. Shops present a very narrow face on the street but stretch back a long way Many, especially on Dibuk Rd., have old wooden doors with chinese fretwork carving. Othfer streets, forming what might be called 'old Phuket' with similar structures are Phang-nga, Yaowarat, Thalang, and Krabi, and a walking tour of the area is easy and delightful. Some other old European-Style buildings of note are the Provincial Hall (Sala Klang), the Phuket Courthouse (San Jhangwaht), and Nakorn Luang Thai Bank.

Phuket Aquarium:
More than one-hundred species of sea life are on display at the aquarium, manyof them taken from the waters around Phuket. Open daily, 8:30 am.-4:00 pm., the aquarium is located at Cape Panwa, on the island's extreme southeast: admission is 5 baht for childdren and 20 baht for adults. A Songtaew (local bus) can be taken from the Talad Sod, or Fresh Market. Tel: 0 7639 1126.

Phuket Butterfly Farm and Insect World:
Tropical species of butterflies, other insects, and many kinds of marine life are on display. Located in Sam Kong, about 3 kilometres from downtown Phuket (see map). Open daily, 9:00 am.-5:00 pm. Tel: 0 7621 5616, 0 7621 0861

Thai Village and Orchid Farm:

A show of Thai dance, handicrafts, culture, elephants and a demonstration of old time tin-mining takes place among the orchid. Located in Sam Kong, about 3 kms. from downtown Phuket (see map). The morning showing starts at 05:00 am. - 02:00 pm. the evening showing at 05:30 pm.- Tel: 0 7621 4860, 0 7623 7400

Sapan Hin:
A land reclamation project provide abundant new land now used for parks and public facilities at Sapan Hin, located where Phuket Rd., meets the sea in Phuket Town. In circle is the Tin Mining Monument, shaped like a large drill bit, dedicated to the memory of Captain Edward Thomas Miles, the Australian who brought the first tin dredge to Phuket in 1909. The monument was built in dredging in Phuket. The Sport Center is located in the park.

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