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“Very Informative” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phuket Thaihua Museum

Phuket Thaihua Museum
28 Krabi Road | Talad Nuea, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
+66(0)76 - 211 224
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Ranked #7 of 28 Attractions in Phuket Town
4.5 of 5 stars 30 Reviews
Type: Museums
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“Very Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Please go and spend some time at this place. It was so interesting. It costs 200THB and so worth it.

Visited November 2013
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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“Interesting insight into Phuket history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a very nice museum, with understandable, if not perfect, English translations on the displays. The museum provides a great deal of information on the Chinese immigrants that arrived in Phuket for tin mining and the opium trade, plus history on the town's beautiful old buildings.

Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Good overview of the history of Phuket's Chinese community...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I remember thinking the entrance fee was a little overpriced but I can't actually remember what I paid. That aside, the museum is a good place for anyone interested in learning about the local Chinese diaspora and it won't take long to see all of the exhibits - maybe an hour at the most. Combine a visit with a visit to Old Town in general, lunch at the Kopitiam by Wilai down the street (some of the best Thai food I have ever eaten), a visit to Chinpracha House plus the old Governor's Mansion that's now the Blue Elephant (down the street) and a trek to the top of nearby Rang Hill for a view of the city. After that, you have pretty much seen Phuket Town...

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Museum gives insight into early Chinese immigration to Phuket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a modern, wonderfully set up and maintained museum with interesting facts about the early Chinese migration to Phuket starting on a large scale with tin miners in the 1800's. These were followed by traders, bankers and families. Intermarriage with the local native population has produced a group of people that mostly have some Chinese ancestry. It outlines the families and their development into mine owners and wealthy businessmen within a few short years and their philanthropic contributions to Phuket's development over the years. It is set in an attractive old school building. History buffs would find it a worthwhile visit.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Go if raining or otherwise stuck in Phuket Town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Telling the story of the Chinese contribution to Phuket, with English translations for most exhibits, the museum is well-presented, but suffers from the fact that the Chinese story isn't intrinsically very exciting. They came, they traded, they tin mined, they set up shops etc - the same as the Chinese story in a lot of other places. The staff take great pride in the museum and will be gald to see you. The museum has a free car park in front of its building. Toilets exist.

Visited August 2013
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