Sino-Portuguese Architecture information
Stroll along Ths Thalang, Dibuk, Yaowarat, Ranong, Phang-Nga, Rasada and Krabi for a glimpse of some of the best architecture on offer. Soi Romanee off of Th Thalang is the most ambient area of town. The most magnificent examples of buildings are the Standard Chartered Bank , Thailand’s oldest foreign bank; the THAI office ; and the old post office building , which now houses the Phuket Philatelic Museum , a first stop for stamp boffins.
The best-restored residential properties are found along Th Dibuk and Th Thalang. The fabulous Phra Phitak Chyn Pracha Mansion has been restored and turned into a branch of the upscale Blue Elephant restaurant chain and culinary school.