Thai Police Building

Historic Building in Phuket Town

Painted in a striking yellowy mango shade, this ancient building has a unique, early 1990s four-storey clock tower and a traditional police-cap roof. The clock-tower face stood blank for 50 years until the budget allowed for a clock. Inside is a basic museum covering Phuket's tin-mining history, but you're free to study the exterior at any time.

Directly opposite stands the distinctive, 100-year-old, Sino-Portuguese-style Standard Chartered Bank.