The best place to learn more about Phuket's past and present is
the Thalang National Museum, which chronicle's the island's daily
life as well as its long history. There are exhibits on tin mining,
military history, the Sea Gypsy culture and artefacts of the
ancient Sukothai kingdom, dating back to the 9th century. One of
the most interesting exhibits is the Monument of the Two Heroines,
sisters Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthorn, who helped to
repel the Burmese invasion in the 18th century.
Address: Pa Khlok Rd, north of Phuket City Telephone: 076 311 025 Opening Time: Daily 8:30am-4pm, closed holidays. Admission: THB 100
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