Phuket City and Old Buildings

Besides its beautiful nature, Phuket has the distinguish style of buildings located in town. Most of the buildings were built nearly 100 years ago. The houses are long and all the doors and the windows are carved in a unique style.

The construction was influenced by Chinese architecture. At that time, the one and two story row houses were very popular. The houses’ walls are thick while rags, roofs, doors, and windows were designed in Chinese style. Later, the buildings style changed to Sino-Portuguese architecture.

Today the remaining Sino-Portuguese building can be seen along the old roads in Phuket town like Thalang, Dibuk, Phang Nga, Yaowaraj and Soi Rommane. These roads represent Phuket outstanding lifestyle and culture.

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