Overlooked by most travellers who pass it off as a rather quiet place, the old town area of Takua Pa district in Phangnga in fact has much to shout about for it still resonates with a glorious chapter from history dating back a century, now almost forgotten.
Both sides of the main Si Takua Pa Poad that bisects the old town are dotted with period buildings conspicuous by their Sino-Portuguese architecture, Chinese shrines and tea houses. Elderly people sit chatting in front of their homes while others ride bikes that show their age to the local market to buy food. Once in a while you spot motorised vehicles.
These days the entire district, comprising mostly of the elderly and retirees, seems to be moving in slow mode, in contrast to its glory days a century or so go when it was a trading hub for people in the tin business.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- More info
Takua Pa, Takua Pa, Phang Nga 82110 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 1672
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