Mention Phuket and you immediately think of its beaches. But, surely, Phuket has other points of interest even if they don't come to mind as readily. One of them is exploring its history, and for that there's no better place than the Phuket Thai Hua Museum located in the old quarter of town.
"Our museum completed a major 16 million baht renovation in 2010, undertaken with the aim of making it a model museum representative of the entire southern region of Thailand," said Kantiya Muttarak, an accountant there who doubles as a guide.
In the first four years of its opening, all the museum had to show visitors was historical pictures of the old town area, but with the renovation it is now able to provide an interactive service where you can touch or play with subjects on exhibit. Thanks to technical support from the National Discovery Museum Institute which manages Museum Siam in Bangkok, the Phuket outlet has in place a play and-learn mechanism to attract visitors.
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