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Chinpracha house

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 16:00

FEE
Adult
150 THB

Kid
75 THB

CONTACTS
076 211 281

COORDINATES
GPS
N 7 53.156 E 98 23.041
Decimal
7.885926,98.384017

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Chin Pracha Mansion is also known as Baan Chin Pracha. The house is more than 116 years old and was built in 1903 in a Sino-Portuguese style. Phuket people call this type of architecture “Angmor” that means Western or European. It was the first house of its kind built on Phuket and only a few of them remain standing. The furniture in the house was imported from China and a majority of objects that you see today belonged to the original owner. A lot of construction materials were brought from Europe. For example, the fence was brought from Holland and ceramic floor tiles - from Italy. In this house, builders replicated an architectural style of houses seen on Penang Island in Malaysia. A leading craftsman from Penang was brought here to lay the floor tiles. In the center of the house, there is a courtyard with a pond that can be seen from any part of the house. The owners spent about 500 000 baht on its construction. It was an unprecedented amount of money at that time.

The original owner of the house is Tan Ma Siang, who was initially called Prapitak Chinpracha by local people, was born in 1883 in Phuket. In 1903, he was only 20 years old when he ordered the construction of the mansion during the reign of King Rama V.

Current owners are sixth generation descendants of its builder. Prapitak Chinpracha was a son of Tan Niaw Yee, also known as Luang Bamrung Jinpratid born in Fujian province, China. Tan Niaw Yee was a famous warrior during the reign of King Rama IV. He moved to Thailand to manage his first venture, a tin mining company. He also owned a company "Lian Bi", located on the island of Penang in Malaysia.
Today Chinpracha House is a heritage building that attracts many visitors. Almost no wedding photo shoot is complete without a visit to this place.

Chinpracha house

Orchid farm

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 17:00

FEE
Adult
400 THB

Kid
200 THB

CONTACTS
081 891 9173

COORDINATES
GPS
N 7 49.096 E 98 19.935
Decimal
7.81826,98.3322481

On Google map

Owners of the farm have been collecting different species of this beautiful flower for over 30 years. They have accumulated a truly amazing collection of 1500 varieties of orchid that will delight any visitor.
Do not miss delicious homemade ice cream sold at the entrance, a specialty of the hostess.
At the Farm orchid enthusiasts can purchase an orchid seedling in a sealed flask. Care Instructions are included.

Orchid farm

Phuket zoo

WORKING HOURS
08:30 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
500 THB

Kid
300 THB

CONTACTS
076 374 424

COORDINATES
GPS
N 7 50.565, E 98 21.512
Decimal
7.8427524,98.358525

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The zoo has quite a lot of animals, including tigers, birds, fishes. There are even sculptures of dinosaurs. The entrance fee includes visits to a monkey show, an elephant and a crocodile shows. For an additional fee, you can get your picture taken with a tiger, a chimpanzee or a Python.
It takes about 2.5 hours to see all the shows.
The zoo makes up 30 rai (12 acres) and is one of the top attractions in all of Thailand.[3] It is known for having close encounters with many exotic animals including tigers, monkeys and elephants. The zoo has many sections including areas devoted to crocodiles, elephants and monkeys while also having an aquarium and an orchard garden.

Phuket zoo